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Panel Practice Advisor - Argyll & Bute

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

Support children and young people 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 – Children’s Panel Members - who are the decision makers at children's hearings. This is done by considering the needs, circumstances and best interests of the children and young people before them and making decisions accordingly.

Panel Practice Advisors (PPAs) play a critical role within Area Support Teams (those responsible for delivery and administration 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.

Argyll & Bute Area Support Team is looking to recruit PPAs across three areas:

  • Lomond.
  • Cowal & Bute.
  • Kintyre/Mid-Argyll.

Applicants should have good assessment, observation, interviewing and communication skills, and be able to regularly give your time to the children's hearings system.

If you wish an informal chat about these roles, please get in touch with Angela Cramb, Area Support and Improvement Partner, at Angela.Cramb@chs.gsi.gov.uk.

Please send completed application forms to Fiona McCallum at fiona.mccallum@argyll-bute.gov.uk.


CHS is striving towards equal opportunities in employment.