Regional Commissioner

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Description

The Forth Region Scout Council provides support to four districts in the Forth Valley area, encompassing the local authority areas of Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirlingshire and West Lothian.

Role description

Purpose:
Lead the strategic development of the Region based on the six areas of leadership and management:

  1. Providing direction
  2. Working with people
  3. Achieving results
  4. Enabling change
  5. Using resources
  6. Managing time and personal skill

Responsible to:
The Chief Commissioner of Scotland

Responsible for:
Leadership of Scouting within Forth Region including members of the Regional Leadership Team and District Commissioners.

Who you will be working with:
You will need to enthusiastically work with, and support, a wide variety of people and teams in Scouting as well as those from other youth and external organisations and charities, to deliver your work and support our strategy.

Key tasks:
As a member of the Scouts Scotland Team
• Lead Scouting in the Region and help everyone play their part
• Work with others across Scotland to achieve goals
• Develop and Maintain good working relationships
• Think Big! Develop proactive working relationships with senior volunteers and staff at Scouts Scotland and The Scouts UK
Working with others in the Region
• Create a Team to support your work and set priorities
• Make goals and targets for the Region in keeping with our strategic plan
• Outline how to achieve these goals and monitor progress
• Communicate well and appropriately
• Work with and support all four Districts to achieve regional unity and cohesion
• Be the voice of the Region locally and nationally
• Be a Trustee of the Forth Regional Scout Council and support the work of the Trustee Board.

Terms of appointment:
• The appointment is for an initial term of 3 years (subject to annual review with the Chief Commissioner of Scotland) with the potential for re-appointment for a further period.
• It is expected this would be the only significant role that the person in post holds.
• In common with all Scouts Scotland appointments, the successful candidate will be assigned a Training Adviser and will complete a Manager/Supporter Wood Badge, within 3 years of appointment.
• The applicant must become a member of The Scout Association, if not already, requiring them to pass our vetting process and making the Promise.

Person specification
Skills and abilities:
• Inspire and motivate people
• Lead and manage people in a voluntary environment
• Contribute to strategy development and identify practical actions to achieve strategic objectives
• Communicate effectively and show intermediary skills
• Chair meetings effectively
• Be able to cope with challenging situations
• Undertake the appropriate Adult Training requirements
• Work in partnership with staff members across the Scouts Scotland and The Scouts UK teams

Knowledge and experience:
• Previous experience of the effective management and leadership of volunteers
• Previous experience of managing adults across a wide geographical area and from various personal backgrounds
• An understanding of the third Sector

Personal qualities:
• Approachable
• Able to demonstrate initiative and empathy
• Excellent time management and a commitment to the role
• A demonstrable commitment to The Scout Association’s Purpose, Values and Method
• No envisaged barriers to obtaining enhanced PVG status

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Flexible working, school holidays and term time.

Restrictions

18+ due to OSCR regulations.
Experience required: Skills and abilities: • Inspire and motivate people • Lead and manage people in a voluntary environment • Contribute to strategy development and identify practical actions to achieve strategic objectives • Communicate effectively and show intermediary skills • Chair meetings effectively • Be able to cope with challenging situations • Undertake the appropriate Adult Training requirements • Work in partnership with staff members across the Scouts Scotland.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Reasonable expenses paid.
Training details: Induction to the role will be provided by organisation. Alongside ongoing training is a pre-requesite of the Scout Association for leaders and is run online or through personal learning. Support is provided by Scottish Headquarters and a team of volunteers at regional level and the Regional Executive.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago

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