Family Court Adviser

As a Family Court Adviser – which is what we call our social workers – you will be working directly with vulnerable children and families, to advise the family courts on the best course of action for the child or young person. At the heart of this you will provide case analysis and recommendations to the court.

You will work with parents, relatives, local authorities and the courts, and demonstrate your understanding of what the child needs, wants and feels.


What you need

We require applicants to have a minimum 3-years post qualified experience, including experience of working with highly vulnerable children and families. You will also be an expert in safeguarding, child engagement, inter-agency working, case analysis, planning and recording.

Our work is demanding, therefore you will need to be resilient and organised, have the ability to work proportionately, with strong IT skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.


How we work

It’s a role where you can work truly flexibly. All our social work staff receive a laptop or tablet device and a smart phone. This allows a flexible approach to work. Staff can work from an office, court, or home.


What we offer

You’ll have a work environment where we will support your continuing learning and development and you’ll receive a great rewards and benefits package that focuses on you and your wellbeing.

In return for your skills and commitment we offer a privileged role – being the voice in the family court for some of the most vulnerable children in England.

With approximately 75% of our workforce qualified Social Workers, we’re the largest employer of Social Workers in England. Whether you’re looking for a frontline role or a managerial role, take a look at our current vacancies. If we aren’t currently recruiting for a role that interests you then you might want to register for our National Social Work Talent Pool.


View, search and apply for our social work vacancies here


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