We are looking for a volunteer Area Convener to provider local leadership for our Area Support Team in South East Scotland (covering East Lothian, Mid Lothian and the Scottish Borders).
At Children’s Hearings Scotland we recruit, train and support empathetic and committed volunteers. Our 2,500 volunteer Panel Members take part in children’s hearings, making decisions with and for infants, children and young people. Our network of 22 Area Support Teams provide support to Panel Members locally.
We are committed to #KeepThePromise to Scotland’s infants, children and young people. You will be joining us during an exciting period of change as we redesign the children’s hearings system with our partners and people with lived experience.
What will you be doing?
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?
An enthusiastic person who is committed to securing the rights of children and young people. You will be able to lead and be part of a team, a strong communicator and have the ability to listen and respond. You should also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of Children’s Hearings Scotland.