Are you primarily interested in working with adults but benefiting children and young people at the same time? Do you have (or want to develop) leadership and management skills? Then the role of Group Scout Leader could be right for you. We have a number of vacant slots across the south east of Scotland – there may be one near you!

This role is about contributing to the sustainment and development of an individual Scout Group, by managing and supporting the other volunteers in the Scout Group.

The main tasks of the role include:

  • Ensuring the best structures and practices are established to support the Group and volunteers. (Don’t worry, we can tell you what that looks like!)
  • Give line management and support to the volunteers.
  • Interacting with other local Scout Groups.
  • Bringing on board new volunteers and delegating appropriate tasks to them.

It is a regular volunteer role, requiring 2-3 hours per week, though not all in the one evening – you can spread the work out over the course of the week if necessary.

The role will allow you to:

  • Make an impact in the lives of children and young people.
  • Put something back into the community and leave a legacy for future generations.
  • Fit your volunteering around your availability – you don’t need to be somewhere every week at the same time.
  • Use or develop your leadership and management skills.

This role also comes with an induction, training and on-going support. As a result, you do not need any Scouting experience – we are after volunteers who are capable of motivating, supporting and leading a team of adults (or willing to learn that), and able to be a good time manager and planner.