Are you a young person living in Sussex? Become a Youth Consultant with NHS Sussex.

February 12, 2024

NHS Sussex are looking for young people aged 16-24 years to become Youth Consultants and help shape future NHS health and social care services in Sussex.

The Youth Consultant Role

Meeting with healthcare professionals about plans for services and sharing a young person’s perspective.

Helping involve children and other young people by designing surveys, planning and hosting workshops or events.

Designing or reviewing communication materials for children and young people.

Researching services and reviewing documents and reports.

Sharing ideas and helping us think differently!

The Commitment

Youth Consultants will meet every four to six weeks with additional project work based on your interest and availability. Meetings are online and in person.

They need volunteers who are:

Passionate about getting health care right for all children and young people and their families

From different backgrounds across our diverse Sussex communities, with different life experiences

Willing to learn about health and care services and undertake training in the role

Confident to share views and opinions – your own and those of other young people

How they support you

  • A dedicated staff member and group and peer support
  • Training and learning opportunities
  • Feedback on what has changed as a result of our work together
  • Expenses reimbursed and potentially reward & recognition payments for some projects
  • Great experience for CVs and opportunity for a reference

Next Steps

Monday 11th March – Complete and return the application form available on the NHS Sussex website here:

11th-18th March – Follow up conversations

Unsuccessful applicants will be invited to take part in other involvement opportunities.

Further information

For more information visit the NHS Sussex website here.

If you have any questions please contact:

  • 07388 968 545

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