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Notices for Mediators

Please use this noticeboard to post any  relevant information or work opportunities with fellow family mediation practitioners.

If you would like to share any such information, please email info@familymediationcouncil.org.uk.

Opportunities for Accredited Mediators with Children First Family Mediation

Children First Family Mediation (CFFM) are seeking self-employed accredited mediators to expand their team of mediators. The service holds a Legal Aid Contract and offers CIM. Mediators must be able to carry out legal aid as well as privately funded cases. CIM accreditation desirable but not essential. An admin team supports the management of the caseload and collection of fees. The service pays £25 / hour, covers the cost of Professional Indemnity cover, individual supervision with a PPC and membership of the College of Mediators. There are also regular inhouse team and case meetings. Although based in Bury and covering Greater Manchester mediators could be based anywhere in the country as mediation is offered via Zoom as well as in person at the Bury office and outposts across Greater Manchester.

Please email here or call Imogene Firth on 01617638793 for further information.

Opportunities for Professional Practice Consultants (PPCs) with National Family Mediation (NFM)

If you are a dynamic forward-looking practitioner this is an exciting opportunity to join our team of NFM Professional Practice Consultants. Our priorities are delivering high-quality family mediation services to families who need our services. To achieve that we need high-quality mediators who are supported in their professional development and delivery by expert PPC’s.

If you feel you have something to contribute to the development of NFM service please contact janerobeyceo@nfm.org.uk. In return, NFM promises access to a whole team approach to the development of mediation practice generally and PPC practice particularly. For the right candidate, you can expect to join an innovative team with professional standards and practice development at the centre of our service delivery.

For mediators interested in training as a PPC NFM will also consider providing training and support to the right candidate.

Opportunities for Trainers with National Family Mediation (NFM

Due to the growth of our training programme National Family Mediation, the family mediation specialists, are looking to recruit trainers to join their training team.

We are looking for family mediators who are interested in delivering both face-to-face and online training courses relevant to family mediators, as well as allied family support services.  The role will be to deliver NFM’s existing training courses, and will also be an opportunity for the trainer to design and deliver new bespoke courses for our training calendar.

Candidates will :

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a passion for training delivery
  • Be an accredited family mediator

If you are interested in the role, please contact trainingsupport@nfm.org.uk  to discuss in more detail, or to request an application form.

Opportunity for an FMCA MediatorDavid Gray Solicitors LLP

Location: North East

We are looking for an FMCA mediator who is passionate about helping clients achieve a good divorce/separation and/or good co-parenting arrangements.

The role

Your work will primarily involve privately paid mediation in divorce and financial matters for both married and unmarried families and children/co-parenting issues. In addition you will provide legal advice and representation for family clients where required and when you have capacity.

At David Gray we are consistently adapting to the changing landscape of family law and you will be given support through time and financial investment to develop your career, undertake training and achieve professional accreditations. The family team at David Gray are all members of Resolution and committed to finding ‘A better way’ in family law cases.

Full time and part time hours are available via a hybrid model of home and office working.

The team

 We are a large family law department offering the full spectrum of family law services. The team consists of solicitors, mediators, arbitrators and collaborative lawyers and we work with a multi-disciplinary team including our own Family Consultant. Each solicitor within the team has a dedicated mentor as well as PA and paralegal support.

Full job description, person specification and detailed list of benefits on our website

Please send a CV and covering letter to recruitment@davidgray.co.uk or call for a chat about the role on 0191 232 9547.

Opportunities with Family Mediation South East

Following a mediator retiring and business expansion we are seeking FMCA mediators to join our team operating in various outposts in Surrey Sussex and South London.  We hold a Legal Aid Contract and offer CIM.

Our admin team supports the management of the caseload and collection of fees and they actively market the service.   Our website and promotional material provide information to prospective referral sources and clients.

Our mediators manage their own hours of work in outposts or online.

Our mediators receive a competitive rate of pay and the following expenses :- Professional Indemnity cover, travel to and parking at outposts and individual supervision with a PPC.

We hold regular inhouse team and case meetings and CPD events.

Please contact mary.field@fmse.co.uk for further information or to submit a CV

Opportunities for Mediators with Compass Resolution National Network

We are seeking Accredited Family Mediators to join our experienced team of family mediators offering legal aid family mediation. Our mediation service has held a successful LAA contract for 10 years.

