Central and West Lothian
The panel member recruitment campaign will open again IN THE SUMMER OF 2018.
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. Thank you.
NOT SURE IF PANEL MEMBERSHIP IS FOR YOU?
You can find out more about being a panel member in Central and West Lothian 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 CENTRAL AND WEST LOTHIAN
Central and West Lothian Area Support Team (AST) consists of four local authorities - Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling and West Lothian.. 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 Central and West Lothian.
Panel members in Central and West Lothian are expected to commit to sitting on one or two hearings sessions per month and four local learning and development sessions per year. Panel members can attend training in any of the four local authority areas.
Clackmannanshire: Monday and Tuesday mornings, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Falkirk: Monday and Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, Thursday mornings and afternoons, Friday mornings.
Stirling: Monday and Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings, Friday mornings.
West Lothian: Monday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, Friday mornings.
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: Hazel Oliver
TEL: 01324 506117
NAME: Lorraine Monro
TEL: 01324 506121
NAME: Mhairi Chalmers
TEL: 01324 506121
For technical queries relating to your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.