Family Court Adviser (Social Worker)

Recruiter
CAFCASS
Location
UK
Salary
£40,000 - £49,999
Posted
23 Nov 2020
Closes
23 Dec 2020
Ref
1805764595
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Family Court Adviser (Social Worker)

£38,210- £42,607 (plus London weighting of £4.492 if applicable)

National

Find your home at Cafcass.

We’ve got so much to tell you about working at Cafcass â€" like how you will enjoy great training, modern technology, the chance to develop, flexible and remote working and the incredible support provided by our in-house wellbeing specialists. Why do we offer such extensive benefits? To help you do an incredibly important job: being the voice of the child in family court.

We’ll look after your interests while you’re looking after children’s.

As the largest employer of Social Workers in England, we understand the professional and personal challenges better than most. But we do everything we can to help you do your best and will support you in every way we can. And that starts by giving you the trust and autonomy to make your own decisions and apply your social work expertise.

Dedicated. Supportive. Unique. Join an organisation that’s just like you.

Rewarding, challenging, varied: the role of Family Court Adviser is unique. You could join us in a team undertakes Public Law and/or Private Law work.

So, for example, in Public Law you may be a children’s ‘guardian’ and 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.

Or in Private Law, you could be interviewing families and recommending who a child should live with providing recommendations after an initial hearing which will involve you presenting written and verbal evidence in court, advocating for the child.

To find out more about the type of work our Family Court Advisers undertake, visit www.cafcass.gov.uk/careers/our-roles/family-court-adviser. And while you’re there read about the excellent benefits you will be eligible for and of course if you join us from an ‘eligible employer’ (e.g. a Local Authority) you can have bring your continuous service with you potentially meaning you have enhanced benefits from the beginning of your employment with us.

It takes someone special to be a Family Court Adviser

Being a Family Court Adviser is very rewarding â€" 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.

Opportunities across England

As a national organisation we have teams all over the country based from 30+ offices, although even before the current situation, the physical need to be in the office is often minimal for many Family Court Advisers.

Although slowly but surely our offices are starting to open as we strive to see more and more children and young people in person, our technology and systems means you can work wherever is best for you and for children and young people, whether this is in court, in schools, the office or at home.

Ready to join us as a Family Court Adviser?

Click through and check out our current vacancies or register for our National Social Work Talent Pool if we’re not currently recruiting for a role that suits you.