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Group Scout Leaders

Where: At the following Groups/Units
0
14th Widnes
The Youth Hall
Derby Road
Widnes
Cheshire
1
8th Widnes
Ditton Community Centre
Dundalk Road
Widnes
0
1st Weston & Weston Point
Weston Road
Weston Village
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 4LD
1
6th Runcorn
St Edward's Church Hall
Ivy Street
Runcorn
Cheshire
1
1st Newton & Kingsley
Pike Lane
Kingsley
Cheshire
2
3rd & 9th Runcorn
Moughland Lane
Runcorn
Cheshire
WA7 4SD
2
3rd Frodsham (Sea Scouts)
Greenfield Lane
Frodsham
Cheshire
WA6
2
1st Ince & Elton
Scout Hut Lane
School Lane
Elton
Cheshire
CH2 4PJ
1
4th Widnes
Appleton Village
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 6EL
Contact: Oliver Chambers Contact Email: District.Commissioner@merseyweaverscouts.org.uk Contact Phone: 01928352123 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Outline

Group Scout Leaders inspire, motivate and plan ahead. They enjoy working with adults and young people in the local area and seeing the impact of their efforts. They are organised, diplomatic and know how to get the best out of people. We will not pretend the role is easy. It is a big role but with it also comes with big rewards. And if you believe in the power of Scouting to help empower young people with skills for life; you’ll know it’s all worthwhile.  If you think this sounds like you or someone you know; what are you waiting for?

Main Tasks

  • 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 Scouting needs of the area.
  • Ensure that a challenging, exciting and balanced programme is offered to young people in the Scout Group.
  • Work with the District Commissioner, Deputy District Commissioner(s) 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 a Deputy Group Scout Leader, if appointed.

Responsible to

District Commissioner and Deputy District Commissioner – Group Support

Knowledge and experience

  • Understanding of the challenges of working in the voluntary sector 
  • Experience of working with young people and/or community work with adult groups

Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Provide advice and guidance effectively to others 
  • Provide inspirational leadership for the Group 
  • Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Enable others to identify issues, clarify objectives, develop attainable objectives  and gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as an effective team
  • Ability to negotiate compromises 
  • Plan, manage and monitor own tasks and time
  • Construct and implement long-term plans that improve and expand the Scouting offered to young people and identify any training, resources and other needs required to undertake this work
  • Use basic computer software 

Personal qualities

  • An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers 
  • Flexible approach
  • Self-motivated 
  • Able to work as part of a team and promote good teamwork 
  • Resourceful, energetic and enthusiastic about the job 
  • Acceptance of the fundamentals of the Scout Movement 

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