Growth and Development Officer - South East/South West (Ref: 17/16)

Job Title:  Growth and Development Officer
Salary:  £25,741 per annum
Location:  Home Based covering the scout counties of the South East and South West regions.
Contract: Permanent
Hours:  35 hours per week
Benefits:  Pension Scheme, Simply Health medical plan and interest free season ticket loan.

Summary of Job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Growth and Development Officer to join the Regional Services Team in the South, for a home based position covering the counties of the South East and South West region.

The role is a permanent position offering a salary of £25,741 per annum with either car allowance of a car provided plus fantastic benefits. You will support the delivery of the county’s growth and development plans; delivering focussed growth projects and supporting Scout Groups and District with focussed support 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. Previous experience of working collaboratively in communities and hard to reach areas of significant deprivation would
be desirable.

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 the advertised area, and have a full driving licence with access to a vehicle for business use. You will 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 for Berkshire and Hampshire to join the existing Team

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Senior Growth and Development Officer, Stephanie Ovens by phoning Telephone number 07496 622994.

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


Details of closing and Interview date

Closing date: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Interview date: Monday 8 May 2017


The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.