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Family Group Conferencing Co-ordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Right to work within the UK – unfortunately at this time we cannot provide working visas or sponsorship for overseas workers.

Job title: Family Group Conferencing Co-ordinator 

Salary: £28,770 - £33,024 

Location: Chatham Place, Liverpool, L7 3HD

A bit about us:

Liverpool is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making our city a better place. We've got ambitious targets to meet by 2025 and we need people who are driven, dynamic and ready to deliver the very best for our communities.  Public service is more important than ever, and this role represents a real opportunity to make a difference to our communities by transforming the way we work and placing our residents at the heart of everything we do. 

Working at Liverpool City Council provides an opportunity to contribute to your community and make a positive impact on the lives of residents. Our values shape how we work to deliver public services, and how we communicate with the residents we serve. We care about the best outcomes for local people, through our public services.

We are proud of our world-famous thriving city with its rich culture, affordable housing, stunning waterfront and our beautiful green spaces – there’s really something for everyone!

The Role

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Family Group Conference Co-ordinator within Liverpool Children’s Services. We provide independent Family Group Conferencing facilitation for children and their families within Liverpool and beyond. Full training will be provided if required

  • You will have direct experience of working with vulnerable children, young people, who have complex family needs and varied family networks 

  • You will be confident in your approach and demonstrate the necessary skills required to organise and facilitate facilitating family led meetings both virtually and in person 

  • As a Family Group Conference Co-ordinator you will liaise with social workers, families, and other professionals to prepare, arrange and facilitate a Family Group Conference (FGC) 

  • You will have excellent communication skills to positively engage, motivate and encourage vulnerable children and families who are experiencing multiple difficulties, ensuring that they are inclusive partners in the decision-making process impacting on their lives now and in the future 

  • You will empower families to find their own safe sustainable solutions and help identify extra support and resources to bring about sustainable long-term change

  • Your approach will be child/young person centered, you will be able to develop imaginative and creative ways to support children and young people to participate in their conference ensuring that their wishes and feelings are listened to and acted upon
  • You will need to be organised, adaptable and flexible to meet the needs of families and the service, and able to prioritise your caseload
  • If successful, you will join a large cultural and diverse organisation dedicated to improving outcomes for children and families of Liverpool. The FGC team is located to the South and East of the city with access to staff parking.  Both agile and office based working is required with access to confidential ICT systems
  • Car use is essential to support and visit families within and outside the city of Liverpool

Our offer to you:

  • At least 27 days holiday rising to 32 after 5 years service.- option to purchase further days
  • Agile working - A “Flexibility First” approach to Agile working where flexibility is the norm rather than the exception.
  • Part of the Local Government Pension scheme – option to join the AVC scheme-  
  • Progression - opportunities and training through a wide range of high quality learning
  • Health and Wellbeing - offer including Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle to Work and Travel Pass Schemes 
  • Drive Time – a salary sacrifice car lease scheme
  • Family friendly policies with enhanced leave  
  • Discounted Gym Memberships 
  • Employee Volunteering Scheme 
  • Medicash 

Next steps:

Closing Date for this role is: 15th July 2024

If you would like to talk to a member of the team about the role or have an informal discussion, please contact Harriet Cadman, Recruitment and Retention Lead harriet.cadman@liverpool.gov.uk.

Liverpool City Council is committed to fostering a workforce representative of the communities we serve. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe in appointing candidates based on their skills, experience, qualifications, and abilities. To support this commitment, we guarantee an interview to candidates from under-represented groups who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role. 

If you require any reasonable adjustments in line with the Equality Act 2010, such as an application form in a different format or additional time to complete your application, please contact us at recruitment@liverpool.gov.uk

Although we advertise on Jobs go public, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.  Please ensure you complete your full profile, work and education history in Tribepad.

We reserve the right to close vacancies earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications. If interested, please complete an application as early as possible.

At this current time, Liverpool City Council are unable to provide sponsorship for internal applicants.

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