Senior Supervising Social Worker


Full Time - Permanent (35 hours per week)

Salary: Up to £37,290 p.a. + £1,500 Out of Hours Allowance p.a.+ £750 Home Working Allowance p.a

TACT, the UK’s largest fostering 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.

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

Find out more about our values here:

We are inviting applications from Social Workers located in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Peterborough, Leicestershire and north Buckinghamshire from where travel to the Northamptonshire will be required and are interested in a Senior Supervising Social Worker role for whom quality of service is paramount and share our commitment to working in partnership with our children and foster carers.

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, we put the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint individuals who are as passionate about this as we are. As a Homebased Senior Supervising Social Worker, you will support and supervise the foster families and placements we have in the areas mentioned above remotely and in person when it’s safe to do so.  The successful candidate will also need to evidence flexibility and have the willingness to travel to all areas associated with the TACT East Midlands region.

TACT is a homebased workforce. We recognise the benefits that flexible home working creates for both the employer and the employee. As a remote working organisation, we are committed to work with our staff to enable consistent inclusion and engagement across the organisation to ensure the optimum standards of service for our carers and children and their foster carers in the development of our services.

The ideal candidate for this Senior Supervising Social Worker role should have post qualifying experience in family placement work or other childcare settings as well as a good working knowledge of relevant legislation and child protection procedures.

Main requirements:

  • Post qualifying experience in family placement work or post qualifying experience in other childcare settings.
  • A proven track record in working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation including the Fostering National Minimum Standards and Fostering regulations.
  • Experience of working with/supporting looked after children and their foster carers.
  • Experience carrying out Form F assessments or a proven track record in assessment skills.

TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:

  • 31 days paid holiday plus BH.
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Group income protection scheme.
  • Death in service scheme.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice).
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.

Please see the Job Information Pack and Job Description for further information.

You will need to be DipSW, CSS or CQSW qualified and registered with Social Work England. An enhanced DBS clearance is also required and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.

The successful applicant will be required to support Duty and Out of Hours on a rota basis and will be paid an out of hours’ allowance of £1,500 per annum once participating in the rota. 

Closing: Midnight - Sunday, 6th June 2021

Interviews: Thursday 17th June 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.