Argyll & Bute

The panel member recruitment campaign will open again on Monday 14 August 2017.

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 Argyll and Bute 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.


Within Argyll & Bute panel members should commit to sitting on 1-2 hearing sessions per month. A hearing session generally comprises up to three cases. In general panel members are rostered to sit on hearings in their own locality. 

Panel members are expected to attend local learning and development opportunities throughout the year. In general we arrange 8-12 local sessions per year. 

The weekdays scheduled for hearings in Argyll and Bute, by locality, are 

Monday - Lochgilphead 

Tuesday - Oban and Dunoon

Wednesday - Campbeltown

Thursday - Rothesay, Isle of Bute

Friday - Helensburgh

These are usually morning sessions, however hearings held in Lochgilphead on Mondays are held in the afternoon.

If you are interested in becoming a panel member within Argyll and Bute and would like to know more please speak to a member of the Area Support Team. Contact details can be obtained from the Clerk.

Note: Although the days of the week for holding hearings are set, by locality, hearings do not take place every week.  The schedule of hearings is issued, in advance, to panel members, covering a three month period.

In addition, and for various reasons, there will be occasions for hearings to be held on different days to those assigned by locality. These are primarily emergency hearings and panel members are sought for these cases as they arise. 



NAME: Fiona McCallum
TEL: 01546 604392