Candidates need to be comfortable and skilled working online and ideally comfortable with working on their own within the legal aid process.

Benefits of joining our team:

  • Working for a nationally recognised, specialist service with an excellent reputation
  • Free group supervision for peer support and to share good practice with other experienced practitioners
  • Free online CPD training.
  • Online case management training and ongoing support
  • Access and use of a comprehensive online Divorce Manual
  • Mediators carry out the majority of the administration of their caseload and so are free to manage their own availability. In return they receive a considerably enhanced fee.
  • A Legal aid and private mediation fee share, more generous than any other mediation organisation, with 80% of the private fees and 70% of the legal aid fees going to the mediator.

About us:

Compass Resolution Network currently covers over 500 locations offering family mediation across the breadth and width of the country, including among others Manchester and Leeds in the North and Devon, Hampshire and Kent in the South.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.

Applications:  Please apply to Vacancies for Accredited Family Mediators – Compass Resolution (compass-resolution.com)



Vacancy for a FMCA Mediator

Staffordshire Family Mediation Service

We are seeking a new member for our experienced team of mediators. Candidates must be computer literate and confident with online mediation. Applicants must hold FMCA accreditation to undertake both Financial and Child cases for both Legal Aid and privately funded clients.

This is a flexible job opportunity for a Family Mediator to work remotely conducting online Mediation and also, when it is safe to do so, deliver face-to-face Mediation in Staffordshire, Derbyshire or Leicestershire.  Our main office base is in Tamworth Staffordshire and our team of Mediators are working online from our main office base with full office support.

  • A competitive hourly rate
  • Free high quality supervision
  • Free group supervision and inhouse training day to share good practice with other experienced practitioners;
  • Full professional indemnity cover.
  • An administration team managing referrals, calls, and the majority of file paperwork
  • Working online only at present from our Tamworth Office, but candidates may be required to offer face to face mediation at our main office in Tamworth and outposts in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Staffordshire when it is safe to do so.


Please apply with a CV to sue@staffsmediation.co.uk


Vacancy for a FMCA Mediator

DMS: Direct Mediation Services

We are looking for somebody to join our family mediation team who is computer literate and confident with online mediation. This is a full-time opportunity, but the position could be open to job-share part-time applicants as well. Annual salary £30,000 for full-time.

Applicants must hold FMCA accreditation to undertake both Financial and Child cases for both Legal Aid and privately funded clients.

Please send your CV and a covering letter to info@directmediationservices.co.uk

Opportunities for Mediators

Family First Mediation Service

Family First Mediation Service (founded 2001) which has a current team of 7 family mediators who meet periodically, presently on Zoom, continues to expand both the number of Private and Legal Aid cases referred to them and seeks accredited mediators who are comfortable with working at home through Zoom and WhatsApp etc.  Please would family mediators who are interested call Graham Lyons, the Principal on 07773701062 (from 9.30pm to 7pm daily including most weekends) no texts please.  Emails with phone numbers should go to info@familyfirstmediation.co.uk  Website: www.familyfirstmediation.co.uk


Opportunity for a FMCA Mediator

TLC: Talk, Listen, Change

We are looking for somebody to join our enthusiastic and dedicated Family Mediation team who are committed to offering a high-quality service. This is a continuously expanding service and so would be an exciting opportunity for someone looking to be part of a developing and growing department.

Applicants must be qualified to undertake both Financial and Child cases for both Legal Aid and Privately paying clients.

This is a flexible job opportunity for a Family Mediator to work remotely conducting online Mediation and also to deliver face-to-face Mediation in Lancashire and West Cheshire. Applications from Mediators based elsewhere in the UK will also be considered.

This post is subject to a DBS check. Please see here for full details.


Training Developer – NFM, 2 days a week

We are recruiting for a passionate and dedicated Training Developer to work with our training team to lead and direct the learning culture and vision for National Family Mediation (NFM).

For full details, please see here.


Opportunities for Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) Mediators

Southern Family Mediation

Southern Family Mediation is looking for FMCA mediators qualified to do legal aid work, and who would be interested in joining them as consultant mediators.  Working either in our office in Southampton or online, or both. We offer both private and legal aid services to clients.

