County Vacancies

What do volunteers do?

This everyday adventure is only possible thanks to our team of adult volunteers, who support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a local community based Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.

Our award winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.

County Roles

ACC Inclusion and Diversity

Northumberland Scouts are looking for individuals with the skills to provide leadership, support, motivation, coaching, and problem-solving methods and be an inspiration to others. As Assistant County Commissioner (ACC) Inclusion and Diversity will support and advise adults to ensure that every section in the County is as inclusive as possible, welcoming members from all backgrounds and helping to make reasonable adjustments to support a fully diverse membership.

Please click here to download the ACC Inclusion and Diversity Vacancy Pack for more information.

County Training Manager

It is an exciting time to be involved in scouting as we embark on the start of a project to continue to
develop the adult journey for leaders within Northumberland.

In turn, this will allow us to promote the
opportunities we offer to the young people around the County. The County Training Manager will be
responsible for the management of all aspects of the training and learning process for adults within the
County (including appropriate training, support structures and personnel to achieve this), together with
the recommendation of the award of Wood Badges.

As County Training Manager, you will be part of the senior leadership team working with the wider County Team. You will aim to drive the adult journey for leaders to deliver high quality program to all our young people. The current
Northumberland training manager will have a hand over period to ensure the best possible start for you
in the role. There will also be opportunities to work with people across the country as well as outside
of scouting to develop the training journey.

As County Training Manager, you will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the training
and learning development process for adults within the County. This will allow you the closest possible
insight and understanding of the journey that our volunteers make from the start of their Wood Badge
training to the ongoing learning that they may need once their initial training is complete.

As such you will understand the importance of allowing the training scheme to be adaptable and have
a flexibility which can accommodate the huge variety of circumstances our volunteers find themselves
in, whilst remaining true to the core values of Scouting as a movement.

Ultimately, we would like all of our adults – wood badged and beyond – to be well trained, confident,
engaged and included in providing young people In Northumberland with a fantastic programme that
allows for excitement without danger, and adventure without hazard.

• If you would like to find out more about the role, we’re more than happy to have a chat.

• If you require any further information about the role, or indeed would like an informal discussion about
it, please contact Rio Groves (County Youth Commissioner) by telephone on 07411029698 or by email
at [email protected] or Michael Wood-Williams (County Commissioner) on 07887700465 or
[email protected]

• If you know anyone who you think would be suitable for the role then also, please get in touch too. No one likes to put themselves forward, but please do, these roles are a great opportunity to help drive Northumberland Scouts in a fantastic direction.

If you think you’re not good enough, or maybe you feel perhaps are too young or too old, or ‘I’m only a section leader’, or ‘ I’ve only been in Scouts a year’ etc, we still want to hear from you! If you have the skills or are willing to learn, and you have the dedication and enthusiasm, then put your name forward.

Assistant County Commissioner for Beavers Support

We are very excited to be growing our Programme team within Northumberland Scouts

• Assistant County Commissioner – Beavers Support
(Role Description: https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/running-things-locally/recruiting-and-managing-volunteers/role-descriptions/countyarea-roles/)
To help head up our Beaver (6-8 years old) provision across the county with close links with ADC Beavers (Assistant District Commissioners) and colonies.

With this roles, you are not alone, but part of a growing Programme team supporting each other and the Northumberland Scouts to embed a fun, rewarding, exciting, adventurous, youth shaped, challenging, quality programme!

Of course in doing so, our young people will achieve more skills and opportunities, and this will be reflected by the amazing achievement of their Top awards!

• If you would like to find out more about the role, we’re more than happy to have a chat.

• If you would like to apply, please email Sam Lacey (Deputy County Commissioner) at [email protected] outlining why you would like to apply and your biggest aspirations for the role.

• If you know anyone who you think would be suitable at the role then also, please get in touch too.

No one likes to put themselves forward, but please do, these roles are a great opportunity to help drive Northumberland Scouts in a fantastic direction.

If you think you’re not good enough, or maybe you feel perhaps are too young or too old, or ‘I’m only a section leader’, or ‘ I’ve only been in Scouts a year’ etc, we still want to hear from you! If you have the skills or are willing to learn, and you have the dedication and enthusiasm, then put your name forward.

Appointments Committee Member

You will be be in a role pool of people who attend virtual / face to face Appointment Committee to meet with candidates for roles within Northumberland Scouts. See Here

Interested? Email Committee Chair, [email protected]

Local Awards Advisory Group Member

LAAGs support the County Commissioner in the process of recommendation, decision and administration of award nominations, ensuring the processes and Award criteria are met. See Here

Interested? Email Committee chair, [email protected]

Appointments Advisory Committee members do not require to have current or previous experience in Scouting.

We are looking for lots of individuals who may be interested to get in touch.

We are looking for members involved in the programme side of Scouting, not involved in the programme side of Scouting, 18-25year olds, 25+ year olds. If you are interested – there will be a role for you!!!

Please get in touch with our Appointments Committee and Local Awards Advisory Committee chair, Liam if you would like to get involved or would like to find out more! Contact Liam Walsh

Group Roles

Our amazing Groups are always looking for enthusiastic adults to join the adventure in all our groups helping provide young people with the skills for life.

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