Scouts Scotland
Scouts Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC017511

Scouts Scotland is the largest co-educational youth work membership organisation in Scotland.

Current vacancies

Scouting Operations Officer (People)

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £29,000
  • Based at the Scouts Scotland headquarters, Dunfermline, Fife but have the ability to work flexibly.
  • Closing 9th January 2023

Who we want

We want to keep growing, be more inclusive, be shaped by young people and make a big impact in communities throughout Scotland and we’re looking for a Scouting Operations Officer (People) to help us achieve that. We want somebody who will support and develop our amazing adult volunteers, somebody who can help others to realise their responsibilities in the application of good governance, policy and rules, and who can set themselves goals, monitor their progress and measure their impact.

The Scouting Operations Team provides a professional resource for the achievement of the Scouts Scotland Strategy. We support our extensive volunteer team to provide an impactful programme, to develop our people, to grow our organisation and ensure our young people’s voices are heard. As a Scouting Operations Officer, you will support our volunteers to turn local needs into action plans and turn national priorities into reality.

We’re a charity and a membership organisation. You’ll be passionate about the work we do helping young people to become the best they can be. You’ll enjoy forming relationships and working with our amazing volunteers and always be on the lookout for where we can make the biggest difference.

What you will do

Summary

  • Work within a team of Scouting Operations Officers, Development Officers and a Scouting Operations Manager; contributing to a healthy and supportive team culture
  • Understand the needs of Scouts across Scotland and support local delivery on our national strategy
  • Work primarily to support the lead volunteers in the Scouts Scotland People Team (and other teams as required) to drive forward our training, skills development and good governance priorities
  • Manage our grants funding programme to make sure funds get to where they are needed most
  • Deliver on work plans that align with our ambition to grow, be inclusive, be youth shaped and make a big impact in communities
  • Set goals, monitor progress, evaluate and measure impact
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Marketing & Digital Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £29,000
  • Dunfermline - Currently home-based due to covid restrictions, option to be office or home based once restrictions ease
  • Closing 17th May 2021

As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.

We make a big difference. You could too.

We’re looking for someone who really knows their stuff on digital comms and marketing to join our fun and friendly (if we do say so ourselves) comms & fundraising team.

This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. You’ll be shaping and delivering our digital comms and marketing, which means looking after the day-to-day running of our website and social media channels, creating lots of engaging on-brand content, and staying on top of ever-changing algorithms to make sure we’re reaching our audiences. You’ll also lead on promoting our incredible outdoor and adventure offering and our three Scout Adventure Centres in Scotland.

We have a really fun and inspiring brand to work with, which is all about skills for life. Every day you’ll be helping us to get that message out into the world so more young people can join in and achieve incredible things with Scouts.

If you’re creative, enthusiastic, full of ideas for promoting Scouts, really good at writing, and have a track record of delivering great comms and marketing, then we’d love to hear from you!

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Member & Customer Services Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Initially home-based. Once restrictions lift, there will be options to work from our offices.
  • Closing 21st June 2021

As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.

We make a big difference. You could too.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic customer services and admin wiz to join our fun and friendly Central Services Team!

This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. You’ll work with the team to be the first point of call for our enquiries, and give excellent administration support to our staff and volunteer teams. You’ll also work with our customers booking at our fantastic Scout Adventures Centres, giving first-class support through the booking journey, and building great lasting relationships.

Initially this work will mostly be carried out virtually and online. As we move through the phases of recovery from the Coronavirus crisis the delivery of this work will adapt.

If you’re friendly and approachable, a real people person, have a great eye for detail, and really know your stuff on admin and customer support, we’d love to hear from you!

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Head of Scouting Operations

  • Full time
  • £38,000 – £42,000
  • Scouts Scotland Headquarters, Dunfermline, Fife
  • Closing 5th November 2021

We’re looking for a highly motivated and values-driven leader to help us deliver our strategy and help our 11,000 volunteers to achieve their aims and objectives of programme delivery.

Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland 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. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. You'll work with the Chief Executive Officer as part of the Senior Leadership Team alongside the Head of Outdoors & Adventure, Head of Central Services, and Head of Communications & Fundraising.

You will play a key role in the implementation of the Scouts Scotland Strategy for the growth and development of Scouting with a specific focus on our programme, our people and improving the perception of Scouting with key audiences.

You'll lead, develop, manage, and inspire your staff team, and make sure we’re providing excellent logistical support to Scouts Scotland volunteers and the wider membership in Groups, Districts and Regions, as well as to members of the public.

What it's like working with us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

PVG: Enhanced. Wherever we go and whatever we do, we put young people’s safety and wellbeing first

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Media & External Engagement Lead

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £34,000
  • Dunfermline, Fife - Hybrid working options available.
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland 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. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

We’re looking for someone who really knows their stuff on all things media and public affairs to join our fun and friendly comms & fundraising team.

This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. You’ll be shaping and delivering our media and public affairs work, which means looking after our proactive and reactive media work and helping us to engage meaningfully with elected officials and decision makers. You’ll also support our fantastic community impact work, and build strategic relationships with other charities and organisations in Scotland.

