West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire

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 West Dunbartonshire 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 WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Panel members in West Dunbartonshire are expected to commit to sitting on one or two hearing sessions per month and to attend four of the eight learning and development opportunities through the year.

HEARINGS SCHEDULE

Dumbarton: Monday afternoon, Tuesday - Thursday mornings and afternoons.

Note: Hearings on Wednesdays alternate between mornings and afternoons from week to week (in the morning one week and the afternoon the following week).

INFORMATION EVENING

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

Wednesday 13 September: 6.45pm at (Committee Room 3) Council Offices, Garshake Road, Dumbarton, G82 3PU

INTERVIEWS

Following a shortlisting process, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a selection procedure which will comprise a group discussion and individual interview. These will be held at (Committee Room 3) Council Offices, Garshake Road, Dumbarton, G82 3PU on:

Friday 27 October (afternoon)

Monday 30 October (morning)

Following the submission of their application, applicants will be contacted by the Clerk to the AST and invited to identify their preferred selection procedure. Wherever possible, applicants' first preferences will be accommodated.

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: Scott Kelly
EMAIL: scott.kelly@west-dunbarton.gov.uk
TEL: 01389 737220

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