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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.


Social Work Adviser

Location: Dalston, London
Salary: NJC scale PO5 - £39,177 to £41,967 plus £3,650 ILW + 5% pension
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing date for applications: 5pm, 18th May 2018

We are now recruiting a Social Work Adviser. You will contribute to the Charity’s policy, campaign and advice work and ensure we are kept up to date with relevant developments in child welfare social work practice. You will project manage the work of the Your Family, Your Voice Alliance and deliver specific strands of its programme including the Knowledge Inquiry into domestic violence and child welfare.

You will be an experienced child welfare social worker. You will have had significant experience of working with vulnerable young people. Commitment, enthusiasm and sensitivity are essential, as are excellent communication skills (verbal and written), the ability to project manage and to develop and promote coherent policy proposals.

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:
Steve Caldwell, 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.


Advice and Advocacy Service Manager

Location: Dalston, London
Salary: NJC scale PO5 - £39,177 to £41,967 plus £3,650 ILW pro rata + 5% pension contribution
Hours: 28 hours per week
Closing date for applications: 5pm, 18th May 2018

We run a free advice service for parents in England and Wales whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system, and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home. We advise parents, grandparents and other relatives and friends about their rights and options when social workers or courts make decisions about their children’s welfare.

We are now recruiting an Advice and Advocacy Service Manager. You will be qualified as a lawyer or social worker with at least 3 years post qualifying experience of statutory children and families work. You will be experienced in managing a service or team of people and you will have led and managed projects.

You will have experience of advice and advocacy work and an in depth knowledge of the statutory sector. You will have the skills necessary to manage and sustain a high quality service and ensure it delivers to its targets.

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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:
Steve Caldwell, 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 Caroline Lynch on 020 7923 2628.


Adviser and Advocate

Location: Dalston, London
Salary: NJC scale PO2 £30,785 to £33,437 plus £3,650 ILW + 5% pension
Hours: 28 hours per week
Closing date for applications: 5pm, 18th May 2018

We are now recruiting an Adviser and Advocate. The principal purpose of the job is to provide advice and advocacy services to families who are involved with children’s social care services.

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. For many families, becoming involved with social care services is a difficult and distressing experience.

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:
Steve Caldwell, 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 Louise Craggs-Tripp on 020 7923 2628.


Lifelong Links Project Director

Location: Scotland
Salary: £46,645 - £48,603 pro rata plus 5% pension contribution
Hours: 21 hours per week
Closing date for applications: 5pm, 18th May 2018

Lifelong Links is a new approach in the UK. The aim of Lifelong Links is to create a life-long support network for children and young people in the care system. The Lifelong Links approach uses on-line tools and face-to-face techniques for professionals to search for and find family members and other adults who care about the child. This network is then convened at a family group conference (FGC) to make a life-long support plan with, and for the young person, which then becomes part of their care plan. We are now undertaking an independently evaluated trial of Lifelong Links initially in ten localities (seven in England and three in Scotland). The trial is aimed at children and young people aged under 16 years who have entered care within the last three years and for whom there is no plan for them to live within their family or be adopted.

We are now recruiting a Lifelong Links Project Director. Your role will be to lead the development of Lifelong Links in Scotland, engaging with stakeholders, line managing the Lifelong Links Development Officers, fundraising to support the trial and the roll out of Lifelong Links, liaising with the evaluation team, and promoting the wider take up of FGCs and Lifelong Links in Scotland.

You will be an experienced project or service manager who has led or managed the introduction of innovation and service changes. You will have significant experience in working with vulnerable children and families and excellent knowledge of the Scottish child welfare legal and policy framework. You will be adept at line managing a staff team.

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:
Steve Caldwell, 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.


Lifelong Links Development Officer

Location: Scotland
Salary: £36,379 - £39,177 pro rata + 5% pension contribution
Hours: 3.5 days a week (24.5 hours per week)
Closing date for applications: 5pm, 18th May 2018

We are now recruiting a Lifelong Links Development Officer. Your role will be to support the Scottish localities to fully participate in the trial and then help roll out Lifelong Links to other Scottish 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 co-ordinator.

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:
Steve Caldwell, 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.


Trustees

We are looking to recruit people with some of the following skills and experiences to our existing vibrant and hardworking trustee board. Could you be just the person this dynamic charity is seeking? Please note this is an unpaid role.

  • You are a mother or father with experience of children’s social care 
  • You are a kinship carer or young adult raised in kinship care 
  • You have significant press and media, events management and/or marketing experience 
  • You have expertise in social finance or corporate fundraising.

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
Our family involvement policy
Our strategic plan
Our latest annual report
The Charity Commission guidance on the responsibilities of Trustees

Applications should be sent to:
Steve Caldwell, 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 any aspect of the organisation, the role of the trustee or the post, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 020 7923 2628 to arrange to speak to Martin Pilgrim, our Chair of Trustees.


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