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Youth Commission application

Before you begin, have you visited our website which provides information about the role?
Who can apply?
  • Anyone aged between 14 and 25
  • who lives, works or is educated in Hampshire, or the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth or Southampton
  • is enthusiastic
  • wants to take part and is willing to make time to be involved
When do I need to get my application in by?
Deadline for applications is 2nd November 2018
How do I apply?
Complete this online form and submit, or print off a copy and post to OPCC St George’s Chambers, St George’s Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8AJ.
If you have any questions about the application process, please call 01962 871 595 or email

What happens next?
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 9th November 2018 and invited to an assessment evening as the final part of the recruitment process.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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PART 1: Your details *This question is required.
Do you have the right to work in the UK? *This question is required.
If you are under 16 years old, please ask your parent/guardian/carer to provide the following details. We will require written permission from them before we can confirm your place.
Part 2: Your Application
2. We are looking for people with a wide range of experiences, and we welcome young people who may have direct experience of the police and justice systems.
Have you;
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Been a witness
Committed an offence
Been a victim
Held a voluntary/community role
3. Where did you hear about the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission? *This question is required.
Part 3: Your Availability
Youth Commission meetings take place generally on Saturdays in Winchester, activities and other meetings can be during the week, evenings or weekends. Please tell about your availablility; *This question is required.
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Part 4: Reference
We may need to take up a reference in order to determine your suitability to join the Youth Commission. Please supply the details of someone willing to support your application:
(This could be a teacher, youth worker, tutor, lecturer, manager)
  *This question is required.
Part 5: What next
We will run assessment evenings with shortlisted candidates in Winchester and Newport (IOW). These will take place during the week beginning 19th November 2018.
Please indicate which assessment evening you can attend. If you cannot attend an assessment evening then unfortunately we are unable to continue with your application. *This question is required.
Please scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your application form 
More about the Youth Commission
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission aims to make young people part of the solution to tackling crime and improving policing, rather than being seen as part of the problem.
As a member of the Youth Commission you will support, challenge and inform the Police and Crime Commissioner. You will also make a difference to young people by working with others to deliver projects that tackle the police and crime issues that are of most concern to young people.
What will I do as part of the Youth Commission?
  • Share your views on policing and crime in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with the Police and Crime Commissioner and their staff.
  • Go out to events, schools and other venues to ask other young people what they think.
  • Create and deliver campaigns and projects that tackle the top issues you have identified – this could be creating a workshop, a social media campaign or a one off event or anything else that you think will help get your message out there.
  • Report at the end of the year on what you have achieved and the recommendations you want to put to the Police and Crime Commissioner for the future.
What will I get from being a youth commissioner?
  • The ability to influence the future of policing and ensure the voices of young people are heard
  • Gain new skills and experience that will help with your CV or applications for college/university.
  • Meet and work with a variety of new people – including the Commissioner, Chief Constable and other professionals, and fellow Youth Commission members.
Equality and Diversity

Please note that you do not have to complete the equality and diversity form.

The OPCC carries out equality and diversity monitoring as part of its public sector equality duty. We ask you to complete this form so that we can monitor and analyse information about the diversity of the people who apply.
The legal basis for OPCC’s use of your personal data is that it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation and that it is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.
If you do not wish to answer a question you can answer ‘Prefer not to say’.
Your gender

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Your sexual orientation

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Your religion or belief

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Do you consider yourself to have a disability?

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Any information you have provided will be treated as strictly confidential. It will not be used by anyone directly involved in the selection process.  We will transfer anonymised data into a database and then securely destroy all individual forms. No information will be published or used in any way which allows an individual to be identified.
The OPCC will not carry out processing where an individual has given written notice requiring that we do not process the data provided, if the notice gave us a reasonable period in which to stop the processing of the data.
You have some legal rights in respect of the personal information we collect from you. Please see our website page: for further details
You can contact the OPCC’s Data Protection Officer at:
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance, or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at