Aberdeen

Aberdeen

If you would like to register your interest so that we can alert you once applications are open, please complete the expression of interest form by clicking on the 'Apply' button at the bottom of this page.

NOT SURE IF PANEL MEMBERSHIP IS FOR YOU?

You can find out more about being a panel member in Aberdeen by reading the information below. Also have a look at the Become a Children’s Panel member and the Panel member testimonials pages where you can discover what it is like for people like you, who are already children’s panel members and you can hear from young people about the differences that panel members can make to their lives.

As a new panel member you must be able to commit to undertaking an initial training programme which is spread over 14 weeks and you will need to be able to attend all of the local training dates. It is vital that panel members also continually develop and update their knowledge and practice to make the best decisions for children and young people, so being able to commit to ongoing training is also important.

BEING A PANEL MEMBER IN ABERDEEN

Panel members in Aberdeen are expected to commit to sitting on one hearings session every two weeks. They must also attend at least 50% of the eight learning and development opportunities per year.

HEARINGS SCHEDULE

Aberdeen: Monday - Thursday both mornings and afternoons, and on Friday morning.

INFORMATION EVENINGS

Please attend one of our information evenings to find out more about being a Children’s Panel member. These are being held on:

Tuesday 5 September: (7pm) at Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
Wednesday 13 September: (7pm) at Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB
Thursday 21 September: (7pm) at Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB

INTERVIEWS

Interviews: will take place between Monday 2 October and Friday 20 October at The Council Chamber, Town House, Broad Street, Aberdeen. AB10 1FY. If you are selected for interview, you will be contacted directly with more information about the interview.

Final assessment day: will take place on Saturday 11 November at Aberdeen Football Club, Pittodrie Stadium, Pittodrie Street, Aberdeen. AB24 5QH. There will be morning and afternoon sessions and all applicants will need to be able to attend one of these sessions to take part in a case study exercise and a group discussion.

CLERK CONTACT DETAILS

If you have any queries, or would just like to chat to someone about volunteering in the Children’s Hearings System, please contact the Clerk to the Area Support Team:

NAME: Mark Masson
EMAIL: mmasson@aberdeencity.gov.uk
TEL: 01224 522989

NAME: Cheryl Nevill
EMAIL: cnevill@aberdeencity.gov.uk
TEL: 01224 522113

For technical queries relating to your application, please email recruitment@childrenshearings.org.uk.