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Volunteer 20th Wakefield (Stanley) Scouts - Group Manager

Wakefield Scouts


Posted over 30 days ago...

As the lead volunteer at 20th Wakefield (Stanley) Scout Group, you will work in partnership with the Group Executive Committee to develop the Scout Group to continue to provide great Scouting for young people.


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Stanley, Wakefield, WF3 4JQ

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

Main tasks of a Group Manager.

Encourage Leaders and other helpers to deliver a wide range of diverse and varied activities to young people. Provide line management and support to the Leaders in the Scout Group, including holding regular reviews and enabling them to access the great training and support network offered by Wakefield Scouts. Liaise with volunteers in other Scout Groups to combine activities and interact with the wider District and County teams. Engage with the Group Charitable Trustees (known as the Executive Committee) who provide governance support (finances, buildings, risk) to the leadership team. Ensure a great Scouting experience for all young people and adults within the group Encourage the development of the Scout Group to be able to provide even more Scouting to young people in the community.

This role is normally supported by one or more Deputy Group Scout leaders to share the workload. The District Team is happy to work alongside new volunteers to ensure a smooth transition into the group. If you are interested in either role then please get in touch for an informal chat.

What are we looking for?

Skills Required: Administration, Management (specifically of people), Strategy, Operations Management, Project Management Appointment requirements: Previous Management Experience essential.  Understand and accept The Scout Association’s policies and become a uniformed member of the Scout Association. Complete the relevant training within five years of taking up the role and undertake ongoing training as required. We are looking for an individual who is happy to support other volunteers but would like to get stuck in helping young people within Scouting and the community. Ideally you would have transferable skills however we have an amazing training programme to support you in this role. This role is responsible to ensure that a fantastic, non-formal educational programme is designed by the young people in the group and supported by the volunteers to make it happen. Your job is to work with the volunteers and trustees to make amazing experiences for yourself and others, whether they're 6 or 80 years old!

What difference will you make?

As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. Here in Wakefield we have over 1500 adult volunteers and young people enjoying fun and adventure while learning the skills they need for whatever life throws at them. We are part of the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. The Scouts helps young people reach their full potential. All our members gain valuable skills for life including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people develop their skills to help them later in life to get jobs, save lives and even change the world. You will be creating amazing memories and experiences. Building and developing your local community with great support both at local and national level.


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