You’ll be part of a team that support and manages local volunteer Children’s Panel Members. You will also make sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area.

You’ll be enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people; able to lead and be part of teams; a strong communicator. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system. As an AST member, you will be appointed for an initial three year period with the possibility of extending this.

Depute Area Conveners support the local Area Convener, Deputes help manage a team of volunteers, working with local partners and engaging with Panel Members. We need strong communicators who are enthusiastic and committed to securing the rights of children and young people.

Organisation aims and objectives

We recruit, train and support volunteer Children’s Panel Members who make legal decisions in children’s hearings, and volunteer Area Support Teams (ASTs) who provide support and guidance to Panel Members locally.


Experience required: - observation and feedback skills - recruitment and selection experience - interpersonal skills
Travel details: Home/virtual
Minimum age: 18

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.