South East Scotland

South East Scotland

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 South East Scotland 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 SOUTH EAST SCOTLAND

South East Scotland Area Support Team (AST) consists of three local authorities - East Lothian, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. 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 South East Scotland.

Panel members in South East Scotland are expected to commit to sitting on one or two sessions per month and to attend six out of eight learning and development opportunities per year.

HEARINGS SCHEDULE

Tranent (East Lothian): Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

Dalkeith (Midlothian): Monday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Thursday morning and afternoon.

Selkirk (Borders): Monday morning, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

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:

Monday 14 August: 7.00pm at Midlothian House, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

Monday 11 September: 7.00pm at Town House, Haddington, EH41 3ED

Wednesday 13 September: 7.00pm at Council Headquarters, Newton St Boswells, TD6 0SA

Wednesday 20 September: 7.00pm at Midlothian House, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN

INTERVIEWS

Saturday 21 October

Saturday 28 October

Saturday 4 November

Interviews will be held for a full day (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: Jackie Knox
EMAIL:
 jknox@eastlothian.gov.uk
TEL: 01620 827379

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