Scouting Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,000 – £28,000
  • The Scouting Support Officer will work from home, with a requirement for meetings around the Region.
  • Closing 15th March 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd February 2021


Could you be our Scouting Support Officer?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced person to support our adult volunteers – 2-year Fixed Term Appointment

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual to support leaders in the South East Scotland Region. This person will assist in promoting the recruitment and retention of new leaders and developing Scouting programmes and activities at the grass roots. The role requires you to have experience of Scouting or a similar uniformed organisation. You will work closely with existing Scout leaders and structures and provide sustainable support for them. Home based, you will be a self-starter and an excellent communicator. You will be responsible to the Regional Commissioner.

We have a thriving membership of adults and young people in our Region – over 2,300 adults and 7,200 young people. The young people are members of the Explorer, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers sections. Our leaders and the Regional Leadership Team are all volunteers and work incredibly hard to support the membership.

Why we are recruiting a Scouting Support Officer: We wish to support leaders and assist them in maintaining and developing Scouting in the Region. This person will assist us to recruit and support more adult leaders and to grow Scouting in areas where we are not currently located. We have made significant progress with a re-invigorated Regional Leadership Team and there is a great deal more that we want to accomplish, particularly to ensure that young people can have more opportunities for adventurous activities, since we know that this is the biggest attraction for young people.

Application notes

Applications should be returned by email to Martin Elliot, Regional Commissioner, South East Scotland Region Scouts, at

The closing date for return of applications is 15th March; Interviews will be held during March/April; the successful candidate will commence in role in April/May before the current SSO leaves on 30th June 2021.

For further information specifically about the role, please contact:

Mike Treanor

South East Scotland Scouts Region is committed to Equal Opportunity.