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Panel Practice Advisors – Aberdeenshire

Voluntary: All reasonable travel and out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed in line with CHS’ volunteer expenses policy.
2 days per month (equivalent)

Support children and young people in your local community through supporting Panel Members – become a Panel Practice Advisor.

Support children and young people in your local community through supporting Panel Members – become a Panel Practice Advisor.

The Children’s Hearings System is Scotland’s unique care and justice system for children and young people in need of care, protection and support. The system is unique because it is unsalaried, lay tribunal members (Panel Members) who are the decision makers at children’s hearings. Decisions are made after considering the needs, circumstances and best interests of the children and young people before them.

Panel Practice Advisors (PPAs) play a critical role within Area Support Teams (those responsible for the delivery and administration of the Children's Hearings System at a local level across Scotland). PPAs are responsible for selecting and recommending Panel Members for appointment to the National Convener. They also regularly observe Panel Member practice within children's hearings and contribute to practice development within their local area.

Aberdeenshire Area Support Team is looking to recruit PPAs. Applicants should have good assessment, observation, interviewing and communication skills, and be able to regularly give your time to the Children's Hearings System.

Please send completed applications to Alison McLeod by email at: alison.mcleod4@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.

If you have any enquiries, you can contact Alison by telephone on 01467 535 544.

  • Closing Date: 31 July 2019
  • Interview: w/c 5 August 2019

Closing Date: 31 July 2019

CHS is striving towards equal opportunities in employment.