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1st Cheam Scouts Lead Volunteer

1st Cheam Scout Group

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The Lead Volunteer leads the 1st Cheam Scout Group’s team of volunteers and supports the wider Group to ensure it runs effectively and provides great opportunities and fun activities for young people in ages 6yrs through to 14yrs, and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association. This role can be immensely satisfying and rewarding by making a real difference to the development of young people in our community.
This role require a dedicated, energetic and inspiring leader who is passionate about delivering the very best for our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts and growing and developing the 1st Cheam Scout Group within the Sutton & Cheam community
The key responsibility of the Lead Volunteer is to head up the Group Leadership Team and support volunteers across all Sections (Beavers, Cubs and Scouts) to work together and feel motivated and to ensure that;
* the Group is respected and supported in the local community
* the Scout Group has an adequate team of supported and appropriate adults able to offer a challenging, exciting, and balanced programme is offered for our young people to enjoy
• by working with the Group Trustee Board to ensure that the Scout Group thrives and has the best systems in place to support adult volunteers and develop the Group
Full details of the Group Leadership team responsibilities are available at ; https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/volunteer-experience/volunteering-together/team-descriptions/
1st Cheam is a progressive ‘go ahead’ Scout Group formed over 90 years ago. We offer a wide range of activities at our weekly meetings for boys and girls in the age ranges of 6 to 14.5 years.
Scouting with 1st Cheam is all about meeting new friends, sharing adventures and making the most of life’s opportunities. We make it as easy and safe as possible for young people to push the boundaries of their own experience. Our regular meetings are held at our own Headquarters building in Cheam from where we run various activities, making full use of the nearby Nonsuch Park and with occasional trips to our private campsite a short distance away at Box hill.
We also offer other activities in addition to our weekly programmes, appropriate to each age range including for example: fun days, visits and excursions, camping, canal cruising holidays and hill walking trips. All of this is made possible by our valued volunteers who give their time and commitment to ensure that we have great programmes that as many young people as possible can enjoy.
If you are interested in this role please contact Jonathan at 07802 197923 or jonl1stcheamscouts@

Counselling,Teaching & Training,Trusteeships & Committees,Youth Work,Volunteer Management,Employee & Group Volunteering,Administration,Advice, Information & Support,Community Work,General & Helping

Admin, Basic IT skills - internet & email, Counselling, Evaluating & Reviewing, Managing People, Organising & Planning

Desirable: • Understanding of the challenges of working in the voluntary sector • Experience of working with young people and/or community work with adult groups • Experience of working in the Scout or Guide Movement as an adult Skills: Essential: • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Ability to effectively provide advice and guidance to others • Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people • Use basic computer software Personal qualities: Essential: • An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers • Flexible approach • Self-motivated • Able to work as part of a team and promote good teamwork • Resourceful, energetic and enthusiastic • Acceptance of the fundamentals of the Scout Movement

- An opportunity to make a real difference in supporting the development of young people with the local community. - A chance to work with other like minded adults in a supportive and friendly Team with a common interest and goal. - The opportunity to enhance your management and Team leadership skills by leading the Group Leadership Team - Gain a wider understanding of the value of volunteering in our local community

The Group has Beavers, Cubs and Scouts who meet on different nights of the week. The Group Lead Volunteer would normally 'drop in' to one of the meeting each month for a short time. The role also requires the running of a Group Leadership Team meeting every 2 to 3 months and attendance at the Group Trustees meeting about 5 times a year. Outwith this, there are regular admion tasks that can be fitted in as best suits the individual - total time is usually about 6 hours a week .

Further location details may be provided below.

21 Malden Road, Cheam, Surrey


The 1st Cheam Headquarters is situated in Malden Road Cheam opposite the Prince Of Wales public house and adjacent to Mickleham Gardens


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