South East Scotland Scouts Regional Administrator

  • VO94503


This role is ideal for anyone with a couple of hours a month who is keen to give back to their community, help our young people realise their potential, do good and use their existing skills.

Role Description :
We have a new role a Regional Administrator. Geography is no barrier to this. The role can be done at home so is open to anyone in our Region who lives in the Borders. This role is ideal for anyone with a couple of hours a month who is keen to give back to their community, help our young people realise their potential, do good and use their existing skills.

South East Scotland Scouts provides Scouting for 4-25 year olds. We’re growing our friendly and talented team to help us deliver more skills for life across Scotland. The Regional Administrator will support the Regional Commissioner to ensure the smooth functioning & sound administration of the Region. We are looking for a responsible person to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. This role is flexible in location & time. No previous experience of Scouting is required.

Skills/Experience Required

As this is a flexible role, the below are just are some examples of tasks that a Regional Administrator might undertake.

Example of Tasks

  • Provide administrative support to the running of Regional Leadership Meets and to the Regional Commissioner.
  • Work with the Regional Commissioner to set meeting agendas and arrange meeting logistics for Regional Leadership Team meetings.
  • Taking accurate and accessible minutes of named meetings.
  • Distributing agendas, minutes and supporting documents for named meetings.
  • Ensuring the safety and security of records, complying with appropriate legal requirements.
  • Communicating with Regional Leadership Team as required.
  • Supporting the administrative requirements of specific events such as the Annual Review


  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • Basic 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
  • Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Enable others to identify issues, clarify objectives, develop attainable objectives and gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as an effective team

Personal qualities

  • An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers
  • Flexible approach
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work as part of a team and promote good teamwork
  • Resourceful, energetic and enthusiastic about the job
  • Acceptance of the fundamentals of the Scout Movement

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:


Travel details: Home based with the occasional face to face meeting.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reasonable expenses are supplied and agreed in advance.
Training details: We provide our volunteers with the tools and tips to help you feel trained, supported and happy in your role. Each support is unique to the individual but we would build on your existing skills and knowledge.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer