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Established in 1974, Family Rights Group is the charity whose aims are to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community and to strengthen the positive family and community support networks of young people who cannot live with their parents.


Lifelong Links Development Officer

Location: You will be based in our office in Dalston, London and you will be expected to travel regularly to some of the trial sites.
Salary: £37,107 - £39,961 plus £3,650 London weighting
Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)
Closing date for applications: 5pm, 3rd December 2018

Lifelong Links is a new approach in the UK which aims to build lasting relationships for children in the care system for whom there is no plan for them to live within their family or be adopted.

The Lifelong Links model includes tools and techniques for professionals to use to search for and find family members and other adults who care about the child. This network is then brought together in a family group conference (FGC) to make a life-long support plan with, and for, the child, which should be integrated into their care and pathway plans.

A three year trial has already begun in seven authorities in England and three in Scotland. A further five authorities in England are now joining the trial.

We are recruiting one full-time Development Officer to work, primarily, with the English local authorities. Your role will be to support these localities to fully participate in the trial and then help roll out Lifelong Links to other interested local authorities and related organisations willing to introduce and sustain a Lifelong Links service.

You will have led or managed projects, trained practitioners and be an experienced, senior social worker and/or family group conference coordinator.

Family Rights Group is a charity whose aims are to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community and to strengthen the positive family and community support networks of young people who cannot live with their parents. You will be committed to the objectives of Family Rights Group and Lifelong Links.

Location: You will be based in our office in Dalston, London and you will be expected to travel regularly to some of the trial sites.

Downloads

Job Description and Person Specification
Application form
Our equal opportunities statement
Equal opportunities monitoring form which must be completed and sent with the application pack

Applications should be sent to:
Jordene Sewell, Family Rights Group, The Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL or be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We do not accept CVs. Please complete the application form, with as much information as possible.

Those applicants shortlisted will be asked to an interview panel on a date to be finalised. If you wish to discuss the post, please contact Pam Ledward on 020 7923 2628.


Sessional Advisers

London based, hours are negotiable. £22 per hour (plus £3 per hour holiday pay).

For many families, becoming involved with social care services is a difficult and distressing experience. You will work with families who are seeking help from children’s social care services; families who are subject to child protection procedures; and families whose children are in local authority care or placed for adoption.

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of childcare law and practice and draw upon this expertise to provide telephone and written advice to mothers and fathers and to family members raising children who cannot live at home. You will be an experienced childcare lawyer, social worker or professional with related expertise in advising families.

All appointees will want to work with families, be sensitive to their needs and committed to the aims of Family Rights Group.


Downloads

Job Description and Person Specification
Application form
Our equal opportunities statement
Equal opportunities monitoring form which must be completed and sent with the application pack

Applications should be sent to:
Louise Craggs-Tripp, Family Rights Group, The Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL or be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

We do not accept CVs. Please complete the application form, with as much information as possible.

We will contact shortlisted applicants within four weeks to arrange an interview. If you have not heard from us within that time, then unfortunately, your application has not been successful. If you wish to discuss the post, please contact Louise Craggs-Tripp on 020 7923 2628.

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