Volunteer Programme Manager (Ref: 17/14)

Job title: Volunteer Programme Manager
Location: Home based reporting to any Scout Adventures Centre
Hours: 40 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £30,679 per annum
Benefits: Simply Health Medical Plan, Pension Scheme, free parking and interest free season ticket loan.

Job Summary
Without volunteers; Scout Adventure’s wouldn’t be able to deliver the volume of life changing adventurous experiences that it does each year.  We’re looking for someone to take the lead and push our volunteer programme to the next level; ensuring that we’re not just known across the world but are seen as the market leader.  From marketing to recruitment, we’re looking for someone to identify, search for, select and recruit volunteers from across the world to take part in a life changing experience with Scout Adventures. This is no insignificant role. Working as part of the Scout Adventures Central team, the Volunteer Programme Manager has a wide reaching impact; from ensuring our recruitment and selection processes are tip top to high level strategic thinking about how we develop our programme in the future. It’s an exciting time for Scout Adventures; we’re delivering more adventures than ever before, growing our network as well as continuing to re-define who we are and what we’re here to do.

About you
Make no mistake; we’re looking for someone amazing.  You’ll be a talented leader with an ability to engage with people at all levels of our organisation and national organisations overseas.  You’ll have a sound knowledge of what good recruitment/selection process looks like and have experience of working with volunteers. As part of the small Scout Adventures Central team; you’ll be a key part of shaping our current ways of working as well as steering us in the right direction for the future.  It’s vital that you’re confident to work independently and are a self-starter.  Our network of Adventure Locations are spread right across the UK; meaning that travel and nights away from home will be a feature of this role.

About us
Here at Scout Adventures we believe that amazing things can happen in the great outdoors. Scout Adventures offers inspiring outdoor learning experiences for both young people and adults. Drawing on over 100 years of Scouting heritage and expertise, we specialise in creating tailor-made packages that are fun, challenging and deliver specific skills and learning outcomes. Based in stunning rural locations across the UK we offer a wide range of activities from canoeing and high ropes to orienteering and traditional Scouting skills. We are open to Scouts, schools and youth groups. Working with teachers and youth leaders, we have inspired generations of young people to reach their potential and learn skills for life.

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

For an informal conversation or to find out more about the role, please feel free to contact George Lewis (George.lewis@scouts.org.uk).

Details of closing and Interview date:
Closing date: Monday 1st May 2017
Interview date: Wednesday 17th May 2017 at Gilwell Park.

The Scout Association is an equal opportunities employer.