TACT Connect Co-ordinator

Home Based

Full time -  Permanent - 35 hours per week - (Monday to Friday)

£31,500 (Per Annum) + £750 (Home Working Allowance) Per Annum

TACT is the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering services.  Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering families for children and young people in the care of local authorities.  Working in partnership with local authorities across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing creative, effective and outcome-focused services.  We also campaign on behalf of care experienced children and young people, their carers and are a leading voice in the sector.

Our vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people.

At TACT, we understand that when a young person leaves care, the experience of being in care stays with them. TACT Connect keeps our young people connected later in life, building a community where they will be celebrated, supported and remain connected through their adult years.

By being part of TACT Connect, our young people will become part of a lifetime community that continues to care and show other care experienced people that they are not alone. They'll have the chance to learn and access new skills, support to reach their aspirations and meet others and work alongside TACT.

As TACT Connect Coordinator you will be responsible for the growth and development of the service and the support of this care experienced community. You will work with others to deliver the program objectives, including the delivery of a peer mentoring service and support a network of care experienced advisors.  

The successful candidate will have:

  • experience of working with care experienced young people
  • ability to use Microsoft packages and other data systems.
  • excellent communicational skills
  • excellent customer service skills
  • able to work to deadlines
  • the ability to use their own initiative
  • the ability to manage and prioritise their own workload
  • project management experience

The successful applicant MUST also be willing to work occasional weekends and evenings.

We will particularly welcome applications from those who are themselves care experienced.

Full details are provided in the Job Description and Person Specification.

The TACT Connect Coordinator will be eligible for TACT's excellent benefits package including:

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

Please see the job information pack for further information.

Closing date:  Sunday,10th January 2021

Interviews: Thursday, 21st January 2021, via Microsoft Teams

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.

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.