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FLAGS National Active Support Unit

Become Unit Manager

18th August 2015

Become Unit Manager

Are you committed to Scouting for all? Are you ready for an exciting new challenge? We are currently recruiting for a volunteer Manager for one of our National Scout Active Support Units, FLAGS, which supports LGBT inclusion.

We are recruiting for a Manager for one of our National Scout Active Support Units, FLAGS. A Scout Active Support Unit is a resource for adult volunteers to develop Scouting and is focused on a particular area of need or interest.

FLAGS is a successful and proactive Unit, whose purpose is to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Members and raise awareness, both internally and externally, that The Scout Association is open to all.

More information about FLAGS, can be found on their website here.

Person Specification

This person needs to have management experience, as well as excellent inter-personal skills and a desire to make a difference.

We are looking for someone who:

  • can effectively manage a team of adult volunteers
  • is an effective communicator
  • takes a proactive and positive approach
  • is keen to support inclusion and diversity in Scouting
  • can maintain relationships between national staff and volunteers focusing on inclusion
  • is committed to supporting the Fundamentals and Vision of The Scout Association

This role involves being responsible for the management, leadership and day to day running of the Unit and its members, to ensure the Unit fulfils its purpose and Service Agreement. You will work closely with the Inclusion team at Headquarters and the Manager of the Specialist Advisers for Inclusion and Diversity.

You will monitor and review the Unit’s Service Agreement, to ensure that the purpose and direction of the Unit is clearly defined, and that the Unit is accomplishing the targets set.

We would like to work with the successful candidate to recruit a Deputy Manager for the Unit, to support them in their role.

If you have any questions about the role, please email adult.support@scouts.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 11 September.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete a telephone interview and attend a panel interview.

Interviews are expected to be during the first half of October.