Local Development Officer vacancy

Local Development Officer vacancy

24 October 2017

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support, instigate and deliver focussed growth plans and opportunities across Borders District.  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 Scottish Borders 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 National Activity 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

Scouts Scotland is the largest co-educational youth organisation in Scotland.  We have an ambitious strategy to guide our plans to extend our reach further and deeper into our communities.  We want to demonstrate that Scouting is more relevant today than ever and has the ability to transform lives.

Scouting is a world leader in youth development and adventurous activities. Active in 216 countries and territories we have a global membership of c.40 million.  Since embarking on a development strategy on the back of the World Scout Centenary in 2007, Scout membership in Scotland has increased by over 15,000 to 50,081.

Scouting happens in local communities across all 32 local authority areas in Scotland. 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.

Vacancy details

Local Development Officer – Scottish Borders
Starting Salary: £25,000 – £28,000 p.a. pro rata
Status: Part Time 21 hours pw (flexible)
Starting: 24-months fixed term commencing January 2018
Location: Scottish Borders

How to apply

Please send completed application forms to our Head of Scouting Operations by 9am on Friday 24 November. Interviews will take place on 30 November. 

Download our application form.

Download the role description. 

Email completed forms to hradmin@scouts.scot.