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Deputy Group Scout Leader

When: Ongoing Where: Milton Keynes, Bucks MK1 Contact: Dee Strict Contact Email: [email protected] Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

To assist, and deputise for, the Group Scout Leader 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.

The Person

The Deputy Group Scout Leader will ideally have experience of managing volunteers, or teams of adults, however training will be available for the enthusiastic and committed individual who undertakes this role

The Skills Profile

  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Ability to negotiate compromises
  • Construct and implement long-term plans that improve and grow the Group and identify any training, resources and other needs required to undertake this work
  • Enable others to identify issues, clarify objectives, develop attainable objectives and gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as an effective team

The Training

Mandatory – Getting Started (5 Months)

Scouting has a core set of training that Trustees will need to undertake:

  • Module 1 – Essential Information
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Trustee Induction, whilst you may not be Group Trustee (optional) it’s useful to complete this training as part of your role
  • Personal Learning Plan
Mandatory – Wood Badge (3 Years)

Mandatory – Management Training (3 Years)

Tools for the Role

Your role will require you to use the following software packages, if you have no experience in those packages, we will support you in gaining those skills:

  • Online Scout Manager (Youth Management Software)
  • Compass (Adult Management Software)
  • Office365 (Word, Outlook, Teams, Excel)

If you have previous scouting experience, or previous management experience from your day job, then some training may be validated against your pior experience.

Core Tasks/Responsibilities


The Groups Youth MembersWhy you’re doing the role
Group ChairGroup Trustee
Group SecretaryGroup Trustee
Group Scout LeaderGroup Trustee, Group Head Honcho, Line Manager
Group Exec MembersGroup Trustees
District CommissionerSupporter, Counsellor, dotted line manager
Group Section TeamsYour volunteer team
Other Group Scout LeadersYour Support Network
Other Deputy Group Scout LeadersYour Support Network
Management Training AdviserTo support and mentor you through the Management Wood Badge

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