Children's Hearings Scotland
Children's Hearings Scotland
Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS) was established by the 2011 Act to support members of the national Children's Panel and their National Convener; Our vision is of a Children's Hearings System where everyone works together, making sure that all children and young people are heard, respected, valued, cared for and protected. If you share our vision and apply, you will be making a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people.

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Depute Area Convener

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Highland & Moray and West Dunbartonshire.
  • Closing 2nd March 2020

Children’s Panel Members are trained to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.

We need committed volunteers to take on the roles of Depute Area Convener. They don’t sit on Children’s Panels, but instead support the work of volunteers in their local area.

What will you be doing?

Supporting the local Area Convener, you’ll be managing a team of volunteers and developing new ways of working for your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on national improvements at the local level. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people; able to lead and be part of teams; a strong communicator, listening as well as talking. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system.

Where should you be based?

We are looking for Depute Area Conveners in, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Highland & Moray and West Dunbartonshire.

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Area Conveners

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • South Lanarkshire, Inverclyde, East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire
  • Closing 3rd July 2020

Children’s Panel Members are trained to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.

We need a committed volunteers across Scotland to take on the role of Area Convener. Area Conveners don’t sit on Children’s Panels, but instead manage the work of volunteers in their local area.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be managing a team of volunteers and developing new ways of working for your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on national improvements at the local level. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people; able to lead and be part of teams; a strong communicator, listening as well as talking. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system.

Where are we looking?

We are looking for Area Conveners in a number of areas: South Lanarkshire, Inverclyde, East Dunbartonshire and East Renfrewshire

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Children's Rights and Inclusion Coordinator

  • Full time
  • £32,157 – £35,316
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th September 2020

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) aims to improve the outcomes of Scotland's children and young people. We recruit, train and support volunteer Panel Members, who make legal decisions in children’s hearings, and Area Support Team members, who provide support and guidance to those Panel Members locally. Find out more about us here.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and child-centred individual with relevant professional and/or lived experience to help support our volunteers and National Team to embrace and embed our new Children’s Rights and Inclusion Strategy.

Applying your combined expert professional knowledge of inclusion and participation with your experience of designing and delivering consultation and engagement activities with people who have lived experience of the children’s hearings system, you will facilitate the integration of the Children’s Rights and Inclusion Strategy across our organisation. This can be found here. It is CHS’ ambition that through the embedding of this strategy, it will change children’s hearings for the better as we work towards Scotland’s ambition of our children growing up loved, safe and protected so that they can realise their full potential.

This post entails working closely with the CHS volunteer community, the National Team, including Area Support and Improvement Partners, key stakeholders and directly working with people with lived experience of the children’s hearings system. You will therefore need a sound knowledge base of relevant legislation, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), and frameworks such as Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC). You will provide accurate and timely support and advice to all the above so that the aforementioned strategy can be properly embedded with voice at the heart of all we do.

With the experience of translating strategy into operational practice, you will drive change to inform an improved way of working for CHS. One where implementation demonstrates our commitment to The Promise and delivering on the recommendations from the Independent Care Review.

You will receive ongoing coaching and mentoring to support you to play an integral and trusted part in the improved operation of the children’s hearings system as part of a fantastic team. You will also use your influencing and relationship-building skills to embed long-lasting change at a national level, within our Area Support Teams and most importantly, within children’s hearings.

You will be required to travel across Scotland and work on occasion outside CHS’ normal working hours to meet the requirements of the job.*

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Area Conveners

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Highland & Moray
  • Closing 21st September 2020

Children’s Panel Members are trained to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.

We need a committed volunteers across Scotland to take on the role of Area Convener. Area Conveners don’t sit on Children’s Panels, but instead manage the work of volunteers in their local area.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be managing a team of volunteers and developing new ways of working for your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on national improvements at the local level. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people; able to lead and be part of teams; a strong communicator, listening as well as talking. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system.

Where should you be based?

We are looking for Area Conveners in Highland & Moray

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Depute Area Conveners

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • East Renfrewshire, Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire
  • Closing 1st October 2020

Children’s Panel Members are trained to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.

We are looking for committed and enthusiastic people across Scotland to take on the volunteer role of Depute Area Convener. Depute Area Conveners play a key role by supporting the local Area Convener in the leadership of local volunteers.

What will you be doing?

Supporting the local Area Convener, you’ll be managing a team of volunteers to recruit, select, quality assure and manage concerns or complaints in your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on and implementing national improvements at the local level. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people and improving their outcomes and experiences; able to lead and be part of a team; a strong communicator. You should also be familiar with working with volunteers and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos of the children’s hearings system.

Where should you be based?

We are looking for Depute Area Conveners in East Renfrewshire, Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire.

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Area Conveners

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Aberdeen City and Fife
  • Closing 30th November 2020

Role

Children’s Panel Members are trained to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to take on the volunteer role of Area Convener in Aberdeen City and in Fife. Area Conveners don’t sit on Children’s Panels, but instead manage the work of volunteers in their local area.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be leading a team of committed volunteers who make up the Area Support Team and developing new ways of working for your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on national improvements at the local level. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people; able to lead and be part of teams; a strong communicator, listening as well as talking. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system.

Where should you be based?

We are looking for Area Conveners in Aberdeen City and in Fife.

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Area Convener: Argyll and Bute

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Argyll and Bute
  • Closing 30th November 2020

Children’s Panel Members are trained to take part in children’s hearings and make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people.

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to take on the volunteer role of Area Convener in the Argyll & Bute area. Area Conveners don’t sit on Children’s Panels, but instead manage the work of volunteers in their local area.

What will you be doing?

You’ll be leading a team of committed volunteers who make up the Area Support Team and developing new ways of working for your area. You’ll be working with local partners, communicating with Panel Members and leading on national improvements at the local level. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people; able to lead and be part of teams; a strong communicator, an active listener. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system.

Where should you be based?

We are looking for an Area Convener in Argyll & Bute.

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