Member - Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
Remuneration: £174.42 per day
Closing date: 20 July 2018 at midday
Do you believe that the voice of children and young people should be heard? If you do, we want to hear from you.
Scottish Ministers want to appoint a new member to the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) Board. The Children's Hearings System is Scotland's distinct approach to legal decision making for children and young people, and SCRA is at the heart of this wider system.
Along with our partner agencies, the aim is to provide a safety net for vulnerable children and young people and to deliver solutions that meet the needs of the individuals involved, while helping to build stronger families and safer communities. One of the system's most important aspects is the recognition that children and young people who offend are often the same children and young people who require care and protection.
SCRA's vision is that children and young people in Scotland who are vulnerable and at risk are protected and offered positive futures. This vision is underpinned by our values, which ensure the needs of children and young people are at the centre of everything we do.
We are looking for applicants who:
- are passionate about improving the lives of children and young people
- are eager to contribute to the work of SCRA and the wider Children's Hearings System
- want to make a real contribution to the ambition of Getting it Right for Every Child; and
- have experience and knowledge of governance and accountability in public services
Full details of the criteria to be met for the position are set out in the person specification, which forms part of the application pack.
Scottish Ministers welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland's public bodies, including women, disabled people, people from an ethnic minority background and people aged under 50.
Remuneration: Members are remunerated at a rate of £169 per day (non-pensionable). You will also receive reimbursement for essential travel expenses and reasonable childcare/carer costs incurred whilst undertaking Board duties.
Time commitment: As a member, you will be expected to devote an equivalent of 1½ days per month to the work of the Board.
Appointment details: The term of appointment is for up to four years, with the possibility of re-appointment up to a maximum term of 8 years, subject to evidence of effective performance.
Location: Routine meetings take place at SCRA's Head Office in Stirling. Development days are normally held at one of SCRA's operational offices throughout the country.
Interviews: It is expected that interviews will be held on 10 August 2018 in Edinburgh. Please ensure that you can attend on this date as we are unable to offer alternatives.
Further information: If you would like to find out more about the role, Michelle Miller, Chair of the Board is happy to have an informal discussion with you. If you would like to take up this opportunity, please contact Pamela Armstrong, Governance Officer, on 0131 244 4850, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For full information on the appointment, please read the Applicant Information Pack accessed via the link below.
Completed applications must be received on or before Friday 20 July 2018 (at 12 noon)
Appointments to the SCRA Board are regulated by the Commissioner for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.
Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.
Please apply online. If you experience any difficulties accessing our website, or in the event that you require a word version of the application form, please contact the Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898, by email at PA_Applications_Mailbox@gov.scot, or by writing to the Public Appointments Team, Scottish Government, Area 3F North, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh EH6 6QQ.