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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or 07745 849207 to discuss these opportunities further.
Crowther Mediation are looking for a full time Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) mediator.
For more information please contact Lisa Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Justice Young People’s Board (FJYPB) opportunity – deadline 20/03/2020
The FJYPB is a diverse group of children and young people from different backgrounds and experiences, aged between 7 – 24 years, who have a direct say in the way in which services for all children and young people are run in the family courts. We do such things as: inspections of Cafcass offices, contact centres and courts; give training to professionals; take part in workshops and conferences; contribute to policy development; and produce helpful resources for people working with children and young people. We work with judges, solicitors, social workers, family court advisors, politicians and mediators to name a few.
This research is part of a larger project looking at healthy transitions into and out of relationships of various kinds across the lifecourse. Many young people face the transition to post-separation family life following the breakdown of their parents’ relationship. Child-inclusive mediation (CIM) has been shown to ameliorate the negative effects of parental separation on children by reducing parental conflict, yet in the UK CIM uptake is currently low and there has been little research on CIM in this jurisdiction.
We are an experienced interdisciplinary team from the University of Exeter with recognised expertise in family law and policy, medicine and education.
We have mediators with a well-established CIM practice for interview, but we need assistance from the mediation community to:
1. Help us to recruit parents to interview. Interviews are by telephone and last around 45-60 minutes. Parents interviewed receive a £20 Amazon voucher.
2. Help us to recruit young people to interview. Interviews are by telephone or face to face and last around 45 minutes. Young people interviewed receive a £15 Amazon voucher.
If you are willing to help with recruitment, we will send you a draft email and further information about the project to forward to clients as appropriate. All contact after that is between the research team and the parents so administration for you is relatively limited.
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 email@example.com so that we can arrange a confidential initial telephone discussion.
Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) Mediator opportunity: South East London Family Mediation Bureau
South East London Family Mediation Bureau, based in Bromley, is one of the oldest Family Mediation services in the country. We have a team of highly experienced family mediators supported by our case-coordinators.
We are looking for a Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) Mediator specialising in Property and Finance and Aim cases to join us on a sessional basis (days/hours to be discussed)
Knowledge of legal aid assessments would be an advantage but is not essential.
If you would like to discuss please contact Ruth Bryan on 020 8315 7460 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 PPC’s 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 email@example.com or call on 0300 4000 636
Accredited Family Mediator Vacancy: Peterborough, Loughborough, Bedford and Milton Keynes
Family Law Group Ltd is an established legal practice specialising in all areas of family law. An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and accredited Family Mediator to join our team. This is a specialist role within our Mediation Department and it is expected that the successful candidate will be able to conduct Legal Aid and private mediation in both children and financial mediation cases. Please see here for more information.
Family Mediation Vacancy: Norfolk Family Mediation Service
Following year on year growth Norfolk Family Mediation is looking to expand its pool of Family Mediators. As one of the oldest family mediation charities in the UK, we pride ourselves on striving to support families across Norfolk who are going through separation or divorce. Our service is run from our head office in Norwich with outreach delivery in Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn. We are seeking mediators who are accredited and who can either dedicate a few days a month or who would like to form part of our core delivery team. Please see here for more information.
Tender Opportunity: Local Trust – deadline 25/03/2020
Local Trust, our partners and people in Big Local areas are passionate about what we’re doing. We believe that Big Local has the potential to support residents to increase their skills and confidence and make a lasting difference to where they live while bringing them together to make their areas even better places in which to live. However we know that people don’t always agree and that it’s normal for groups to experience disagreement and conflict.
We are interested in working with organisations that can support the resolution of disputes and conflict between people and groups in Big Local areas.
Please see full details in the tender link here.
Jane Knight Scholarship
In memory of Jane Knight (FMCA) who sadly died in 2019, Yorkshire based mediation firm, Family Matters Mediation, launched the Jane Knight Memorial Mediation Scholarship in September 2019. The annual scholarship is open to those who have completed mediation foundation training and are looking to move onto the next step of mediation experience and supervision. Family Matters are pleased to have awarded a scholarship for 2019, and will be look to award a scholarship for 2020 later this year.