Growth and Development Officer - Essex, Suffolk and Bedfordshire (Ref: 17/49)

Salary:     £25,741
Location:  Homebased within the Counties of Bedfordshire, Essex & Suffolk
Contract:  3 Year Funded Fixed term Contract
Hours:      35 hours per week
Benefits:  Pension Scheme, Simply Health medical plan.

Summary of Job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Growth and Development Officer to join the Regional Services Team for a home based position covering the Counties of Bedfordshire, Essex & Suffolk, the role is a 3 year funded fixed term contract. You will support the delivery of the 3 Counties growth and development plans; delivering focussed growth projects working closely with volunteers in these three Counties as agreed by the Senior Growth and Development Officer and Area Growth and Development Manager.

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.

You will have a willingness and potential to learn and develop from the experience and be able to work as part of a team but also be motivated and driven to work independently of direct supervision. You must live within easy travelling distance of the advertised area, and have a full driving licence with access to a vehicle. Be a self-starter and be willing and able to work frequent evenings and some weekends.

You will be passionate and understand the potential of positive activities to have a transformative effect on people’s lives and share the values and fundamentals of the Scout Association in developing young people and volunteers.

About Us

Young people are our future and the Scout Association plays a vital role in developing them for adult life. The Association has developed a vision and strategy to take Scouting forward to 2018 and beyond. The Scout Association Regional Services Team will be an important element in achieving the vision by supporting the opening of new scouting provisions and enabling volunteers to support and make these provisions sustainable. The Association is currently looking for a new Growth and Development Officer to join the existing Team

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Area Growth & Development Manager, Debbie Evans for more information about the role on 07432 561850 or

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

Details of closing and Interview date

Closing date: 9am Friday 1 September 2017
Interview date:  Monday 18 September 2017

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.