Health and Wellbeing Officer

We are recruiting for the role of Health and Wellbeing Officer in our HR team. This role is flexible and can be based from any of our Cafcass Offices.

We trust and empower colleagues to work in a hybrid way, providing the resources, equipment, and support, so that individually and collectively, we can be the voice of children and young people when the family court makes critical decisions about their futures.

Whilst this role is part of a team based from various offices nationally, There may be some requirement to travel occasionally. our teams work flexibly and remotely, so your proximity to the office doesn’t always have to be a critical consideration.

We are a diverse, inclusive organisation that is a safe space for colleagues with shared aspects of identity and lived experience, which helps ensure we provide a service which promotes the diversity and uniqueness of children and families from all backgrounds. We especially welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds as we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the children and families we work with.

We provide extensive wellbeing support for colleagues, as well as excellent benefits, all of which we hope encourages you to join us.

Let us tell you a bit more about the role…

The role will work closely with Health and Wellbeing colleagues and the wider HR service, contributing to the delivery, development and innovation of Cafcass’ approach to Employee Health and Wellbeing which is based on practical support for physical and emotional wellbeing, employee resilience and mental health.

Should you join us your tasks will include:

  • Working with colleagues to support, guide and co-ordinate the work of the Health and Wellbeing Champions network.
  • Maintaining online resources and learning materials on intranet (Connect) and learning management system (Cafcass Learning).
  • Developing project plans and proposals to support implementation of new wellbeing resources or wellbeing events.
  • Applying Cafcass project management standards and templates to co-ordinate, monitor and report on project progress, liaising with other project team members or stakeholders as necessary.

… and what we’re looking for.

  • Vocational qualification in health and wellbeing advantageous but not essential, or substantial knowledge and experience of workplace wellbeing.
  • Possess a good working knowledge and awareness of current workplace health and wellbeing issues with a deep interest in improving wellbeing for Cafcass employees
  • Ability to collate and analyse information from a range of sources to develop proposals for improved service delivery and to inform longer term wellbeing plans.
  • Have the ability to create presentation and information materials in a range of formats and deliver training to a variety of audiences.
  • The ability to act as an ambassador for the Human Resources Team, portraying a professional and positive image of HR.

Next steps / timelines

If and when you are ready to apply, our application process is straightforward and quick to complete. You don’t need to complete your application in a single visit, you can start it and come back and amend your responses / update your CV, just make sure you come back before the closing date to submit.

Below we have given you an indication of a timetable we are hoping to work towards, although dates are subject to change.

Closing date:

Not Yet Published

Final Interview:

8th/ 9th February 2023

We understand that starting a new role is a big decision, and you may require further information before applying. You can find out more about the role in the Job Description and there is a wealth of information about Cafcass on our Cafcass Careers page.

If you wish to speak with a member of the team for more specific information you can contact [email protected] from our HR Resourcing team, providing your contact information and best times / methods to get hold of you.

Whilst we will always try and respond a.s.a.p. we wouldn’t want you to miss the closing date before we are able to. If this is the case, we recommend you apply and as part of your application you can ask questions, and this may allow us to contact you and provide you with the required information that will help you decide if you still wish to be considered.

Finally, in anticipation of your application being successful, you might want to read about the offer and pre-employment checks process. As part of your application you can highlight any concerns or questions about the pre-employment checks and we encourage all applicants to do so, safe in the knowledge such information will not be shared with individuals involved in the selection process.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement 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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