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Vacancy with the Family Justice Council: applications invited from junior barristers

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What is the FJC?

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.

Vacancy details

A vacancy has arisen on the Family Justice Council for a Junior Barrister.

You will have substantial experience as a practising barrister specialising in family 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 successful team player with contribution at a strategic level 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 appointment is for three years and is offered without remuneration. Reasonable travelling and other expenses are payable.

Further information on the Council and its current work can be found on its webpage.

Applications must be submitted by COP 4 March 2020. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 7 April 2020 in London.

For full details, please click on Candidates Information Pack below or contact the Family Justice Council on 0207 947 7333 or email fjc@justice.gov.uk

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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