This is an exciting opportunity for 90 young people aged 13 to 17 years old.
The Northern Ireland Assembly makes laws about things like education, health, transport and the environment. Members of the Youth Assembly will have a unique opportunity to share their views and directly influence decisions taken by the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The Youth Assembly members will discuss the issues that they think are important and put forward their ideas. All the members will meet together twice a year in Parliament Buildings in meetings chaired by the Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly. They will also meet more regularly in smaller groups (committees) throughout the year to discuss the issues and their views in greater detail. Those meetings may take place in Parliament Buildings or at other places in Northern Ireland.
The nature of the meetings (virtual or face to face) will depend on the public health guidelines at the time. Youth Assembly members will be appointed for a term of two years. It is anticipated that the first meeting will be held in June 2021.
The easiest way to apply is to follow this link and fill in the application form. It should take between five and ten minutes. Please ignore any reference to ‘jobs’ – we are using the Northern Ireland Assembly’s recruitment system to process applications.
What if I need help?
If you’d prefer to fill in a paper copy of the form email and it will be posted to you.
The form can also be filled in with you over the phone. Call on 028 90 521777, leave your name and contact number and someone will call you back.
If you require the application form in another format please get in touch.
- Phone number is 028 90 521777
- Email is [email protected]
- Applications open at 9:00AM on 26 April 2021 and close at 5:00PM on 21 May 2021.