An exciting opportunity has arisen for a young person aged school leaving age up to 25 years old with lived experience of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The positions will influence improvements in services for children and young people with SEND in Lincolnshire. Two 0.5FTE posts for a fixed term contract of 12 months are required to jointly chair the Lincolnshire Young Voices group.
The positions are hosted by Lincolnshire local authority, working closely with the NHS and a range of partner organisations. The post holders will have personal experience of SEND and be aged between school leaving age and 25 years and will be required to take responsibility for jointly leading an exciting new group called Lincolnshire Young Voices, whose aim is: ‘Inspiring Change – Together our voices make a Difference’.
Lincolnshire Young Voices is a new young people's group of volunteers representing the views of children and young people with special educational needs in Lincolnshire - the group have experiences of using services for children and young people with SEND.
The two post holders will work in close partnership to develop skills in leading the group to review, challenge and comment on the services provided by the local authority, NHS and partner agencies and will work under the guidance of professionals within those organisations.
These important roles are vital for contributing to organisational transformation and changes in ways of working, maximising the benefits and efficiencies for all stakeholders, service users and providers. However the role will act as great opportunity to gain in depth experience of working in the public sector and to gain leadership, business, IT and communication skills.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Michelle White (SEND Team Lead) on 01522 555373 or Russell Outen-Coe, Designated Clinical Officer for SEND on 07980937322.
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