Support us in the background as our Group Chair

Approximate time required
up to 3 hours a month

Do you have good organisational skills and enjoy motivating a team? Then you could be the chair of our group committee! 

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.

As chair you will manage the meetings and work with our group scout leader to ensure our group operates in accordance with the policies and rules of the scout association.

This is the ideal role for someone who does not necessarily wish to work directly with young people but would like to help to support the development of scouting in the local community.

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!   

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. 
     
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.


 

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