Family Group Conference Co-ordinator – Children’s Services

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Family Group Conference Co-ordinator - Children’s Services
Contract / Temporary

PCC (HQ) PCC17268

Posted: 22nd March 2024 09:12
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.12 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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Temporary Family Group Conference Co-ordinator - Children’s Services

Reference no: PCC (HQ) PCC17268

Pay Rate: £17.12 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


Hybrid working – 2/3 days per week in the office/home visits required

The core purpose of this post is to promote collaborative decision-making and active participation with families to achieve better outcomes for the children and to maintain positive family lives. This post holder will work across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire and will manage the Family Group Conference with the aim of supporting families to devise plans for children subject to child protection plans and court proceedings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take responsibility for all referrals for a Family Group Conference from the various teams within timescales.
  • Visit family members across Peterborough to outline the Family Group Conference process and negotiate the attendance of a family wide network (which may include significant others, such as friends or community networks).
  • Responsible for organising venues in the community across Peterborough inviting all family members, significant others, and the relevant professional to attend the Family Group Conference.
  • Prepare relevant professionals for the meeting and assist them in producing written information for the family which is clear and concise and provides information about concerns and potential resources.
  • Ensure the work of Family Group Conference, is recorded on the agreed database, in line with the departmental policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate the Family Group Conference and ensure that the family has clear and usable information explained by professionals to inform their deliberations.
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times within the agreed boundaries with the exception of applicable risk and safeguarding policies.
  • Promote and develop participative and empowering practices and services for children and families and work in partnership with families, referrers and service providers e.g. school staff, health visitors, housing, mental health workers etc. To bring together the right service providers to inform the Family Group Conference process in order to support families in making plans that reflect the wider needs of the child or young person.
  • Provide training for referrers, other professionals and community groups about the Family Group conference model.
  • Ensure feedback from the conference is gathered from family members and professionals and children making sure that the voice of the child is heard listened to and reported on using a variety of information gathering tools.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

**Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.


  • Educated to Level 3 and have practical experience of working in a related field.
  • Level 2 Maths & English


  • Knowledge of childcare legislation and how this might impact on Family Group Conference.
  • Basic understanding on the philosophy and principles of Family Group Conferencing and understand how these fit with FGC National Standards.


  • Extensive and varied experience of working with families and children/young people at times of distress and conflict.
  • Experience of chairing meetings involving family, children and/or professionals.
  • Experience in Health, Education or Social Care

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to provide written reports with service users and professionals.
  • Ability and skills to work within a partnership network and in working with other agencies to develop interventions and services for children, young people and their families.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, equal opportunities and its importance in employment and service delivery.
  • Ability to work independently and ability to prioritise and organise your own workload.
  • Ability to achieve targets and work to deadlines.
  • Ability to work with families from different lifestyles and cultures and make this integral to the FGC process.
  • Ability to remain a neutral role.
  • Ability to facilitate groups.
  • Ability to recognise and take action to resolve conflict in groups.
  • Ability to include all group members so that they can effectively participate in decision making by the group.
  • Ability to travel between locations


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Job Ref: PCC (HQ) PCC17268
Family Group Conference Co-ordinator - Children’s Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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