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.