Do you like keeping paperwork in order? Do you have a great eye for detail and more than your fair share of common sense? If so, we could use your talents to help transform the lives of young people in our local community.
Our group secretary assists our group scout leader and group chair in the effective running of our group by providing light admin. support. This includes recording the actions decided at our group committee meetings and writing the occasional email.
Our group committee, officially called the group executive committee, plays a key role in the running of our group. The members make decisions and carry out administrative tasks to ensure that the best quality scouting can be delivered to young people in our sections. The committee plays a very important part in the running of our group. In fact, we could not function properly without it!
Although the 'executive' bit in our committee’s title makes it sound very formal, it is not like that at all - our committee is made up of people like you! All our committee members have different skills to offer, come from different backgrounds and have varying experiences. This helps to ensure a variety of perspectives and a more rounded and effective committee.
This is a rewarding role and is ideal for someone who would like to support local scouting but not by working directly with young people. If you have an eye for light admin., then why not support the growth and development of young people and our leadership team by taking on this vital role.
No previous experience of scouting is necessary. What’s more important is your own skills and experience as well as empathy with our mission and values. We provide a warm welcome, a sociable network and a short online training module to help you get started as well as lots of ongoing support.
We know that life can be busy, so we're all about flexibility: This is a very flexible role which you can fit around your family, work and social commitments and other than the odd pre-planned meeting you can fit things around you!
Being just a small part of scouting is great fun and it goes without saying that supporting young people can be one of the most rewarding things you can do, plus it all looks good on your CV.
Estimated time required to fulfil the role: 3 hours a month