Safeguarding Development Group Member

We are looking for three volunteers to join The Scout Association’s Safeguarding Development Group (SDG) at this exciting time as its moves into the next phase of its work. The SDG provide strategic leadership, ownership and oversight of The Association’s safeguarding policies and procedures and ensures that the Association’s safeguarding policies, procedures and practice remain fit for purpose and sector leading in protecting young people in Scouting.



The process of supporting the Chair of the Safeguarding Development Group in making appointments to the three vacant roles on the SDG is undertaken by a search group. The search group is keen to receive nominations for the roles from a wide range of individuals – self-nominations are welcome. When completing the nomination form please provide as much relevant information as possible as this will assist the search group in considering who may be best suited for the role.  Please refer to the role description and person specification to help the search group understand how the nominee meets the requirements of the role. It may be helpful to include experiences outside of Scouting that are relevant to the role such as in professional or other volunteer capacities.

The search group will be made up all the following members

  • Frances Craven, Chair of the Safeguarding Development Group and TSA Trustee
  • Nominee of the UK Youth Commissioner
  • Ross Maloney, Chief Operating Officer

The search and recruitment process is being supported by Paul Fix, Volunteering Operations Manager.

Key dates

The closing date for nominations is Friday 29 September 2017 at midday. Interviews will take place on Sunday 8 October from midday onwards, at Gilwell Park, Chingford, London, E4 7QW. Shortlisted candidates will be notified of being invited to interview on Monday 2 October 2017 via email.

Further information

If you require any further information about the role, or indeed would like an informal discussion about it, please contact Paul Fix (Volunteering Operations Manager) by email at or by telephone on 020 8433 7139.


Full details can be found in the candidate pack HERE

A word version of the application form can be found HERE