Development Intern (Ref: 17/46)

Job Title: Development intern
Salary: £15,975 pro rata per annum
Location: 1x Avon (Bristol, North Somerset, Bath, South Gloucestershire)
    2x Bristol, North Somerset, Somerset
    1 x Gloucestershire
Contract: 12 month fixed term contract
Hours: 12hrs per week
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Simply Health medical plan

Summary of Job
A Job with a difference - The Scout Association, with support from other funders including the Pears Foundation  have come together to provide a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills whilst working as part of a project team.  The project aims to open new Scouting provisions across parts of Somerset, North Somerset, BAINES, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Gloucestershire Scout County (youth sections for young people aged 6 -18yrs). The development interns will be lead by a Senior intern and will work with local volunteers to provide hands on practical support engaging with schools, the community, partnership organisations and parents of the new youth members. The project aims to enable and deliver the recruitment of adults and young people and to open new sustainable Scout provisions. The induction programme and ongoing support will provide a range of training in the following areas: communication skills, project planning and organisation, presenting and training delivery, working with young people, working in a team, creative thinking and problem solving methods as well as support with IT knowledge.

About You
You will be a creative and innovative thinker with a determination to make things happen. Possess a high level of communication skills to build effective relationships with a wide range of people including; young people, potential adult volunteers, existing volunteers, community representatives, external bodies and funders. Have a willingness and potential to learn and develop from the experience. Be able to work as part of a team but also be motivated enough to work independently of direct supervision. You must live within the project area, be a self starter and be willing to work frequent evenings (usually 2-3 a week). You understand the potential of positive activities to have a transformative effect on people lives, and share the values of The Scout Association in developing young people.

About Us
Young people are our future and The Scout Association plays a vital role in developing them for adult life. Scouting has developed a vision and strategy to take it forward to 2018 and beyond. In 2018 Scouting will be enjoyed by 500,000 young people. They will come from every background, making their voices heard and bring positive change to their communities.

For more information and to apply

As this is a new project and role for The Scout Association applicants are advised to contact
Ben Powlesland for more information benjamin.powlesland@scouts.org.uk  (07984)210724

Job pack
Application form
Recruitment monitoring form

Details of closing and Interview date
Closing date: 8th August 2017
Interview date: 15th August 2017

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.