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Appointment of new FMC Chief Assessor

The FMC is appointing a new Chief Assessor to start in late 2018/early 2019.

Role description

The FMC’s Chief Assessor ensures that the assessment of portfolios for FMCA accreditation is carried out in a fair and consistent manner.

The Chief Assessor does this by:

  • acting as a focal point for enquiries about the assessment procedure and confirming the outcome of accreditation following assessment
  • acting as liaison between the FMSB/ FMC and the assessors on any matter relating to the accreditation process
  • moderating the assessments of the assessors so that there is consistency in terms of outcome for mediators between the various assessors
  • reviewing guidelines for assessors together with the FMSB as may be required from time to time
  • preparing for and chairing an annual assessors’ meeting
  • working with other assessors to suggest any changes to the portfolio guidance and template from time to time
  • providing guidance to the FMSB (as requested) about the accreditation and portfolio requirements in the FMC’s Manual of Professional Standards and Self-Regulatory Framework.


Person specification

The new Chief Assessor will be:

  • an experienced family mediator and hold FMCA
  • a PPC who has recent substantial experience of supporting mediators who are working towards accreditation
  • a proponent of the need for maintaining high standards among family mediators

Experience of assessment of FMCA portfolios is advantageous but not essential.


The Chief Assessor is paid a monthly honorarium of £100 per month for advisory work and that supporting other assessors, and a fixed amount per portfolio that is considered for moderation (currently £75 for a first submission and £45 for a re-submission).

More information & applications

For more information about the role, please contact Helen Anthony by emailing executive@familymediationcouncil.org.uk. A conversation with Dominic Raeside, the FMC’s current Chief Assessor, can be arranged if appropriate.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter (no longer than 2 pages of A4, please) to executive@familymediationcouncil.org.uk by  22nd October 2018.