Youth Advisory Panel
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is the world’s leading youth achievement award, bringing together practical experiences and life skills to create confident and committed global citizens. It helps young people find their purpose, passion and place, equipping them for life and making them #WorldReady. Since it was founded by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, over 8 million people have participated in the Award.
What is the Youth Advisory Panel?
The Youth Advisory Panel is a non-standing Committee established by the National Board to provide advice on issues important to young people and relevant to the Award. It is a participation mechanism for young people enabling them to engage in the decision-making processes that affect the Award. This includes observations on youth need and issues, emerging trends, policy, strategy development, impact evaluation, brand management and communication.
The Panel provides the National Board and the CEO with the opportunity to consult and engage young people.
What is the opportunity?
This is a voluntary role. The Panel provides its members with an opportunity to acquire some insight into organisation governance, deepen the leadership development of the appointed young people and influence key decision-makers to strengthen the sustainability and impact of the Award.
Panel members will be encouraged to consider other volunteer and leadership engagements within the Award.
The Panel will be composed of a minimum 5 and maximum 20 members. The term of appointment is 12 months, renewable for a maximum term of 6 years.
Who is eligible to apply for the Youth Advisory Panel?
Young people across Australia aged between 18 – 30 years old are eligible (max 29 years at the time of appointment). Young people who have not participated in the Award are also eligible and encouraged to apply (you do not need to have done the Award!). The Award is committed to diversity and inclusion. Successful nominations will reflect a mix of experiences and demographics.
What is required of me?
The Panel members may be invited to comment as individuals or by forming working groups. Each panel member is expected to consider and put forward their own ideas so as to provide timely insight, advice, and recommendations to the National CEO and the National Board.
The Panel may also be engaged by Award Operating Authorities (this is your State-Territory Award Board/Committees and Award Office) to provide advice.
When is the Deadline for Nominations?
Nominations are now closed.
For more information or to ask questions, get in contact with the National Office or your Award Operating Authority.