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Volunteer Group Manager (Group scout leader)

Pontefract and Castleford District Scouts


Posted over 30 days ago...

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


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Pontefract, WF82UF

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

If you have at least 3 years in a supervisory or management role and  can inspire, motivate and plan ahead. you could be the one we are looking for  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 of out people by helping  the group of volunteer leaders   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 see the Role description for full details of the role 

What are we looking for?

Knowledge and experience: Essential:

Ability to manage adults effectively


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 or Guide Movement as an adult

Skills: Essential:

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 

Personal qualities: Essential:

An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers  Flexible approach Self-motivated  Able to work as part of a team and promote good teamwork  Resourceful, energetic and enthusiastic about the job 

Acceptance of the fundamentals of the Scout Movement 

What difference will you make?

You will have the satisfaction of helping to shape young lives , and develop their skills for life 


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