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Make a difference as a Development Officer in Safe Scouting

Our Safe Scouting Team are looking for a Development Officer

The 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.

Core purpose

The Association is seeking to appoint a Development Officer within Safe Scouting to join its team to drive forward the delivery of the Department’s continuous development plan, to further protect Young People in Scouts.  The role will reflect on safeguarding, welfare and vetting cases that are managed within the Safeguarding Team, and safety incidents managed by the Safety Team.

This role will involve project management as well as providing specialist advice to these key pieces of work, providing regular updates to the Safe Scouting managers as well as to the Safety and Safeguarding Committees.

Person specifications

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Before making an application please ensure that you have read the Recruitment and selection policy.

In order for us to monitor the application of our Equal Opportunities policy, we would be grateful if you would also complete the Recruitment Monitoring questions on the Application Form.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact

Please read the full application pack before applying.

Closing date for applications – Monday 27 September 2021, 23:59.

Interviews will be held online the week commencing Wednesday 6 October 2021.


£35,354, Band F, Level 3. Inclusive of outer-London weighting allowance

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London (Flexible home working options)

Fixed Term Contract Until March 2022

35 hours per week

25 days per annum plus bank holidays

Closing date:
Mon, September 27, 2021, 11:59 PM

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