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Deputy Head of Parade - Day of Celebration and Achievement

Overview of the role

Each year the UK Headquarters of The Scout Association organises The Day of Celebration and Achievement at Windsor Castle which is an opportunity for us to recognise the achievements of our members in a unique and very special location. The event is aimed at Queen’s Scouts, Gallantry Award holders and adult Good Service award holders who have normally gained awards in the preceding year.  The event normally attracts up to 2,000 members and supporters of Scouting each year. 

This national role will be for a maximum six-year period, with periodic reviews so that if any volunteer is unable to complete their term for personal reasons, a revised timeframe will be agreed. The first two years are spent as deputy to the current Head of Parade, the third year is expected to be spent as Head of Parade with the outgoing Head of Parade acting as Deputy and mentor for the first year whilst selecting a new Deputy, you will then continue in your new role as Head of Parade for a further two years and will be responsible for recruiting and training the next Deputy. The final year is the handover year to the next Head of Parade, acting as their Deputy and mentor.

Person specification

How to apply

Please apply by completing the application form and emailing it to The closing date for applications is 9.00am, Monday 6 January 2020.

After the close of applications, any shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend a teleconference interview (using Skype or a similar programme), expected to be held on the 12 January 2020. Please try to ensure your availability on that date. (If you have a pre-existing commitment, it may be possible for the panel to schedule an interview on a different date for you).

The successful candidate will be invited to attend the Rehearsal Weekend on 28 March, whereupon they will meet the team and demonstrate ability to march. This is a requirement before the appointment can be confirmed.

Scouts Deputy Head Of Parade Volunteer Role Info Pack
PDF – 914.2KB
Deputy Head Of Parade Application Form 2019
DOCX – 245.7KB

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London

Closing date:
Wed, January 6, 2100, 9:00 AM