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Interested in youth democracy? You could enjoy a morning of exclusive work shadowing with Ben McKendrick, Chief Executive of the Scottish Youth Parliament!

Ben has worked in many different roles including various positions in the Scottish Parliament, and top roles in third sector organisations including the British Heart Foundation and Myeloma UK.

Ben's role at the SYP includes managing the work plan, targets and reporting to Scottish Government and other funders; overall management of the senior management team; ensuring and overseeing the good reputation of SYP; securing funding for the organisation; liaising with external stakeholders to raise the profile of SYP; supporting the SYP Board of Trustees; planning with the Board; and working with the Chair to develop SYP’s growth and long-term prosperity. 

About the day:

  • You will accompany Ben to high profile political or business meeting to learn more about the different relationships SYP has with partners.
  • There will be a mentoring session with Ben to pick up tips and advice on leadership and political advocacy.
  • Later you will have the chance to sit in on a staff meeting led by Ben to find out more about SYP, the staff team, and the membership.

What: Work Shadow the Scottish Youth Parliament’s Chief Executive for a morning

When: Date to be arranged with you- 9am-1pm.

Where: The Scottish Youth Parliament, Gordon Lamb House, 3 Jackson’s Entry, Edinburgh EH8 8PJ.

Please note:

  • You must be 16+ to apply for this opportunity.
  • Travel expenses up to £30 will be covered. Lunch will be provided.
  • There is one space available for this opportunity.

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About Scottish Youth Parliament

The Scottish Youth Parliament represents Scotland’s young people. Our vision for Scotland is of a nation that actively listens to and values the meaningful participation of its children and young people. Our goal is to make this vision a reality, in order to ensure Scotland is the best place in the world to grow up.

To find more about Scottish Youth Parliament, click here