Family Mediation Central Scotland
Family Mediation Central Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC015069

Our services support families who are separating or divorcing on an individual basis, according to their needs. We offer a free intake appointment to everyone who contacts us. We accept legal, self and professional referrals. Family Mediation is a neutral and supportive opportunity for parents to discuss plans regarding their children and resolve conflicts with the help of trained and experienced family mediators.

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Child Contact Supervisor

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • FMCS Stirling, Falkirk or Alloa Child Contact Centres
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

Family Mediation Central Scotland (FMCS) is looking to recruit Child Contact Supervisors. Successful applicants will be required to work at any one of our three child contact centres in Stirling, Falkirk and Alloa, according to client demand.

FMCS supports separated parents and their children in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire by providing both Family Mediation and Child Contact Centre (CCC) services. CCCs are safe, comfortable places where children can spend time with the parent they no longer live with, and provide a solution for parents who find it difficult to arrange and manage contact themselves. Families using our Supervised Contact Service have usually been referred by the Sheriff Court or family law solicitors, and successful applicants will require to supervise contact sessions at any of our contact centres on a sessional basis, predominantly on Saturdays.

Role: You will be responsible for supervising contact visits for children with the parent (or other family member) they no longer live with on Saturdays (and possibly some weekdays). You will also prepare factual reports on such visits for the Sheriff Court, under the Service Manager’s guidance.

Key duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Service Manager:

• Responsible for the smooth running of any visits you are involved in, ensuring safe contact.

• Observe and record anything of note during supervised contact sessions, then use these notes to compile factual, observational reports on the visits for the Sheriff Court.

• Ensure the safety and comfort of the children at all times.

• Manage the transfer of children from one parent to the other for (and after) each contact visit.

• Work with both parents equally, and minimise any conflict and tension around the contact.

• Liaise with Service Manager, and other CCC staff, on families using the Centre, including any special circumstances, and help implement strategies to address issues arising from visits.

• Maintain confidentiality and impartiality at all times.

Education & experience

• Qualification in a relevant subject – e.g. social work, childcare/Early Years, mediation, teaching, etc.

• Or two or more years’ experience of working with families and children (or people in conflict or distress).

Days & hours of work: Saturdays(with the possibility of other ad hoc work on other days). As this work is referral-led, we cannot guarantee a minimum number of hours per week or month). The exact pattern to be agreed with Service Manager, but the postholder will need to be flexible and able to work irregular hours and Saturdays, as required.

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Office Move Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Stirling
  • Closing 2nd July 2021

Family Mediation Central Scotland (FMCS) is looking to recruit a temporary Office Move Co-ordinator. The successful applicant will be required to assist the Service Manager with all aspects of our forthcoming office move, including identifying suitable premises to move to. This temporary post is offered for a fixed period of six months between July and December 2021. Applicants require to be available to take up the post immediately.

FMCS supports separated parents and their children in Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire by providing both Family Mediation and Child Contact Centre (CCC) services. CCCs are safe, comfortable places where children can spend time with the parent they no longer live with, and provide a solution for parents who find it difficult to arrange and manage contact themselves.

Role: You will be responsible for assisting the Service Manager in all aspects of planning and executing our office move. This includes searching for and identifying suitable premises, as well as organising the removal and setting up the new premises in terms of equipment and utilities.

Key duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Service Manager:

  • Liaise with property agents and local authorities with a view to identifying suitable premises for the service to move to, which will be compliant with the forthcoming Regulation of child contact centres.
  • Organise all aspects of the office move, including the removal itself, liaising with utility companies and ensuring all equipment is moved safely and set-up at the new destination.
  • Devise a budget and monitor costs against that budget, ensuring value for money with all expenses incurred.
  • Assist the Service Manager with any other duties relating to the move, as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.

Education & experience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, telephone manner and high standard of written work.
  • Experience of working in a senior administrative role previously.
  • High standard of organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a small team.
  • Experience of undertaking a similar task previously is desirable, but not essential.

Days & hours of work: 12 hours per week to be worked over two days. It may be possible to undertake some duties from home. This possibility can be discussed with the Service Manager.

Place of work: Family Mediation Central Scotland, 80 Murray Place, Stirling, FK8 2BX

Rate of pay: £8,342 pa (pro rata for six months)

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Board Recruitment

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Cowie
  • Closing 30th November 2022

We’re looking for people who will bring different skills and experiences to our Board.

What do our Trustees do?

Our Board of Trustees are volunteers, who collectively govern the work of the charity. This involves:

  • Preparing for and taking part in Board Meetings. At these meetings, you will help shape the charity’s strategy, oversee and guide the work of the Service Manager, examine financial and operational reports and make collective decisions about the charity’s budget, policies and procedures.
  • Taking part in training about different aspects of governing a charity. This helps make sure you understand your responsibilities in law and in turn that our charity complies with everything we need to.

What skills and experience do you need?

Ideally, we are looking for people with experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Financial planning and management.
  • HR and people management.
  • Safeguarding responsibilities.
  • Fundraising.
  • Local knowledge of the Third Sector in either Falkirk, Stirling or Clackmannanshire.

You will also need to be eligible under charity law to become a charity trustee. You can find out about this from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

What kind of commitment is involved?

  • Our Trustees are appointed for a three-year term. This can then be renewed for a second term of three years. Trustees are appointed and re-appointed each year at our Annual General Meeting.
  • Meetings take place every month, with the exception of July and December. These meetings will be mainly online, but some will take place in person at our offices in Cowie. There will however always be an option to join remotely. There is also a commitment to being available for consultation and keeping in touch by e-mail in-between meetings, as required.
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