Development Team Assistant

The Scouts Association
01 Oct 2019
29 Oct 2019
Contract Type
We have an exciting opportunity for a Development Team Assistant - Birmingham to join our team on a part time, fixed term contract for 12 months. This is a homebased position. In return, we will offer you a competitive salary of GBP17,077 per annum (GBP5,855 per annum actual). Although this job is fixed term, we do offer all our employees great learning and development at Scouts and support fixed term contactors in trying to secure further job opportunities during their time working with us.
As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We're a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.
About the role:
The purpose of the role is to support and deliver the creation of more Scouting places in every community across the project area as part of a development team. The role will be a fundamental part of taking Scouting to new and under represented communities and will involve working directly with both adults and young people to run and support youth provision.
What you will be doing as ourDevelopment Team Assistant:
With the Development Team Lead Officer and District Commissioner:
- Support the opening of Scout sections in new communities.
- Ensure the good and safe running of the youth sections in accordance with POR responding to the current needs of the Group.
- Work together to ensure problems and challenges are overcome.
- Welcoming and induct new adults and young people to Scouting.
Be part of a Development Team to:
- Undertaking events to attract young people such as school assemblies.
- Promoting Scouting through different mediums in the area where the new section is opening.
- Supporting and running open evenings and taster sessions for adults and young people.
- Recruiting adults and converting parents into volunteers.
- Mentoring and inducting new adults in partnership with the Appointments Advisory Committee and Training Team
- Assisting groups to write and implement programme plans.
- Running the new section alongside the new adults for a period of time, enabling sustainability following 'handover'.
What we can offer you as our Development Team Assistant:

- 25 days holiday per annum + bank holidays
- Additional holidays between Christmas & New Year
- Life Assurance
- Simply Health Scheme
- Generous Pension Scheme
What we are looking for in ourDevelopment Team Assistant:

- Work independently of direct supervision
- Able to plan and organise own travel
- Work as part of a team
- Experience of being part of youth project or group
- Be enthusiastic and able to enthuse and motivate others
- Possess high level of communication and relationship skills including the ability to talk to large groups of people to ensure effective relationships with a wide range of partners (eg. Local Volunteers, Schools)
- Must live in a geographical location to enable effective support to volunteers in the Birmingham area
- Able and willing to work at least two evenings a week and occasional weekends
Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our fantastic team! Click 'Apply' now to become our Development Team Assistant.
Term: Fixed Term Contract for 12 months
Salary: GBP17,077 per annum, GBP5,855 per annum actual
Hours: Part time, 12 hours per week
Location: Homebased
Closing date: 23rd October 2019 at 23.59
The Scouts is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.