Central and West Lothian

Central and West Lothian

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 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.

HEARINGS SCHEDULE

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.

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:

Clackmannanshire/Stirling: Tuesday 12 September 2017 at 7:00pm: Alloa Town Hall, Marshill, Alloa, FK10 1AB.

West Lothian: Thursday 14 September 2017 at 7:00pm: West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden Road South, Livingston, EH54 6FF.

Clackmannanshire/Stirling: Monday 18 September 2017 at 7:00pm: Wallace High School, Airthrey Road, Stirling, FK9 5HW.

Falkirk: Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 7:00pm: Falkirk Council Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, FK1 5RS.

INTERVIEWS

INTERVIEWS - PRELIMINARY

Clackmannanshire/Stirling: Monday 16 October 2017 from 4:00pm at Raploch Community Campus, Drip Road, Stirling, FK8 1RD.

West Lothian: Wednesday 18 October 2017 from 4:00pm at West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden Road South, Livingston, EH54 6FF.

Clackmannanshire/Stirling: Thursday 19 October 2017 from 2:00pm at Raploch Community Campus, Drip Road, Stirling, FK8 1RD.

West Lothian: Tuesday 24 October 2017 from 4:00pm at West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden Road South, Livingston, EH54 6FF.

Falkirk: Thursday 26 October 2017 from 4:00pm at Falkirk Council Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, FK1 5RS.

INTERVIEWS - FINAL

Clackmannanshire/Stirling: Saturday 4 November 2017 at Falkirk Council Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, FK1 5RS.

Falkirk/West Lothian: Saturday 11 November 2017 at Falkirk Council Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street, Falkirk, FK1 5RS.

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
EMAIL: Hazel.oliver@falkirk.gov.uk
TEL: 01324 506117

NAME: Lorraine Monro
EMAIL: lorraine.monro@falkirk.gov.uk
TEL: 01324 506121

NAME: Mhairi Chalmers
EMAIL: mhairi.chalmers@falkirk.gov.uk
TEL: 01324 506121

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