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County Vacancies

Our current County vacancies are:

County Commissioner for Central Yorkshire

District Commissioner – Wetherby

District Commissioner – Leeds Templars

District Commissioner – North Leeds

Assistant County Commissioner (Scouts)

Assistant County Treasurer

Fundraising Team Member

Diversity Devotee; Inclusion Purveyor; Team Builder

Scout Active Support Manager – Bramhope

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


County Commissioner for Central Yorkshire

Could you lead a team and take them with you to achieve Scouting’s vision in Leeds and Wakefield. We have a great team who are all working hard to lead and manage Central Yorkshire Scouts – what they need is a leader to support them to achieve the best they can. Ask yourself if not me, then who? If not now, then when?

We are looking for a volunteer to be our new County Commissioner for Central Yorkshire. The role of a County Commissioner is a varied and exciting one, with enormous opportunity to make a huge impact for young people across a large area. We want someone who can inspire, motivate, encourage and lead our volunteers across Leeds and Wakefield.

Being a County Commissioner does not require a 24/7 commitment, nor does it require an individual to do everything to keep a Scout County running. Being a County Commissioner is about building a team and taking them with you to achieve Scouting’s vision for the County. We have a great team who are all working hard to lead and manage the County – what they need is a leader to support them to achieve the best they can.

By taking on the role of County Commissioner for Central Yorkshire Scouts, you are joining us at an incredibly exciting time in a County with a strong team of dedicated volunteers currently leading the County. We do not want a clone of the previous role-holder, we want someone who will take us forward as we work hard to bring high quality Scouting programme to even more young people in Leeds and Wakefield.

Whilst we would usually seek to appoint one volunteer to this role, we are open to hearing from groups of individuals who would like to be considered as a team to approach the role. If considering the role you find yourself worried about the timing in your life or you think there is someone else who would be better for the role, we would urge you to ask yourself if not me, then who? If not now, then when?

To help us find the right person for this role we have a search group established with volunteers and staff who work within the County and the wider North East England region. The search group would like to invite interested individuals to submit an application for the role. We would also like to invite nominations for individuals who meet the criteria we are looking for.

Please read the County Commissioner Volunteer Vacancy Pack which contains the core role description as well as more detailed information about the role, the team and the support that is in place for the appointed candidate.

Apply/Nominate here

If you would like to discuss the role then please feel free in the first instance to contact Vanysha Sahota, Growth & Development Officer on 07966 186371 or vanysha.sahota@scouts.org.uk or Ian Hill, the outgoing County Commissioner on ian.hill@scouts.org.uk


District Commissioner – Wetherby

Could you be the next District Commissioner for Wetherby? This could be one person or two or more working as a small team to support and develop Scouting in the Wetherby area.

Do you know someone who can inspire and motivate others to lead Wetherby in its next phase of development? Could you take up this role, either by yourself or as a member of a partnership or team?

The volunteer vacancy pack for the role is below. Please review the details and consider completing the nomination form if you think of someone who you believe could motivate and inspire others. If on the other hand you may think that the challenge is for you in which case complete the application form and return it to Stuart Jolley County Treasurer by Friday 5th June 2020.

Wetherby DC Vacancy Pack May 2020


District Commissioner – Leeds Templars

Do you know someone who can inspire and motivate others to lead Leeds Templars over the next few years? Could you take up this role, either by yourself or as a member of a partnership/team?

Below you will find The Volunteer Vacancy pack for the role. Please review the details and consider completing the nomination form if you think of someone who you believe could motivate and inspire others.

On the other hand you may think that the challenge is for you in which case complete the application form and return it to Carol Milburn Deputy County Commissioner by midnight on the 29th February.

If you would like more information or an informal chat about the role , please feel able to call myself, Carol Milburn or Ian Hill (Regional Commissioner and Acting County Commissioner).

Templars DC Vacancy Pack Jan 2020 (3)


District Commissioner – North Leeds

Could you be the next District Commissioner for North Leeds? This could be one person or two or more working as a small team to support and develop Scouting in the North Leeds area.

Do you know someone who can inspire and motivate others to lead North Leeds in its next phase of development? Alternatively, do you think that this might be the role for you, either by yourself or as part of a team? We’d be really interested to hear from you if you do, or if you know someone else who might be interested.

The volunteer vacancy pack for the role is below. This contains further information about the role, as well as key contacts should you require further information. Please review the details and consider completing either the nomination form, if you think of someone who you believe could motivate and inspire others in this role, or the application form if you’re interested in the role yourself (either individually or as part of a team). The closing date for applications is Friday 31st July 2020.

North Leeds DC Search Vacancy Pack


Assistant County Commissioner – Scouts

Purpose: To drive, support and develop the provision of a fun, challenging and high quality programme that is consistently delivered to all young people in the Scout section in Central Yorkshire.

