Salary: £55,000 per annum + £1,500 per annum Out of Hours Allowance + £750 per annum Homeworking Allowance
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 16/04/2023
Interview Date: 25/04/2023
Location – Home based with travel required in Scotland
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 know that we cannot provide exceptional levels of care without our staff which is why we prioritise their wellbeing. As a hybrid working organisation, we pride ourselves on our flexible working opportunities, an extensive wellbeing programme and our benefits package, all curated to support a healthy work life balance for all our staff.
TACT is a foster care charity that 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 care experienced young people and adults, our expanding TACT Education Service and our newly established Health Service.
It is not surprising that in October 2021 the Times 100 Best Companies Survey evidenced “outstanding” levels of engagement amongst our staff and that we are currently listed as 16th in the UK’s Best Mid-Sized Companies across all industries and the 4th Best Charity to work for in 2022. Come and join us and be part of our amazing team of professionals whose vision is to provide better lives for our children and young people. Find out more about our values here.
Due to the retirement of the current Service Manager, we are looking for an experienced manager in fostering services to lead TACT Scotland fostering and Continuing Care service. You will lead a team with a positive culture and play an active part in shaping TACT across the UK as a member of the Senior Management Team.
You will be joining us at an exciting time as we embark on delivering TACT’s new 5 year strategic plan, with the ambition to become a wholly trauma informed organisation. We have refreshed our values and looking for a leader who can live these and help embed them in our work:
TACT’s new mission is;
Reporting into the Executive Director of Children’s services, you will have responsibility for TACT’s service in Scotland including the management team, Social Workers and Children Support Workers, Family Finding, Administration Team and Fostering Panel Advisor role. You will prioritise trauma informed and therapeutic methodologies and actively support and encourage diversity and inclusion within all aspects of the role.
Core Tasks include:
More information in the Job Description.
TACT offer an excellent employee benefits package including:
More information in the Job Information Pack.
Closing: Sunday 16th April March 2023
Interviews: Tuesday 25th April 2023 (via Microsoft Teams) and candidates may be invited back for a second day on Wednesday 26th April 2023.
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.
Full details and application documents here
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