Calling All Young Greenwich Residents to Give Voice to Council Elections
20th December 2019

Calling All Young Greenwich Residents to Give Voice to Council Elections

Young people and children living in our borough are affected by council decisions as much as adults, and we want all of them to be included and to participate in decisions that affect their lives.

There are several active youth voice forums in the borough which involve children and young people in discussions and decision making about issues which affect them.

One of these youth voice groups is the Royal Greenwich Young Commissioners and they are recruiting for new members right now.

Who are the Young Commissioners?

The Young Commissioners is a group of young people, between 13 and 25, from a diverse range of backgrounds who are trained to make professional decisions on the services available to young people in our borough.

What’s involved in being a Young Commissioner?

Our Young Commissioners receive comprehensive training that gives them the tools to effectively engage with and represent their peers through projects, consultations, and focus groups. There’s also the opportunity to take an active role in council board meetings, procurement activities, and research and monitoring of key council areas, including housing, public health, and children’s services.

It’s not all work and no play, though! Apart from being an excellent CV addition, becoming a Young Commissioner is also a great way to meet like-minded people and enjoy free team-building and social events (with plenty of food and drink).

Becoming a Young Commissioner

Applications are open right now for all residents between 13 and 19 (or 25 for people with special educational needs or disabilities).

Interviews will be taking place in the second and third week of January 2020 – so don’t delay! Applicants also need to be available on 8 and 9 February to attend a training weekend.

If you would like to apply, or you want to find out more information, please visit: royalgreenwich.gov.uk/youngcommissioners.

Or if you have any specific questions, please get in touch with our team by emailing: childrens-commissioning@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.