Family Support & Community Engagement Worker - Fostering

Job Title: Family Support & Community Engagement Worker

Salary: £18,492 (£15,593 salary per annum + £450 Working at Home Allowance + £2449 London Weighting if eligible)

Hours & Contract: 21 Hours per week - Fixed Term Contract for 12 Months

Location: Homebased working across East London, North London, Hertfordshire and Essex 

As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, TACT puts the needs of our children and carers first and look 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 wellbeing programme and our benefits package, all curated to nurture a healthy work life balance for all our employees so they can give an 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 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.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join Tact East London in a new role as Family Support & Community Engagement Worker and be part of an exciting project embedding community support, parent and child activities and deepen engagement across the region.  The Family Support & Community Engagement Worker will be leading on the establishment of community hubs for foster carers where we can provide sustained local assistance,  encourage peer to peer support,  host family activities, training and identify other interventions that will consistently enhance the skills, knowledge and engagement of our foster carers.

The Family Support & Community Engagement Worker will be expected to work flexibly including some evening and weekend hours, as well as being able to travel throughout the region, working face to face with carers in a number of locations as well as joining colleagues for training and team wellbeing events.

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.  

Overall Duties of the Family Support & Community Engagement Worker will include:

  • Establishing local hubs across the region
  • Liaising with carers to establish peer groups and support
  • Providing one to one support where needed
  • Source and engage local providers and third party suppliers
  • Innovating new ways of working and establishing local community groups amongst carers
  • Working closely with the team to enhance inclusion and engagement and raise awareness of our services

TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:

  • 31 days paid holiday plus 8 annual 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.
  • Help@Hand Employee Assistance Programme (including CBT counselling, 24/7 remote GP appointments, physiotherapy, mental health support and second opinions on serious diagnosis).
  • An hour a week of live, expert led activities through the Annual Employee wellbeing Programme.
  • Menopause Policy and free Menopause Clinician Appointments.
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme (salary sacrifice).
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities for all roles.

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: Midnight on Sunday 30th June 2024

Interview Date: Tuesday 9th July 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.