Summer jobs for young people – keep them safe
Getting used to the world of work is great for children. They learn responsibility, how to work as part of a team, gain valuable life experience and see the financial and social benefits of work. Because children are physically immature and have very little experience of what can go wrong at work, they are more at risk from hazards that adults would understand and deal with as a matter of routine.
Employers have a special duty to ensure that children’s experience in work is safe and healthy, as well as enjoyable and rewarding. Argyll and Bute Council have byelaws in place which require children to hold permits for employment. Young people under the age of 16 are not permitted to do work which could harm their physical safety, cause ill-health or affect their development or educational attainment.
As the summer holidays approach, parents and employers are reminded that children need permits to work safely and legally. Now is the time to apply for a permit if a child has been offered work over the holidays. Applying for a permit is easy, and can be done through the Council’s website – look for Employment of Children in the A-Z of links. There is no charge for applying for a permit, but it is illegal to employ a child without one.
Oban High School - Senior Pupil Leadership Positions 2014/15
Head Boy – James Kane Head Girl – Allyson Boyd
Diarmid Clan Leaders – Sandy Keys and Helen Stage
Diarmid Prefect Team – Taylor MacInnes, Laura Grout, Connor Howe, Eileen Carmichael, Kirsty Rutherford, Jamie Bate, Sophie Mossman, Douglas Macleod, Seumas Morrison, Rachel MacKenzie, Hazel Cruickshanks and Beth Anderson
Fingal Clan Leaders – Zac Thomson and Mia Colquhoun
Fingal Prefect Team – Shona Vajk, Chloe MacLeod, Lora Fitton, Laura MacLeod, Rebecca Forbes, Scott MacRae, Rhoanna Black, Ella MacDonald and Stuart MacLeod
Ossian Clan Leaders – Mathew Hall and Jessica Reeves
Ossian Prefect Team – Laura Broadfoot, Megan Judson, Kirsty Bryce, Sam Lines, Calum Macfarlane-Barrow, Marcus Marr, Amy Boyce, Lewis Macfarlane, David Orr, Sofia Al-Hosani, Maeve Hannigan and Lauryn Wilson
Somerled Clan Leaders – Stewart Twort and Claire MacPherson
Somerled Prefect Team – Zoe King, Laura Campbell, Allan Colthart, Holly Strachan, Ross MacDonald, Clare MacKinnon and Douglas Tyrell Bunge
Stewards required for the Queen's Baton Relay
The Queen's Baton Relay is visiting all 32 Scottish Local Authorities for the XX Commonwealth Games and will be in Argyll and Bute on Sunday 13th July. The baton will travel over 170 miles from Appin to Benderloch, Dunbeg, Oban, Kilmartin, Lochgilphead, Furnace, Inveraray and Strachur, finishing in Dunoon.
Argyll and Bute Council is looking for volunteers to take part in the event as stewards in each location.
Stewards will be required to help provide information and assistance to the public and, working in partnership and under the guidance of Police Scotland Officers, help ensure crowd safety.
Volunteers must be over 16, enthusiastic, enjoy working as part of a team, and have a "can-do" attitude. Prior experience of stewarding is not required. Training and briefing sessions will be provided.
To apply please visit http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/qbr-stewarding
If you would like any further information please contact Samantha Quarton on 01546 604464 or email@example.com