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Group Scout Leader (Theale & Calcot) in Pang Valley

1st Theale & Calcot Scout Group are looking for an individual, or a team of two people, to support the group in the role of Group Scout Leader (GSL).
The GSL ensures the group is supported so that young people get the best possible quality of Scouting. The role can be done as a job-share with another volunteer or as an individual. You’ll need enthusiasm and enjoy working with adults. You’ll help provide strategic direction to the group and support fellow volunteers in delivering safe and well planned events. 1st Theale and Calcot is a large and growing group with multiple sections across multiple locations.
What’s in it for you?
The skills that you will use as a GSL, such as leadership, management and planning, can enhance your CV and can be a great way to demonstrate that you have those skills to prospective employers.
Know nothing about Scouts? That’s not a problem, we can teach you everything and we have a fantastic training scheme that can lead to a certified OCN qualification.
If you know anyone who may be interested or you are interested yourself please contact Paul Dinsdale for a non-committal chat on 07393 208 208 or email
To manage and support the Scout Group and its leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association.
RESPONSIBLE TO: District Commissioner
• Section Leaders and their leadership teams in the Group
• Parents/carers of the young people in the Scout Group
• Group Executive Committee members
• Other Group Scout Leaders in the District
• District Commissioner
• County/Area/Regional Commissioner(s)
Must complete relevant training (wood badge) within three years of accepting the role. Must be eligible for charity trustee status (member of the Group Executive Committee).
Must complete Module 1 within 5 months of full appointment, and Module 25 within 3 years of full
• Ensure that the Scout Group thrives and has the best systems in place to support adult volunteers and develop the Group – including a Group Executive Committee and Section leadership teams.
• Provide line management and support to the leaders in the Scout Group, including setting objectives for their work and holding regular reviews and one-to-one meetings.
• Ensure that the Scout Group has an adequate team of supported and appropriate adults working effectively together and with others to meet the needs of Scouting in the area.
• Ensure that a challenging, exciting and balanced programme is offered to young people in the Scout Group.
• Work with the District Commissioner and other Group Scout Leaders in the District to ensure that the District thrives and supports Scout Groups
Note: Some of the tasks for which the Group Scout Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Group, including an Assistant Group Scout Leader, if appointed.
Currently the Group is organising a number of AGSL positions to provide a supporting team to the incoming GSL/s.

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