Job Vacancy | Head of Scouting Operations

Job Vacancy | Head of Scouting Operations

22 October 2021

Salary: £38,000 - 42,000
Hours: 35 hours per week. We’re happy to talk flexible working.
Based: Scouts Scotland Headquarters, Dunfermline, Fife
PVG: Enhanced. Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and wellbeing first

We’re looking for a highly motivated and values-driven leader to help us deliver our strategy and help our 11,000 volunteers to achieve their aims and objectives of programme delivery.

Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. You'll work with the Chief Executive Officer as part of the Senior Leadership Team alongside the Head of Outdoors & Adventure, Head of Central Services, and Head of Communications & Fundraising.

You will play a key role in the implementation of the Scouts Scotland Strategy for the growth and development of Scouting with a specific focus on our programme, our people and improving the perception of Scouting with key audiences.

You'll lead, develop, manage, and inspire your staff team, and make sure we’re providing excellent logistical support to Scouts Scotland volunteers and the wider membership in Groups, Districts and Regions, as well as to members of the public.

What it's like working with us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.


If you have the skills and passion to help lead Scouts Scotland then we’d love to hear from you!

You can download the full job description below:

Job pack

Please email your CV and cover letter (no more than 600 words) to by midnight on Sunday 14 November 2021.

If you’d like to get in touch to have an informal chat about the role, please email


Interviews will take place on 26 November 2021. There may be the need for a second interview.