How to take part in politics and public life

If you are interested in politics there is still time to apply for the very interesting political mentoring project about to be launched by LINKnet, Edinburgh’s minority ethnic mentoring service. But only just! The deadline is Monday 19 May.

We have found out about the scheme just as we are about to launch our own more informal shadow scheme Opening Doors (and more about that next week). But we are passing on the information in case you pick the news up in time to apply.

LINKnet was set up in 2000 with the aim of encouraging people from disadvantaged groups to take part in Scotland’s political and public life. Now, with the help of a grant from The Equality and Human Rights Commission, LINKnet is launching a nine month mentoring programme open to people from all disadvantaged groups.

The idea is to prepare 15 people to take up positions in Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh and Lothians Councils, and other public bodies with a role in making public policy.

If you want to know more contact Lisa Lam for an application pack. The closing date is Monday 19 May. Short listed applicants will be interviewed the following week.

Call LINKnet on 0131 225 or email lisa@linknetmentoring.org.uk

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