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TACT is the UK’s largest specialist charity provider of fostering and adoption services. Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering or adoptive families for children and young people in the care of local authorities.  Working in partnership with local authorities from our offices across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing creative, effective and outcome-focused services.  We also campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers and adoptive families and are a leading voice in the sector.

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

All our permanent, temporary and volunteering vacancies are  posted here. This page is updated regularly so keep an eye out for any other positions you’re interested in. If you would like more information about working for TACT, please contact our HR department on 020 8695 8146 or email hr@tactcare.org.uk.

AREA MANAGER – 35 hours per week

Salary up to £53,570 pa plus London weighting £3439.05 pa.

The TACT East London fostering service, based in South Woodford E18, is a well-established office covering a wide geographical area of East and North London, Hertfordshire, Essex, Thurrock and Suffolk. The current manager of ten years standing is retiring at the end of March and we are looking to identify a replacement.

Currently the service has 60 carer households but recruitment is good and we are expecting numbers to increase. We are looking for a registered manager who is both committed to, and able to, lead this growth supported by the TACT Business Development Unit.

Although the team is office based we have a home worker covering the Herts Area and another covering Thurrock, Clacton, Frinton–on-sea, Benfleet and Billericay Essex. The other four workers support carers based in London supported by a Children’s Resource Worker and experienced Administrative staff. We also have a number of independent Form F assessors that we call on to complete assessments of prospective foster carers.

Our Foster Carers come from a variety of Ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This includes single carer households and carers who continue to work full time.

We are looking for someone who is resilient, possesses lots of energy, has a good sense of humour, is enthusiastic, focused, flexible, will go that extra mile, with a strong sense of ownership, committed to the TACT values as well as the area one of nine within TACT that they will lead.

The key challenges going forward for the successful applicant will be to:

  • Continue the expansion of fostering households and placements.
  • Maintain the high standards of care for the children in placement.
  • Develop foster carers skills and competencies particularly in relation to the challenging referrals that are currently coming through the duty system.
  • Attract new carers in a competitive environment.

You will be supported both by an experienced team of operational registered managers, excellent support services and a senior management team dedicated to taking the organisation forward.

  • Closing date: Midday on Wednesday 1st March 2017
  • Interviews: Thursday 9th March 2017

For more information, and to request an application pack, please contact the HR Department at hr@tactcare.org.uk.