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Local Growth Officer

Home Based within the North West (On-site)
£31716.00-£31716.00 per year
Job description

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Local Growth Officer- North West to join our Growth and Communities Team.  

Location: Home Based within the North West  

Salary:  £31,716 per annum - Band E, Level 3  

Term: Fixed-Term Contract to March 2025

Working Hours: 35 hours per week

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. 

About the Local Growth Officer Role: 

As our Local Growth Officer – Scouts and Explorers, you will be leading a team who deliver exceptional quality support for local Scouting, pro-actively helping Counties and Districts achieve their growth ambitions.

What we are looking for in our Local Growth Officer:  

As a Local Growth Officer – Scouts and Explorers, you will be pro-actively helping Counties and Districts achieve their growth ambitions focusing specifically on opening new sections for our Scout and Explorer Scout age ranges (10-18) by collaborating with local volunteers and our wider Growth & Communities team who hold relationships with lead volunteers within each County in England.

Key responsibilities as our Local Growth Officer:

  • Support and work in partnership with District Commissioners, Group Scout Leaders and other volunteers to open new Scout and Explorer Scout sections to grow Scouting within the assigned Counties according to their County Growth Plans.
  • Open new sections in line with the County Growth Plans, and using local knowledge, collaborating with local volunteers and contributing to the ongoing development of the local inclusive Growth Plan as needed to ensure that we are achieving our ambitions to create more Scouting opportunities for young people aged 10+ within lower IMD areas and predominantly Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities.
  • Work with the relevant local lead volunteers, to understand their current community reach and identify opportunities for growth within their local areas.

As our Local Growth Officer in return, we offer you:

  • Work in a way that suits you, your role and your department
  • Be proud to say you’re part of a team with Investors in People (Gold)
  • Plenty of opportunity for learning and development
  • 28 days holiday a year, plus bank holidays rising to 32 days after two years
  • Four extra days to look after your family when they need you
  • Three extra days over Christmas

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

  • Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Flexible working hours
  • Store Discount at our Scout Store + other online benefits

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm Monday 6th May 2024.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 16th May 2024.

Please submit an online application along with your covering statement of no longer than one side of A4 paper.

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 by
The Scout Association View profile Company size Size: 101 - 500
Posted on: 19 April 2024
Closed date: 07 May 2024 at 00:05
Job ref: VF1033666HomLGO
Tags: Training