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Volunteer Manager (Group Scout Leader)

Description of the role:

We prepare young people with skills for life. But who supports the volunteers who make this happen? People like you.

You can inspire, motivate and plan ahead. You’ll enjoy working with adults and young people in your local area and seeing the impact of your efforts. You’ll be organised, diplomatic and know how to get the best out of people.

We’re not going to pretend this is easy. This is a big role. With big rewards. And because you believe in the power of Scouting to help more young people you’ll know it’s all worthwhile

So your role will be to manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association.

Opportunity Activities: Business, Management and Research, Community Work, Teaching, Training and Coaching, Youth Work
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

Ability to manage adults effectively
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Provide advice and guidance effectively to others
Provide inspirational leadership for the Group
Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people
Enable others to identify issues, clarify objectives, develop attainable objectives and gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as an effective team
Ability to negotiate compromises
Plan, manage and monitor own tasks and time
Construct and implement long-term plans that improve and expand the Scouting offered to young people and identify any training, resources and other needs required to undertake this work
Use basic computer software

What skills will be learned / gained?

An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers
Taking a flexible approach
Able to work as part of a team and promote good teamwork
Understanding of the challenges of working in the voluntary sector
Experience of working with young people and/or community work with adult groups
Experience of working in the Scout Movement as an adult

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: No
Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

Completion of The Scout Association's award-winning and nationally recognised modular training scheme.

Extra information:

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Suffolk Scouts
Organisation Profile:

The aim of Scouting is to develop young people to their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential.