Widnes, Cheshire, United Kingdom (On-site)
£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 Home based covering Mersey Weaver Scout District (Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham and Villages). This is a 12 month fixed term contract until 31st March 2023. We will offer you a competitive salary of £28,751 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 Growth and Development Officer Role:

The purpose of the job is to instigate, support, and deliver focused growth projects and plans across the project area, to deliver the project objectives and targets. Working in partnership with District Commissioner, Project Working Group and Funded Project Coordinator to realise agreed sustainable growth targets. To ensure that monitoring and progress reports are provided to the Project Working Group.

Key responsibilities as our Growth and Development Officer:

  • Support and work in partnership with District Commissioner, Group Scout Leaders and other volunteers to achieve organisational growth
  • Open new provisions in line with the project plan, and using local knowledge, contributing to the ongoing development of the project plan as needed and to 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
  • Advise, support and encourage Scouting to engage with seldom heard communities
  • Help develop and deliver training, events and activities, designed to support Scouting and promote local growth and development
  • Help identify, create and design new tools and resources to support growth and development
  • 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 groups
  • 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
  • Hold a full driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes
  • Live in a geographical location to enable effective liaison with volunteers
  • Able and willing to work evenings and weekends, with some nights away and travel
  • Willing and able to be a Member of the Scout Movement


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 Schemes
  • 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: Sun, 20 February 2022, 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: 21 January 2022
Closed date: 03 March 2022 at 12:05
Job ref: MLGDOWID2101
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