Key Tasks:

  • Drive the development of the Scout section programme in Central Yorkshire with the support of Assistant District Commissioners (Scouts) and members of the County Team. This might include:
    a. With the input of Scouts themselves, developing programme opportunities and events for Scouts within Central Yorkshire.
    b. Working with the Assistant County Commissioner (International) to support the provision of a international opportunities for the Scout section.
  • Provide support to Assistant District Commissioners (Scouts) to deliver an inspiring and balanced programme to all Scouts. This might include:
    a. Meeting with Assistant District Commissioners (Scouts) as regularly as is required to achieve Key Tasks 1, 2 & 3 (in practise this is likely to be 5-6 times per year).
    b. Communicating relevant information from the County with Assistant District Commissioners (Scouts) and other relevant parties by appropriate means.
    c. From time to time, where possible, visiting District Scout section events and Scout Troops to discuss and support the Scout section programme.
  • Working with the Assistant District Commissioners (Scouts), ensure that every Scout is given the opportunity to achieve their top section awards and is recognised for achieving it. This might include:
    a. Co-ordinating County-level support where required to allow awards to be obtained.
    b. Supporting the County Awards Presentation Evening where possible.
  • 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: None

Key contacts: Assistant District Commissioners (Scouts), County Commissioner, Deputy County Commissioner (Programme), Assistant County Commissioners (International, Activities, Explorer Scouts, Events).

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

For more information or an informal chat about this role, please contact James Nehaul at james.nehaul@cycscouts.org.uk


Assistant County Treasurer – Central Yorkshire Scouts

Do you have a good head for numbers and also the ability to see the bigger picture?

If so, we could use your talents to help transform the lives of young people in Leeds and Wakefield.
As the County continues to grow in numbers of young people and scale of operations, we are looking to appoint an Assistant County Treasurer to support the administration of the increasing levels of financial activity. The role will support the County Treasurer in providing sound financial administration, support and guidance to the County Executive, County Team and County Activity Centres.

Key activities will include:

  • preparing invoices for payment;
  • raising invoices for income due to the County;
  • updating the financial ledger;
  • reconciliation of the County bank accounts;
  • assisting with the preparation of budgets and forecasts for Aldwark, Bramhope and specific events and activities run by the County.

Key skills required:

  • strong organisational and communication skills;
  • ability to work as part of a team;
  • able to work to a high degree of detail;
  • able to effectively analyse financial information;
  • excellent IT skills.

The role holder would be required to have a valid enhanced Scout Association DBS check.

If this role is of interest to you please contact Stuart Jolley, County Treasurer, for an initial discussion by e-mail stuart.jolley@cycscouts.org.uk or on 07766 201889.


Fundraising Team Member – Central Yorkshire Scouts

Following recent successful grant applications we are looking for additional members to join the County’s fundraising team so that we can accelerate our fundraising activities. This role will support the County in generating funds to enable Central Yorkshire to have an even bigger impact in Leeds and Wakefield, identifying funding streams, and support the Trustees, County Team and our Activity Centres in defining fundraising strategy.

Key activities will include:

      • Identifying funding sources for County activities, including core costs, capital projects, activities funding, or development projects.
      • Along with the rest of the Fundraising team, writing bids for funding and selling Central Yorkshire Scouts to prospective leads.
      • Maintaining an interest in the wider fundraising or charitable landscape.
      • Attending Fundraising meetings once every two months.
      • Inputting into Central Yorkshire Scouts’ fundraising strategy.
      • Communication with internal and external stakeholders.

Key skills required:

      • Strong organisational and communication skills.
      • Ability to work as part of a team.
      • Able to work to a high degree of detail.
      • Excellent standard of written English.
      • Excellent IT skills.
      • Able to understand financial information (desirable).

The role holder would be required to have a valid enhanced Scout Association DBS check. You would also formally be made a member of the Fundraising Committee.

If this role is of interest to you please contact Adam Turner, Chair of the Fundraising Committee, for an initial discussion by E-Mail Adam.Turner@cycscouts.org.uk.


If this role is of interest to you please contact Alison Fell at alison.fell@cycscouts.org.uk or Carol Milburn at carol.milburn@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: (0) 7842 58 00 22


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:

      • 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:
        1. Recruiting, inducting, reviewing and supporting County Assessors
        2. Providing regular opportunities for County Assessors to meet, discuss and moderate assessments.
        3. Ensure continued professional development opportunities for Assessors are available and utilised.
        4. 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.
      • Act as the key contact for queries about the Adventurous Activity permit scheme within the County. This might include:
        1. Directing volunteers towards suitable training and assessment opportunities, within Central Yorkshire where possible.
        2. 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.
        3. Supporting District Commissioners with their role in the Adventurous Activity Permit process.
      • Carry out an annual moderation of the County permit scheme provision by the end of January each year.
      • 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:
        1. Contributing to County Team meetings (usually held 5-6 times per year)
        2. 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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