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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 projects@familymediationcouncil.org.uk.

Vacancy for a Professional Practice Consultant to join Relate Mediation London North East & Essex

Relate Mediation London North East & Essex are looking to welcome a PPC to join our team.

We are an established service proud to be offering a high standard of mediation services to clients and families.

Competence with legal aid would be helpful as we hold a legal aid contract but not essential. Experience in all aspects of family mediation is preferred. This is a self-employed role.

If you are an experienced PPC looking for an opportunity to join an innovative, supportive team;  please contact Sue Cook for further details  suecook@relatelnee.org.uk

Closing date: Friday 31st May 2024

Vacancy for a Mediator to join Relate Mid and East Surrey

Purpose of the role

To work with the centre to deliver mediation to clients. There is a requirement to contribute to and benefit from a structured organisational context designed to provide excellent services for clients in our community.

To remain an effective mediator, the individual will engage in training and development and ongoing supervision.



The Mediator is accountable to the Chief Executive.

Job Description

To comply with FMC guidelines and to work within Relate’s policies and practice guidelines, including those on equal opportunities & diversity and confidentiality and in every respect to work to maintain the standards and reputation of Relate.

To work as a mediator at dates and times agreed with the centre management and to vary these as reasonably requested. Not to work at times, places or venues unauthorised by centre management.

To participate in the required training and development appropriate to the job role.

To undertake such background reading and additional assignments as deemed necessary to complement the mediation supervision.

To attend individual supervision.

To account for activity as a mediator to the CEO and Supervisors.

To maintain adequate and secure case records and provide information about activity as a mediator, timesheets and other data.

To maintain awareness of Relate policies and procedures and to implement announced changes.

To comply with the complaints, disciplinary and grievance procedures.

To undertake other activities deemed reasonable at the direction of the CEO.


Person Specification


  1. Qualified Mediator in accordance with FMC framework
  2. Retain membership of a Family Mediation Member Organisation.
  3. A minimum of 50 hours experience as a Mediator
  4. The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people on the telephone and in-person
  5. Ability to work as part of a Practitioner Team, and to support the work of that team
  6. General administrative and organisational skills
  7. Ability to evaluate services on an ongoing basis
  8. Ability to write clear and concise reports.
  9. Proficient in the use of a Case Management system and Microsoft Office suite.
  10. Willingness to continue own professional development training
  11. Commitment to the Common Purpose Statement, the Equal Opportunities Policy, and the Confidentiality Policy of Relate
  12. Willing to work at any of the Relate Mid and East Surrey centres.
  13. Willing to work flexible hours based on the needs of the charity



  1. Willing to work evenings and weekends
  2. Ability to promote services.

Apply here

Exciting Opportunity to join Children First Family Mediation and Make a Difference! 🌟

Are you a qualified and accredited family mediator looking to make a real impact?

Children First Family Mediation is on the lookout for dynamic and passionate sessional family mediators to join our great team!

This is your chance to play a pivotal role in transforming lives and resolving conflicts.

Why Us? At Children First Family Mediation, we have been dedicated to helping  families since 2009.

Due to increased demand we are expanding rapidly  and need more mediators as soon as possible. We are a not for profit service, committed to helping families across Greater Manchester and beyond, both locally and through remote mediation.

The Role.

This role is primarily remote, offering you the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home/office, while also having the option for in-person sessions in our conveniently located offices in Bury, Bolton, or Manchester city centre.

What We Offer

Join a close-knit and friendly team of professionals who share your passion for making a difference.

  •  Full administrative Support
  •  Competitive rate of pay
  •  Steady Work Opportunities:
  •  Flexibility in terms of how much work you take on  beyond a minimum commitment

What we are looking for 

Trained mediators  who are passionate about family mediation and are committed to making a positive impact.

  • Accredited mediators
  • Preferably experienced in Legal Aid assessment
  • Ideally qualified to consult children in mediation (we do have other team members qualified in CIM)
  • A minimum commitment of 2 days or 12 – 24 hours per week

Take the first step by reaching out to our Service Manager, Sheena Adam at sheena@childrenfirstfamilymediation.org.uk.

Website; www.childrenfirstfamilymediation.org.uk

Vacancy for a FMCA Mediator with MiD Mediation and Counselling

MiD Mediation and Counselling is looking for a fully accredited Mediator to work at their busy service for at least one day a week in Hampton Hill, Middlesex.  We are looking for a family mediator with at least one year’s experience who is able to undertake Legal Aid as well as private mediations.  The mediations would mainly take place in our office although some would be online.

To find out more about our mediation service please go to www.midmediation.org.uk

If you would like more information about this role please call 020 8891 6860 and speak to Alison Morgan or to apply please send a CV and covering letter through to director@midmediation.org.uk

Vacancy for a FMCA Mediator with Relate Dorset & South Wiltshire

Here at Relate Dorset and South Wiltshire, we believe that healthy relationships are at the heart of thriving communities.  To help us further support the establishment and growth of healthy relationships at all stages of life, we are establishing a Family Mediation service.

What we are offering:

  • A competitive hourly rate
  • Free high-quality supervision
  • Free group supervision and inhouse CPD opportunities
  • Full professional indemnity cover.
  • An administration team managing referrals, calls, and the majority of file paperwork
  • Ability to work online and face to face at our Centre in Poundbury, Dorchester

What we are looking for from you:

  • To work as a self-employed FMCA mediator offering us set hours on a weekly basis
  • To be passionate about helping clients achieve a good divorce/separation and/or good co-parenting arrangements.
  • To be committed to offering a high-quality service.
  • As this is a new service it offers an exciting opportunity for someone looking to be part of a developing and growing department.

Diversity in all its forms makes us a better, stronger organisation and we welcome applications from suitably experienced people of all ages and backgrounds, including people from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic communities; disabled people; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; disabled people; and others with lived experience relevant to our work.

For a job description, person specification and application form, please email centre.manager@relatedorset.org.uk

Vacancy for a Practice Manager with Staffordshire Family Mediation Service

Due to retirement the opportunity has arisen for a Practice Manager to manage an established Family Mediation Service based in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

The role will involve managing the Service on a day to day basis which includes overall responsibility of a Legal Aid Agency contract.

You will be responsible to a Management Committee and required to implement their decisions.

You must be a practicing FMCA Mediator and qualified to Professional Practice Consultant level with either management experience or the ambition to further your Mediation career with leadership duties and responsibilities.

The role is anticipated to be a combination of Management responsibilities together with a working case load of Mediation files and PPC supervision duties.

Competitive rates of pay and hours negotiable dependent on the right applicant. We offer free quality supervision, including group supervision and inhouse training to share good practice with other experienced Mediators together with full professional indemnity cover.

In the first instance please email financemanager@staffsmediation.co.uk with a covering letter and CV.

Applications close on 30th September 2022.

Opportunity for a FMCA Mediator – Greater Manchester with  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 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 Greater Manchester. Applications from Mediators based elsewhere in the UK will also be considered.

This post is subject to a DBS check.

For further information about the role please visit us here

Application Process: Please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@talklistenchange.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 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


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.