We are looking for a District Team Lead and a Communications person in EACH of our 12 active Scout Groups. Is that you?
This is a non-uniformed role and likely to only take a couple of hours a month to help promote Scouting using a variety of media and community channels. Simples!
We’re the talkers, the sharers and filmmakers (but you don’t need experience). We communicate with members and the public, promote all the good things Scouts do and create great content. This is an exciting and fresh role with lots of scope for personal development.
The Scottish Borders Scout District has 12 active Scout Groups in Peebles, Cardrona, Kelso, Jedburgh, Galashiels, Hawick, Selkirk, West Linton, Melrose, Eyemouth, Lauder and Earlston. This is ideal for home working and can fit in comfortably around your family, work and personal schedules.
No Scouting experience, no problem! No communications or marketing skills, no problem! Some interest or knowledge in marketing and communications skills are desirable for the right person to enjoy this position. If you have a can-do attitude, willing to try and get stuck in – bingo!
We wish to make more use of local outreach for positive and proactive news stories to support our 12 Groups. This could, as an example, include websites, social media accounts and working with local media or community contacts. Effective communication involves a range of tasks and skills, most often undertaken by a team or by a single individual with multiple talents. We wish to create a communications team to enable a number of areas to be broken down into smaller tasks. Sounds great, well it is! We have a plan, we just need a new Communications Team – that’s where you come in!
> If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then please get in touch for an informal conversation. We don’t bite! We are particularly interested to hear from young adults to ensure we remain youth shaped in our direction and thinking. We have a Team of Explorers working with the Communications Team ready to support with a Communications plan ready to roll out.
Three core principles inspire our work:
Everyone is welcome and you can join from a range of professional backgrounds and walks of life. Your daytime job may be an electrician, mechanical engineer, teacher, account manager, health and safety manager, internal communications officer, customer service agent and logistics assistant. You get the gist!
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, demand for Scouting remains strong across the Borders for Scouts. We hold a District waiting list of some 160+ young people. To provide the best Scouting experience and continuity for our young people across the Borders, Scouts needs volunteers – leaders, assistants, occasional helpers and part of the Executive Committee. If you can’t help in this role, can you help elsewhere please?