Local Development Officers
Hi I am Betony. I am a Berkshire local and am excited to be in a role that involves me so much in the county. I am keen outdoor enthusiast and enjoy walking, cycling, skiing, snowboarding and all things action packed! I once went on a week-long stunt course in Copenhagen – because why not?!
I have come from The National Trust where I helped to run and maintain one of their properties. A significant part of this role involved managing and supporting the large team of volunteers on a day to day basis as well as interviewing and inducting new volunteers.
I am new to Scouting but have a lot of experience working with children’s activity groups. Whilst at college and university I worked part time at a local after school club and spent three summers at Barracudas Activity Camps as a Fencing Instructor and Group Coordinator.
I studied English Literature at University before completing a three month internship with the National Trust. Whilst searching for a permanent job I did a series of experience-building short-term jobs including dressing chairs for events, lambing, being a dresser at the Royal Albert Hall and being an extra in film and TV. I then began a year contract in the Insurance and Risk Management Department of GlaxoSmithKline which gave me valuable experience in a corporate environment. It was after this I returned to the National Trust.
I am looking forward to working with you all! Feel free to drop me an email or give me a call.
my name is Elina. I am new to Scouting and I am very excited to be working for this organisation.