Kelso Scout Group Secretary

  • VO90800


Kelso Scout Group Secretary ... are you an organised person? Do you have good admin skills?
You will play a key role by leading the administrative agenda for the Scout Group. No previous secretarial experience is required, we just need someone who is good at note taking, keeping records, and admin support.

No previous Scouts experience, no problem! This is a non-uniformed volunteering role.

Role Description :
This is your chance to be extraordinary and help in a flexible way! Joining our committee is not as posh as it sounds but we do like to have fun.
• Minimal commitment – only a couple of hours a month
• Flexible volunteering to fit around you – your skills/interests/time
• Alongside like-minded people – we're easy to get on with
• Great fun - it sounds formal, but it isn't!
• Make a difference – get that ‘feel good factor’

The Secretary will support the Chair of the Executive Committee to ensure the smooth functioning and sound administration of the Scout Group for instance.
• Provide administrative support to the running of the Executive Committee.
• Work with the Chair of the Executive Committee to set meeting agendas and arrange meeting logistics for the Executive Committee.
• Communicating with the Executive Committee and relevant Scout Council.
• Preparing the appropriate administration for the Annual General Meeting, including collating the Annual.
• Report and Accounts for the Annual General Meeting.
• And more

Though ‘Executive’ sounds a bit formal, it is not like that at all! We are a relaxed group of like-minded individuals!

This role is ideal for those who do not necessarily wish to work directly with young people but would like to help to support and develop Scouting a couple of hours or so a month.

Organisation aims and objectives

South East Scotland Scouts prepares young people with skills for life - helping them speak up and play their part. Each week we give over 6,000 young people aged 6 to 25 the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge, and the big dreams: the skills they need for life across South East Scotland. By 2023 Scouts will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities. Our mission: Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society Our values: We act with care, respect, integrity, cooperation, exploring our own and others’ beliefs Our goals: By delivering this plan we will achieve the following goals against our four objectives:


n/a No experience of Scouting is no barrier
Experience required: • Strong organisational skills • Strong communication skills • Ability to work as part of a team • Able to think creatively and solve problems • Good IT skills • Ability to summarise information for different audiences • Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others. • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement
Travel details: In and around Kelso.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: yes as reasonably required
Taster available: Yes
Training details: We provide our volunteers with the tools and tips to help you feel trained, supported and happy in your role. Our training is award winning and reflects the experience and role requirements. You’d not be alone!
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer