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Local Development Officer (Perthshire)

  • Part time
  • £25,000 – £28,000 pro-rata
  • Home based
  • Closing 31st January 2020

  • Advertised from 31st December 2019
  • 21 hours per week, which will include evening and weekend working. We are happy to talk flexible working.


This exciting role is all about bringing Scouting to more young people in Perthshire. You’ll be shouting about Scouts, opening new groups, bringing in more adult volunteers, and working with new communities.

You will be out meeting new people, forming relationships, and working with our local volunteers to make sure more young people in Perthshire can benefit from Scouting. You’ll be finding and supporting new volunteers, working with local decision makers, and always on the look out for where we can make the biggest difference.

You’ll work in partnership to make a plan, set out clear goals, work towards them, and report on your progress.

You’ll need to be happy working under your own steam, have a great eye for opportunities, and really understand how things work in Perthshire. You’ll know the right people to talk to (or be able to figure it out) and just where to go to get things done.

Application notes

A Job Pack is available for download below

Application forms are available at

Applicants MUST complete our application form and we cannot accept CV's

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 31st January

Applications should be emailed to or sent by post to Scouts Scotland Headquarters (Recruitment), Fordell Firs, Hillend, Dunfermline, KY11 7HQ.


Interviews will be held at Scouts Scotland Headquarters, KY11 7HQ later in January 2020.