We have a really fun and inspiring brand to work with, which is all about skills for life. Every day you’ll be helping us to get that message out into the world so more young people can join in and achieve incredible things with Scouts.

In the role you will:

  • Lead on media and public affairs activity to support the Scouts Scotland Strategy.
  • Raise positive awareness of Scouts in the media, among influential decision makers, leaders of civic Scotland, politicians and others in key public positions, members of Scouts Scotland and the general public.
  • Keep up to date on public policy, and Scottish parliamentary affairs, identifying and responding to opportunities for Scouts Scotland to meaningfully engage.
  • Support our community impact work to promote projects and work across Scotland, building strategic relationships with external organisations to help our members make a difference in their communities.
  • Provide media and public affairs training, advice and support for our staff, volunteers and young people.

What it's like working with us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

We're really happy to talk flexible working for this role. That includes number of hours and when they're worked. We have offices just outside Dunfermline. This role can be based at the office, at home (with travel for meetings), or a hybrid.

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Business Development Lead

  • Full time
  • £35,000
  • Fife. Hybrid working options available.
  • Closing 14th March 2022

Join our team!

Do you really know your stuff when it comes to developing business?

Do you have loads of energy and passion, and know how to really engage with people?

We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about the work we do helping young people to become the best they can be. Who loves meeting new people and enjoys forming relationships. And who’ll always be on the lookout for where we can make the biggest difference.

About the role

We want to grow and so we’re looking for a Business Development lead who can help us. We believe that we can achieve growth with new and repeat Scouting and Uniformed customers, the education market, the wider third sector, corporates and school holiday clubs.

This role will have two main functions: to proactively sell our centres to new and existing customers, achieving sales targets; and to review our products and services to make sure they’re priced right and attractive to our customers and markets.

We’re a charity and a membership organisation. You’ll be passionate about the work we do helping young people to become the best they can be. You’ll enjoy forming relationships and working with our amazing volunteers and always be on the lookout for where we can make the biggest difference.

What it's like working for us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

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Top job! Head of Outdoor and Adventure

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £45,000
  • Dunfermline, Fife – hybrid working options available
  • Closing 11th April 2022

Do you really know your stuff when it comes to outdoor and adventure? Do you have loads of energy and passion, and know how to really engage with people?

We’re looking for a highly motivated and values-driven leader to help us deliver our outdoor and adventure strategy, meet our ambitious growth targets, and provide a focus for outdoor learning within our programme both internally for Scouting and for external audiences.

About the role

Your primary role is to be responsible for the Scout Adventures operational plan. You’ll lead on making sure the most appropriate business model is in place as we recover and grow following the pandemic, and meet the needs of our members, external customers and our financial targets.

Your work will include centre-based and outreach delivery. It will be key to work closely with our Centre Managers/Wardens to identify and maximise opportunities to deliver outdoor and adventure training and activities to support Scouting.

You'll be involved in external networks within the outdoor sector and will work closely with our Business Development Lead to seek new partnership opportunities with education, youth, and charitable organisations.

You'll lead, develop, manage, and inspire your staff team, and make sure we’re providing excellent logistical support to Scouts Scotland volunteers and the wider membership in Groups, Districts and Regions, as well as to members of the public.

What it's like working for us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

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Scouting Operations Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,000 – £34,000
  • Dunfermline, Fife – hybrid working options available
  • Closing 12th April 2022

We’re looking for a passionate, driven person who loves meeting new people and who'll always be on the lookout for where we can make the biggest difference.

Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland 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. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. You'll manage a team of Scouting Operations Officers, making sure local needs are turned into action and national priorities into reality.

You'll work with members of Scouts Scotland Staff and Volunteer team to deliver our strategy, recognising areas of expertise, to agree a planned programme of work and achieve outcomes.

You'll work with Region and District Staff and Volunteers to identify, plan for and develop opportunities to provide Scouting to underrepresented communities.

What it's like working for us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

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Scouting Operations Officer (Programme)

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £29,000
  • Scouts Scotland Headquarters, Dunfermline, Fife (with working flexibility)
  • Closing 27th June 2022

We’re looking for a passionate, driven person who can help us to make a positive impact on the lives of young people across Scotland.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland 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. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

​We want somebody who recognises Scouting’s important position in providing high quality non-formal education, somebody who is imaginative and can support our programme in a wide variety of settings and somebody who can set themselves goals, monitor their progress and measure their impact.

You'll work primarily to support the lead volunteers in the Scouts Scotland Programme Team (and other teams as required) to drive forward the quality programme and community impact priorities. Working within a team of Scouting Operations Officers, Development Officers and a Scouting Operations Manager, you'll understand the needs of Scouts across Scotland and support local delivery on our national strategy.​​

What it's like working with us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

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Scouting Operations Officer (People)

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £29,000
  • Scouts Scotland Headquarters, Dunfermline, Fife (with working flexibility)
  • Closing 27th June 2022

We’re looking for a passionate, driven person who can help us to make a positive impact on the lives of young people across Scotland.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland 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. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. We want to keep growing, be more inclusive, be shaped by young people and make a big impact in communities throughout Scotland and we’re looking for a Scouting Operations Officer (People) to help us achieve that.

