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Youth Advisors for Riccall

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In an attempt to engage young people in local politics, Riccall Parish Council invites applications from residents aged between 16 and 18 to serve a one year term of office as a youth advisor to the Council. The term of office will begin each September. The young people involved will be summoned to and attend Council meetings in the same way as Council members. Legally we are unable to give the youth advisors a vote but they will be able to contribute and influence discussion and will be there at the point of decision making. We will take two advisors each year.

Would you like to be involved?

Sens a letter of application to Lindsey Ryan at the Council Office, outlining why you would be a good candidate for the role before the end of July 2013. Decisions will be taken in September, following an interview process, ready to begin work at the October meeting.

What do you need to qualify?

You need to be 16, 17 or 18 years old in September 2013.

You need to live in Riccall.

You should be confident enough to speak at meetings and yet able to listen to others and consider their points.

What will you get out of the experience?

You will develop a knowledge of local politics and isues pertinent to the area that you live in.

You will certainly improve your debating skills (a skill for life).

You will have an opportunity to influence decisions taken to improve your own community.

Your experience in local politics will be a valuable addition to your C.V for the future


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