Supervising Social Worker

Office Based or Home Based (according to the sucessful applicant's preference)


TACT, the UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity now has over 500 dedicated carers, who look after over 600 children and young people across the country. Our reputation and growth rests upon our strength in providing successful placements. As a charity, we do not have shareholders who receive profits and we invest all of our surplus income into service, staff, carers, and children’s development.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a national non-profit making organisation at a local level. We are interested in individuals for whom quality of service is paramount and in those who share our commitment to working in partnership with children and their foster carers in the development of the agency.

The overall purpose of this role is to manage caseloads, assess, train and support a diverse range of foster carers, children and young people. You may also be involved in the recruitment of foster carers. 

You are required to have the following:

  • Recent experience in childcare, preferably family placement work
  • Up-to-date knowledge of all relevant legislation
  • DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with Social Work England

The candidate will be required to participate on an out of hours’ rota and will be paid an additional allowance of £1,500 per annum for this duty (once participating in the rota). An Enhanced DBS disclosure check is required for the Supervising Social Worker role and will be requested for you by TACT.

The Supervising Social Worker will be eligible for TACT's excellent benefits package which includes: 

  • 31 days paid holiday plus BH
  • flexible working arrangements
  • group income protection scheme
  • death in service scheme
  • stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • retail discount scheme membership and
  • fantastic learning and development opportunities

Please see the Jobe Description and Person Specification for more detailed information.

Areas covered: Wiltshire, Somerset, Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Gloucestershire​ and North Somerset.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 10th June 2020

Interviews: Thursday, 18th June 2020 (via Skype)

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believe that only the people with the right skills and values should work in social work.  As part of TACT’s commitment to safeguarding, we properly examine the skills, experience, qualifications and values of potential staff in relation to our work with vulnerable young children.  We use rigorous and consistent recruitment approaches to help safeguard TACT’s young people.  All our staff are expected to work in line with TACT’s safeguarding policies.

TACT does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

Previous applicants in last 6 months need not apply.

TACT reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment