Youth Advisory Board Members

Voluntary role advising on decision making for new Creative Enterprise Hub

Youth Advisory Board Members

Job Description

16-25 and interested in the creative enterprise industries?

Creative Youth Network is regenerating Bristol's Old Magistrates Courts into a unique professional hub for young people and the creative industries. They are looking for young people enthusiastic and willing to join their steering group. Make your voice heard for the future of Bristol!

What is YAB?

YAB is the Youth Advisory Board for The Courts development project, a group of young people aged 16 - 25 from the West of England (Bristol, Bath, South Glos & North Somerset) who meet to share their thoughts and ideas on Bristol's next Creative Enterprise Hub, The Courts. Previously known as The Courts Youth Steering Group, YAB is the fresh approach to how things will work...

The types of things you will advise on for The Courts:

  • Programming of events
  • Digital Heritage Interpretation
  • Types of opportunities needed for Young People
  • Arts organisations you want as tenants in the building
  • Inform the design of the building

This is for you if you:

  • Want to build your leadership skills
  • Want to connect with other young people
  • Are interested in making positive change at Creative Youth Network to benefit their community
  • Are 16-25 years old
  • Want to find creative ways to share YAB's work

Job Requirements

Their Expectations of You:

  • Attend one or two sessions a month (normally Tuesday evenings)
  • Proactive engagement with communication outside of meetings
  • Give your honest advice and thoughts for The Courts
  • Listen and respect other members' views
  • Complete an evaluation form at the start and end of your time in YAB
  • Contribute to documenting YAB's progress in your chosen media format which will be shared through Creative Youth Network's communication channels and with the wider Bristol community. E.g., Instagram takeovers, vlogs, radio shows

They commit to:

  • Paying for your bus tickets to attend meetings and other YAB events
  • Organising Masterclasses with arts industry professionals and organisations
  • Ensuring your advice is fed back accurately and championed at the centre of decision making for The Courts
  • Providing time for 1-to-1s with their Youth and Community Inclusion Officer to set goals for your participation in YAB and any roles you may wish to take on within the group
  • Ensuring meetings are accessible such as hybrid meetings and appropriate venues
  • Write you a reference for future employment and applications
  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive space for diverse conversations

How to Apply

Interested in joining the Youth Advisory Board?
Contact Amber-Ruth who will be happy to explain more about the group and the next steps. They have a welcome session on Tuesday 17th January where you can meet current YAB members and find out more about the project. Hopefully you will be able to make it but not compulsory!

Header Image Credit: Creative Youth Network


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