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Social Worker or Senior Social Worker, Adoption team

  • Employer: PACT (Parents and Children Together)
  • Reference: PPCT/23/259843
  • Published: Wed 25/10/2023, 14:50 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 22/11/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Permanent full time position (37 hours per week) - Part time hours would be considered
  • Salary: Full time salary ranges from £31,483 - £38,479 per annum for Social Worker, and £36,326 to £44,399 for Senior Social Worker.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: Hybrid
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Social Worker or Senior Social Worker, Adoption team

Permanent full time position (37 hours per week) - Part time hours would be considered

Based in Reading with hybrid working.  Service delivery in Berkshire and surrounding areas

Full time salary ranges from £31,483 - £38,479 per annum for Social Worker, and £36,326 to £44,399 for Senior Social Worker. 

Are you a talented and committed social worker looking for a new challenge? Could you become a vital part of the supportive and collaborative team at one of the UK’s most successful adoption charities, rated outstanding by Ofsted since 2014?

At Parents And Children Together (PACT) we are genuinely passionate about helping families thrive. We believe that every child deserves a loving and supportive home and we are committed to providing the highest quality services to help make that a reality.

We have been at the forefront of adoption services for more than 60 years, working with local authorities across the country. We offer a flexible and innovative work environment, and we are proud of our three successive outstanding ratings with Ofsted.

We support children and families from diverse backgrounds. With access to our specialist therapeutic support services, we are proud to provide excellent lifetime support for our families’ adoption journeys.

Our adoption teams focus on assessing prospective adopters who can consider early permanence and/or adopting a wide range of children of all ages, sibling groups of two or more children, children from diverse ethnicities and children who may have physical or learning disabilities. 

With your social work experience with children and families, you will manage all aspects of work with our valued applicants from the early stages of recruitment, information sharing meetings, assessment, preparation and training, through to successful placement and post placement support up to the making of the adoption order.

Ideally, you will have previous experience of completing Prospective Adopter’s Reports, or similar reports such as Form Fs, and/or experience in family finding activity for children requiring permanence.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Emma Johnson, Team Manager, on 07833 050760 or email

If you would prefer to make an informal visit to our office and to meet a member of the management team we do have timeslots available.  To make a booking, please email

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit our website -

Closing date:              Wednesday, 22nd November 2023

Interview date:          Tuesday, 5th December 2023

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.