You'll work primarily to support the lead volunteers in the Scouts Scotland People Team (and other teams as required) to drive forward the training, skills development and good governance priorities. We want somebody who will support and develop our amazing adult volunteers, somebody who can help others to realise their responsibilities in the application of good governance, policy and rules and somebody who can set themselves goals, monitor their progress and measure their impact.

What it's like working with us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

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Scouting Operations Officer (Perception)

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £29,000
  • Scouts Scotland Headquarters, Dunfermline, Fife (with working flexibility)
  • Closing 27th June 2022

We’re looking for a passionate, driven person who can help us to make a positive impact on the lives of young people across Scotland.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland 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. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

We want somebody who will help us to grow, especially in underrepresented communities, somebody who appreciates the importance of young people shaping their involvement and somebody who can set themselves goals, monitor their progress and measure their impact.

You'll work primarily to support the lead volunteers in the Scouts Scotland Perception Team (and other teams as required) to drive forward the growth, inclusion and youth involvement priorities. By understanding the needs of Scouts across Scotland, you'll support our organisation to create and deliver work plans that align with our ambition to grow, be inclusive, be shaped by young people and make a big impact in communities.

What it's like working with us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

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Head of Communications and Fundraising

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £45,000
  • Dunfermline, Fife – hybrid working options available
  • Closing 1st August 2022

We’re looking for a creative and values-driven leader to deliver our communications and fundraising strategies and help us to make a big difference to the lives of young people in Scotland.

Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland 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. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. As a member of our Senior Leadership Team, you’ll work with our Chief Executive Officer, alongside our Head of Scouting Operations, Head of Central Services, and Head of Outdoor & Adventure.

You’ll lead the Communications & Fundraising Team to shape and deliver our operational plans and support our wider Skills for Life Strategy. You’ll make sure we’re delivering effective communications to internal and external audiences, marketing our amazing Scout Adventures Centres, and growing our fundraising income.

You will lead, develop, manage, and inspire your team, and make sure we’re providing excellent logistical support to Scouts Scotland volunteers, our membership, and the public.

We have a really fun and inspiring brand to work with, which is all about skills for life. Every day you’ll be helping us to get that message out into the world so more young people can join in and achieve incredible things with Scouts.

What it's like working with us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

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Customer Services Officer

  • Full time
  • £23,000 – £25,000
  • Dunfermline, Fife
  • Closing 29th August 2022

We’re looking for an enthusiastic customer services and admin individual to join our fun and friendly Central Services Team!

Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland 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. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

This is an exciting role that makes a big difference. You’ll work with the team to be the first point of contact for our enquiries and give excellent administration support to our Chief Executive Officer and our volunteer teams.

You’ll also work with our customers bookings at our fantastic Scout Adventures Centres, giving first-class support through the booking journey, and building great lasting relationships.

If you’re friendly and approachable, a real people person, have a great eye for detail, and really know your stuff on admin and customer support, we’d love to hear from you!

What it's like working with us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

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Top job! Head of Finance and Central Services

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £45,000
  • Dunfermline, Fife
  • Closing 10th October 2022

Do you know charity finance inside and out? Do you get a buzz from helping others to understand it too? Do you want to work with a fab team in a beautiful location?

Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world.

Every week we give thousands of 4-25 year olds across Scotland 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. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We make a big difference. You could too.

We're looking for a qualified Accountant with knowledge and experience of charity accounting. In the role you’ll provide senior financial counsel to the Senior Leadership Team, work closely with our volunteer treasurer and have credibility to advise our Trustees. You’ll be a people leader, experienced at managing and motivating staff.

Responsibilities will include making sure that financial reporting is carried out to a professional standard and in line with OSCR charity and statutory regulations for finance. You’ll provide advice and guidance to budget holders and work with senior managers to provide accurate information so we can make the best decisions.

You'll also manage staff, making sure the right culture, skills, knowledge and experience are present to deliver in line with our goals, objectives and values.

What it's like working with us

We're a values-driven, award winning flexible employer. We want Scouts Scotland to be the best place to work and offer a wide range of family and carer friendly benefits to support work/life balance. This includes flexible hours, paid leave for volunteering and public duties, and additional leave for long service. We believe in supporting and developing our people, with a focus on wellbeing and continued personal and professional development.

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Fundraiser

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £27,000 pro-rata
  • Scouts Scotland HQ, Fordell Firs, Hillend, Dunfermline
  • Closing 5th December 2022

Are you passionate about fundraising to help young people? Are you full of energy and always up for a challenge? Do you get a buzz out of working with loads of different people? We think you’d love it here!

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, grants and trusts fundraiser who can support our goals to generate funding for our Adventure Centres and our programme of youth work with young people right across Scotland.

As part of the Communications and Fundraising team, you’ll work closely with the Marketing and Digital Communications Officer and Media and External Engagement Lead to identify the key messaging, stories and supporting content to create compelling applications.

You’ll work creatively to engage with donors, helping us identify ways to inspire donations amongst existing and future supporters and members.

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