Could you be our Scouting Support Officer?


We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced person to support our leaders


£26,000 – 28,000 p.a.
Two year fixed term commencing from January 2019

Could you be our Scouting Support Officer, or do you know someone who could be?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to support leaders in the Region. This person will assist in promoting the recruitment and retention of new leaders and developing Scouting programmes and activities at the grass roots. The role requires you to have experience of Scouting or a similar uniformed organisation. You will work closely with existing Scout leaders and structures and provide sustainable support for them. Home based, you will be a self-starter and an excellent communicator. You will be responsible to the Regional Commissioner.

We have a thriving membership of adults and young people in our Region – over 2,100 adults and 7,200 young people. The young people are members of the Explorer, Scout, Cub and Beaver sections. Our leaders and the Regional Leadership Team are all volunteers and work incredibly hard to support the membership.

Why we are recruiting a Scouting Support Officer:  We wish to support leaders and assist them in maintaining and developing Scouting in the Region. This person will assist us to recruit and support more adult leaders. We have made significant progress with a re-invigorated Regional Leadership Team and there is a great deal more that we want to accomplish, particularly to ensure that young people can have more opportunities for adventurous activities, since we know that this is the biggest attraction for young people.

How to apply

Applications should be returned by email to Margery Naylor, Regional Commissioner, South East Scotland Region Scouts, at

The closing date for return of applications is 5pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018.  Interviews will be held in Edinburgh on Saturday 8 December 2018.

For further information contact:

  • Margery Naylor, Regional Commissioner at, or
  • John Bruce, Regional Secretary, at the South East Regional Office on 0131 441 1878.

South East Scotland Scouts Region is committed to Equal Opportunity.