Adults Vacancies

The Scout Association is the UK's largest mixed youth organisation with almost half a million poeple aged 6-25 in the UK and more across the world.

Our innovative spirit and ability to make things happen plays a vital role in the development of young people everywhere and these available roles will give you the chance to make a big impact on the lives of young people.

We are constantly on the lookout for adult volunteers to help out in local Scouting. If you want to get involved, please use the Find Out More link, to the right of this page, to contact us.

From time-to-time we will advertise here for volunteers to fill a specific roll.

Current Vacancies

Outline: Organise a team of volunteers to plan and deliver the Squirrels Programme. Empowering young people to learn new skills, make new friends and learn to stand on their own two feet. No two weeks are the same, but the impact you make is always great.

Responsible to: Group Scout Leader

Responsible for: Young Leaders whilst they are working in the Section

Main Contacts: Young people and their Parents/Carers, Drey team members, Group Scout Leader, Beaver Leaders, Assistant District Commissioner (Squirrels), Group Treasurer

Appointment Requirements:

  • Complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of the Scout Association's policies).
  • It's expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity and require a disclosure check to be completed.
  • Within five months of starting the role, complete applicable Getting Started training modules, which cover Essential Information, Safety, Safeguarding and GDPR.
  • Continue the Scout training programme to achieve the Wood Badge within three years.
  • Renew safeguarding and safety training
  • Take part in ongoing learning opportunities.
  • It's expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity and require a disclosure check to be completed.

Main Tasks

Planning and delivering a great Programme

  • Deliver a fun, inclusive and age-appropriate programme
  • Make sure activities are safe in accordance with Scouts POR (Policy, Organisation and Rules)
  • Encourage Squirrels to participate in activities and guide them towards receiving their badges
  • Involve Squirrels with programme planning in an age-appropriate way
  • Gather regular feedback from Squirrels about the programme
  • Working with the Squirrels and members of the team, deliver a Community Impact project
  • Work with Beaver leaders to help Squirrels move-on to the Beaver Colony

Running the Squirrel Drey

  • Encourage parents, carers and other adults to help run the Squirrel Drey
  • Welcome and guide new members
  • Recruit and support at least one Young Leader to help run the Squirrel Drey
  • Share and allocate tasks and agree responsibilities with team members.
  • Check in with members of the team regularly to see how things are going
  • Use OSM (Online Scout Manager) to keep records of Squirrels in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 2018.
  • Maintain good communications with parents/carers of Squirrels
  • Make sure the Squirrel Drey reflects the diversity of the local community

Be a part of the Scout Group

  • Attend and contribute to Scout Group leader meetings.
  • With support from the Group Treasurer and Group Scout Leader, make sure all financial procedures are followed.
  • On behalf of the Squirrel Drey team, attend meetings with other Squirrel Drey leaders organised by the Scout District.
Assist the section leader
We're always on the look out for new leaders or assistants.

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