Join Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champions Panel

Young Scot is looking for young people from across Scotland aged 11-25 inclusive, to be part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Champions Panel.

Project information

🎂 11-25 inclusive
📅 From June 2022
🗺️
 Anywhere in Scotland 

About the Young Scot DEI strategy

At Young Scot, we continue to be fully committed to achieving diversity, equity and inclusion within our organisation. We’re also working harder to become an explicitly anti-racist organisation. We are doing this by taking a close look at our operations and identifying what it is we do that contributes to structural discrimination.

Our DEI strategic goals are to:

  • Create an inclusive working culture, recognising the value of diversity and maintaining a culture where everyone feels valued and respected
  • Ensure our services for young people are accessible to all young people, recognising the intersectional diversity of their needs
  • Learn from and share best practices in the third sector, demonstrating our work to eliminate discrimination, recognise and promote equality and diversity, address inequity and be inclusive in all that we do

You can read more information about this in our DEI Strategy.

Young Scot Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Champions Panel

Our Young Scot DEI Panel will be a diverse group of young people, co-chaired by two Young Scot Board members. As a panel, you will meet quarterly to ensure that the voices of seldom heard young people lead and support our journey to deliver our vision. You will:

  • Review our DEI Strategy and set out our DEI priorities
  • Give expertise and guidance on how we can achieve diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Showcase and highlight the needs of seldom heard groups of young people
  • Track progress and hold us to account

You will be supported to develop a deeper understanding of DEI and engage other young people from a variety of backgrounds. You don’t need any experience to apply, but it would be great if you had an interest in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and making the voices of all young people heard.

We are keen to receive applications from those who are passionate about representing a variety of groups, including but not limited to:

  • LGBTQI+
  • Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority
  • Young Carer
  • Gypsy/Traveller
  • Care Experience
  • Disability
  • Refugee or Asylum Seeker
  • Living in a rural area

We will also have open spaces available for those who are passionate about championing DEI.

Volunteering as a DEI Champion 

Becoming a DEI Champion means you will be joining a supportive and inclusive team, with opportunities to learn a range of skills, take part in training, access to other opportunities and develop confidence in yourself.

Young Scot staff from our DEI Programme Board will support the Co-Chairs and the panel.  

We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable young people to take part, and there will be an opportunity when you apply to tell us about any support or adjustments you need to contribute fully

We will ensure we are a safe and trusted place for you to volunteer. We do not accept any form of discrimination or prejudice to anyone on our volunteering projects based on your life experience, background, culture, or identity. This includes age, disability, gender identity, parenting and caring responsibilities, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.  

Sign up

If you would like to be part of our Young Scot DEI Champions Panel, then you can apply online via Alchemer.

Apply for the Young Scot DEI Champions Panel

This sign-up form is also available in other formats, please get in touch if this is required.

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 info@young.scot to arrange this or request the application in another format. 

In the application, you will have the opportunity to let us know if you are passionate about representing a group on the panel or if you would like apply for an open space. We welcome applications for all spaces!

Next steps 

After applications close, you may be invited for an informal interview. Once your space is confirmed you will be contacted about the first meeting.  

Applications will close on Monday 20th June.

Questions? 

Email us at info@young.scot if you have any questions or would like to know more about the panel - we are happy to help!

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