National Scout Active Support Unit Manager – Amateur Radio Scout Active Support Unit

We are recruiting for a Manager for one of our newest National Scout Active Support Units, Amateur Radio Scout Active Support Unit.  A Scout Active Support Unit is a resource for adult volunteers to develop Scouting and is focused on a particular area of interest or need.

Amateur Radio Scout Active Support will be a proactive Unit:

  • Offering support locally and nationally to events with Amateur Radio, CB radio and PMR communications.
  • Providing advice and activities for any Scout related radio activity badges and events such as Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), liaising directly with the National JOTA organiser.
  • Building and maintaining essential radio contacts internationally for local Scouting.
  • Engaging with existing radio amateurs who are actively involved in JOTA and other local events to become Scout Association members.
  • Encouraging more youth members to become qualified in radio activities through maintaining a national database and map of radio related Scout activities that young people can be involved in as well as inspiring young people to take part in events and activities.

The successful candidate will need to have management experience, as well as excellent inter-personal skills and a desire to make a difference.

 This role involves being responsible for the management, leadership and day to day running of the Unit and its members, to ensure the Unit fulfils its purpose and Service Agreement. You will work closely with the National Scout Active Support Manager and staff from the Volunteering Team and Communications Directorate at UKHQ.

You will complete an annual review of the Unit’s Service Agreement, to ensure that the purpose and direction of the Unit is clearly defined, and that the Unit is accomplishing the targets set.

Person specification

We are looking for someone who...

  • Can effectively manage a team of adult volunteers
  • is an effective communicator
  • has a proven track record in amateur radio communication
  • takes a proactive and positive approach
  • can maintain relationships between national staff and volunteers
  • is committed to supporting the Fundamentals and Vision of The Scout Association
  • is prepared to engage with and support The Scout Association’s Communications’ Strategy: Skills for Life
  • has a level of IT knowledge and understanding to effectively manage the team

More detailed information on the role can be found here.

If you have any questions about the role, please email adult.support@scouts.org.uk .  The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 28 August 2017.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a telephone interview. Interviews will take place on 6 September 2017. The application form for this role can be found here.