Job Description

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£30,489 – £35,178

Job grade

Executive Officer
Band 5

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Human Resources

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Remote working (anywhere in the UK)

About the job

Job summary

We are recruiting for the role of Health and Wellbeing Officer in our HR team. This role is flexible and can be based from any of our Cafcass Offices.


We trust and empower colleagues to work in a hybrid way, providing the resources, equipment, and support, so that individually and collectively, we can be the voice of children and young people when the family court makes critical decisions about their futures.


Whilst this role is part of a team based from various offices nationally, There may be some requirement to travel occasionally. our teams work flexibly and remotely, so your proximity to the office doesn’t always have to be a critical consideration.


We are a diverse, inclusive organisation that is a safe space for colleagues with shared aspects of identity and lived experience, which helps ensure we provide a service which promotes the diversity and uniqueness of children and families from all backgrounds. We especially welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds as we strive to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the children and families we work with.


We provide extensive wellbeing support for colleagues, as well as excellent benefits, all of which we hope encourages you to join us.


Job description

The role will work closely with Health and Wellbeing colleagues and the wider HR service, contributing to the delivery, development and innovation of Cafcass’ approach to Employee Health and Wellbeing which is based on practical support for physical and emotional wellbeing, employee resilience and mental health.


Should you join us your tasks will include:

  • Working with colleagues to support, guide and co-ordinate the work of the Health and Wellbeing Champions network.
  • Maintaining online resources and learning materials on intranet (Connect) and learning management system (Cafcass Learning).
  • Developing project plans and proposals to support implementation of new wellbeing resources or wellbeing events.
  • Applying Cafcass project management standards and templates to co-ordinate, monitor and report on project progress, liaising with other project team members or stakeholders as necessary.


Person specification

  • Vocational qualification in health and wellbeing advantageous but not essential, or substantial knowledge and experience of workplace wellbeing.
  • Possess a good working knowledge and awareness of current workplace health and wellbeing issues with a deep interest in improving wellbeing for Cafcass employees
  • Ability to collate and analyse information from a range of sources to develop proposals for improved service delivery and to inform longer term wellbeing plans.
  • Have the ability to create presentation and information materials in a range of formats and deliver training to a variety of audiences.
  • The ability to act as an ambassador for the Human Resources Team, portraying a professional and positive image of HR.



  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%

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Selection process details

We understand that starting a new role is a big decision, and you may require further information before applying. You can find out more about the role in the Job Description and there is a wealth of information about Cafcass on our Cafcass Careers page.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.


Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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