FGC and Lifelong Links jobs and tenders

One of the many benefits of being a member of the national Family Group Conference Network is that you can advertise any jobs/vacancies which are coming up in your family group conference service.

If you would like to advertise a vacancy please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including all relevant attachments and contact details.


Swindon Borough Council

Family Group Conference Co-ordinator

Salary: £27,966 p.a.
37 hours per week

Swindon Borough Council’s Family Group Conference is an essential service for families within the Borough of Swindon. Our purpose is to bring families together to participate in a decision-making and planning process, which will increase the safety and wellbeing of their children. Our team ensures that safety and wellbeing of children remains within their wider family.

The team is innovative, creative and empowers families with the opportunity to develop their own solutions and participate fully in decision-making processes. You will use your knowledge of the underpinning values of the service and the Family Group Conference Model. Your key role will be to liaise with families, referrers and other professionals to arrange and facilitate Family Group Conferences (FGC’s) and Restorative Conferences.

You will have experience of working with children and families and be confident communicating with adults, young people and children. You will be used to working in partnership with other agencies and confident in communicating with other professionals. You will need to be adaptable, flexible and able to organise your own workload. A qualification in a relevant profession such as social care, education, youth justice, counselling, mediation, health or community work is essential.

We are a passionate team who are forward thinking and who strive for continuous improvement. Our aim is to empower children and families to enable them to achieve positive outcomes. If you share these values and behaviours and have the necessary skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

You must be fluent in English language (as a requirement of part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role)

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this position.

For any enquiries please contact Lisa McNally, Family Group Conference and New Beginnings Manager on 07823 525264.

Closing date: 29 November 2020
Interview date: w/c 7 December 2020

Read more about the role here.

To apply click here.


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Family Group Conference and Mediation Coordinator

Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan
Fixed term for 1 year
£11,231 - £12,648 a year - 18 hours 30 minutes per week
£22,462 - £25,296 a year – 37 hours per week

Your role:
Within this role you will be responsible for facilitating Family Group Conferences and Mediation in safeguarding situations, including where children are at risk of becoming looked after or who may already be looked after and planning for a return home is required. In doing this you will prepare reports for all the relevant care planning and professional meetings, prepare families, children and young people for their Family Group Conference, facilitate individual Family Group Conferences and contribute to the promotion and development of the Family Group Conference service ensuring that he child’s voice is heard throughout the child’s journey.

As a facilitator you will need to; demonstrate a commitment to and experience of working in partnership with vulnerable children, young people and families, skills in engaging families, approachable with strong communication and organisational skills, have a good working knowledge and good understanding of the current Children’s Services agenda and Targeted Services offer to children, young people and families and hold an NVQ 3 and/or qualification in relevant service area (e.g. social care, education, youth service) and/or 3 years’ experience working with vulnerable children, young people and families

About you:
You will have good communication skills and experience of working with vulnerable families, children and young people. You will need ability to liaise and work effectively with relevant agencies from several different disciplinary settings. You will work as part of a team and endeavour to support your colleagues and other teams when required. Demonstrate commitment to equal opportunities and to enabling people to achieve their potential. You must have a current valid driving licence or ability to travel throughout the Borough.

For further information, please contact Saf Khaliq on 0333 577 1786 or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested please can you send your CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures

The employer is committed to safeguarding.


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Family Group Conference and Mediation Coordinator

Stoke on Trent
Fixed term for 1 year
£11,231 - £12,648 a year
Swann House

Salary: Grade 6, £11,231 - £12,648 per annum.

18 hours 30 minutes per week

Your role:
Within this role you will be responsible for facilitating Family Group Conferences and Mediation in safeguarding situations, including where children are at risk of becoming looked after or who may already be looked after and planning for a return home is required. In doing this you will prepare reports for all the relevant care planning and professional meetings, prepare families, children and young people for their Family Group Conference, facilitate individual Family Group Conferences and contribute to the promotion and development of the Family Group Conference service ensuring that he child’s voice is heard throughout the child’s journey.

As a facilitator you will need to; demonstrate a commitment to and experience of working in partnership with vulnerable children, young people and families, skills in engaging families, approachable with strong communication and organisational skills, have a good working knowledge and good understanding of the current Children’s Services agenda and Targeted Services offer to children, young people and families and hold an NVQ 3 and/or qualification in relevant service area (e.g. social care, education, youth service) and/or 3 years’ experience working with vulnerable children, young people and families.

About you:
You will have good communication skills and experience of working with vulnerable families, children and young people. You will need ability to liaise and work effectively with relevant agencies from several different disciplinary settings. You will work as part of a team and endeavour to support your colleagues and other teams when required. Demonstrate commitment to equal opportunities and to enabling people to achieve their potential. You must have a current valid driving licence or ability to travel throughout the Borough.

For further information, please contact Saf Khaliq on 0333 577 1786 or via email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are interested please can you send your CV and a covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This position is subject to Enhanced Disclosure Procedures

The employer is committed to safeguarding.


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Family Group Conference Co-ordinators (North Somerset)

C.£12-£14 per hour depending on experience
Ad-hoc based on the needs of the service
Must drive and have access to a car
Closing date: Ongoing

Community Foster Care is looking for a group of energetic, creative and courageous Family Group Conference Co-ordinators, who can demonstrate a tenacity and enthusiasm in making a positive difference to the lives of children on the edge of care.

They are looking for passionate people to co-ordinate Family Group Conferences (FGC) in North Somerset.

They are a small team and positive relationships are valued. Therefore, it is essential that the post holder is able to work effectively with others with a flexible and adaptable approach – always demonstrating their commitment to working to the highest possible standards whilst remaining at all times child centred.

Community Foster Care is a small children’s charity operating as an Independent Fostering Agency, as well as providing other children’s services. They are passionately committed to our values and to enabling children and young people to thrive, be ambitious and to dream. Working for Community Foster Care means you are too.

The post holder will be home-based with access to Local Authority offices in Worle.

You will work with a small team of sessional FGC co-ordinators and be managed by the Family Group Conference Project Coordinator. A driving licence and access to a car is essential.

Applicants must demonstrate:
  • Excellent facilitation, negotiation and communication skills
  • A sound grasp of the principles and practice of Family Group Conferences
  • A comprehensive working knowledge of relevant Legislation 
The safeguarding of children is paramount. This post will require the successful applicants to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

In working for Community Foster Care you will:
  • Become an integral part of the Community Foster Care Charity Community.
  • Work for a Charity driven by its beliefs and values, which reinvests any surplus back into work with Children and Young People.
  • A working culture that promotes innovation and creativity.
  • A competitive pension scheme with matched employer contributions up to 5%.
  • A flexible working culture, that enables children’s needs to be met, but also provides you flexibility that you need for modern living.
  • A Charity that has available a range of diverse professional interventions to enable children to recover from trauma and live within loving stable families. Our resources include a clinical therapist and placement and family support workers.
  • A Charity with a firm commitment to anti oppressive practice, underpinned by an understanding and promotion of equality and diversity.
  • Commitment to personal development.
  • Excellent Terms and Conditions including a car allowance.
For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sasha Hart, Family Care Manager on 01452 840999 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Please email completed applications securely to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively you can post it to Sasha Hart, CFC, Unit 15, The Hawthorns, Staunton, Gloucester, GL19 3NY.

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