Volunteer Journey – Research, Evidence & Definitions Project Lead

Help make volunteering easier and more rewarding by leading one of our projects within the volunteer journey programme board to deliver one of our transformational strategic priorities by 2023. This exciting piece work will look at how we improve and transform our volunteer journey. Together we’ll transform adult recruitment, making the appointment process easier and more inclusive, and ensuring adult training is simple, relevant and more effective. This will ensure we give all volunteers an outstanding experience and help recruit and retain amazing section leader teams and adults who support them.

The role

The volunteer journey is an adult volunteer’s path through the Scouts. It goes from the moment they are first recruited and are welcomed into the Scouts, through appointment and induction and into training, recognition and review.

We are looking for an exceptional volunteer to be the project lead for the research, evidence and definitions project, the first project to kick-off in the volunteer journey programme (a group of projects.) This project will have three key focuses: Defining our key terms, undertaking some initial research and creating tools for ongoing monitoring and evaluation. 

The key outputs of the volunteer journey programme, which you will contribute to are:

  • Transforming the adult recruitment and joining process
  • Simplifying training, focusing on developing and supporting amazing section leaders
  • Creating a positive and rewarding volunteer experience for new and existing volunteers

How to apply

Please fill in this application form  and send it to volunteering.team@scouts.org.uk by no later than Thursday 31 January 2019 at midday. Please make sure that you read the experience section and make it clear in your application which specific skills or experiences you have, as well as how you meet the wider role requirements. Full details can be found in the application pack

Key dates

The closing date for applications and nominations is Thursday 31 January 2019 at midday.

Dependent on numbers of applications, phone interviews may take place in the first week of February, with the main selection day taking place over the weekend of 9 or 10 February 2019, in central London. Please ensure that you provisionally hold this date of the selection weekend when applying.

If you are successful in securing one of the roles on the Programme Board, the first meeting of the team will be all day on Saturday 9 March 2019 at Gilwell Park. If possible, please ensure that you hold this date when applying.

Further information

If you require any further information about the process or the roles, please contact Carl Hankinson, Chair of the Programme Board by email on Carl.Hankinson@scouts.org.uk.