Scout Grants Committee Member (18-25)*

The Scout Grants Committee is responsible for the administration of various HQ grant programmes across the UK. Working as a member of this Headquarters team you will help assess grant applications and support Growth Grant recipients, working with other members of the Committee and the Growth and Development Funding Manager. Importantly in pairs, Members of the Scout Grants Committee take responsibility for visiting those in receipt of larger grants, which involves meeting the local project team, advising them before an application is made, evaluating the project’s work and providing information and advice where necessary.

The role offers the opportunity to work with a group of enthusiastic and committed volunteers, and advise on projects leading to growth, delivering more exciting and adventurous activities to even more young people in Counties/Areas/Regions, Districts and Groups. This role is rewarding and an opportunity to develop yourself. In particular, you can expect to build upon your skills of project management, effective decision making and motivating volunteers. You will also gain experience operating on a committee, and deepen your understanding of the Scout Association’s strategy, structure and procedures.

The role of Scout Grants Committee Member (18-25) is a volunteer role for a young person aged 18-25. Previous grant giving experience is not necessary, but an enquiring mind and the ability to work with others to make sound judgements which will benefit Scouting is. A full induction, ongoing support and training is available. So, irrespective of your background or Scouting experience, if you would like to help us administer funding programmes to expand the Scouting adventure to more young people, or know somebody who does, please do get in touch.

We are recruiting for up to two roles and, to ensure the Scout Grants Committee is representative of wider society; applications are encouraged from those who identify as female; applications are also encouraged from members who self-identity with a currently under-represented demographic eg. disabled, Black, Asian or minority ethnic, LGBT etc.; and those who scout in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Our next meeting will be held at Baden-Powell House on Saturday 9 June 2018, which successful applicants will be expected to attend.

Read the detailed role pack and complete the application form.

Any question please contact either:

Closing date for applications is Monday 14 May 2018; with interviews on Sunday 20 May via skype, we expect interviews to take 30-45 minutes.


*Formerly Development Grants Board Member.