Exciting Internship Opportunity from Sutton LSCB

Are you a young person in Sutton who is enthusiastic about making the borough a better, safer place for children and young people?

Can you bring expertise, creativity, innovation and drive to one of Sutton’s top priorities?

We’re looking for three enthusiastic young people who live or go to school or college in Sutton and are passionate about making sure that children’s and young people’s voices are heard.


The London Borough of Sutton (LBS) is recruiting three young people for the role of Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Youth Engagement Officer. This is a two week post, split into two separate periods: first, a 1 week summer internship 24 – 28 August 2015, and then a further 5 days over the autumn term at weekends and/or evenings.

The role involves working closely with LBS officers, health colleagues, schools, the voluntary & community sector and other children and young people (including children) to create a three year child and youth engagement plan for the LSCB. Activities will include:

  • Setting priorities for a two year child and youth engagement strategy for the LSCB.
  • Identifying a project(s) that young people can lead on over the next two years.
  • Come up with suggestions about how the LSCB can engage with other children and young people working groups in Sutton.
  • A day of research and activities in London.

Opportunities for young people

The successful candidates will have opportunities to receive community research training, training in Sutton’s approach to commissioning, project management and community research, as well as references from senior managers, if requested.

How to apply

Please read through the Job Description to get a further understanding of the role, and then email a Word document to Camilla.Webster@sutton.gov.uk explaining how you meet three of the nine points under the personal specification on page three by Friday, 7 August  (any three will do – the choice is up to you!). Please note that there is a maximum limit of 150 words per point, and please also include a CV (a tutorial on how to write a CV can be found here). Please include an email address and a telephone number that we can contact you on, should your application be successful.

If you wish to discuss this position or have any questions relating to the post please contact Camilla Webster (LSCB and Children’s Learning and Development Manager) on 020 8770 4879 or at Camilla.Webster@sutton.gov.uk.

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Ethan Smith champions the voice of young people in Sutton

Sutton’s Member of Youth Parliament (MYP), Ethan Smith, has been championing the voice of young people in Sutton by taking part in a couple of interviews. He spoke to Radio Jackie last week and SVTV (Sutton Voice‘s YouTube channel) earlier today.

Ethan Smith (MYP for Sutton) talks to SVTV.

Ethan Smith (MYP for Sutton) talks to SVTV.

We will be posting links to both of these interviews as soon as they come available.

If you are interested in becoming our next MYP, please nominate yourself. Be quick – the deadline is 30th June.

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Sutton’s DMYP becomes the Youth Voice Secretary for London

The Deputy Member of Youth Parliament (DMYP) for Sutton, Daigan Reid, has recently been voted by British Youth Council (BYC) members to be the Youth Voice Secretary for London.

Daigan Reid, DMYP for Sutton Youth Parliament

Daigan Reid, DMYP for Sutton Youth Parliament

Daigan’s role as DMYP will continue, as he will still be working hard towards delivering his pledge to the young people of Sutton whilst supporting the MYP and Sutton Youth Parliament. In addition, his new role will see him ensuring that the MYPs in and around London are supported in carrying out their BYC campaigns and duties.

If you would like to find out more about Sutton Youth Parliament, please email us at isyp@sutton.gov.uk or call 020 8770 5754 and ask to speak to Jainaba.

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Roundshaw Youth Event – Friday 26th June

Roundshaw Youth Event

Our Roundshaw Youth Event will be taking place on Friday 26th June at the Phoenix Centre!

There will be a range of free taster sessions where you will be able to try out a variety of different activities, an Open Mic where you can showcase your vocal talents and music will be provided by Youth FM.

You’ll also have the opportunity to talk to us and let us know which activities you would like to be made available for young people.

The event is open to anyone aged 13-19 and starts at 5pm.

On Facebook? Check out our event page!

Roundshaw Youth Event Flyer

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#YFMLive – Youth FM to broadcast live on 9th June!

Youth FM will be broadcasting live on Tuesday 9th June and you can listen in using the music player on the right hand side of the screen —>

Check out the Facebook event here.

Tuesday’s schedule is:

7pm – 8pm – Luke introduces his brand new Rock Show.
8pm – 9pm – Matt will be playing some great new music on Fresh Hits.

Spread the word and join in with the conversation on Twitter and Facebook with the #YFMLive hashtag.

Are you aged 13-19? Would you like to host your own radio show? Or are you interested in the radio / music production? Join us at Youth FM every Tuesday at the Youth Zone (at the Phoenix Centre) in Wallington during term time.

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