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Family Justice Council: applications invited from Paediatricians – closing date extended to close of play on 24 August





 The Family Justice Council is an inter-disciplinary body whose members are drawn from a cross section of those who work, use or have an interest in the family justice system. They include judges, lawyers, doctors, social workers, academics and civil servants. The Council monitors the effectiveness of the family justice system, advising on reforms necessary for improvement and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to family justice in England and Wales.

A vacancy has arisen on the Family Justice Council for a paediatrician. You will have substantial experience at all levels in paediatric medicine, including the effects of family breakdown on children, child abuse and expert witness work. You will be able to produce evidence of working, through interdisciplinary consensus, to deliver timely and improved outcomes for families and children who are involved with the family justice system. You will have experience as a team player and be able to prepare for and attend meetings of the Family Justice Council.

The Council meets four times a year and much of its work is done through its working groups. The post is for three years and is offered without remuneration. Reasonable travelling and other expenses are payable.

Further information can be found on our website (external link, opens in a new tab).

Applications must be submitted by close of play on Monday 24 August 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 7 October 2020 (by MS Teams)

The Family Justice Council is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all applicants and to the principles of public appointments based on merit with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. Applications are invited from all suitably qualified persons, irrespective of age, disability, gender, marital status, race or sexual orientation.

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