Deputy Recruitment Managers

Deputy Recruitment Managers

Location: Homebased – (England)  

Hours: 35 hours per week (Permanent)

Salary: £40,500 p.a. + £750 Homeworking Allowance p.a + £3,613 London Weighting p.a. (if applicable)

Travelling will be required for various face to face meetings

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT put the needs of our children and carers first and look to appoint individuals who are as passionate about this as we are. We know that we cannot provide this level of care without our staff which is why we are proactive in looking after the wellbeing of our employees. As a homeworking organisation, we pride ourselves on the flexibility this brings, along with our flexible working opportunities to enable you to have a healthy work / life balance. We also provide a full and active wellbeing calendar and activities, along with your input to ensure you get the most from it.

As a foster care charity, TACT invests all surplus income into services, staff, carers, and child development. This means that we have been able to invest unique projects like TACT Connect, our ground-breaking scheme for our TACT care experienced young people and adults, our expanding TACT Education Service and our new Health Service. 

It is not surprising that this had led to us gaining 'outstanding’ levels of employee engagement in a recent Best Companies Survey this year. Come and join us and be part of our amazing team of professionals who put young people at the heart of every decision.

Our vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people - find out more about our values here:

Due to development of current employees and growth in the department, TACT Carer Recruitment Service are looking for two Deputy Recruitment Managers who have experience in fostering recruitment and are looking for a management role. 

The role involves proactively building excellent relationships with assessors and potential foster carers whilst guiding them through the assessment process.

Core Tasks include: 

  • Quality Assurance of Form F assessments from allocation through to approval.
  • People Management – recruit and supervise Form F assessors.
  • Planning and delivery of pre-approval training.
  • Collation and analysis of management information.
  • Monitoring performance and ensuring compliance.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of Form F assessments and applicant preparation.

Main Requirements:

  • BA or Master’s in Social Work or Dip SW, CSS or CQSW qualification
  • Social Work England Registration
  • Post qualifying experience including at least 2 years in family placement work or post qualifying experience in other child-care settings which must include statutory childcare work.
  • A management qualification (or the willingness to undertake one)
  • Experience of delivering training to potential foster families and supporting them in their journey
  • A proven track record in working with and on behalf of children and foster families, using a trauma-informed therapeutic approach.
  • A passion for ensuring children receive the highest quality care from their foster family
  • Knowledge of relevant child-care and fostering regulations, legislation and best practice.
  • Good IT skills including Office 365.

More information can be found in the Job Description. 

TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:

  • 31 days paid holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Flexible working arrangements (including compressed hours, flexibility around core hours, volunteer days policy).
  • Family friendly policies.
  • Homeworking ‘bundle’ including annual allowance, IT equipment and a loan for office set up.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (including CBT counselling, remote GP appointments, physiotherapy, mental health support and second opinions).
  • Perkbox – retail discount scheme.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice).
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.

More information in the Job Information Pack.

Closing: Sunday 13th February 2022

Interviews: Wednesday 23rd February 2022 (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.