Supervising/Senior Supervising Social Worker

Salary –  Supervising Social Worker pay - £35,292 p.a. + £1,500 Out of Hours Allowance p.a. + £750 Homeworking Allowance p.a. / Senior Supervising Social Worker pay - £39,880  p.a. + £1,500 Out of Hours Allowance p.a. + £750 Homeworking Allowance p.a.

Hours - 35 Hours per Week

Contract - Permanent

Location - Home-based in Northamptonshire, Leicester, Peterborough, Central Milton Keynes with travel required to visit foster families located across the TACT East Midlands area 

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT puts the needs of our children and carers first and looks to appoint individuals who are as passionate about fostering as we are. We are a homeworking organisation, and we pride ourselves on our flexible working opportunities, available from day one, an extensive well-being programme and our benefits package, all curated to nurture a healthy work-life balance for all our employees so they can give excellent service to our carers and the young people and children we care for.

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 in unique projects like TACT Connect, our unique and ground-breaking scheme for TACT care experienced young people and adults,  as well as our expanding TACT Education Service and our new Health Service. All our activities are built on our commitment to becoming a fully trauma-informed organisation, in line with our key values and ethos.

TACT achieved 16th place in the UK Best Companies Work For survey results in 2023, with 91% of employees acknowledging that the organisation is run on strong values and principles and 94% stating they feel proud to work for this organisation.  

The East Midlands Team, who have been rated as Outstanding in their Ofsted inspection in February 2024, have a unique opportunity for either a  Supervising Social Worker who is ready to progress their career to a Senior Supervising Social Worker or a current Senior Social Worker who understands trauma and therapeutic parenting approaches. This role will give the successful Social Worker a chance to build on their skills and knowledge in providing support and supervision to our foster families based in the East Midlands area, to help them manage the complex needs of the children and young people in their care.

If you want to be valued as a professional, be appreciated at work and contribute to better outcomes for the children and young people connected with TACT, apply now.  

The main requirements of the Social Worker role are:

  • Experience in supporting and supervising 10-12 foster families to meet the complex needs of the looked-after young people
  • Experience in group work and/or delivery of training.
  • Experience of working with/supporting looked after children and their foster carers.
  • Experience in using electronic records systems and IT effectively, which should include experience of virtual meetings and webinars.
  • Experience in working with and on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development

In addition to the annual salary the post holder will be paid £1,500 p.a. Out Of Hours Allowance upon participation on the rota.

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 home office set up.
  • Perkbox – retail discount scheme. 
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (salary sacrifice).
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities.
  • Employee Assistance Programme (including CBT counselling, remote GP appointments, physiotherapy, mental health support and second opinions).

The successful candidate will be required to travel to face-to-face meetings in the East Midlands region at least once a month and on other occasions for training and team wellbeing events.

An Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this role and will be processed by TACT on your behalf.

Please see the Job Information Pack, Job Description and TACT website at for more detailed information.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 17th April 2024 

Interview Date:  Tuesday, 30th April 2024 (via Microsoft Teams)

Safeguarding is everyone’s business and TACT believes 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.

We reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than advertised if the volume of applications is excessive, you are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

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