Youth Voice Representatives
What is a Youth Voice Representative?
Hampshire's Youth Voice Representatives bridge the gap between young people and the County Council, providing a 'youth voice' on decisions being made that affect young people.
What do Youth Voice Representatives do?
There are plenty of ways our Youth Voice Representatives get involved with the County Council's work, to help shape the delivery of services. Some of their key responsibilities include:
- Attending meetings with County Council officers, managers and councillors
- Organising consultations to seek the views of young people in Hampshire
- Helping the County Council to communicate with young people via website, blogs and social media
- 'Translating' documents into a form that is easy for young people to understand
- Working closely with Hampshire's Members of Youth Parliament
Meet our Youth Voice Representatives
Alex Maynard and Amelia Wrigley became Hampshire's first Youth Voice Representatives in April 2014. Here's what they had to say when they got appointed:
Amelia, who was Head Girl at King’s School in Winchester, said: “I'm really excited about this opportunity, and look forward to taking on the challenge. I hope to effectively voice the opinions of Hampshire's young people and increase youth engagement with the decisions that affect us.”
Alex, who has previously been a member of Youth Parliament for Hampshire, mirrored those sentiments. He said: "I am delighted to have been chosen to carry out this role. I look forward to the challenges involved and helping to enable young people to have a say."
We will be looking for two new Youth Voice Representatives to replace Alex and Amelia when their posts come to an end in March 2015. Applications will open in January, and details will be posted on this page in the New Year.