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Contact: Hetty (Lead Volunteer)

Use your skills to help young people gain theirs.

Can you motivate others, encourage discussion, and balance a variety of views?
You would make a great Chair of our board of trustees – and the benefits go both ways.

As Group Chair, you’ll provide leadership to our Board of Trustees who ensure our group are following the rules, managing finances well, and operating safely.

Nobody’s expected to do everything right away. We’ll provide you with training and support to ease your transition into the role.

Key responsibilities

There are a few key things that the Group Chair is responsible for, such as chairing our Trustee Board.
As for the rest of our governance, our trustees work closely together and you’ll never be left doing it alone.

Allocated tasks for the Group Chair:

  • Lead the Trustee Board. 
  • Plan when Trustee Board meetings should take place, and decide what to talk about at each meeting. 
  • Chair Trustee Board meetings and the Annual General Meeting (AGM). 
  • Liaise with the leadership team.
  • Support other Trustees by providing a warm welcome and checking in to see how they’re getting ons. 

The benefits go both ways!

Volunteering can be a brilliant way to boost your mental wellbeing. It’s a great feeling knowing you’re helping young people get skills for life, and you might even learn a lot about yourself along the way. 

You don’t need to have ever been a scout before – and there’s no “right” way to volunteer.
We promote flexible volunteering. Your time and skills can make a difference in so many ways. 

Our entire group is run by volunteers who join us because they want to: 

  • Try something new
  • Make friends 
  • Spend time with their children – or gain experience with young people
  • Do something good for their community and themselves
  • Keep their bodies and brains active and happy – whether that’s by scaling mountains, sharing skills on our trustee board

Support at every step of the way

Volunteers are the heart of Scouts and we want you to get every bit as much out of it as you put in. Our leadership team are ready to support you into the role. From what’s discussed at a meeting to the more technical bits of who’s a signatory on our accounts – we’re there to provide you with the time and resources so you can enjoy contributing to scouting.

In the first few months of your role, you’ll complete e-learning modules (whenever it suits you best) that’ll bring you up to speed on the fundamentals of scouting, safety, safeguarding, and an introduction to being a trustee.

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By leaving your details, you’re not committing to volunteering. We’ll make sure to have an informal chat about what the role contains and answer any questions you may have before taking it any further.