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February 2016 The FMC and FMSB seek to appoint a Development Executive Officer

The FMC and FMSB are seeking to appoint a Development Executive Officer from 1 April 2016 to provide executive leadership for all of the work of the FMC and the FMSB. This is a 12-month fixed term, self-employed role.

For more details of the role and how to apply, please click here:  Development Executive Officer

For a copy of our equal opportunities monitoring form, please click here:  Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

January 2016 The Family Mediation Council seeks to appoint a Chair and Treasurer

The FMC is now seeking to appoint a new Chair, to succeed the first chair of the FMC who is stepping down, and a Treasurer to ensure financial probity, to fill two of the three independent director posts on its board.

For more details of the roles and how to apply, please click here.

For a copy of our equal opportunities monitoring form, please click here.

Appointment of Reviewers for training course approval panel

The Family Mediation Standards Board (FMSB) is seeking to appoint assessors/reviewers to the training course approval panel, for the specific purpose of approving or otherwise applications for the provision of family mediation foundation training courses.  Successful reviewers will be paid for the assessment work they undertake.

Successful candidates will be required to:

·     Familiarise themselves with the Family Mediation Standards Framework, including the professional competencies, the course approval process, specific guidance sent to the training providers and the course approval application form

·     Review the applications for provision of family mediation foundation training courses submitted by training providers within a 10 working day time frame from the point of receiving the relevant paperwork requiring approval

·     Review the applications for compliance with the Family Mediation Standards Framework and against the evaluation criteria, which will be provided to them

·     Evaluate the applications and make recommendations to the FMSB training panel as to whether the courses are: approved, approved subject to minor amendments, requiring further information prior to approval being given or not approved

·     If approval not provided, provide applicants with details of timescales for compliance with and details of: specific requirements not met, recommendations to bring the application up to appropriate standard or, if subject to minor amendments, the changes that are required

·     Report their decision to the FMSB panel within a specified time frame and complete all necessary paperwork provided to them by the FMSB for this purpose

 It is anticipated that the majority of the applications that have come from existing providers will have been submitted to the FMSB by 28th February 2016. Therefore much of the work will take place between mid March through to May 2016.  Other new providers may submit at other times of the year, and the quantity of these applications are unknown.  In addition there will be further reviews required in relation to the approval of conversion courses that are aimed at civil mediators wishing to train as family mediators and work towards FMCA status.

 The successful candidates will:

·     Have experience of family mediation with at least five years experience of family mediation practice

·     Have a degree or equivalent qualification

·     Have professional standing, be able to demonstrate extensive participation in general professional activities i.e. training, committee work, management experience, publishing on professional topics

·     Have experience of assessment and/or of professional practice consultancy in family mediation, or have other relevant assessment experience

·     Have successfully completed the portfolio accreditation procedure

·     Be a member of a Member Organisation of the Family Mediation Council

·     Be able to work independently and within a structured timescale

 The successful candidate will not:

 ·     Have been a foundation course provider or trainer in the last 3 years; or

·     Be on the main board of an MO or other organisation that provides foundation training or other mediation training or have been involved in the delivery of such training within the last three years

 Appointment to the panel will be for a period of three years; assessors will be eligible for reappointment.

Applications for appointment are invited in writing, including CV and two references detailing how you meet the above criteria. You will be asked to provide evidence of relevant supporting professional accreditation certificates.

Closing date for applications: 31 March 2016

 Applications should be sent by email to the Director of the Family Mediation Council: director@familymediationcouncil.org.uk

If you would like to discuss this role informally in advance of applying please contact Sarah Lloyd at the above email address.

Assessment of suitability will be undertaken by members of the FMSB course approval panel.

FMSB appointments 2015 (now completed)

Family Mediation Standards Board (FMSB) Members

The FMC now seeking to appoint six members to sit on the newly formed board. FMSB members will be at the forefront of the introduction and implementation of the new standards and self-regulatory framework of the FMC. Members will include both family mediators and lay members with experience of working with professional, academic or service standards. Members may not simultaneously serve on the FMC, chair an FMC member organisation, or have a role within another organisation that is likely to result in a conflict of interest with their role with the FMSB.

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please download the recruitment pack and equal opportunities form. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 12 February 2015.