Growth Development Officer

The Scouts Association
11 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Growth Development Officer – Midlands to join our team in a Homebased position on a full time, permanent basis. You must be able and willing to travel around the Midlands area for this role.

As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

About the Growth Development Officer – Midlands role:

The purpose of the job is to support, instigate and deliver focussed growth projects and plans across the Region

as agreed by the Area Growth and Development Manager. Also to initially provide high quality and proactive

support to prepare key line managers (specifically District and County Commissioners) to undertake their roles

effectively and thereafter throughout their term of appointment.

What will you be doing?

- Support and work in partnership with District Commissioners, Group Scout Leaders and other volunteers

to achieve organisational growth

- Open new scouting units in line with the project plan, and using local knowledge, contribute to the

ongoing development of the project plan as needed

- Enable and motivate local Scouting to devise, apply and refresh focussed, sustainable growth plans in

existing and new provision (in line with the Association’s agreed Growth Strategy and using the agreed

workbank model)

- Advise and support local Scouting upon the retention and recruitment of adult volunteers

- Undertake and/or support the induction of District Commissioners (and Group Scout Leaders where


- Advise, support and encourage Scouting to engage with communities currently under-represented in

Scouting and provide Scouting for them

- Help develop and deliver training, events and activities within and outside the Region(s), designed to

support Scouting and promote local growth and development

- Help identify, create and design new tools and resources to support growth and development across the

Region(s) and more widely

- Liaise with other staff from Scouting Operations and across headquarters, particularly concerning

development and volunteering issues

- Represent Headquarters and its Departments in the Region(s) and in Counties

- Administer and maintain an effective home based office and budget

- Any other duties as may reasonably be required by the National Regional Services Manager

What we can offer you as our Growth Development Officer – Midlands:

- Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year

- Life Assurance

- Simply Health Scheme

- Generous Pension Scheme

What we are looking for in our Growth Development Officer – Midlands:

- Work independently of direct supervision

- Work as part of a team

- Provide own administrative support

- Be an effective trainer

- Be committed to the fundamentals and values of Scouting

- Be enthusiastic and able to enthuse others

- Be a self starter

- Able to operate from home based office accepting the constraints this places on personal/family life

- Live in a geographical location to enable effective management of projects and liaison with volunteers in the relevant Region

- Able and willing to work frequent evenings and weekends

- Able and willing to travel extensively, including spending frequent nights away from home

- Willing and able to be a Member of the Scout Movement

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click ‘Apply’ now to become our Growth Development Officer – Midlands.

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £27,500 per annum

Closing date: Monday 4th February 2019

The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.

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