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Family Justice Council invite applications for a Director of Children's Services/Deputy Director/Assistant Director of Children's Services

Date:3 FEB 2009

A vacancy has arisen on the Family Justice Council for a Director of Children's Services/Deputy Director/Assistant Director of Children's Services.

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 justices in England and Wales.

To be considered for the vacancy, you will have substantial experience in the field of local authority children's services, with particular emphasis on child protection 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 sub-committees and working groups. The post 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 thier website: www.family-justice-council.org.uk.

Applications must be submitted by the 27 February 2009. Interviews are scheduled to take place on the 31 March and the 20 April in London.

For full details and an information pack please contact Joanna Wilkinson, Family Justice Council, Room E201, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL Tel: 0207 947 7950 Fax: 0207 947 7875 email: fjc@justice.gsi.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.