Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (Hybrid)
£29326.00-£29326.00 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Growth & Development Officer to join our team based in Buckinghamshire, home based. We will offer you a competitive salary.

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 & Development Officer Role:

The purpose of the job is to support, instigate and deliver the recruitment of volunteer line managers across the County while working in partnership with District Commissioners, the Project Working Group, and the Funded Projects Coordinator to realise agreed sustainable growth targets and to ensure that monitoring and progress reports are provided to the Project Working Group.

You will support Scouting volunteers to develop and grow Scouting, including but not limited to delivering volunteer recruitment, supporting new and existing volunteers, creating new provision and building community links.

If you are enthusiastic and have passion for delivering excellent customer service with the ability to self-motivate, you will excel in this role. Our ideal candidate will be a good listener with excellent communication, project management and reflective skills, and the ability to work alone and in collaboration with others.  

Key responsibilities as our Growth & Development Officer :

- Co-ordinate the advertising and recruitment of volunteer line managers across Buckinghamshire.
- Delivery of support workshops to support new volunteers in their roles.
- Deilver one to one inductions for new volunteer line managers
- Provide regular reporting on projects.
- Advise, support and encourage volunteers to search for new opportunities to open new scouting provision.
- Advise, support and encourage local scouting to engage with communities currently underrepresented in Scouting.
- Support and work in partnership with volunteers to achieve organisational growth. 
- Open new provision 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
- Advise and support local Scouting upon the retention and recruitment of adult volunteers.
- Help identify, create and design new tools and resources to support growth and development.

What we are looking for in our Growth & 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.
- Confident at public speaking and skilled at presenting ideas and information to internal and external stakeholders, both digitally and face to face
- Hold a full driving licence and have access to a car for work purposes

What we can offer you as our Growth & 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: Sun, 10 July 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: 14 June 2022
Closed date: 12 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: MLBUCKGDO1306
Tags: Management