Our programme covers a huge range of topics, skills and outcomes. We want to focus on where we can make the biggest difference for young people and where our volunteers need the most support.
This role will work with the Volunteer Head of Curriculum to ensure that our programme is constantly becoming more effective at preparing young people for the future and enabling them to shape society, by ensuring the programme is:
- Underpinned by our Theory of Change
- Informed by evidence and expertise
- Relevant and shaped by young people
- Accessible to all
- Responsive to needs of volunteers.
You’ll do this by considering evidence from our impact measurement work, feedback from your interactions with local Scouting and developments within the youth sector and wider society, ultimately deciding what parts of the curriculum we should dedicate time and resources to.
We will always have a number of projects related to programme design underway. These might focus on our 2018-23 strategic plan, Skills for Life, or external funding we have secured to look at a specific topic. You will work with staff, other volunteers and external experts to ensure these projects produce programme materials aligned to our Theory of Change.
We want to innovate how we support amazing adult volunteers to provide inspiring and impactful programmes. You will help create ways for us to hear what young people and adult volunteers think of our programme locally, co-designing solutions to how we get even better as a result.
How to apply
The application pack provides more information about the role and The Scouts.
Please submit an application via the following link.
You can also submit your application in writing, please post your application to:
Amy Butterworth, Programme Design, The Scouts, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London E4 7QW
The closing date for applications is Monday 1 July 2019.
The interviews will be held on w/c Monday 8 July. The interview can be held over Skype, or at Scouts HQ Gilwell Park, in order to accommodate any applicants with travel or time restrictions. Similarly, we are committed to ensuring the role is flexible, and that time commitments can work around the applicants.
The Scouts is an equal opportunity organisation and we are committed to diversity in our recruitment of Volunteers. We are actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, to help enrich our understanding of young people all around the UK today. We are also keen to welcome applications from individuals outside of the Scout Membership, with experience elsewhere in the youth sector and some experience of working with young people with complex needs.
If you would to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Amy Butterworth at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a phonecall.