Vacancy | Growth and Development Officer

Vacancy | Growth and Development Officer

30 April 2018

We are recruiting for a Growth and Development Officer to help us deliver growth plans and Scouting opportunities in the North East of 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.

The role

Growth and Development Officer – North East Scotland
Starting Salary: £26,000 – £28,000 
Status: 37 Hours per week
Starting: 2 Year fixed term commencing July 2018
Location: North East Scotland

The Growth and 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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to support, instigate and deliver focussed growth plans and opportunities across North East Scotland.  This role requires you to have Scouting or similar uniformed organisation experience and enables you to work closely with existing Scouting structures to provide support with the opening of new Scouting provisions across the Region and provide sustainable support for existing provision for the future. Home based, in proximity to the project area, the Growth and 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, growth sustainability 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. 

What we're looking for

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

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 to now over 51,000

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.

How to apply

Completed applications need to be submitted to by 9am on Monday 28 May 2018. 

Download the job description.

Download the application form.

Interviews will take place on Friday 15 June 2018 in the Aberdeenshire area.