Self Employed Supported Volunteer Co-Ordinator Wanted!

We’re looking for a Self Employed Supporter Volunteer Co-Ordinator to work with the greatest people in Solihull with the opening of a new Scout Group in Smiths Woods.

please see below for the outline of the job role;

Outline: Working with the Country Development Staff, deputy county commissioner development (DCC Development), Project Steering Group (PSG), relevant District Commissioner (DC) and the rest of the district team. The Supported Volunteer Coordinator will help to provide strategic and hands on leadership within the project group to enable recruitment of adults and young people to open new sustainable groups and sections in the geographical area identified by the project team.
Responsible for: Adults and young people recruited into the project group

Responsible to: DCC development, Country Development Staff and the Project Steering Group

Line Manager: DCC Development

Main Contacts: Members of the District team, District Executive Committee, Deputy County Commissioner Development, county training team, Regional Development Service, development task force, new adults in
the project group.

Appointment Requirements: To understand and accept The Scout Association’s polices, have a satisfactory DBS clearance, willing and able to become a full adult member of the Scout Association.

Main Tasks:

  • Support the Country Development Staff and DCC Development in the opening of new Scouting provision by:
    • Mentoring and Inducting new adults
    • Assisting sections to write and implement program plans
    • Where asked, sharing the routine management tasks within the district for example leading and chairing regular meetings
    • Running the new section for a 12 week period o Organising and running an open evening
  • Oversee projects groups in partnership with the Country Development Staff
  • Overseeing Adult Recruitment within the new provision working in partnership with the appointments and training teams
  • With the DCC Development and the DC
    • Ensure the good and safe running of the sections in accordance with POR responding to the current needs in the Group
    • Work together to ensure problems and challenges are overcome
    • Support Group Events

Pay and commencement of Project:

The successful applicant will work on a self employed basis and be paid £50 per week per project plus travel expenses to a maximum of £1000 per project plus travel expenses. Payment will be made on a monthly basis. Further projects have been funded to take place in 2015/16 with a maximum of two running concurrently.

Skills Required:

The following is a list of skills which an appropriate person for this role may have: Training will be provided to the person appointed to further develop the skills needed.


  • Knowledge of the balanced programme
  • Driving License
  • Access to a vehicle for work
  • Basic use of Microsoft office, Email and mail merge
  • Must live in a suitable geographical area
  • Good Facilitator
  • Enabler and completer of tasks and projects, individually and in teams with others.
  • Communicator who can listen and interpret
  • Creative thinker
  • Sense of humour


  • Experience in development work within the Charity Sector
  • Someone who can recognise and support the needs of Scout Groups
  • Understanding of the Adult training Scheme
  • Adult member of the Scout Association

Time Commitment – the amount of time this role will take will vary throughout the year depending on activities and event, however on average we would expect the role to include one or two evenings a week with some preparation and administration time amounting to approximately 6 hours per week per project. Running a maximum of two projects at one time. Initially the role is for project 1 however funding is in place for a further 4 projects.

Interview – Interveiws will take place after all the applications are received

Deadline for applications 21st September