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National Role Pool for 18 to 25 year olds

What you'll do

This an exciting opportunity to join a new pool of 18-25 year olds who have an interest in taking on a National role in Scouts. As part of the pool you will have the opportunity to register your interest in exciting roles as they come available, some of which will be at short notice. As well as working alongside Team UK and other volunteer colleagues you will be expected to work in partnership with staff across the UKHQ team.

From being a member of a Project Board on one of our Programmes of Work, to interviewing for a new National Comissioner, there will be a range of short- and long-term roles available to members of the pool. Some members will find themselves a new role quickly and will be supported and mentored in their new role as part of the next steps as they move out of the pool. Some role may be short-term roles and we will work with you to try to identify the best role for you based on volunteer vacancies at the time. However, there is no guarantee of securing a national role by being in the role pool.

A key benefit to being on the pool is the experience you will gain, the personal development and mentoring you will receive, and the opportunities that come available as we progress work on our #SkillsForLife Strategy.


Being part of the role pool has not only given me the opportunity to be involved in a project that I have a real interest in but it has also allowed me to make so many friends from all around the U.K. some of which I might have never met if it wasn’t for the Role Pool.

Becca, Role Pool Member

How to apply

Please read the application pack carefully and then fill in the application form (both below). You can apply by sending the form to Leah Cross by emailing

Key dates

The closing date for applications/ nominations is Wednesday 8 January 2020 at 5pm. Once the shortlist is drawn up, the interviews are expected to take place on Skype, with dates to be confirmed. Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the selection process and the format of the interview.

Please ensure you are available to attend the induction weekend at Gilwell Park on 18 to 19 April 2020.

National Role Pool Pack Application Pack
PDF – 484.1KB
National Role Pool Application Form
DOCX – 24.7KB

Closing date:
Wed, January 8, 2020, 5:00 PM