Trustee Opportunity of the Day @ The Scout Association

In celebration of Trustees' Week, today's featured trustee opportunity is:

Executive Committee Member, The Scout Association

Opportunity Description

This role involves attending the Scout Group Executive Committee (the Group's Trustees) meetings.

The Executive Committee fulfils a number of functions including working closely with the volunteer manager of the scout sections (Group Scout Leader) to encourage the development of Scouting within the Group and as part of the local community, holding an Annual General Meeting within six months of the end of the financial year and maintaining effective communication with the District Executive. With the other members of the committee it is important to ensure that the Group functions within the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation and strives to achieve best practice.

As an adult Member of Scouting you will receive:

  • a dedicated members website and weekly enewsletter and magazine
  • a telephone support and information service,
  • ongoing training and development opportunities with one to one support (including safeguarding training)
  • discounts on a range of outdoor gear and other nice stuff.

Benefits to the Volunteer

All adults are provided with training and support to carry out their role, and these can qualify you for nationally recognised awards.

Volunteering with the Scouts provides you with a number of opportunities to develop yourself. You can gain skills that are useful for your career, meet like minded people and enjoy yourself all in one go. As a volunteer, you might be involved in marketing, recruiting, raising funds, handling budgets and managing large scale events. You could develop all skills including excellent organisational and communicative skills, as well as the ability to work as part of a team or on your own initiative.

Skills & Qualifications Required

We would like to hear from people with an administrative, business or management background who would like to use their skills to ultimately help young people from all backgrounds achieve their full potential.

Skills that would be useful:

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to keep accurate records
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Team work
  • Listening and communication

To apply for this opportunity, please complete a registration form or apply via the Do-it website.

Already registered with us? E-mail us or call us on 0300 365 9950 to get involved.