Job Vacancy | Scouting Operations Officer (Skills and Training)

Job Vacancy | Scouting Operations Officer (Skills and Training)

05 March 2019

We have got an exciting opportunity to join our staff team as Scouting Operations Officer (Skills and Training).

We are seeking an experienced individual with a focus on outcomes and impact to play a key role in helping us achieve our vision of preparing more young people with skills for life by ensuring they are supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.

The role

Responsible to: Head of Scouting Operations

Department: Scouting Operations

Base Location: Scouts Scotland, Fordell Firs, Dunfermline, KY11 7HQ

Term: Permanent

Starting Salary: £25,000 - £28,000

Hours: 37 per week

The development of our adult volunteers is at the heart of our new strategy. As part of a busy team, you will work alongside volunteers and colleagues to ensure that our adult members feel valued, get the support they need, and experience a positive volunteer journey. You will create and provide opportunities and resources to support our adult volunteers to develop the skills they need in their roles. You will also work with volunteers across Scotland to support local skills and training objectives, while also supporting the wider Scouting Operations Operational Plan.

While embracing our values, you will be results driven with a strong track record of setting and meeting targets with defined outcomes. You must be a strong team player, able to inspire and motivate the people you support, work with complex groups of people, and have excellent communication and networking skills.

About us

As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.

Each week we give almost 40,000 young people in Scotland the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

Having just launched a new strategic plan, Skills For Life: Our plan to prepare better futures, this is an incredibly exciting time for Scouting, in Scotland. We welcome talent from all backgrounds and your contribution to help even more young people succeed in life.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 1 April 2019.

Download the application pack

Download the application form

Applications should be emailed to or sent by post to Scouts Scotland Headquarters (Recruitment), Fordell Firs, Hillend, Dunfermline, KY11 7HQ.

Interviews will be held at Scouts Scotland Headquarters on Monday 15 April 2019. There may be a requirement for a second interview. Please note that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.