Full time, permanent appointment
Based in Reading (with hybrid working)
Salary in the range £36,635 to £42,741per annum
Are you driven to deliver the best outcomes for children and families? Would you like to join an outstanding voluntary adoption agency as an Assistant Team Manager?
PACT helps hundreds of families every year through outstanding adoption services and award-winning therapeutic support and inspirational community projects across the south of England.
This is a new role in our adoption support team. You will be responsible for managing an individual caseload, working directly with families. Supporting the Team Manager, you will deliver the team’s key targets and objectives through effective and efficient operational management.
You will support the development and delivery of the service and provide operational management to adoption support activities across our Adopter Champion, Family and Child Therapy Services (FACTS) and Strengthening Families teams, including therapeutic family support, adopter support groups and groups for adoptees. You will directly line manage the Adopter Champion Lead and will deputise for the Team Manager, Adoption Support, taking responsibility for the aspects of the day-to-day management of the team in their absence.
You should be a qualified registered social worker, with a minimum of three years post qualification experience in adoption work and previous placement support experience in adoption.
You will have effective interpersonal skills, able to develop productive working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, service users and colleagues with a collaborative working approach. You will also have good problem-solving skills, able to identify solutions and apply these creatively, within the confines of the regulatory constraints of the work.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is keen to move into management and you will have access to learning and professional development opportunities.
This role requires travel. The post holder must hold a full UK driver’s license and have access to their own transport.
Further information (including the job description) is available on our website: http://pactcharity.org/about-us/careers
If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mandy Davies, Assistant Service Director, on 07717 833446.
Closing date for applications: Monday, 12th December 2022 at 5.00pm
Interviews will be held on: Monday, 19th December 2022
We look forward to hearing from you!
PACT is a supportive and respectful place where people are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of women, children and families from many different backgrounds. We continuously look to progress the ways in which we create families and bring people together and encourage applications from people across all communities. We are committed to ensuring that our people and our services reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and applications from people from under-represented groups are particularly welcomed.
PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Anyone joining our team is subject to PACT’s Safer Recruitment pre-appointment enquiries. These include the provision of documentation of the right to work in the UK, Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, overseas police check where applicable and references covering a minimum 5 year period. All opportunities are based in the UK.