Deputy Group Scout Leader

When: Ongoing Where: At the following Groups/Units
2
26th Milton Keynes
Willen Lake
Milton Keynes
Contact: Stuart Ball Contact Email: support@mkscouts.org Open Volunteer Spots: 1

To assist, and deputise for, the Group Scout Leader to manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association.

The Person

The Deputy Group Scout Leader will ideally have experience of managing volunteers, or teams of adults, however training will be available for the enthusiastic and committed individual who undertakes this role

The Skills Profile

  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Ability to negotiate compromises
  • Construct and implement long-term plans that improve and grow the Group and identify any training, resources and other needs required to undertake this work
  • Enable others to identify issues, clarify objectives, develop attainable objectives and gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as an effective team

The Training

Mandatory – Getting Started (5 Months)

Scouting has a core set of training that Trustees will need to undertake:

  • Module 1 – Essential Information
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Trustee Induction, whilst you may not be Group Trustee (optional) it’s useful to complete this training as part of your role
  • Personal Learning Plan
Mandatory – Wood Badge (3 Years)

Mandatory – Management Training (3 Years)

Tools for the Role

Your role will require you to use the following software packages, if you have no experience in those packages, we will support you in gaining those skills:

  • Online Scout Manager (Youth Management Software)
  • Compass (Adult Management Software)
  • Office365 (Word, Outlook, Teams, Excel)

If you have previous scouting experience, or previous management experience from your day job, then some training may be validated against your pior experience.

Core Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Scout Group thrives and has the best systems in place to support adult volunteers and develop the Group – including a Group Executive Committee and Section leadership teams.
  • Provide line management and support to the Leaders in the Scout Group, including setting objectives for their work and holding regular reviews and one-to-one meetings.
  • Ensure that the Scout Group has an adequate team of supported and appropriate adults working effectively together and with others to meet the Scouting needs of the area.
  • Ensure that a challenging, exciting and balanced programme is offered to young people in the Scout Group.
  • Work with the District Commissioner, Deputy District Commissioner(s) and other Group Scout Leaders in the District to ensure that the District thrives and supports Scout Groups.

Relationships

RoleRelationship
The Groups Youth MembersWhy you’re doing the role
Group ChairGroup Trustee
Group SecretaryGroup Trustee
Group Scout LeaderGroup Trustee, Group Head Honcho, Line Manager
Group Exec MembersGroup Trustees
District CommissionerSupporter, Counsellor, dotted line manager
Group Section TeamsYour Volunteer team
Other Group Scout LeadersYour Support Network
Other Deputy Group Scout LeadersYour Support Network
Management Training AdviserTo support and mentor you through the Management Wood Badge

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