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									Regional Development Officer
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Job Description

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Person Specification

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Terms and Conditions

Introduction… Thank you for your interest in the above role. This document does not form part of the terms and conditions, but aims to give you more information about the role, its context and an outline of the work you could be involved with. Background to The Scout Association’s Headquarters The UK headquarters of The Scout Association is based at Gilwell Park, Chingford, London and is operationally divided into four directorates:

Outline of Role: The Scout Association's vibrant Regional Development Service and is looking for 4 posts across the following Regions: Greater London (North East, North, South, South East, South West, Middlesex West) - 3 posts all on a one year fixed term contract. South West (You must live within the Scout County of Somerset) - 1 post on a three year fixed term contract. Young people are our future and The Scout Association plays a vital role in developing them for adult life. The Association has developed a vision and strategy to take Scouting forward to 2012 and beyond. The Scout Association’s Regional Development Service will be an important element in achieving the vision and The Association is currently looking for a new Regional Development Officers to join the team. Please check the job advert for vacancy locations. If you enjoy challenge, responsibility and are highly motivated then read on... This is a home-based post and successful applicants will be expected to live within or close to the Region. You will be given a mileage allowance and any expenses incurred whilst on business will be reimbursed. In this role you will contribute to supporting, instigating and delivering focussed development work and opportunities in the Region by working with both volunteer and staff colleagues across the Region. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to manage a diverse workload. You will be enthusiastic and able to enthuse others. Past or present adult membership of Scouting or Guiding is essential together with an understanding of issues facing youth and community services. The job will involve working unsocial hours; you must be able and willing to travel extensively, including spending occasional nights away from home. Please note there are 3 one year fixed term contracts available in Greater London and 1 three year fixed term contract post in based in the South West. Applications: The closing date for completed application is midday on 14th December 2009. The application form should be returned to the Human Resources Department ( noon on that day. Interviews: Interviews are to be held on the 22nd December 2009. N.B That if you have not heard from us by the 22nd December 2009 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


Job Title:

Regional Development Officer


Programme & Development

Responsible to: Salary:

Regional Development Manager £21,283 plus £1760 Outer London Weighting where applicable. Greater London 3 x 1 year fixed term contract South West 1 x 3 year fixed term contract Home based, mileage and travel allowance

Job Summary:

Support, instigate and deliver focussed development work and opportunities in the Region as agreed by the Regional Development Manager

Functional relationships: Internal: Chief Commissioner of England Regional Commissioners County Commissioners District Commissioners Group Scout Leaders District Explorer Scout Commissioners Locally employed Development Officers Staff of the Programme & Development Department Other staff at Headquarters.


Representatives of local organisations concerned with youth work, development, the local and faith communities

Main Activities: • Support and work in partnership with District Commissioners and other volunteers to achieve organisational growth and development. Enable and motivate local Scouting to devise, apply and refresh focussed development plans / work. Help focus local Scouting on the retention and recruitment of adult volunteers. Help Scouting engage with communities currently under-represented in Scouting and provide Scouting for them. Liaise with other staff from the Programme & Development Department and across headquarters, particularly concerning development and adult support issues.


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Represent Headquarters and its Departments in the Region and in Counties. Administer and maintain an effective home based office and budget. Any other duties as may reasonably be required by the Assistant Director of Programme & Development.

Limits of Authority: As agreed by the Assistant Director of Programme & Development


Regional Development Officer

E = Essential, HD = Highly Desirable

Skills and abilities • • • • • • • possess high level of relationship skills to ensure effective relationships with a wide range of people including Regional, County and District Commissioners and other local leaders in Scouting (E) manage a diverse workload and reach targets that are set within deadlines (E) advise on project planning and development issues (E) work independently of direct supervision (E) work as part of a team (E) provide own administrative support (E) be an effective trainer (HD)

Knowledge • an understanding of most, if not all of the following issues: rural communities, urban communities, minority ethnic communities, schools, local authority youth and community service, partnership projects (E)

Experience • • Member of The Scout Association or Girl Guiding UK as an adult (D) Experience of working with volunteer groups outside Scouting (D)

Attitudes • Be committed to the fundamentals and values of Scouting (E) • Be enthusiastic and able to enthuse others (E) • Be a self starter (E) Special Circumstances • able and willing to work a substantial number of evenings and weekends (E) • able and willing to travel extensively, including spending occasional nights away from home (E) • willing and able to be a Member of the Scout Movement (E) • has a full driving licence (E) • able to operate from home based office with regard to acceptance of constraints this places on personal/family life (E) • live in a geographical location to enable effective operation in the relevant Region (E)

Regional Development Officer Summary of terms and Conditions of Employment Band and Point: Location: Salary: Band 5, Point 4 Home based £21,283 per annum plus £1760 outer London weighting where applicable. Greater London 3 x 1 year fixed term contract South West 1 x 3 year fixed term contract Hours of Work: 35 hours per week. Overtime is not paid although time off in lieu may be authorised. Weekend and evening work is a feature of this role. Salaries are paid monthly by direct transfer on or about 20th of the month. The Association operates a Salary Grading structure, further details of which can be obtained at interview. Salaries are reviewed on an annual basis. The post is subject to a six month probationary period. Interest Free Season Ticket Loan You may apply for a loan to assist with bus or rail season tickets after three months service. HSA Membership of Workwell scheme (HSA) – subscription paid for by TSA, a small tax liability is incurred. In summary, on a per annum basis, the HSA scheme provides £75 of dental care, £75 worth of Optical care, up to £200 for Consultation and Diagnostics and up to £200 Physiotherapy/Osteopathy/Chiropractic/Acupuncture/Homeopathy Pension Scheme: The Scout Association’s normal retirement age is 65. The Association operates a Group Personal Pension Plan which is available to all employees. You will be eligible to join this scheme when you have completed three months service. The scheme is contributory and full details are available from the Human Resources Department. The Scout Association is contracted into the Government’s State Earnings Related Pension Scheme. Expenses incurred while on Association business will be reimbursed. Guidelines as to the appropriate level of expenses will be provided. Statutory Sick Pay will be paid in accordance with the Social Security and Housing Benefits Act 1982. Additionally, the Association has an Occupational Sick Pay Policy, details of which can be obtained at interview. The Association provides SMP benefits commensurate with the statutory provisions. 23 days paid holiday after three months plus bank holidays. This increases after two years service to 26 days and after five years service to 30 days. This post requires one months notice on either side.

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Probationary period: Benefits:

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