Do you want to play your part in shaping the future of BBC Scotland?
Are you buzzing with ideas about how BBC Scotland can mean more to young people? Curious about shaping the future of BBC Scotland TV, radio, websites and social media? Eager to change how young people are seen by society and in the media?
If yes is the answer & you’re aged between 14 and 25, this is for you!
You don't have to be someone who regularly watches, reads or listens to BBC Scotland content, and no previous volunteering or media experience is necessary.
What will you be doing?
Over 18 months you will be working with other young people, and BBC staff, to challenge the perception of young people both within our organisation and across wider society; and to help shape new and exciting ideas for BBC television, radio, social media and websites.
This will involve group work, residential weekends, time spent at our centres across Scotland and some investigative work in your own time. Over the 18 months you will be expected to attend between six and eight core meetings, plus various other events.
What are we looking for?
You don’t need any formal qualifications, just a curiosity for important issues for young people, Scotland and the media. You should be able to work within a group, and have the flexibility, commitment and willingness to travel across Scotland throughout 2018-2019.
You must be aged between 14-25 on the 1st January 2018.
If you are under the age of 18 you must have the permission of a parent or guardian before applying.
What do you get out of it?
These are voluntary positions, but we will provide all travel, food and accommodation costs during your attendance at meetings and events. Training and support throughout the 18 months will also be provided, including access to creative staff and support workers. You will also:
- Receive in-depth group and individual training to support you in your role
- Get the chance to boost your CV and gain valuable employability and life skills
- Gain recognition through accreditation such as the Youth Achievement and Saltire Awards
- Increase your confidence, communications skills and be empowered to challenge decision makers
- Challenge yourself to be innovative and create wild ideas
- Make friends for life, with the opportunity to meet other young people from across Scotland
At the end of the 18 months, those who are aged 18 or over will also have the opportunity to apply to join the BBC Scotland Runners' Pool.
How do you apply?
You can apply by completing an online application through BBC Scotland’s website by visiting bbc.co.uk/scotnext
If you have any questions at all contact Young Scot for free on 0808 801 0338 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to apply using a video or voice recorded application, or have additional support needs, please call or email us so that Young Scot can assist you in making your application.
The closing date for applications is Monday 11th December 2017, and a selection day will be held on Saturday, 13th January 2017 in the Young Scot offices in Edinburgh. If you are invited to attend the selection day, but you cannot attend, we will arrange to Skype, Facetime or phone you.