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Chief Volunteering Officer

We are looking for someone with significant experience in developing and delivering successful volunteering strategies and a track record of opening up volunteering to new communities.

Scouts is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to diversity and actively seeking applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, in particular, Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities.

Will you be our next Chief Volunteering Officer?

Responsible to: Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer

Department: Operations and Transformation / Member Support

Base Location: Gilwell Park, Chingford, London / Homebased / Hybrid Term

Term: Permanent

Salary: Circa £75,000

Hours: 35 hours per week

Line management responsibility: Head of Volunteering Transformation, Head of Member Support (England), Head of Member Operations (plus circa. 90 members of the wider Member Support department)

Budgetary responsibility: Responsible for managing agreed income/expenditure budgets within agreed authority limits, Government departments, agencies and organisations; and funders.

Internal contacts: Board of Trustees; Board Committee members; UK Leadership Team; Regional, County and District Commissioners; Executive Leadership Team; Heads of Departments; Headquarters staff; and staff in Devolved Nations

Working in partnership with national volunteer colleagues, the Chief Volunteering Officer is responsible for the: design, delivery and ultimate transformation of the experience for volunteers in Scouts; support to volunteers locally to grow Scouting and make it as equitable, diverse and inclusive as possible; and leadership of the delivery of the services (support centre, awards, grants, events, etc.) that support volunteers.

The role is key to shaping the highly rewarding experience of volunteers so that they are empowered to deliver high quality, impactful programmes for young people locally and in turn grow Scouting across the country.

Sound good? Read the application pack and then apply

Before making an application please ensure that you've read the Recruitment and selection policy. In order for us to monitor the application of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, we'd be grateful if you'd also complete the Recruitment Monitoring questions on the Application Form.

Not sure where to start? Check out our guidance for applicants.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm Sunday 6 February 2022

Interviews with Prospectus: Week Commencing Monday 7 February 2022

Interviews with Scouts: Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 February 2022

Applications (CV and supporting statement) should go directly to our recruitment partners, Prospectus, via their website.

If you'd like to discuss any of our roles in more detail, email

Circa £75,000

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London


35 hours per week

25 days per annum plus bank holidays

Closing date:
Sun, February 6, 2022, 11:59 PM

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