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