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FGC Co-ordinator – Stockport Council

Job Title: FGC Co-ordinator (1 permanent full-time position, 1 temporary full-time position for 12 months)
Location: Stopford House
Salary/Rate: Scale 5 (£22,183 – £24,491)
Contract Type: 37 Hours, Full time
Closing date:
28/01/2022 Time: 23:59
Reference: Stopford House ST-56241

Job Details

An exciting opportunity is available to join the busy FGC Team. We are looking to appoint two full-time family group conference (FGC) Co-Ordinators one on a permanent contract and one on a 12-month contract.

In order to join our Family Group Conference team, we are looking for people from a range of backgrounds with experience of delivering direct holistic packages of support with children and their families using the Stockport Family Restorative Approach.

The Role

As a family group conference Co-Ordinator, you will have a range of responsibilities, with the focus primarily on families identified by Children Social Care requiring early intervention as an alternative to statutory processes. You will have the skills and experience to negotiate, manage conflict and bring family members together as decision makers.

You will be committed to the principles of our accredited Family Group Conferencing service which utilises the Family Rights Group model to empower families to plan and resolve their own situation as a family.

Important Information

If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact Karen Bygrave on or 07970 285 388 for an informal discussion about the role.

The successful applicant’s appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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