Children's Hearings Scotland - Volunteer Area Convenor Needed

Childrens Hearings Scotland are looking to appoint an Area Convener (AC)to the Orkney Area Support Team. The Children's Hearings System is Scotland's unique care and jusitice system for children and young people in need of care, protection and support. ASTs have responsibility for panel member recruitment, selection,induction and practice observations, for rota management and for supporting panel members at local Level. They report
regularly to CHS to share information and trends, issues, problems and best practice.The AC provides Leadership and direction to the AST, ensuring
that the AST fulfils its responsibilities to support panel members and carries out the key responsibilities.

Applicants need to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the Childrens Hearings System as well as an understanding of the role of panelUnderstand and promote the CHS vision, mission and Values; uphold the national standards for the children's panel at local level; understand the role of panel members and what is needed to support them; have experience of building and managing a team; be skilled in managing, supporting and working with volunteers;have well developed report writing skills; be experienced at chairing meetings and facilitating discussions; promote constructive dialogue and decision making and be confident in building and maintaining good relationships and
communication with partner agencies; be aware if the legal framework for the Children's Hearings System; For a full list please see the vacancy advert on the Children's Hearings Scotland website.Applicants must be over 18. members. Please see full advert and details of how to apply on the Childrens Hearings Scotland website.


Please contact Rob McGregor at VAO on 872 897 if you are interested in this opportunity.


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