Family Court Adviser (Social Worker – Public Law)
Cheshire and Merseyside
Dedicated. Supportive. Unique. Join an organisation that’s just like you.
Rewarding, challenging, varied: the role of Family Court Adviser is unique and unlike any other role you will undertake in your career. As the voice of the child in family court in a team that covers Cheshire and Merseyside, you perform a crucial job.
To help you do your best, we will support you in every way we can – with fantastic 1-2-1 coaching, flexible working options and an expert health and wellbeing team. Above all, we will give you the trust and autonomy to make your own decisions and apply your social work expertise.
Let’s make a difference. Together.
If you join us as a Family Court Adviser (which you may also know as a ‘Children’s Guardian’), you’ll see further references to ‘Together’ as this is the name of our new relationship-based practice framework. Built around our values, it is at the heart of the work we do and encourages us to be pro-active and to look for the strengths in ourselves and others, to build positive relationships with our colleagues, our partners and with the children and families that we work with.
Benefits that really benefit you.
Before we tell you more about the role, let us talk about some of the benefits of joining the largest employer of Social Workers in England as few organisations understand the professional and personal challenges as well as we do.
We know you want to be rewarded appropriately for your expertise and service, you want time away from work to manage your wellbeing, spend time with those important to you, have a secure future and be trusted to work autonomously. So, on top of a very competitive salary, we offer excellent holiday allowance (28 days + Bank Holidays), a Local Government pension with 19.4% employer contribution, Health and Wellbeing cash plan and the potential to bring your continuous service with you - which could mean you have 33 days holiday from day one - and a wide range of other benefits and support, including a dedicated, internal award-winning Wellbeing Team.
We don’t just take account of children’s needs. We understand yours too.
While these may be uncertain times, take comfort from the fact Cafcass both in terms of culture and technology has been enabling flexible and remote working for many years. So, while the opportunities to join us in our team based from Liverpool, the physical need to be in the office is minimal. Instead, we ensure you have the equipment and autonomy where is best for you professionally and personally.
It takes someone special to be a Family Court Adviser
Being a Family Court Adviser is very rewarding – but it’s not for everyone. You must be a Social Work England registered social worker who’s organised, resilient and able to work independently. Confident in your abilities, you’ve worked with children and families for at least three years. Now you’re ready to take decisions and speak up in court as part of our talented Cafcass team.
To do your best, you need to be at your best
What can you expect in return for your skills? Firstly, there’s the chance to study and train, and excellent resources including a next-day service library. Secondly, there’s modern tech, agile working and health and wellbeing assistance including an in-house psychology service. Finally, there’s all the professional support you’d expect from a centre of excellence.
Ready to find out more being a Family Court Adviser?
The role we are recruiting for is in our Public Law team which means you will tell the court about the child’s case and explain their wishes and feeling, while also carrying out independent enquiries, and representing the child in court, alongside their appointed solicitor.
If you would like to informally discuss opportunities with us, perhaps to help you decide if this is the right opportunity for you, please in the first instance email Vickie Brown () with your contact details and best times to contact you. Please also note we cannot accept applications / CVs by email, only by completing our short, simple online application process.
We represent children and families from diverse backgrounds. We want our staff to mirror this.
We particularly welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds as we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the children and families we work with. We are also a Disability Confident Employer which further underlines our commitment to employ, train, retain and develop the careers of colleagues with disabilities.
If you apply, rest assured that we will review your application promptly and endeavour to let you know if we’d like to have an initial interview with you as soon as we can. And if that goes well for both you and us then we’ll look to progress you to a final interview on a date and time to suit everyone.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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