Sefton Young Advisors are locally recruited on the basis of their passion for their communities, rather than academic ability or social background. They are professionally trained to provide links between professionals, young people and their communities, ensuring that plans and delivery are relevant and respected.
Young Advisors are paid, trained and professional young people, aged between 15 and 23, who show community leaders and decision makers how to engage young people in community life, regeneration and renewal.
Young Advisors are there to show adults how to discuss, design and consult with local communities throughout the decision-making process at all levels of governance. They provide youth proofing services on documents, policies and practice. They design and deliver accredited training to young people and offer tailored training packages for staff and volunteers to support them in providing the best quality services for the communities they work in.
Young Advisors bring unique expertise and knowledge about being young in their area to influence an organisation’s strategic planning, decision-making and budgeting processes.
Young Advisors have strong partnerships with local organisations and have improved the quality of local services through service appraisals, training, youth proofing and ongoing consultancy support to ensure young people’s voices are heard in decision-making.
We are now recruiting!
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 27th September 2019.
Group Interview: Week Commencing 7th October 2019 (TBC)
Interviews: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October 2019
Pre-Residential Training: Saturday 26th October 2019
Training Residential (3 Days): Friday 8th – Sunday 10th November 2019
*Please note successful candidates will need to be available to attend the Pre-Residential Training and 3 Day Training Residential.
Sefton Young Advisors Team Lead
Phone: 0151 920 0726 ext 223