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Youth Steering Group

YOUTH STEERING GROUP


The City of Melville is looking for people aged 16 to 25 to be part of the new Youth Steering Group.
 
Do you want to be part of the Youth Steering Group? The group is made up of local young people who catch up monthly to:
  • Get involved with the community
  • Coordinate workshops, events, activities, engagements and communications
  • Discuss issues and ideas that are important to young people
  • Provide feedback to the City on decisions that impact  young people
  • Contribute to make the City a better place for young people
  • Support us to make our City a safe and accessible place for everyone
  • Support the City to champion the values of the Directions from Young People Strategy, and oversee delivery of actions
As part of the Youth Steering Group you will gain experience in leadership, teamwork, community engagement, event management and community development.  There will be free training opportunities, and catering at every meeting!

It’s fun, great for your CV, and a way to learn new skills, make a difference and meet new people! Applications to fill vacancies in the group are open all year.

Apply for the Youth Steering Group
Young people from our Directions from Young People workshops

Who are we looking for?


Have you got what it takes to join our team? We want to hear from 16 to 25 year olds who are:
  • Team players
  • Keen to share ideas and promote a culture of inclusivity
  • Interested in contributing to their community and making a difference
  • Willing to share knowledge of topics and issues relevant to young people
  • Full of ideas about events, communication and culture that young people love
We are looking for diversity! This means your unique background, life experience, the different schools and universities you attend, and the suburbs you live in are all helpful!
 
We strongly encourage applications from people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, LGBTIQA+, culturally and linguistically diverse, living with disability, living with mental health difficulty, carers and young parents.

    Benefits

    • $25/hour for work at the monthly meetings
    • Give your input to decision making and make a difference in your community
    • Network with other likeminded young people
    • Help design and deliver outcomes for your peers
    • Training opportunities and professional skills development
    • Experience and references for your résumé
    • Certificate of participation
    • Invitation to the City’s events for volunteers
    • Highlight the positive contribution of young people in our City

    Requirements

    • Attend one Youth Steering Group meeting per month, options for participation will be agreed by the first group (2+ hours per month).
    • You consent to us contacting you via email and phone about this position
    • You agree to complete a statement by supplier form and provide your bank details so we can pay you (we will help with this).
    • Support City of Melville youth events where possible around your other life commitments, and promote events and initiatives through personal networks.
    • Have an interest in youth events, communication and culture.
    • Have a strong connection to the City of Melville
    • Willing to commit to a full term of participation in the Team (July 2022 - June 2023)
    What is the Youth Steering Group?
    The Youth Steering Group is a group of young people who get together to work on youth events and projects, and make sure the City of Melville achieves the goals laid out in the Directions from Young People Strategy. They work with the City of Melville to make the City a better place for young people!
    What does the Group do?
    The group meets once a month to work on projects and also gets involved with creating, leading and participating at youth events. Members are also invited to attend other community events, workshops and to work with City staff and Elected Members.
    How much work is involved?
    The group meets once per month for 2 hours, 10 times a year. There’s also the opportunity to get involved with other projects and events!
    Do I get paid?
    Yes! You get paid $25 per hour for each of the 10 annual workshops.
    Do I need a Working with Children Check?
    If you are aged 18 and over you need a Working with Children Check. If you don’t have one, we will help you and cover the cost to apply. People under 18 are not eligible to apply for these checks – so no need to worry about it!
    Can I apply if I’m under 16?
    Once you turn 16 you are eligible to join the group, but feel free to apply and leave your details. We may have other things you can get involved with, and if you want to stay updated you can join our mailing list too.
     

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