What is the Steering Group?
A Steering Group is typically made up of experts or any group of individuals who would get some kind of benefit from the successful delivery and/or outcome of a project. In this case the successful running of the YLC. It is their job to meet up regularly to discuss if they think things are going in the right direction or to advise on ways the organisation could be improved to ensure a more successful outcome.
As part of the YLC Steering Group you will meet to discuss and make decions that will directly affect the running of the YLC and as a result, the provision, quality and availability of Lambeth's Play and Youth Services for young people in the area.
The Steering Group will also nominate 2 members of the Steering Group to sit on the YLC Board of Directors who govern and manage the operation of YLC.
Your role is to provide input based on your direct experience in the area of play and youth services in Lambeth. You can either have experience using these services in the past, with an interest in improving them, or you can have experience in running such services.
The Steering Group must represent the whole borough so we welcome people aged 11 to 25 from all walks of life.
As you will need to speak on behalf of young people in Lambeth we also want people that really know what it’s like to be a young person in Lambeth. Basically, if you’re a young person, work with young people, look after young people or feel you have experience on issues effecting young people in the area then you would make a great candidate to join the YLC Steering Group.
These include but are not limited to:
- Local knowledge of Lambeth and ability to relate well with all local communities
- People who already have or are looking for experience/skills in voluntary organisations/social enterprise
- Have worked or looking to work with young people
- Have experience/knowledge or are interested in business development and fundraising
- Knowledge or experinece in any of the following would be benefitial: Legal, finance, communication, business planning skills, safeguarding, quality assurance and equality.
What do you get out of it?
- Community decision making - Raise the profile of issues that matter to you and see your concerns being acted on.
- Take control - Influence over the purpose of the YLC and what our priorites are for helping young people in Lambeth.
- New skills - Gain high-level experinece/skills in running a charitable organisation/social enterprise which would be a great help if you have an interest in working within this sector and adds strong experience on your CV.
- Understanding and development – get new skills and develop valuable experiences in a range of different areas such as business development, fundraising, communications, finance and more.
- Representation – you can represent your peers and other people that share similar interests and concerns to you to steer our work in the right direction.
Anyone over 21 who shares the YLC's aims and values
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Anyone between the ages of 11 and 19, or under 25 for those who use services from Lambeth Council because of a disability.