youth committee for the hunter

INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH US ON THE BIG ISSUES THAT MATTER TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE HUNTER REGION?

WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE MEMBERS OF OUR YOUTH COMMITTEE FOR THE HUNTER. READ ON.

What is the Committee for the Hunter?

The Committee for the Hunter is an independent and inclusive champion for the people of the Greater Hunter and their enterprises. We represent over 60 organisations including some of the largest employees and institutions in the region. Our members are from the private and community sectors and all three levels of government. We come together with a shared interest in building a sustainable and prosperous future for our region. The Committee delivers on that promise through advocacy, thought leadership and providing a platform for collaborative action.

And what is the Youth Committee for the Hunter?

We recognise the importance of engaging with young people, listening to their priorities and providing opportunities for them have say in the decisions that affect their future. That’s why the Committee for the Hunter will appoint a group of young people to provide advice to the CEO and Board with representation from each of the ten local government areas[1] (aka, local councils) that make up the Greater Hunter.

Once the Youth Committee for the Hunter is in place members will nominate a representative who will sit as a director on the board of the Committee for the Hunter.

I’m interested, what are you looking for?

We are looking for engaged young people, aged 15 to 30 years old, across all areas of the Hunter region who:

  • Have an awareness of the issues facing the Hunter region and are motivated to do something about it
  • Can commit to the time required make an effective contribution to the Youth Committee for the Hunter team
  • Seek personal development and growth opportunities
  • Value collaboration and teamwork
  • Are interested to learn about decision-making, including how to prioritise initiatives, put forward and win support for a proposal, project management, governance and reporting
  • May bring a special skill or creative attribute that will help the Committee in its work
  • A willingness to consult with your peers across the Hunter and to communicate the work of the Committee

The final selection will be made on the basis of leadership, organisational skills, achievements (the application will lead you on how to provide this detail).

The directors will also be looking for a diverse range of experiences, skills and views to be represented on the committee.

Sounds great, how do I apply?

To apply, you will need to download and complete  and submit the application form by the end of day, Monday 15 March 2021.

 

[1] Ten LGAs of the Hunter region: Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, MidCoast, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton and Upper Hunter