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Area Convener - East Renfrewshire

Voluntary: All reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed in line with CHS’ volunteer expenses policy
10-15 hours per week

Children’s Hearing Scotland (CHS) is recruiting for the role of Area Convener for East Renfrewshire. This is an exciting volunteer opportunity to lead, provide direction and support to the Area Support Team of East Renfreshire.

Our volunteer Area Conveners play a crucial role in providing leadership and direction to the volunteer Area Support Team which supports Panel Members at a local level.

The role includes:

  • day to day oversight and management of the Area Support Team including playing a key role in leading recruitment, training and support for volunteer Panel Members at a local level
  • driving change at a local level including continually looking at opportunities to ensure the best decisions are being made with and for children and young people attending children’s hearings.
  • building effective relationships with the local Panel Member community and partner organisations
  • acting as the representative for the Children’s Hearings System at a local level and expressing and supporting the perspectives of Panel Members nationally
  • communicating and sharing information, promoting the work of Children’s Hearings Scotland and acting as a spokesperson as required
  • monitoring performance and reporting on targets of the Area Support Team

Supported by a Deputy Area Convener, Area Support Team Members and the Children’s Hearings Scotland National Team including a local Area Support and Improvement Partner.

Closing Date: 19 August 2019

CHS is striving towards equal opportunities in employment.