Cafcass Apprentice – Family Justice Young People’s Board

It isn’t just our talented, experienced Social Workers who have a key role to play in supporting some of the most vulnerable children in our society. Behind them are highly organised and effective teams, of which a Cafcass Apprentice working with our Family Justice Young Peoples Board (FJYPB) is an integral component. Our FJYPB support the work of the Family Justice Board to deliver improvements to the family justice system so that it provides the best result for children who come into contact with it.

In the last year Cafcass worked to safeguard and promote the welfare of over 140,000 children at a time of upheaval and uncertainty in their lives. Our FJYPB works with a range of family justice organisations to help ensure that the work of the Family Justice Board is child-centred and child-inclusive.

As a Cafcass Apprentice for our Family Justice Young Peoples Board you will provide administrative support to contribute to its effective and efficient running. Should you join us, your tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • Manage email correspondence
  • Gather, check and verify information to ensure children and young people’s details are accurately recorded and retained securely
  • Maintain our internal FJYPB intranet site with up-to-date information
  • Maintain internal databases
  • Supporting the FJYPB Co-ordinator in developing tools and resources
  • Supporting the FJYPB Support Officer in arranging meetings, producing agendas and taking minutes of meetings
  • general admin support

Full details of the role can be found in the Job Description.

A key role in helping to ensure the smooth running of our services, here are some things we look for in suitable candidates:

  • To undertake an 18-month training programme working towards an apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 3 in partnership with the preferred Learning Provider.
  • Willing to complete functional skills qualifications if required in Maths and English.
  • Confident and capable of using MS Office applications to a basic / intermediate level
  • Clear, confident communicator via email, phone and in person
  • Someone who thrives working in a team
  • Able to prioritise work in a fast-moving environment with strict deadlines

This role will be a hybrid of office based and remote working. Please note that if you do not live in England then you will need to spend a minimum 50% of your working week in an English office to qualify for apprenticeship funding.

We will provide comprehensive support to you while you undertake your apprenticeship. You will be provided with a laptop and phone from your first day and mentoring will be provided as part of your apprenticeship.

Does this sound like you? We hope so and you’re interested in providing us with some information about yourself. Before you do, let us give you a flavour of the benefits you’ll be eligible for should you join us;

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to internal training and development
  • Health & Wellbeing support including Healthcare Scheme Membership

We hope you’ve decided this is a role you would like, if so, then please complete our short application process to let us know of your interest in this role. We’d also like to let you know of the timescales we aiming to work to for this recruitment campaign. This will also help you know when you can expect to hear from us by.

Last date for applications:

Sunday 26 June 2022

Final interview / assessment:

5th & 6th July 2022

We particularly welcome applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds as we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the children and families we work with. We are also a Disability Confident Employer which further underlines our commitment to employ, train, retain and develop the careers of colleagues with disabilities.

If you want to find out a bit more about us why should consider joining us visit www.cafcass.gov.uk/cafcass-careers or to view all of our current vacancies, go to Current Cafcass Vacancies.

Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-employment checks, including a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Further information on what the assessment covers can be found by viewing the Cafcass DBS policy.


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