Senior Supervising Social Worker


Covering Surrey / Sussex, Kent and South London (homebased)

Full Time - Permanent (35 hours per week)

£39,424 p.a. [Salary: £33, 561 p.a. + £3,613 p.a. London Weighting (if living in a London borough) + £1,500 p.a. Out of Hours Allowance + £750 p.a. Homeworking allowance]

TACT, the UK’s largest on-for-profit fostering charity with over 500 dedicated carers, who look after over 600 children and young people across the Great Britain. Our reputation and growth rests upon our strength in providing successful placements.

Have a look at our history:

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:

You will be joining us a Senior Supervising Social Worker. This role gives the opportunity to get involved in:

  • Supporting the management of complex cases.
  • Supervision of and advocating for foster carers.
  • Matching the needs of children and young people with fostering households.
  • Offering advice and guidance to junior staff including newly qualified.
  • Developing strategies with the Deputy or Area Manager to further enhance the service.
  • Participate in Professional Development Meetings.
  • Leading on specific projects.
  • Engaging in Direct Work with children.

This role also gives the opportunity to attend training to enhance your knowledge and skills for your personal development.

You will have a caseload of approximately 12 families, and you will be part of a team covering Surrey / Sussex, Kent and South London.

TACT is a homeworking organisation that supplies their employees with excellent IT equipment and software, so you can maximise your efficiency and impact. Homeworking also allows great flexibility aligned with TACT's policies and culture.

As an employee, you will enjoy a supportive organisational culture, where you are valued and encouraged to reach your full potential. We have a dedicated Learning & Development Manager with a Social Work background, who will support all your training needs. 

TACT's Benefits:

  • 39 days leave - 31 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Death in service insurance
  • Insurance to cover long-term sickness absence pay (after 2 years of service)
  • Retail discount scheme
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing Programme

TACT has been distinguished as one of the best companies to work for in the sector and holds important accreditations:

Please note that we will require an Enhanced DBS Check for this role and Social Work England registration. Face-to face visits to foster carers will be required once is safe to do so.

Please see the Job Description and the Applicant Information Staff Benefits booklet for more information.

Closing date: Sunday, 18th July 2021

Interviews: Thursday, 22nd July 2021

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.