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Could you be our new Youth Voice representative?

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Are you determined, self motivated, reliable, good at listening and committed to making changes for young people? Would you like to represent young people in Hampshire? If so, why not become a Youth Voice Representative for Hampshire County Council?

We are looking to recruit two young people - a male and a female - to act as Youth Voice Representatives. The role is all about being able to interact with young people in Hampshire and allow them to engage with active participation to shape services, as well as improve the co-ordination between young people and the decisions that are made by the County Council.

To apply for the role, you will need to be 16 to 21 years old, or up to 25 with special needs, and a school leaver. You will have current or previous experience as a representative for young people in Hampshire which you can use to shape better outcomes for other children and young people.

Councillor Keith Mans, Hampshire County Council's Executive Lead Member for Children's Services, said: "This is an exciting opportunity to represent young people in Hampshire, getting involved in local democracy and influencing services at the heart of the County Council's Children's Services department.

"It is a varied role and you will be involved in attending key meetings, organising consultations, working closely with the County Council's Elected Members, Members of Hampshire's Youth Parliament and young people, as well as reading documents and sending communications to engage with young people. If this is a role that you are interested in, then I strongly urge you to apply.

"The County Council values the involvement of young people in decision making and we have created these roles to ensure they are represented in the development of our services from the onset. The roles will enable us to better listen and involve young people, and gather invaluable feedback. They are also part of County Council's commitment to invest in young people by giving them opportunity to develop their skills and experiences to help them in their future careers."

The position is voluntary for one year, starting in April 2014. You will be able to work around any other commitments, such as work, college, university and family. We will pay your travel expenses and provide you with a rail warrant so you can get where you need to be.

To request an application pack, email your name, address and contact number to lynne.meechan@hants.gov.uk or call 01962 845877 by Friday 28 February. Interviews will take place in March in Winchester.

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