This job has expired

Family Time Facilitator

City of Wolverhampton Council
The Connecting Families Hub, Johnson Street
£25,878 - £29,439
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

View more

Local Councils
Job Type
Social Care – Children
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details

Job Details

City of Wolverhampton Council


Family Time Facilitator - Connecting Families Hub.



Salary – Grade 5 £25,878 to £29,439


Full time position (37 hours per week, Saturdays on rota)


We are currently seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and proactive Family Time Facilitator.


The successful candidate will use their extensive knowledge of children, young people and families to provide both an intensive service to families in crisis and planned interventions as part of agreed plans for children and young people.


The post holder will plan, supervise and assess family time between children and their parents or extended family with the aim of achieving high quality, safe family time, as well as working to change behaviours and rehabilitate individuals whilst ensuring health and safety and security of children and their families.

The Family Time Facilitator will also work closely with social workers and practitioners from other professions within a multi-agency context to ensure a co-ordinated approach to casework planning.


Who we are:

The City of Wolverhampton Council is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ Local Authority with ‘Outstanding’ Leadership and Management. This means that you can expect to receive outstanding support as you begin your career development and journey with us. Wolverhampton City Council has one Ofsted registered short breaks home which is also judged ‘Good’.


What we offer:

  • Good training and development opportunities
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • Sick pay and other local authority benefits such as WV Active membership benefits.

Access to employee assistance and other local authority discounts in stores.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.


For further information about this post, please contact:

Beverley Spittle / Kate Semilia – Specialist Family Support Managers

email: or

Applicants must hold NVQ level 3 or equivalent e.g. in Education, Health or Social Care, Community Development or Diploma in Youth & Community Work.


  • Minimum of 2 years post qualifying, recent experience in a relevant field e.g. Education, Social Care, Early Years
  • Experience of supporting children and families in groups and individually within frameworks
  • Experience of community development work
  • Conducting assessments of need, in relation to children and families
  • Experience of working in a diverse community
  • Knowledge and understanding of current issues in child development and parenting
  • Knowledge and understanding of and empathy with the dynamics and complexity of family life
  • An understanding of Children and Family Services aims and objectives
  • Appropriate and effective communication skills – both written and oral
  • Demonstrate the ability to implement support plans and evidence outcomes
  • An ability to positively engage parents/carers and children and young people
  • Ability to prioritise workloads, meet demands and evaluate effectiveness of own work


We are committed to building a workforce that is reflective of the diverse community we serve. We want to attract the best applications from people of all backgrounds and underrepresented groups because we strongly believe in adding value through diversity, inclusion, and equality. Our employees enable us to deliver services that are accessible, inclusive, and reflective of Wolverhampton residents.

We encourage, inspire and value an inclusive culture here at the council where employees can flourish, thrive and be themselves. We have four staff equality forums for employees to join. These help to ensure our workforce has a voice, employees feel empowered to speak up and where everyone is treated with respect - Learn more here

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders

We are committed to the fair treatment of all our employees, potential employees, or users of our service regardless of offending background. The Council uses the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for any vacancies that require a DBS check to obtain information about applicants to assess their suitability for employment in positions of trust. We do not discriminate unfairly against any individual on the basis of a conviction or any other information revealed as a result of a DBS disclosure - Learn more here

Employment Information & Support

If you are considering applying for an apprenticeship or a role where the salary is (Grade 2-5), and would like to visit us to learn about the application, interview process and what it is like to work for the council, please click on this link to find out more - Learn more here


Working for us

For more information about working for our organisation including the culture of the Council, the Council plan and vision, staff equality forums, core HR policies and much more please click here.

Pay Award

Local Government Employers and trade unions are currently in negotiations to agree the 2023/2024 annual pay offer for employees. Once pay settlement is agreed this will be backdated to 1 April 2023. More information on the current pay offer can be found here Employer circular - Local government pay 2023 | Local Government Association


Supporting documents


Bingley Hub

There’s never been a better time to join the award winning City of Wolverhampton Council to further your career. We are a progressive and future facing organisation, and passionate about making our city better for all who live, work and travel here.

We are an ambitious organisation focused on delivering the best services for people in Wolverhampton; working for us gives you the opportunity to make a difference to their lives.

Our continual drive for improvement led to us winning APSE Overall Council of the Year Service Delivery Award, also achieving Annual Service Award Finalists for our services in Waste and Recycling; Public Protection; Best Housing Regeneration and Homelessness multi-agency work, showing that the City of Wolverhampton Council is truly an organisation striving for daily excellence in all we do.

Equal Opportunities

The City of Wolverhampton Council employs over 5,000 people in more than 600 different trades and professions. We are committed to representing Wolverhampton’s diverse community and therefore strongly encourage applications from all applicants meeting the essential criteria.  The council operate a guaranteed interview policy for veterans who have served in the military, those who have previously been under our care and are under the age of 25 and disabled candidates, where it is evidenced that the essential criteria of the post is met.

A Great City to Live and Work

The city has seen rapid developments with major projects like the i54, Way Youth Zone and i10 and more exciting developments are planned for the westside of the city. The leisure-led mixed user scheme includes a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, bars, hotel, multi-storey car park and apartments, all accessible by foot from our city centre.

We benefit from being in a prime location, with excellent transport links at the heart of the UK’s high speed rail and motorway networks, making us an employer of choice for people across the West Midlands.

Wolverhampton is rated as one of the top cities in the UK for families. Almost 90 per cent of the city’s primary and secondary schools are rated as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The City also offers a wide range of family friendly facilities with stunning parks and green spaces and top entertainment attractions such as Wolverhampton Art Gallery, the Civic and Wulfrun Halls and the Grand Theatre all of which attract top acts such as Jimmy Carr, Gary Barlow, World Darts Competition, upcoming bands and West End productions.


Why Work for City of Wolverhampton Council?

We invest heavily in skills and training for our employees; you will develop and grow with us through your time, benefiting from regular professional development conversations, and varied training opportunities.

We offer a wide range of benefits including competitive salaries that progress within different grades for the variety of jobs on offer. The majority of our positions offer a generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days - this increases with length of service. There is also an added option to buy up to 10 days additional leave in each leave year. New entrants also benefit from 8 days bank holiday entitlement (basic leave entitlement of 33 days).

The council offers an excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with employee and employer contributions based on salary grades and other benefits including:

  • Index linked pension
  • Option to convert your pension for tax-free cash when you retire
  • Retirement on the grounds of ill-health at any age.

The council also offers a wide range of flexible working options to fit in around your commitments including:

  • Flexi-time
  • Reduced hours working
  • Job share
  • Homeworking
  • Term time only

Other rewards

  • Discounted city parking at a number of sites with reduced charges for blue badge holders
  • Annual Travel Card Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice scheme for cars - with a wide range of ‘green’ vehicles, cycles and associated equipment, personal IT equipment and smartphones
  • Retail, leisure, legal and ethical savings and loans through our competitive rewards portal

City of Wolverhampton Banner


Company info
01902 552345
City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre
St. Peter's Square
West Midlands
United Kingdom

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert