Highland Third Sector Representation
Third Sector Rep Nominations - Voting Open
Nominations have been received by Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) for the wider membership of HTSI to select their representatives to the identified committees.
You can find more information about each nomination received in the document linked below.
Voting is now open. The voting period runs from from 9am Monday 4 December to 4pm Friday 8 December.
Votes can be cast by HTSI member organisations, one vote per vacancy per membership.
Committees/Groups/Partnerships that Received Nominations for
Third Sector Representatives:
Community Learning, Development Operational Group
Integrated Children’s Services Planning Board
Mental Health and Wellbeing Delivery Group
Child Protection Committee
Curent Elected Representatives:
CPP Mental Health and Wellbeing Delivery Group:
Emily Stokes, Keith Walker, and TBD
CPP Poverty Reduction Delivery Group:
Sue Lyons and Jaci Douglas
The Highland Alcohol and Drug Partnership:
Iain Templeton and TBD
Highland Community Learning and Development Operational Group:
Clair Nichols and TBD
Highland Council Education and Learning Committee:
Sarah Fowler and Jaci Douglas
Highland Council Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Committee:
Jaci Douglas and Harry Tedstone
Highland Employability Partnership:
Tracey Connerton and Isobel Grigor
The Integrated Children's Services Planning Board:
Rhiannon Elder and TBD
Representatives can be contacted via their email addresses below or on our
What does a Representative do?
Effective representation of Third Sector work, achievements and interests are a critical part of empowering the Third Sector to become a equal partner and participant in public planning and decision making processes. To facilitate and develop the opportunities for Third Sector Representation the HTSI supported the introduction of the Third Sector Representation Pathway.
The Pathway is intended to strengthen the representation of the Sector, creating more transparency and democracy within the process. A minimum of two reps are elected from the Third Sector to act as representatives.
The Purpose of a Representative
The purpose of a Third Sector Representative is to advocate for Third Sector Organisations at the Community Planning Partnership within policy and decision-making forums.
It is the responsibility of the representative to use their knowledge and understanding as service providers to connect with the wider network and bring that understanding to where decisions are made.
Role and responsibilities of the elected representatives:
To regularly gather information and feedback from sector spheres
Attend and contribute to Community Planning Partnership meetings
Provide feedback and input on community planning (informed by intelligence and feedback provided by sector sphere)
Communicate at appropriate intervals, and when need arises with organisations on changes to policies or planning and summarise how this may affect them and/or their service users.
Attend Forums (hosted by HTSI)
Highland Third Sector Interface's responsibilities in regards to the Third Sector Representative Pathway:
Support representatives to maximise their contribution within policy and decision-making forums
To host and coordinate communication mechanisms for representatives and third sector organisations
To provide on-boarding and training to representatives
Host annual representative elections
Host forums to strengthen networks, share knowledge, and build understanding to inform decision-making