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Person Specification

The Chair is likely to meet the following criteria:

  • Extensive experience of the family justice system and broad understanding of services and support that children and families receive before, during and after public and private family law court proceedings.
  • Experience of operating at a senior strategic leadership level within a relevant organisation.
  • Demonstrate a strong and visible passion and commitment to the NFJO, its strategic objectives and cause.
  • Understanding of the policy and practice landscape and where Nuffield FJO fits and can make a contribution.
  • Highly developed facilitation and chairing skills, adept at facilitating discussion among multi-disciplinary teams and voicing and reconciling disparate views.
  • A commitment to evidenced-based policy and practice and an interest in research and data.
  • A strategic ‘systems thinker’ with some experience of developing strategies to influence change in order to improve outcomes for children and families.
  • A skilled communicator, comfortable interacting across a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Credible to a wide range of stakeholders (children and families, law and children’s social care professionals, policy makers, academics and media).
  • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy, with the ability to listen and engage effectively.