Category: Outdoors & Practical

15th Wolverhampton Scouts

Opportunities: (including brief role description)Volunteer Manager (Group Scout Leader)

You will inspire, motivate and plan ahead to help prepare young people with skills for life. You will enjoy working with adults and young people and see the impacts of your efforts. You will be organised, diplomatic and know how to get the best out of people. This is a challenging role suitable for someone interested in the power of Scouting to help young people.  

Requirements/ Skills sought:
Essential: Ability to manage adults effectively. Desirable: Understanding 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. Person spec by request.  

Volunteer Beaver Scout Leader

You will get the chance to go camping, climbing, pot holing and lead community projects to help prepare young people aged 6-8 with skills for life? You will plan and deliver an exciting programme of activities for young people making sure every young person gets the chance to spend at least one night away from home each year. You will use your energy and creativity to help young people to develop their potential and earn a wide range of badges and awards including the prestigious Chief Scouts’ Bronze Award. You will do all this with a team of supporters, parents and the young people themselves. Your enthusiasm and sense of fun and adventure will inspire.

Requirements/ Skills sought: Leadership, interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with people of all ages, independence, flexibility and adaptability, commitment, ability to cope with responsibility, decision making, trustworthiness, ability to plan and meet goals.

Section Assistant

You will get the chance to canoe, climb and make bird boxes whilst improving your CV. This role will involve using your current skills and learning new ones. We need a fun, committed person to support young people helping run games and activities as part of weekly meetings. As part of a small team you will help plan and deliver a safe and exciting programme for young people helping them to achieve badges and awards. Enthusiasm, an empathy with young people and a sense of humour are a must – we can teach you the rest. We’ll provide the training and support you need.

Requirements/ Skills sought:
Leadership, interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with people of all ages, independence, flexibility and adaptability, commitment, ability to cope with responsibility, decision making, trustworthiness, ability to plan and meet goals.
Hours:Depend son the role
Location/Address:Group Headquarters, Skidmore Avenue, Bradmore, Wolverhampton. Executive Committee meetings and Group Leaders Meeting currently on Zoom
DBS Check:Yes
Expenses:Yes
Other information:Training comprises mandatory, role specific and ongoing learning to build on your existing skills and knowledge; some elements will count towards externally recognised awards.

In addition, for the Volunteer Manager role, you must complete the relevant training (a wood badge) within 3 years of taking up this role. Must be eligible for charity trustee status (as a member of the Group Executive Committee). It’s expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.

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