Northern regional young members' network

What are we?

The northern regional young members' network is one of four equality networks within the region. It aims to bring together members of PCS from across the region who are aged 27 or under.

Age is defined as a ‘protected characteristic’ within the Equality Act 2010 and practices that discriminate against young people are illegal and must be vigorously opposed.

Young members face specific issues within the workplace such as a lack of career progression due to the freeze on recruitment and a lack of awareness of their employment rights. Also, in wider society there are currently over one million people aged 16-24 out of work, which is a rate of over one in five.

What do we do?

At our quarterly meetings, we aim to:

  • Bring together young members and establish a supportive network of people who share the same age-related issues
  • Work towards removing the barriers that young members face both in the workplace and in wider society
  • Support and influence the wider campaigning, organising and recruiting strategy of PCS both regionally and nationally
  • Uphold the principle of self determination among the equality groups in PCS
  • Build links with organisations in the wider community that share our aims, such as Youth Fight for Jobs and student groups
  • Propose motions to either group or national annual delegates conference on issues that affect young members
  • Develop and maintain a database of young members in the region, to enable direct communication on relevant issues
  • Identify and promote training, learning and development opportunities for our members within the region
  • Encourage young members to become active within their workplaces and to engender wider participation amongst the membership in union campaigns and activities.

Who are we?

Regional convenor

Deputy convenor

Area convenors


  • Vacant position

Tyneview Park

  • Vacant position

Benton Park View



  • Vacant position


  • Vacant position

Any PCS young members interested in applying for the above vacant area convenor positions should contact the PCS Northern regional office.

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