To be the lead volunteer for 28th Portsmouth Scout Group and work in partnership with the Group Executive Committee in developing the Scout Group to provide great Scouting for young people in the local area.
Main tasks of a Group Manager.
This role is normally supported by one or more Deputy Group Scout leaders to share the workload. If you are interested in either role then please get in touch for an informal chat.
Skills Required: Administration, Management (specifically of people), Strategy, Operations Management, Project Management
Appointment requirements: Previous Management Experience essential. Understand and accept The Scout Association’s policies and become a uniformed member of the Scout Association. Complete the relevant training (a wood badge) within three years of taking up the role and undertake ongoing training as required.
Knowledge and Experience
Ability to manage adults effectively
Understanding of the challenges of working in the voluntary sector
Experience of working with young people and/or community work with adult groups
Experience of working in the Scout or Guide Movements as an adult
Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Provides advice and guidance effectively to others
Provides inspirational leadership for the Group
Can build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people
Enables others to identify issues, clarify objectives, develop attainable objectives and gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as an effective team
Ability to negotiate compromises
Plans, manages and monitors own tasks and time
Can construct and implement long-term plans that improve and expand the Scouting offered to young people, and identify any training, resources and other needs required to undertake this work
Can use basic computer software
An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers
Able to work as part of a team and promote good teamwork
Resourceful, energetic and enthusiastic about the job
Acceptance of the fundamentals of the Scout Movement
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life.
Every day of every week you’ll find us playing our part, broadening our horizons and getting stuck into the great outdoors. Here in Portsmouth we have over 1000 adult volunteers and young people enjoying fun and adventure while learning the skills they need for whatever life throws at them.
We are part of the UK’s biggest mixed youth organisation. Scouts helps children and young adults reach their full potential. Our members gain valuable skills for life including teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, cultural awareness and commitment. We help young people to get jobs, save lives and even change the world.
This only happens thanks to hundreds of volunteer leaders, trustees and managers who make it all happen. This is where Scouting can help you.
Your involvement in Scouting, the roles you have held and the experiences you have taken part in will have developed a whole range of skills to impress employers. In a recent Public and Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC) report into the impact of Scouting, 41% of employers said that involvement in Scouting would have a positive influence on their decision to employ applicants.