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Cayman Islands Government

More Time To Fill Council of Older Persons Vacancies

The deadline has been extended to Friday, 11 August 2017 for persons wishing to submit resumes for membership onto the Council of Older Persons.

Interested parties must be active, have a proven track record in advocating for older persons locally and be able to attend the council’s once-monthly meetings.

The council is looking to fill vacancies for six district members (one per district in Grand Cayman and one to represent the rights and needs of elderly communities in the Sister Islands

Remuneration will be available for members serving a four-year term.

Set up under The Older Persons' law 2017, the council will work to protect and promote the rights of the elderly in the Cayman Islands.

"In serving the needs of older persons, the Council will be a vocal advocate in advancing the well-being of older persons,” said the Acting Director of the Government’s Policy Co-ordination Unit and Chairperson of the Older Persons Policy Implementation Planning Task Force Deborah Webb-Sibblies. “The council is mandated to do whatever is necessary to ensure that services and programmes are in place to meet the needs of older persons as identified in the implementation action plan. This plan will be used to implement the policy and to monitor the success of older persons’ services and programmes.”

Potential members must send an outline of their advocacy of and work experience with older people including board memberships and voluntary work. The submission should also include your name, date of birth, address, contact details and why you wish to be considered for appointment onto the council.

Applicants should either email the information to Deborah.Webb-Sibblies@gov.ky or hand deliver it to the Government Administration Building’s reception: c/o Council of Older Persons, Deborah Webb-Sibblies, Cabinet Office, Government Administration Building, 133 Elgin Avenue, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9000.

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For further information contact: Elphina Jones