Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
£28751.00-£28751.00 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Growth and Development Officer to join our team working Home based covering Buckinghamshire. We will offer you a competitive salary of £28,751 pro rata.

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 Growth and Development Officer Role:

The purpose of the job is to instigate, support, and deliver focused growth projects and plans across the Region as agreed by the Area Growth and Development Manager. To provide high quality and proactive support to prepare key line managers (specifically Group Scout Leaders and District Commissioners) to undertake their roles effectively and thereafter throughout their term of appointment. To support Scouting volunteers to develop and grow Scouting, including but not limited to delivering volunteer recruitment, growth at group level, building community links.

This is a fixed term contract for 18 months, working 21 hours per week.

Key responsibilities as our Growth and Development Officer:

  • Support and work in partnership with District Commissioners, Group Scout Leaders and other volunteers to achieve organisational growth
  • Open new provisions in line with the project plan, and use local knowledge, contribute to the ongoing development of the project plan as needed and ensure that Scouting is accessible to all
  • Enable and motivate local Scouting to devise, apply and refresh sustainable growth plans in existing and new provisions. (In line with the Association’s agreed Growth Strategy and using the agreed work bank model)
  • Advise and support local Scouting upon the retention and recruitment of adult volunteers
  • Carry out the induction of key line managers
  • Advise, support and encourage Scouting to engage with seldom heard communities
  • Help develop and deliver training, events and activities within and outside the Region(s), designed to support Scouting and promote local growth and development
  • Help identify, create and design new tools and resources to support growth and development across the Region(s)
  • Liaise with other staff from across headquarters, particularly concerning development and volunteering issues
  • Represent Headquarters and its Departments in the Region(s) and Counties
  • Any other duties as may reasonably be required

What we are looking for in our Growth and Development Officer:

  • Experience of working with volunteer group
  • Experienced in community engagement and demonstrate an understanding of best practice when recruiting and supporting volunteers
  • Understanding of volunteer engagement, with evidence of working with diverse communities
  • Be competent in using digital platforms such as Zoom and Teams and be able to organise and facilitate workshops and events to a variety of stakeholders
  • Provide own administrative support
  • Confident at public speaking and skilled at presenting ideas and information to internal and external stakeholders, both digitally and face to face
  • Be committed to the fundamentals and values of Scouting
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Be able to work independently and be able to identify and develop new opportunities for volunteer engagement

What we can offer you as our Growth and Development Officer:

  • 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: Tuesday 30th November 2021, 23:59

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: 18 November 2021
Closed date: 30 November 2021
Job ref: MLBUCGDO1811
Tags: Admin, Volunteer Management