For more information, and to register interest, please email Louisa Dickson at louisa@southernfamilymediation.co.uk


Opportunities for Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) Mediators

Mediation MK

Mediation MK have a new and exciting opportunity for an accredited meditator to join our growing team, where we can guarantee the case load to meet your requirements.

Experience will be relative to the FMC accreditation, and as a person will be polite, diplomatic and  organised, with the capacity to be flexible to ensure our growing client base are dealt with in a professional and timely manner.

In return we offer guaranteed case load, competitive rates (which can be discussed at interview stage) and a professional service and team to support both of our businesses in an effective, efficient and smooth operation. Click here for more details

There are several vacancies open with an immediate start. Do not to miss this amazing opportunity, please send your CV & Profile to toni@mediationmk.org.uk or call 07498 996392 for consideration.


Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) Mediators

The Family Mediation Trust

The Family Mediation Trust is looking to expand its team with up to three part-time FMCA mediators.

The Trust has set out to provide high quality mediation in an accessible way to those that need this support. While current delivery is happening online, the future approach will see a mix of online and face-to-face meetings. Mediation work is delivered across the East of England. While it would be ideal to have candidates who can work at times in the region to provide face-to-face meetings, they are also open to candidates who can deliver online only.

The successful candidates will be joining a collegiate group of highly experienced mediators, and will be supported with wrap around PPC support and access to training.

Please click here for more information.


Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) Mediator Consultant opportunity with The London Mediation Service

The London Mediation Service are currently looking for Accredited Mediators to join our team.  The role is remote and flexible, with you choosing the hours and days that you would want to work. We would use video technology to complete MIAMs and Sessions of Mediation.

This is a self employed role with the service taking care of all back end administration.

We would prefer that applicants are able to deal with all issues within the family mediation arena. Competence with legal aid is a bonus but is not essential.

If you are interested in joining us and want to discuss the role and pay structure in more detail, please email us at email@tlms.org.uk in the first instance.


PPC opportunities with NFM Direct

NFM Direct is looking to recruit PPCs to join our PPC team working with our expanding team of mediators. This is a national role and we are looking to appoint PPCs with particular interest in the development of trainees. For more information including job description or for an informal discussion please contact Jane Robey at janerobeyceo@nfm.org.uk


Family Mediation Council accredited (FMCA) mediator opportunity in Milton Keynes with Mediation MK

Mediation MK is a mediation charity established in 1989 serving the Milton Keynes area, now with a population of 270,000 which is still increasing. We are looking for an accredited family mediator to work one or two days a week either in our office in central Milton Keynes or online, or both. We offer both private and legal aid services to clients. We are primarily interested in hearing from accredited mediators, but please do contact us if you are a qualified mediator working towards accreditation as we may be able to use your services.

We also deliver the Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) for the Northampton area, so we can offer the opportunity to be involved in delivering SPIP if you have the necessary qualifications.

Please contact Martin Ellis, Service Director, on martinellis@mediationmk.org.uk or 07745 849207 to discuss these opportunities further.


Family Mediation Council accredited (FMCA) Mediator opportunity with Disputes Mediation

Disputes Mediation is expanding its team of mediators and looking for FMC accredited mediators in the West Midlands to join its panel. See here for more details


Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) Mediator opportunity: South West Mediation

South West Mediation is one of the UK’s largest and most established mediation practices. We provide family mediation both on a private basis and under a Legal Aid contract in 12 locations throughout the southwest – in Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. We continue to grow and are looking for family mediators especially those who are able to work in the Bristol/Bath area and can offer availability of between 3 and 5 days a week.

If you are interested in joining our team of mediators, please send your CV and covering letter to vicki.lewis@southwestmediation.co.uk so that we can arrange a confidential initial telephone discussion.


NFM Seeking Accredited Mediators across England and Wales

National Family Mediation is looking to recruit Family Mediation Council Accredited mediators across England and Wales to help meet increasing demand.

The benefits of joining the NFM team are:

  • Flexible work terms
  • Being part of one of the largest team of mediators in England and Wales
  • Automatic enrolment as an NFM mediator to enable you to meet your FMC registration requirements
  • Opportunities to share practice and gain support of colleagues
  • Dedicated administrative support
  • Regular support and supervision provided in house by our team of PPCs included
  • Favourable payment terms

There are always opportunities, in various parts of the country. Please see here for more information. If you would be interested in joining our team or would like more information about working for NFM please contact general@nfm.org.uk or call on 0300 4000 636