Vacancy: Regional Administrator

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Administration is an important part of Scouting across the Region

This is a South East Scotland Scouts Regional Role.


This new opportunity can be done from home so is open to all those living in Edinburgh, Borders, Midlothian and East Lothian.

Our Regional Strategic Plan is to equip more young people with the skills for life. Admin and logistics are an important part of our plans and Scouting as a whole. They help to ensure the safe and effective running of any section, Group, District or Region. The Regional Administrator will support the Regional Commissioner to ensure the smooth functioning and sound administration of the Region in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of Scouts. 

We’re growing our friendly and talented team to help us deliver more skills for life across Scotland. We make a big difference. You could too. 
To deliver our ambitious goals and in line with the exciting Scouting Volunteer Experience Transformation Project, we have an exciting opportunity to join the Team. Oh, and it’s good fun too!

As this is a flexible role, the below are just are some examples of tasks that a Regional Administrator might undertake.

Example of Tasks

Provide administrative support to the running of Regional Leadership Meets and to the Regional Commissioner.
* Work with the Regional Commissioner to set meeting agendas and arrange meeting logistics for Regional Leadership Team meetings.
* Taking accurate and accessible minutes of named meetings.
* Distributing agendas, minutes and supporting documents for named meetings.
* Ensuring the safety and security of records, complying with appropriate legal requirements.
* Communicating with Regional Leadership Team as required.
* Supporting the administrative requirements of specific events such as the Annual Review 

Responsible to

Regional Commissioner


  • * Strong organisational skills
  • * Strong communication skills
  • * Ability to work as part of a team
  • * Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • * Basic IT skills
  • * Ability to summarise information for different audiences
  • * Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others
  • * Able to maintain independent and objective judgement
  • * Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people
  • * Enable others to identify issues, clarify objectives, develop attainable objectives and gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as an effective team

Personal qualities

  • * An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers 
  • * Flexible approach
  • * Self-motivated 
  • * Able to work as part of a team and promote good teamwork 
  • * Resourceful, energetic and enthusiastic about the job
  • * Acceptance of the fundamentals of the Scout Movement

How to apply/nominate

You can now express an interest or nominate.