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Forced Marriage Caseworker

Ref FCO0090
Location London
Department FCO
Closing date for applications 19 February 2018

Salary: Maximum £26,409 + great benefits
Appointment: Three year, fixed term appointment

About the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) promotes the United Kingdom's interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe. The FCO has a worldwide network of embassies and consulates, employing approximately 12,600 people in nearly 270 diplomatic offices. We work with international organisations to promote UK interests and global security, including the EU, NATO, the United Nations, the UN Security Council and the Commonwealth.

The role of Forced Marriage Caseworker

The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is jointly run between the Foreign Office and the Home Office, with a remit to operate domestically and abroad. The FMU provides advice and support to both victims and potential victims of forced marriage as well as being a key part of the overall process in organising emergency rescues and repatriations for victims overseas. As a Forced Marriage Caseworker, you will deal with frontline cases that relate to victims of forced marriage, which will include: overseas consular casework, UK cases, reluctant sponsor immigration casework, and learning disability victims of forced marriage. Joining our small, friendly and highly effective team, you will take on the most complex casework and upskill the rest of the team. Using a high level of sensitivity, you will support victims and potential victims, as well as develop long term relationships with a wide range of UK and international counterparts. You will also advise on policy and project work, making the FMU more efficient and effective, and contribute to the FMU's extensive outreach programme in the UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a genuine, positive impact on forced marriage both domestically and abroad; and to have a real impact on people's lives.

The FMU is part of the Consular Directorate within the FCO, responsible for providing consular assistance to British people overseas. You will have the opportunity to learn more about wider consular work and the FCO; and benefit from a variety of learning and development opportunities.

What we are looking for

Perhaps you are working in social services, probations or law enforcement. Whatever your background, you must be able to demonstrate casework experience, particularly in domestic violence cases within the UK. We also want to see evidence of your victim support skills, work with BME communities and honour-based violence and related issues. You need to be an excellent team player, with a talent for leading and motivating a team. It goes without saying that you will have exceptional communication skills. Effective and persuasive, you have the judgement and diplomatic sensitivity to be able to handle complex international issues.

Additional Information

Please ensure you read the information for candidates, using the links below:

Useful information

We recommend reading the articles on forced marriage issues, please use the links below:

If you have any queries then please contact us by emailing candidateenquiries@capitaras.co.uk

Further information about the FCO may be found on its website www.gov.uk/fco


Interviews will be held during the week beginning Monday 12th March 2018

The FCO has appointed CAPITA Resourcing, a recruitment agency, to manage the process.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss the role or the process further please email: CandidateEnquiries@capitaras.co.uk.

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