Borders Scout District Training Adviser

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Training Advisers (TA) provide adult Scouts training support to help our young people be the best they can be. You can join Scouts as a TA with no Scouting experience. Yes, we couldn’t deliver Scouting without our TAs!
No previous Scouts experience, no problem! This is a non-uniformed volunteering role. And if you aren’t an existing training provider please don’t worry – it’s the passion, interest and relatable skills which count.

Role Description :
Trainers are key to the volunteer training scheme at the Scouts. Training Advisers (TA) have an essential job in providing support to those undertaking training for their appointment in Scouting. The key role of a TA is to support a learner through The Scouts’ Adult Training Scheme. Our excellent South East Scotland Scouts TA team provide our volunteers with superb assistance, the tools and tips to feel trained, supported and happy in your role.
As a TA you will help adults navigate through the training process. You'll start by identifying the training needs for the person concerned and agreeing a Personal Learning Plan (PLP), planning how these needs can be met, validate training and possibly presenting some key modules as part of your learning or skills presentations. You will work with a wider experienced Training Team to support our learners.
The ultimate goal is to help our adult leaders secure their 'Wood Badge' which you'd play a pivotal role as this will mean they can deliver the best scouting experience for our young people today and tomorrow. Our training is award-winning and you have the chance to be part of this amazing experience - learning and growing as you go.
We are looking for new faces to join our expanding training team in line with our recovery post covid and ongoing growth.

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 • Able to provide constructive feedback • Motivate participants to apply their learning in their Scouting role • Manage and monitor own tasks and time • Strong communication skills • Flexible approach • Able to think creatively and solve problems • Good IT skills • Ability to summarise information for different audiences • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement • Enthusiastic about learning
Travel details: In and around the Scottish Borders (F2F sometimes, remote the rest ie online learning/discussions)
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

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