A Sefton charity is looking for young people who live in the borough and who want to improve life in their local community to apply for a Young Advisors post.
Sefton CVS wants to appoint new members to its team of Young Advisors, who help local organisations to understand the interests of young people, and how to get their message across to them in a more youth-friendly way.
In this paid position for 15 to 21-year-olds, the Young Advisors are trained to act as consultants, speaking out for young people to ensure that their thoughts and feelings are considered when decisions are taken that affect them.
They also help organisations to ‘youth proof’ the way they operate, and to attract and maintain the interest of young people in their work.
Major research and consultation projects carried out by the Young Advisors in the past have focused on issues including youth mental health, child sexual exploitation and how to tackle anti-social behaviour.
Jo Lee, of Sefton CVS, who manages the project, commented: “Becoming a Young Advisor is a great way for a young person to make a real difference to life in their area.”
“In this role, they work with local services and businesses, and influence the way services are designed and delivered in the borough.”
“A big plus point is that the job is designed to be flexible, and to fit around educational and other commitments,” added Jo.
The current Young Advisor posts are only open to young people who live in Sefton, up to and including Southport.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 17th July 2019.
Interviews: Week Commencing 22nd July 2019
Pre-Residential Training: Saturday 3rd August 2019
Training Residential (3 Days): Week Commencing 5th August 2019 (TBC)
*Please note successful candidates will need to be available to attend the Pre-Residential Training and 3 Day Training Residential.
Sefton Young Advisors are part of the Young Advisors Network, for more information visit; https://youngadvisors.org.uk/sefton