Group Lead Volunteer

When: Flexible Where: At the following Groups/Units
1st St Mary’s Kippax Scout Group
1st St Marys Church Hall
LS25 7HF
13th Epiphany Scout Group (Epiphany)
Epiphany Church Hall
Open Volunteer Spots: 2

Are you interested in leading a Scout Group? Then being a Group Lead Volunteer (formally Group Scout Leader) may be the place for you!

The Group Lead Volunteer makes sure volunteers across all sections work well together and feel motivated. They also help makes sure their Scout Group is respected and supported in their local community.

You can see what the team you’ll lead does below. As the Group Lead Volunteer you would be expected to delegate tasks to your team and make sure everything gets done. If this role interests you or you’d like to know more, please get in touch.

Who do you report to?

District Lead Volunteer

Group Leadership Team Tasks

Support the Group’s Sections
  • Work with Squirrel, Beaver, Cubs, and Scouts Section Team Leads to make sure young people and volunteers feel welcome and are supported
  • Help ensure the demographics of young people and adults represent their local area.
  • Help Section Teams work well, using tools to measure quality when needed
Develop our volunteers
  • Work with volunteers to share skills between sections
  • Support all volunteers to grow and gain new skills
  • Make sure volunteers fulfil their safety and safeguarding responsibilities and other learning
  • Champion Our Volunteering Culture, so all volunteers are aware of it, reflect on it, commit to it, and apply it.
  • Make sure all teams in the Group follow our approach to equity, diversity and inclusion, safer volunteer recruitment, joining, reviews, and processes for leaving Scouts
Engage with the community
  • Create and look after relationships outside of Scouts to help deliver the programme and recruit adults and young people. This could include local community leaders, other youth groups, volunteer recruitment agencies, and local media and social media outlets.
  • Plan and run fundraising events when they’re needed.
Manage incidents
  • Make sure all incidents are reported in the right way.
  • Handle Subject Access Requests and personal data breaches.
  • Follow the Complaints Policy to stop complaints escalating (where possible).
  • Work with other volunteers to respond to safety, safeguarding, and data incidents, and complaints (where needed).
Support effective processes and oversee:
  • Sections Teams, to make sure they’re briefing helpers on the practical aspects of safety and safeguarding. This includes giving them a copy of the Yellow Card, confirming they’ve read and understood it, and checking they know who to speak to in case of any concerns.
  • Payment of invoices and volunteer expenses.
  • Enquiries from new volunteers and new members, waiting lists, and the movement of young people between Sections.
  • Equipment owned by the Group.
  • Meeting places (whether they’re rented, leased, or owned).
  • Supplies of uniform, including badges and clothing.
  • First aid kits and accident forms for all Sections and meeting places.
  • Membership system records for volunteers and young people, making sure they’re correct and up to date.
  • Group social media platforms and emails

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