The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators intends to set up a scheme for arbitration in relation to a specified range of disputes concerning children. It seeks a trainer (or trainers) to participate in training children-issue arbitrators.

Candidates should be solicitors, barristers or retired judges who are at least 10 years qualified, and whose work comprises, or has comprised, substantially private-law children matters. They need not be arbitrators, but it would be helpful to have an interest in out-of-court dispute resolution.

The commitment, which would be remunerated, is likely to be two consecutive afternoons of training per course (which may well be over a weekend) and a commensurate amount of time spent on drafting training and assessment materials. Training would be delivered as part of a team which includes the current trainers, Suzanne Kingston and Jonathan Tecks. The number of courses per year is likely to depend on demand, and other factors.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please send your CV and covering note to by Friday 16 October, 2015. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.