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Recruiting young people to join our Young Person’s Professional Advisory Group
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Are you looking to make a difference? Do you have ideas about how we could improve young people’s health? Then we are looking for you. We need enthusiastic young people with bright ideas who want to help improve health outcomes for their community.

Where is the role based & why are you recruiting young people?
This is a job at the University of Southampton, located at Southampton General Hospital, where your views and opinions will help us understand the challenges young people face when making healthy choices and the opportunities there are to support them to make better choices. Your ideas and experience will be invaluable shaping future projects and opportunities.

What will I be paid?
As a member of the University of Southampton’s Uniworkforce, you will be employed at Level 2a, spinal point 9, with an hourly rate of £10.87. This role will require a commitment of three hours a week, in person at our MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Centre at Southampton General Hospital.

How old must I be?
We are keen to hear from students aged 14-19 years old who are in Years 9 to 13 and who want to play a vital role in shaping our future direction.

What skills are required?
Along with contributing your ideas, perspective and experience we are looking for young people who are confident to share their ideas, have basic literacy and IT skills, the ability to work in a team, have effective communication skills and are able to maintain confidentiality.

How much of my time will I give?
The successful YPPAG members would meet as a group once a week for two hours in person (Wednesdays, 5-7pm) where we will discuss various topics. You will then be given some tasks to work on independently which makes up the other hour of work per week. This can be brought back to the group and help guide future work within the university.

What will I gain from the experience?
An opportunity for your voice to be heard, the opportunity to work with inspiring people from education and healthcare settings and a fantastic addition to your CV or application to university or further education settings.

Find out more about what the post involves by reading the role descriptor document here:

Youth Panel member role descriptor

For more information, please read the role descriptor document, and if you feel that this is the opportunity for you, fill out the application form.

Click here to complete the application form

We are also happy to accept a short video which covers the questions asked in the form. Please make them no longer than five minutes in length. Please contact Naomi Leonard if you are considering this option so we can arrange how it can be submitted.


For any queries or questions about the application, please email

Good luck!