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Would you like to be a Family Mediator?


  • Are you interested in helping families to communicate better and to reach agreements?
  • Would you like to help children and parents, particularly those going through the process of separation and divorce?
  • Do you have a background of working in voluntary organisations, the law, social work, counselling, negotiating or similar areas?
  • Would you like to train to be a sessional family mediator with us?


Family mediation is a voluntary process in which a trained, impartial mediator helps family members to communicate more effectively, and to make their own arrangements for the future, particularly for children.  Family mediation assists those involved in family breakdown, in particular parents who are separating or living apart, to communicate better with one another and to reach their own decisions about some of the issues relating to the family breakdown.


Mediators can agree their hours of work with the Service to meet local demand and their own availability.  Initially trainee mediators are required to complete the Certificate in Family Mediation (Accredited), which requires a minimum of 250 hours of learning, to become an Accredited Mediator.  This enables them to begin practising as a mediator in their Service.  Accredited Mediators are then required to continue their learning and become Registered Mediators by completing the Certificate in Family Mediation (Registered).


  • Would you like to know more?
  • Would you like an application pack?

Please contact us before the closing date of 15 April 2018, on 01382 201343 or via email on