The search is on for a new convener to champion the cause of young people in the Highlands.
The area’s fifth Youth Convener, Stuart Davidson, of Nairn, completes his year in office at the end of August before heading to study a Law (LLB) degree in Edinburgh.
The Youth Convener is the sounding board for youth issues in the Highlands and has a direct line into policy makers and decision takers.
The post holder is a member of The Highland Council’s Adult and Youth Services Committee, with full voting powers.
Based at the Inverness offices of High Life Highland, the post holder will also work with partner agencies.
Mr Davidson said: ‘I have thoroughly enjoyed representing the voices of Highland’s young people.
“This has given me a great insight to the political world and I wish the new convener the very best in their term.”
His successor will work with the High Life Highland Youth Services Team in developing Highland Youth Voice and other initiatives that increase youth involvement in decisions that affect them.
Key requirements include an awareness of issues affecting young people and an ability to represent their views and good communication skills.
The job carries a bursary of £11,229 and applicants have until Friday, May 18 to write or e-mail, in no more than 500 words, how they would ensure young people’s views are being voiced to The Highland Council and Community Planning Partners. A CV and two referees are also required.
Applications can also be submitted as video or audio, equivalent to 500 words.
For further information call 01463 663812.