Growth & Development Officer Vacancies

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Recruiter
Kent Scouts
Location
Sandling, Maidstone
Salary
£10 per hour
Posted
08 Sep 2021
Closes
25 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
Part Time

Growth & Development Officer Vacancies
 
We have an exciting opportunity for a number of part-time Growth and Development Officers to join our team.
 
Kent Scouts is one of the biggest mixed youth organisations in the county and we change lives by offering young people fun, adventure and challenging experiences.
As you may be aware, the pandemic impacted all aspects of life and Scouting in
Kent has adapted to meet the demands. As we move into this new phase, we want to support our existing volunteers and help them to recruit new adults to better respond to the increase in interest from young people.
 
Outline of the role:
A successful candidate will support leaders and other volunteers to grow Scouting across Kent, using both face to face and virtual methods. This will include.
• Working with others to identify and overcome recruitment challenges
• Advising on appropriate techniques and resources
• Engaging parents of existing members with a view to converting them into new
volunteers
• Undertaking events to attract volunteers and young people such as section
open evenings, school assemblies, fetes, workshops, taster and promotional
events
• Ensuring the safe running of events
• Promoting Scouting through different mediums
• Welcoming new adults and young people into Scouting
• Helping to run sections alongside new adults for a period of time, enabling
sustainability
• Any other duties as may reasonably be required Desirable knowledge, skills and abilities
• A knowledge of Scouting or Guiding
• Understanding of barriers to volunteering and appreciation of the need for
flexibility
• A knowledge of tools available both in Scouting and externally to encourage
volunteering
• Knowledge of IT and virtual conferencing packages (Zoom or Teams)
• Ability to engage with adults and young people
• Ability to run an activity
• Presentation / training skills
• Volunteer management skills
• Possess a high level of communication skills to ensure effective relationships

Other essential criteria
• Hold a full driving licence and have access to a car
• Flexibility to work frequent evenings and weekends
• Ability to work from a home-based office
• Enthusiastic and able to enthuse others
• Committed to the fundamentals and values of Scouting, including being willing
and able to be a Member of the Scouts
• Ability to work independently of direct supervision
• Ability to work as part of a team

Applications:
The closing date for applications is 25th September 2021. This is a part-time
position, usually 10 hours per week, over a fixed term contract. The rate of pay is £10 per hour. If you would like an application form or to arrange an informal chat,
email: finance@kentscouts.org.uk .
Interviews will be held at Kent Scouts Activity Centre, Lower Grange Farm, Grange Lane, Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3DA

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