Lincolnshire Young Voices Chair

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a young person aged school leaving age up to 25 years old with lived experience of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  The positions will influence improvements in services for children and young people with SEND in Lincolnshire.

Director Area
Children's Services
Job Location(s)
Lincoln
Service Area
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Grade
G2: 17,711 - 18,065
Job Category
Education
Criminal Record Check
Enhanced Child and Adult Workforce with child barred list
Interviews
02/10/2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Appointment Type
Part-time
Hours per week
18.5
Sponsorship
No
Relocation Expenses
No
Politically Restricted Post
No
Closing Date
01/09/2019
Job Reference
9446
Documents

Two 0.5FTE posts for a fixed term contract of 12 months are required to jointly chair the Lincolnshire Young Voices group.

The positions are with Lincolnshire local authority, working closely with a range of partner organisations. The post holders will have personal experience of SEND and be aged between school leaving age and 25 years and will be required to take responsibility for jointly leading an exciting new group called Lincolnshire Young Voices, whose aim is: ‘Inspiring Change – Together our voices make a Difference’.

Lincolnshire Young Voices is a new young people's group of volunteers representing the views of children and young people with special educational needs in Lincolnshire  - the group  have experiences of using services for children and young people with SEND.

The two post holders will work in close partnership to develop skills in  leading the group to review, challenge and comment on the services provided by the local authority, NHS and partner agencies and will work under the guidance of professionals within those organisations.

These important roles are vital for contributing to organisational transformation and changes in ways of working, maximising the benefits and efficiencies for all stakeholders, service users and providers. However the role will act as great opportunity to gain in depth experience of working in the public sector and to gain leadership, business, IT and communication skills.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Michelle White on 01522 555373 or Russell Outen-Coe on 07980937322.

All candidates are advised to read the attached job information pack prior to making an application.

On occasion we receive significantly more applications than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. 

We operate a 'Silver Medallist' talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for similar positions.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

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