VolSuffolkWe have linked with Volunteer Suffolk which may have further specific volunteer positions advertised for local scout groups - please go to the Volunteer Suffolk website for more information and where you can see an outline of all the roles advertised

Whether you want to work with young people directly or help behind the scenes, there's something for everyone at Scouts. 

All our activities are run by volunteers, who might join us because they want to: 

  • Try something new
  • Make friends 
  • Spend time with their children – or gain experience with young people
  • Do something good for their community and themselves
  • Keep their bodies and brains active and happy – whether that's by scaling mountains, sharing skills or serving tea 

All end up making a huge difference to young people's lives – gifting them with skills for life, and learning a whole lot about themselves along the way - see Nat's Story below..

More information about volunteering is available here -  Volunteering with Scouts

 
Please find below some of the current vacancies that we have in Suffolk. Details are available in the links associated. 

Please contact the nominated person or the County Office in other cases.
 

Waveney Valley District - Commissioner

Do you have great communication skills? Can you motivate teams and individuals? Are you a good listener and want to help Waveney Valley Scout District become even more successful? Or do you know someone who is?

Well, the search is on for the next District Commissioner for Waveney Valley.

We are asking if you would consider taking on this role yourself or if you could suggest somebody you believe would be suitable for the role.

The District Commissioner (DC) is a key leadership role in the District providing management, support, inspiration and coordination to ensure the District runs well, that adults are supported, that young people are safe and that Scouting thrives and grows.

The role of DC may at first look daunting and you might think it’s not for you – but don’t be put off as there is a great support network available to whoever is appointed. The District has strong Groups and many committed leaders and there is also the County Team ready to support, guide and advise.

Further on in this message we’ve included a link to the full profile for the District Commissioner role so please take a look. But in simple terms the DC needs the following:

- effective management and communication skills

- pragmatism

- the ability to inspire and both lead and be part of a team

- and be able to encourage, enable and empower.

Please see below the download links for the Role Description and Nomination Form to either make an application for yourself or to nominate someone who you think would make a good DC. The closing date for initial expressions of interest/ nominations is midnight 16th March 2022, so don’t delay – please get in touch as soon as you can!

If you require further information regarding the role or the application process please contact Rodney Turner on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The downloads for the files can be found below.

Kind regards

Jenny Roe and Rodney Turner

Joint DC Search Leads

 

Wolsey District - Commissioner

Do you have great communication skills? Can you motivate teams and individuals? Are you a good listener and want to help Wolsey Scouts become even more successful? Or do you know someone who is?

Well, we are on the hunt for the next District Commissioner for Wolsey Scouts.

 I am asking you if either you might consider taking on this role yourself or if you could think about suggestions for suitable candidates for the role.

The District Commissioner (DC) is a key leadership role in the District to provide management, support, inspiration and coordination to ensure the District runs well, that adults are supported, that young people are safe and that Scouting thrives and grows.

The role of DC may at first look daunting, or you might think it’s not for you – but don’t be put off as there is a great support network available to whoever takes on this role. The District already has strong Groups and scores of committed leaders and of course there is also the County Team who stand ready to support, guide and advise.

Below is a link to the full profile for the District Commissioner role we’re looking to find candidates to fill so please take a look. But in simple terms the following are the key attributes we’re looking for;

  • - great people management and communication skills
  • - pragmatic
  • - inspiring
  • - a team player
  • - encouraging, enabling and empowering

Please see below details of the Role Description and Nomination form to either make an application yourself or to nominate someone who you think would make a good DC. The closing date for initial expressions of interest/ nominations is midnight Sunday 23rd January 2022 so don’t delay – please get in touch as soon as you can.

Wolsey DC Role Description

Wolsey DC Nomination Form (Word)

Kind regards

Peter Jarvis

Deputy County Commissioner 

& Lead for Wolsey DC Search Group

 

 


We are currently looking for advisers for a range of adventurous activities:
  • Archery,
  • Air rifles,
  • Tomahawk throwing,
  • Canoeing, kayaking, bell boating,
  • Stand-up paddle boarding,
  • Sailing and power boating.

Are you a current and active practitioner in providing the activity for young people?  Could you act as the 'go-to expert' for questions about running the activity within Scouting?


Would you enjoy encouraging adults and young people to gain adventurous activity permits or qualifications, organising training or permit assessment courses for your activity, supported by our team of assessors?

Can you use data to communicate with permit holders whose permit is due for renewal and coordinate renewals and reassessments?  Click on the picture to see more information.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch for an informal discussion – eMail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  Manager of the Activity Permits Scheme.