Ayrshire

Ayrshire

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 Ayrshire 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 AYRSHIRE

Ayrshire Area Support Team (AST) consists of three local authorities - East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire. Prospective panel members are expected to live or work within the geographical boundaries of one local authority area but may have the opportunity to sit as a panel member in any area within Ayrshire.

Panel members in Ayrshire are expected to commit to sitting on two hearings sessions per month, and to attend 5 local learning and development opportunities per year.

HEARINGS SCHEDULE

East Ayrshire: Kilmarnock and Ayr hearings centres: Monday afternoons, Tuesdays in both the morning and afternoon, Wednesday mornings, Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings.

North Ayrshire: Irvine hearings centres: Monday-Thursday mornings and afternoons and Friday mornings.

South Ayrshire: Ayr and Girvan hearings centres: Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and afternoons, Thursday mornings and Friday mornings.

INFORMATION EVENINGS

Please attend our information evening to find out more about being a Children’s Panel member. This is being held on:

Tuesday 12 September (7-9pm) at Greenwood Conference Centre, Greenwood Gate, Dreghorn, Irvine, KA11 4GZ

INTERVIEWS

Interviews will take place on Saturday 14 October and Saturday 28 October (venue TBC).

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: Lisa Owen
EMAIL: ayrshire-ast@north-ayrshire.gcsx.gov.uk
TEL: 01294 324162

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