Team UK & HQ Volunteers

With the launch of our new strategy there are several exciting opportunities for volunteers to lead and support Scouting as the Beyond 2018 strategy starts.

We are recruiting for these roles via an open call process. This means that, rather than individuals applying for specific roles, we are asking individuals to look at the competency matrix we have put together that lists the competencies we believe are necessary for us to deliver our Beyond 2018 strategy, and then tell us about their relevant skills and experience so that we can determine whether they might be suitable for one or more of the roles we think we need. The Competency Matrix can be found in the appendix at the end of the application pack.

All the roles being recruited for fall within the three pillars of work of the new strategy: Programme, People and Perception. This means we are looking for people to take on roles in the following areas within Team UK and National teams:

  • UK Commissioner for Programme (assurance)
  • Volunteer Head of Curriculum
  • Volunteer Head of Events delivery

The appointments will be for differing time periods dependent on the specific role.
Team UK and the HQ team roles are likely to be for an initial term of 3 years (subject to annual review with the volunteer line manager), with the potential for re-appointment for a further period. Programme & project board roles will be for the expected duration of the respective projects.

These are voluntary leadership roles and as such are unremunerated, however, reasonable expenses in line with the Association’s Expenses Policy will be paid.
In common with all national appointments, successful candidates for roles will be assigned a Training Adviser and will undertake a manager Wood Badge. Successful applicants for roles must also become a member of The Scout Association, including successful conclusion of our vetting process and making the Promise.

Please ensure you carefully read the competency matrix at the end of the application pack prior to making your application, and refer to how you meet these competencies within your application. The application form can be downloaded here.

Key dates
All applications must be submitted by Friday 27 April 2018 at midday via email to Leah Cross at Shortlisted candidates will be notified and given an outline of the selection process.

If you require any further information about the process or the roles, please contact Deputy UK Chief Commissioner Mark Tarry by email at