County Vacancies

Our current County vacancies are:

Scout Active Support Manager – Bramhope

Assistant County Commissioner (Activities)

Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS)

Duty Wardens – Bramhope

If none of these roles are suitable for you, but you do wish to join our Team, please contact Geoff Noble, County Chair at geoff.noble@cycscouts.org.uk


Scout Active Support Manager – Bramhope

Could you lead and inspire a brilliant team of volunteers to provide Skills for Life and nights away experiences to thousands of young people?

We are proud of the improvements that have been made to the facilities at Bramhope Campsite – these are a credit to our team of volunteers. The recent appointment of our Campsite Manager will be pivotal in delivering the next stage of development at Bramhope, by expanding what the site offers to visitors and improving the quality of the facility.

To support these exciting developments we are seeking a volunteer Active Support Manager who will work alongside the Site Steering Group and Campsite Manager to develop and deliver our vision for Bramhope.

Role Description

  • Be a member of the Site Steering Group coordinating the operation and development of the site.
  • Take on and lead development projects as agreed by the Steering Group.
  • Working with the Campsite Manager lead and develop the amazing group of volunteers who make the site work.
  • Coordinate the volunteer journey including recruitment, training and development of the volunteer team.
  • Work with the Campsite Manager to ensure that sufficient volunteers are available to deliver a great experience to the sites visitors.
  • Be a member of the County Team

Want to apply? Want more information? 

Contact: Geoff Noble, County Chair
E:  geoff.noble@cycscouts.org.uk
M:  07842 580022

 


Assistant County Commissioner (Activities)

Purpose: To champion the use of high quality adventurous and non-adventurous activities across Central Yorkshire as part of a balanced programme and to support (ultimately) local leaders to do so. To develop, drive and support a County Activities Team to assist in the provision of such activities.

Key Tasks:

  1. To champion and support the use of high quality adventurous and non-adventurous activities across Central Yorkshire. This might include:
    (a)  Attending County and District events where possible to enthuse and inspire local volunteers into trying new activities with their sections and to empower young people to develop their skills and (where appropriate) to gain adventurous activity permits themselves.
    (b)  Providing advice, training and support in conjunction with the Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme to allow local volunteers to offer a wider variety of activities to their young people within the scope set out in POR.
    (c)  Forging links with local organisations that provide or support the provision of adventurous activities to young people where these may benefit Scouting in Central Yorkshire.
  2. To develop, drive and support a County Activities Team and resources to assist in the provision of activities across Central Yorkshire. This might include:
    (a)  Recruiting, supporting, directing and motivating volunteers (which may include young people) and specialist activity advisers to provide a wide range of activity opportunities across Central Yorkshire, including those that allow young people to develop their skills further than “taster” sessions.
    (b)  To co-ordinate the provision, maintenance and inventory of County activities equipment utilised by the team.
  3. To work with the Deputy County Commissioners (Activity Centres and Programme) to develop the activities provision at our two Centres: Bramhope and Aldwark.
  4. As a member of the County Team, to work with all County team members ensure that the County delivers an exciting range of programme opportunities and events. This might include:
    (a)  Contributing to County Team meetings (usually held 5-6 times per year)
    (b)  Where other commitments allow, supporting the delivery of wider County events and programme opportunities.

Line management responsibilities: County Activities Team members

Key contacts: County Activities Team, Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme, County Commissioner, Deputy County Commissioner (Programme), Assistant County Commissioners (Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Scout Network, Events).

The role requires a DBS check and the holder will need to complete a Managers and Supporters Wood Badge.

 


Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS)

Purpose: To co-ordinate and moderate the provision of regular, high quality training and assessment for adventurous activity permits in Central Yorkshire

Key Tasks:

  1. To manage, support and develop a team of suitably qualified County Assessors who will provide (under your co-ordination) consistent, high quality assessment opportunities for adventurous activity permits in Central Yorkshire. This might include:
    (a)   Recruiting, inducting, reviewing and supporting County Assessors
    (b)  Providing regular opportunities for County Assessors to meet, discuss and moderate assessments.
    (c)  Ensure continued professional development opportunities for Assessors are available and utilised.
    (d)  Ensure that all permit training and assessment opportunities across Central Yorkshire are open to young people as well as to adult volunteers, and ensure that this opportunity is well advertised.
  2. Act as the key contact for queries about the Adventurous Activity permit scheme within the County. This might include:
    (a)  Directing volunteers towards suitable training and assessment opportunities, within Central Yorkshire where possible.
    (b)  Providing advice to volunteers about the application of the permit scheme within a balanced fun, challenging and adventurous programme. This may involve utilising information from the Clear Process document available here.
    (c)  Supporting District Commissioners with their role in the Adventurous Activity Permit process.
  3. Carry out an annual moderation of the County permit scheme provision by the end of January each year.
  4. As a member of the County Team, to work with all County team members ensure that the County delivers an exciting range of programme opportunities and events. This might include:
    (a)  Contributing to County Team meetings (usually held 5-6 times per year)
    (b)  Where other commitments allow, supporting the delivery of wider County events and programme opportunities.

Line management responsibilities: County Assessors

Key contacts: County Assessors, District Commissioners, County Commissioner, Deputy County Commissioner (Programme), Assistant County Commissioner (Activities), HQ Activities team.

The role requires a DBS check and the holder will need to complete a Managers and Supporters Wood Badge.

 


Duty Wardens – Bramhope

Bramhope have now put together the 2019 rota for Wardens at Bramhope Scout Campsite and Activity Centre.

For Wardens staying overnight on site (we need a responsible person to stay Friday and Saturday nights) we provide comfortable centrally heated bungalow accommodation with open plan living space. There is separate sleeping accommodation including twin and double bedrooms along with shower and toilet.

From 2019 we are introducing a new concept of Assistant Warden in recognition of the increased popularity and usage of Bramhope. This role will not be required every weekend, it depends on how busy the site is. In most instances this will only involve attending at the busiest time of the weekends – normally Friday night and/or Sunday afternoon when demands on the Warden are the greatest.

Or if you want to have real fun we are looking for volunteers to open and run the shop on weekends.

If you’re interested in a Behind the Scenes day at Bramhope, please contact Jo Collins at jo.collins@cycscouts.org.uk

Please contact Jo Collins jo.collins@cycscouts.org.uk to register an interest or for more information.

 

 

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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