OPPORTUNITY: Volunteer on Young Persons Guarantee Youth Leadership Panel

Young Scot Hive (#YSHiveis looking for 20 young people from across Scotland aged 16-24 to volunteer on the Young Person’s Guarantee Youth Leadership Panel alongside existing panel members. This Panel will be a diverse group that will be involved in conversations, exploration and co-design of the Young Person’s Guarantee. 

The Panel will collaborate with the Scottish Government, Developing the Young Workforce, Skills Development Scotland, and other organisations to explore the governance (decision-making and deciding how things are delivered) for the Young Person’s Guarantee, ensuring that young people continue to be involved and meeting the needs of Scotland’s young people. 

Project information

🎂 16-24 years old
📅 This project will run between July 2022 – March 2023.
🗺️ We are looking for volunteers from all over Scotland

Below is the initial timeline:

  • Recruitment selection day and induction Meeting – July/August 2022 
  • Panel meeting every 4-6 weeks - August 2022 – March 2023 
  • Additional meetings with the Scottish Government, Ministers, Employers and Partners 

About the project

The Young Person’s Guarantee says: “We will guarantee to every young person aged between 16 and 24 in Scotland the opportunity, based on their own personal circumstances and ambitions, of going to university or college, an apprenticeship programme, training, fair employment including work experience, or participating in a formal volunteering programme." Find out more about the progress of the Young Person’s Guarantee here. 

What you'll do as part of the Young Person's Guarantee

This project will take place through hybrid work of in-person and online meetings. We understand getting online can be difficult, so please still apply if you have limited access as we can support you with alternative arrangements.   

We will work together to create a supportive and inclusive team, with opportunities to learn a range of skills, meet new people from across Scotland, take part in training, and develop confidence in yourself.  

Supported by Young Scot staff, volunteers will meet every 4 – 6 weeks (in-person and online) and work on activities to review progress, provide insight and ideas, and deliver recommendations to Scottish Government about the development and implementation of the Young People’s Guarantee. Volunteers on the Panel will also be available to respond to emerging topics and issues as the programme progresses. Panel members will also receive numeration equivalent to Living Wage for the time participating on Young Person’s Guarantee governance activity. 

As a #YSHive volunteer you will sometimes be invited to join extra workshops and activities with Young Scot on different topics, but these are optional. 

Nospecial knowledge,experience orskills arenecessaryto take part. We are happy to makereasonable adjustments to enable all young people to take part, andthere will be an opportunity when you apply to tell us about any support or adjustments you need to contribute fully. 

We are particularly interested to collaborate with young people who are facing barriers due to their personal circumstances including young people from an ethnic minority background, young people who identify as having a disability, young carers, care-experienced young people, young people who live in low-income households and young people who live rural communities. 

Sign up

If you would like to be a part of the Young Person's Guarantee Youth Leadership Panel, then you can click the button below or apply online via Alchemer. 

Apply for the Young Person's Guarantee Youth Leadership Panel

This application form is also available as a word document and we will also accept verbal applications made using video or voice recording over the phone. We’re happy to make reasonable adjustments and provide other additional support to help you apply. Please contact YSHive@young.scot to arrange this. 

Applications close onSunday 24th July 2022. 

Next steps 

After you’ve applied, we will invite you along to a Taster & Selection Workshop on Saturday 30th July 2022. This is to give you a taste of what volunteering with #YSHive might be like, and for us to meet you 

If you can’t attend, we can arrange a separate phone or video call with you.  

If we have more applicants than there are spots on the Youth Leadership Panel, we will reflect on how things went at the Taster & Selection Day to make a decision about who to invite to join the Youth Leadership Panel.   

Successful applicants will be invited to an induction day on Saturday 6th August via Zoom/in person. 

Questions? 

Email us at YSHive@young.scot if you have any questions or would like to know more about this project - we're happy to help!  

More information 

We'll ensure this session is a safe and trusted place for you to participate. We do not accept any form of discrimination or prejudice to anyone on our projects based on your life experience, background, culture, or identity. This includes age, disability, gender identity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. 

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