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Development Team Assistant

The Scout Association
Closing date
23 Jul 2021

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Team Assistant to join our team based in Brent. You will join us on a part-time permanent basis, working primarily from home but with regular travel in the Brent District. In return, we will offer you a competitive salary of £3177.09 per annum (Inclusive of outer London Weighting).

The Scouts are embarking on transforming their Volunteer Journey to make volunteering with us even more attractive, accessible, flexible, and enjoyable. For our 160,000 volunteers, a crucial part of their volunteer experience is the training we offer to ensure they feel confident and are equipped to undertake their role.

We want to develop a learning culture where training is simple but effective and delivers the skills and knowledge that our volunteers need when they need it, whether they work directly with our young people delivering skills for life or carry out a supporter, manager or governance role. There is a wide range of learning needs to be met and we want to enable our volunteers to manage their own learning journey and access their training in a modern and flexible way that enables them to fit it into their lives alongside their volunteering and other commitments.

The Development Team Assistant Role:

You'll be supporting both existing and new scout groups within Brent District to return to face-to-face scouting following the global pandemic and attracting more volunteers to enable growth within the group through engaging with parents of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and others within the community.

What will you be doing in the Development Team Assistant role?

- Ensuring the good and safe running of the youth sections in accordance with POR responding to the current needs of the Group

- Working together to ensure problems and challenges are overcome

- Meeting and engaging with the parents of existing Beaver, Cub and Scout members at the weekly meetings with a view to attracting new Volunteers

- Supporting Group events

- Welcoming new adults and young people to Scouting

- Undertaking events to attract Volunteers and young people such as school assemblies, fetes, local open days etc

- Promoting Scouting through different mediums in the area to increase numbers in a Group section

- Supporting and running open evenings and taster sessions for adults and young people

- Recruiting adults and converting parents into volunteers

- Mentoring and inducting new adults in partnership with the Appointments Advisory Committee and Training Team

- Helping to run a section alongside the new adults for a period of time, enabling sustainability

- Any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Growth & Development Officer

What we are looking for in our Development Team Assistant:

- Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Word

- Experience of compiling risk assessments

- Knowledge of working with young people

- A full driving licence

- Possessing a high level of relationship skills to ensure effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders (eg. Local - Volunteers, external organisations)

- Able to engage and build a rapport with 6-18 year old

- Works independently of direct supervision

- Works well as part of a team

- Provide own administrative support

- Be an effective Presenter and facilitator

What we can offer you as our Development Team Assistant:

- 25 days holiday and going up to 28 days after 2 years' service and 32 days after 5 years' service

- Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year

- Life Assurance

- Simply Health Scheme

- Generous Pension Scheme

- Free car parking

Closing date: Wednesday 14th July 2021 23:59

Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click 'Apply' now!

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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