Growth and Development Officer - Durham (Ref: 17/53)

Job Title: Growth & Development Officer
Salary: £25,741 per annum
Location: Home worker - Durham  
Contract: 2.5 Year Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 35 per week including frequent evenings and weekends
Benefits: Pension Scheme and Simply Health medical plan

Summary of Job
An exciting opportunity to contribute to supporting, instigating and delivering focused growth and development projects creating new opportunities for more young people and adults within Sunderland, Darlington and the surrounding area, with a total membership of over 1400 Sunderland and Darlington Scout Districts offer Scouting in both urban and rural settings. Working with both volunteer and staff colleagues from across the County and Districts the projects aim is to open new youth sections, in particular with Scout and Explorer aged young people (10-18yrs),  opening Scout provision in underrepresented communities and supporting growth in existing Scout Groups. This is a home-based post, working frequent evenings and weekend and successful applicants will be expected to live within or close to the area.

About You
You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to manage a diverse workload. You will be enthusiastic and able to enthuse others, enjoy challenge and responsibility and be highly motivated. Past or present adult membership of Scouting or Guiding is an advantage together with an understanding of issues facing youth and community services. The job will involve working unsocial hours; you must be able and willing to travel, including spending occasional nights away from home.

About Us
Scouting offers fun, adventure and skills for life to over 465,000 young people aged 6-25 across the UK. Through an exciting programme of activities, from kayaking to coding, we help girls and boys develop the practical, employability and character skills they need to succeed in life. This is made possible by the efforts of over 150,000 adult volunteers. There are over 40 million members of World Scouting in some one million local community Scout Groups in over 224 countries, making Scouting the largest youth movement in the world and we have grown year on year in the UK for the last 12 years. We work and volunteer in a diverse range of communities and one of our aims is to ensure that Scouting is reflective of the communities which it serves, The Association has developed a vision and strategy to take Scouting forward to 2018 and beyond, the Regional Services Team within which you will be based, plays a vital role in achieving that vision by supporting the opening of new Scouting provisions and the training of adults to be able to grow their own Groups.

For more information and to apply:
Job pack
Application form
Recruitment monitoring form

Or for an informal chat about the role please call Ruth Potts 07495064994

Details of closing and Interview date
Closing date: 5pm 18 September 2017
Interview date: 29 September 2017

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.