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Children's Hearings Scotland is recruiting Panel Practice Advisors

Are you passionate about keeping children at the heart of every decision? Children's Hearings Scotland is recruiting Panel Practice Advisors (PPA) to join our national volunteer community. 

Panel Practice Advisors play a central role in supporting the outcomes of the children's hearings system, lending their robust assessment, observation, and communication skills to the process. They are responsible for selecting and recommending Panel Members for the appointment. In addition, PPAs regularly observe Panel Members during children's hearings and provide encouraging feedback to ensure the best decisions for Scotland's infants, children and young people.

To be considered for the role, you will be enthusiastic and committed to securing children's and young people's rights and improving their outcomes and experiences; be able to lead and work as part of a team; be a strong communicator. You should also be familiar with working with volunteers and demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos of Children's Hearings Scotland.

In return, you will receive comprehensive training to enhance your skills in leadership, effective communication, managing conflict and influencing and negotiating – all of which are transferable into the workplace.

National Convener at Children's Hearings Scotland, Elliot Jackson, said:

"CHS' volunteer community is made up of 3000 individuals fulfilling different duties in a variety of roles that culminate in keeping Scotland's children and young people safe and protected.

“Panel Practice Advisors are one of those crucial roles that allows people to enhance their leadership and influencing skills while supporting our Panel Members throughout their development. I highly encourage anyone interested in taking the next step on their volunteering journey to apply."

If you are interested to learn more about the role and wish to apply, you can do so here.