A Sefton charity is looking for young people who live in the borough and want to improve life in their local community.

Sefton CVS wants to appoint new members to its team of Young Advisors, who help local organisations to understand the interests of young people, and how to get their message across to them in a more youth-friendly way.

In this paid position for 15 to 21-year-olds, the Young Advisors are trained to act as consultants, speaking out for young people to ensure that their thoughts and feelings are considered when decisions are taken that affect them.

They also help organisations to ‘youth proof’ the way they operate, and to attract and maintain the interest of young people in their work.

Major research and consultation projects carried out by the Young Advisors in the past have focused on issues including youth mental health, child sexual exploitation and how to tackle anti-social behaviour.

Laura Goad, of Sefton CVS, who manages the project, commented: “Becoming a Young Advisor is a great way for a young person to make a real difference to life in their area.

“In this role, they work with local services and businesses, and influence the way services are designed and delivered in the borough.

“A big plus point is that the job is designed to be flexible, and to fit around educational and other commitments,” added Laura.

The Young Advisor posts are only open to young people who live in Sefton. The deadline for  applications to be returned is midnight on May 23rd.

For more information and an application form visit www.sefton.youngadvisors.org.uk, ring Laura Goad on 0151-920 0726 ext 223 or email her at laura.goad@seftoncvs.org.uk.

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