Job Vacancy | Local Development Officer – East Central Scotland

Job Vacancy | Local Development Officer – East Central Scotland

14 February 2019

Local Development Officer – East Central Scotland

Starting Salary:         £25,000 – 28,000 per annum

Status:                        Full Time – 37 hours per week  

Starting:                     12 month fixed term commencing April 2019

(may be renewable subject to funding)

Location:                    East Central Scotland  

Join our team

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support, instigate and deliver focussed growth plans and opportunities across East Central Scotland.  This role enables you to engage with local communities currently under-represented in Scouting and provide Scouting for them to include opening new scouting provisions in the local area and assist existing Scouts Groups with growth initiatives. Home based, in proximity to the project area, the Development Officer will be a self-starter and an excellent communicator.

You will work alongside local volunteers to provide a practical field resource to support the start-up and growth of Scouting within the project area. Our vision is to make a positive impact on our communities, to prepare young people to be active citizens, and to embrace and contribute to social change.  That should be something that drives you too. 

The Local Development Officer will be part of the Scouting Operations Team and will be supported by a professional staff team at our headquarters in Fife and our three Scout Adventure Centres in Fife, Perthshire and Argyll.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a commitment to the fundamentals of Scouting and experience in a volunteer environment and be able to work under pressure both independently and as part of a team. It is essential that there is a willingness to work unsociable hours to include evenings and weekends using a flexible approach.

About Scouts Scotland

We are the largest mixed volunteer-led Movement for young people in Scotland.  We offer fun, challenge and life changing adventure to almost 40,000 young people in Scotland, who are supported by over 10,000 adult volunteers.

Scouting exists to make young people’s lives better, helping them to realise their full potential and providing them with the skills they need to succeed in life.

Scouts Scotland is seeking to deliver an ambitious Strategy to grow Scouting further as a dynamic, modern, inclusive organisation, shaped by young people in partnership with adults, delivering opportunities for challenge, fun and adventure for more young people and making a positive impact on local communities.

How to apply

Download the application form and job description and return your form to by 9am on Monday 4 March. Interviews will take place on Monday 11 March. 

Role description

Application form