Growth and Development Officer - Manchester (Ref: 17/54)

Job Title: Growth & Development Officer
Salary: £25,741 per annum
Location: Greater Manchester
Contract: 6 month 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 the Greater Manchester area. With a total membership of over 15000 the area offers Scouting in both Urban and Rural settings. Working with both volunteer and staff colleagues from across the Counties & Region, the projects aim is to open new sections and groups, and look at other ways we can deliver Scouting to our local communities. 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 extensively, including spending occasional nights away from home.

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’s Regional Services Team will be an important element in achieving the vision by supporting the opening of new Scouting provisions and The Association is currently looking for a new Growth & Development Officer to join the existing team.

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 1 September 2017
Interview date: 8 September 2017

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.