Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (On-site)
£41304.00-£41304.00 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for an Area Growth and Development Manager to join our team Home Based in North of England. We will offer you a competitive salary of £41,304 per annum.

We’re Scouts and everyone’s welcome here - all genders, races and backgrounds. Right across the UK, we help over 400,000 young people aged 4-25 gain skills for life and find their place in the world. We help them speak up, play their part and shine bright.

The Area Growth and Development Manager Role:

As an AGDM, you will be leading a team who provide support to local Scouting, providing exceptional quality support and customer service, helping counties and districts achieve their growth and development ambitions and supporting volunteer managers develop Scouting locally. You will ensure high quality support is available to our members, that local Scouting has the right resources in place to help them grow, and ensure any externally funded projects deliver on their objectives.

Key responsibilities as our Area Growth and Development Manager:

  • Provide leadership, management and support to the Funded Project Co-ordinator and Growth and Development Officers across the allocated patch, ensuring that they deliver against their designated targets on a wide range of core and funded projects
  • Take responsibility for the effective management (including target setting and performance management) of a Funded Project Co-ordinator (and similar roles) who in turn manage teams of Growth and Development staff
  • Work in partnership with the relevant Regional Commissioners on the selection and induction of new County Commissioners and Assistant Regional Commissioners for Growth
  • Work with colleagues in Strategic Funding to identify, approach and bring online potential funders and funded projects to attract additional resource to the area

What we are looking for in our Area Growth and Development Manager:

  • An understanding of most, if not all of the following issues: growth, rural communities, urban communities, deprived communities, minority ethnic communities, schools, local authority youth and community service, partnership projects
  • A track record of obtaining external funding, running highly effective funded projects and delivering on funded project objectives
  • Experience of working with volunteer groups or organisations
  • Able to manage, coach, motivate and support up to 6 direct reports and up to 10 (fte) other members of staff
  • Working on a wide range of different and complex projects
  • Possess high level of relationship skills to ensure effective relationships with a wide range of people from young people, to Chief, Regional, County and District Commissioners to leaders of faith communities and external bodies
  • Manage a diverse workload and reach targets that are set within deadlines
  • Able to address staff performance issues
  • Advise on project planning and development issues
  • Able to support volunteers with critical incident management
  • Be an effective trainer

What we can offer you as our Area Growth and Development Manager:

  • 25 days holiday and going up to 28 days after 2 years’ service and 32 days after 5 years’ service
  • Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year
  • Life Assurance
  • Simply Health Scheme
  • Generous Pension Scheme
  • Free car parking

We are proud to be a family-friendly employer and offer…

  • Up to four personal days paid leave a year
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Flexible working hours
  • Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits
  • Study and volunteer leave

Closing date: Sunday 6th February 2022, 23:59

Interviews are in person in Leeds on the 17th November and first online stage of interviews on the evening of the 10th November.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click ‘Apply’ now!

The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.

Strictly no agencies.

Posted on: 11 January 2022
Closed date: 08 February 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: MLLEEDAGDM1101
Tags: Business Development