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 Orkney 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 ORKNEY
Panel members in Orkney are expected to commit to sitting on one session per month, and to attend monthly business meetings (held on the first Tuesday of the month) and local learning and development opportunities through the year.
Note: Business meetings are not held during January or August
Hearing dates are set as and when required between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday.
Please attend our information evening to find out more about being a Children’s Panel member. This is being held on:
Wednesday 6 September at: (7-9pm) at Pickaquoy Centre, Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1LR
The Orkney Area Support Team will provide a presentation on the Children's Hearings System and details of the role of Panel Members.
Applications will be shortlisted on the week commencing October 9th, with interviews scheduled for the week commencing October 30th.
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: Annette Feeney
TEL: 07715 044318
For technical queries relating to your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.