Self-employed contractors

Self-employed contractors

We are looking for exceptional self-employed social workers across the south east, specifically in London, Berkshire, Brighton and the home-counties.

"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"

View PACT's  Safeguarding policySafer Recruitment Policy and   Code of Conduct.

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 committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults therefore please note our recruitment procedure includes DBS checks and overseas checks (where applicable).  Please note that prospective employees will need to evidence they have the relevant permission to work in the UK.

Adoption Social Workers
If you are a self-employed, qualified and experienced adoption social worker looking to undertake initial interviews, adoption assessments and post-placement support we would like to hear from you.  You will have the ability to work independently and to tight deadlines. All work will need to be completed to a high standard and you will be required to attend panel with your applicants. You must be HCPC registered and have three years’ post qualifying experience in children’s social work including direct experience in adoption. You will need to have access to your own transport, be willing to travel and hold your own professional indemnity insurance. 

For further information please email: or telephone Sam Ward (Recruitment and Volunteering Manager) on 0118 402 1706. To apply, fill in this  application form and return to

Therapeutically Trained Social Workers
We are also looking for therapeutically trained social workers with a good understanding and experience of working with trauma and attachment issues to provide excellent therapeutic support to our children and families. You must have appropriate membership with a professional organisation. 

We can offer a competitive rate and you will be provided with support and consultation for each assignment.  

You will need to provide three references, a DBS check will be undertaken, and you must have a current certificate for completion of an acceptable safeguarding course. You may also be asked to show a sample of your previous work. 

For further information please email: or telephone Sam Ward (Recruitment and Volunteering Manager) on 0118 402 1706. To apply, fill in this application form and return to

FACTS Clinical Psychologists and Therapists

Our Family and Children Therapeutic Support (FACTS) service provides therapeutic and clinical assessment and therapeutic support services tailored to meet the needs of individual children, young adults and families.  

We are looking for self-employed therapists and clinical psychologists from across the south east (particularly Berkshire, Hampshire, London, Buckinghamshire, Brighton and Oxford) to work with looked after children and their families.

In particular we are looking for: play, art, drama, music and movement therapists; family therapists; child and adolescent psychotherapists; occupational therapists including sensory integration, and clinical and educational psychologists.  We value therapeutic training including DDP, Theraplay, therapeutic lifestory and filial therapy.

It is essential that you have experience in working with trauma, loss and attachment. Experience of working with looked after children is desirable.   Referrals will include assessing the therapeutic needs of children and families and undertaking therapeutic intervention. 

Pay is on an hourly rate depending on experience and travel expenses are also paid.  Caseloads are flexible and can be arranged to fit around other commitments. 

For further information please email: or telephone Sam Ward (Recruitment and Volunteering Manager) on 0118 402 1706. To apply, fill in this  application form and return to See also our FAQs.