Policy Graduate Development Programme
graduate scheme

Policy Graduate Development Programme

Time left to apply
9 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Do you want to join an award winning organisation that makes a real difference for over 125,000 children and families every year? Do you want an opportunity to develop essential skills and knowledge that will benefit you not only in the short-term but throughout your career?

If so, let us tell you more about the Cafcass Graduate Development Programme for our Corporate Services.

We are currently looking for 10 recent graduates to join our scheme early in 2018 with opportunities across 6 different functions. This is a two-year programme where successful individuals will have the opportunity to be exposed to and contribute to a wide range of projects and initiatives.

You will receive extensive practical support and mentoring while making an invaluable contribution to supporting the aims and goals of the organisation. With a structured learning programme and the potential to gain a professionally accredited qualification, Cafcass’ Graduate Development programme offers a great first career step.

Cafcass has had great success with this programme in the past, with previous Graduates reporting the scheme provided an excellent opportunity to learn and develop and that it acted as an excellent basis for their career, which for many included staying with Cafcass beyond the initial two years.

Within the Policy team the graduate post will primarily focus on:

  • Carrying out a range of research and policy-related projects and summarising and presenting findings in a succinct and structured format.

Should you be successful…

We provide a competitive and rewarding pay and benefits package, including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Membership of a local government pension scheme
  • Flexible and remote working
  • Health and wellbeing support including healthcare scheme membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

While we have no specific requirements on what subject your degree is in, we will be looking for evidence from your degree and any work / volunteer experience you have that you are able to effectively undertake research and summarise findings succintly, potentially within challenging timescales.

Regardless of the specific role you want to apply for you will have:

  • Graduated in 2016 or 2017
  • Hold a 2:1 degree or higher

Accepted degree subjects






How to apply

Number of vacancies: Two

We’d like to use this opportunity to let you know the timescales we are working to so you have an idea of when you can expect to hear from us:

  • Initial telephone interview week commencing 11 December
  • Online assessments to be completed by 19 December
  • Final assessment from 4 January (invites will be sent before Christmas)

Please note dates are subject to change so if you don’t hear from us, this does not automatically mean you have been unsuccessful and we will be in touch with you as quickly as we can to update you.

We look forward to receiving your application highlighting your interest and suitability. If you would like to find out about the other Graduate roles we are currently recruiting for or would like further information on why you should join Cafcass, please visit the website via the Apply button.

Closing date: 03/12/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 03/12/2017

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