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Children’s Commissioner recruiting young people for Advisory Panel

The Children’s Commissioner is looking for young people to join her Advisory Panel.

The Young People’s Advisory Panel is a new group being set up to advise Sally Holland, Children’s Commissioner for Wales, on her work. The Children’s Commissioner and her team promote and protect the rights and welfare of children and young people living in Wales.

The Commissioner is looking to recruit 12 young people, enquiries are welcome from everyone and it is hoped that the panel will be made of a diverse range of young people with backgrounds and experiences.

Do you have what they’re looking for? Take a look below:

  • Aged 11-18
  • Have previous experience of representing the views of other people
  • Confidence to share ideas and opinions with others

The full role description can be found here.

The Advisory Panel will:

  • Work with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales’ staff team to review the Commissioner’s work plan each year and provide her with new ideas and feedback.
  • Work with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales’ staff team to help develop the young people’s advisory panel and review how the group is working.

What will you get out of it?

You will gain new skills, new friends, and learn about the work of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. You will have an opportunity to influence her priority areas of work and have fun being part of a new and exciting group.

What is the commitment?

A place on the panel lasts for two years.

  • Each year there will be three whole day meetings (you can attend in South or North Wales) in July, October (2016) and February (2017).
  • Keep in touch with us between meetings using social media.
  • Opportunity to be a representative on the combined adult panel (four meetings a year).
  • Opportunity to get involved in interviews and projects which may require you to work with us more if you choose to.

For more information about the role and how to apply visit the Children’s Commissioner for Wales website.