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Join our National Advisory Forum

We're looking for people with lived experience of social work to join our National Advisory Forum. This is a unique opportunity to get involved at an important time in our development.

Join our national advisory forum

9/11/2020 4:45:00 PM

One of the ways we work with the social work sector is through our national advisory forum. The forum include people from partner organisations, registered social workers, people with lived experience of social work, education and training providers and students.

The national advisory forum provides expert advice, support and challenge to our work and how we achieve our objectives.

This is a unique opportunity to get involved with a national organisation at an important time in our development. You will work with other people committed to raising standards and with an interest in social work.

Read more about the role of the national advisory forum.

Who can apply

We are currently looking for people with lived experience of social work to become members of our national advisory forum.

A person with lived experience of social work is someone who has received support from a social worker at some point in their lives or has supported an immediate family member who has. You could still be receiving that support now, or have received it previously. This can include but is not limited to: care leavers, adoptive parents, carers, those who have been supported by children and families social work or adults social work including mental health, physical heath or learning disabilities.

To be considered for this role, you must be:

  • able to attend meetings 6 times a year (virtually or in person)
  • willing to challenge and give constructive feedback
  • able to understand and reflect on information and ask questions
  • organised and have good time management skills
  • respectful of others
  • able to communicate with different people
  • know about our role as the regulator
  • supportive of our goals and agree with our values

Reimbursement and payments for our experts by experience will be made in line with our policy.

Read the terms of reference and role profile to learn more about what we’re looking for.


If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, or if you require any assistance with any part of the application process, please feel free to contact [email protected].

How to apply

Applications are now closed. We encourage you to check our website and follow us on social media for future opportunities to apply to the forum.

Next steps

Successful applicants will be invited to a virtual recruitment session which will take place on Monday 12 October 2020.

Further details and support for participating will be provided to those who progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.

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