Careers

Vacancies are advertised below, to look at our volunteer opportunities click here. There are also various positions for self-employed contractors.

To view PACT's Safeguarding policy  click here and for our Code of Conduct Policy  click here.

PACT has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard, demonstrating its commitment to realising the potential of its staff.

This award follows the charity’s adoption services being rated as outstanding by Ofsted in January 2014 and its therapeutic services FACTS winning Voluntary Adoption Service of the Year at the BAAF National Adoption Week Awards in November 2013.

"PACT is a supportive and respectful place where people are genuinely passionate about what we do. Our energy and professionalism deliver something special. Open to new opportunities, our innovation and creativity drive our commitment to make a positive difference to the lives of the people with whom we work"

PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks.

No agencies please

Current opportunities

Therapeutic Lead - FACTS

Would you like to work to support PACT to build and strengthen even more families? PACT has been at the forefront of adoption services for over 60 years and key to our success is our award winning Family And Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) service. This service offers diverse specialist support and therapeutic services for adopted children and their families.

You will be responsible for reviewing all referrals into the service, allocating work to, and providing supervision and support for Therapist contractors and ultimately for ensuring the work is completed to the required standard.  

We are interested in hearing from qualified professionals in a relevant discipline i.e. therapist, psychologist, clinical social worker who have experience of working with looked after children and /or adoptive families.  You should have experience of providing case supervision and be familiar with meeting KPI’s and delivering excellent services.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to make an important contribution to the development of the FACTS service across all PACT sites as well as with our external customers.

To download an application form click here

Salary:

£15,855 - £19,378pa

Contract:

Permanent

Hours per week:

18.5

Closing date:

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 12:00

Communities Support Worker

PACT currently has two communities’ projects; Alana House and Bounce Back 4 Kids (BB4K).

Alana House is an innovative women’s community project that uses a holistic approach to support vulnerable and disadvantaged women with complex needs, including those at risk of offending. Alana House provides a safe, women only space to over 70 women every month, with the aim of empowering women to access the support they need and improve the outcomes for them, their families and the wider community.

Bounce Back 4 Kids is a support programme for children and families affected by domestic abuse. The BB4K programme has been developed by PACT to use therapeutic techniques to provide support to children aged between five and 12 years old and their families, once the perpetrator is no longer living in the family home.

The Communities Support Worker will work across both the Alana House and BB4K projects at various sites in Berkshire, managing a case load of women in Reading and West Berkshire and will be involved in regular outcomes-focussed person-centred one to one support work. They can expect to create support plans, follow-up meetings, make referrals to Alana House partners and other local agencies, assist with (with the opportunity to lead) group work and facilitate drop-ins. There will also be opportunities for the Communities Support Worker to assist with co-facilitating PACT’s BB4K programme. The objective of the role is to enable service users to make positive changes in their lives and reduce chaotic lifestyles. 

This a varied and challenging role in an exciting project with a supportive team.

Interested? Download an application form here and reuturn to  Pact_HR@pactcharity.org. For more information please telephone Sam Ward on 0118 402 1706.

Having regard to the nature and context of the work, there is a genuine occupational requirement permitted under the Equality Act 2010 that this post is only available to women.

Salary will be pro rata the full time equivalent rate of £20,769 - £25,384 per annum (£16,560- £20,239)

This role is part time: 0.8 full time equivalent: 29.5 hours per week

Interviews: Monday 12th September 2016

Salary:

£16,560 - £20,239pa

Based:

Reading

Contract:

Permanent

Hours per week:

29.5

Closing date:

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:00

Trustees

PACT is recruiting volunteer Trustees.

The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the organisation’s aims and objectives in accordance with the governing document and legal and regulatory guidelines.

There is an expectation that Trustees be available around two days a month. 

To apply for this position please download an application form here.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 12th September.

To arrange an informal discussion with the Chair of the Board of Trustees please email  natalie.derkatsch@pactcharity.org

 

Based:

Reading

Closing date:

Monday, September 5, 2016 - 12:00