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Governance Officers

Scouts are looking for two talented Governance Officers to join us at Gilwell Park in London.

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

Core Purpose

There may be more than one post holder and the following tasks will be shared or allocated as appropriate between them.

Board and Committee Management

The Governance Team manages the effective operation of The Scout Association’s Board of Trustees and its sub-Committees. Our Governance Officers have a key role in the management of these and the production of the documentation required to facilitate each meeting.

We are looking for a highly organised and competent individual who has good experience of minute taking at Board and Committee level, and who is keen to broaden their knowledge in the third sector and in the company secretarial profession. You’ll have a keen eye for detail and confidence and sensitivity to manage strategic level information in a professional manner.

Time management will be key in ensuring you are fully prepared for the committee cycle which includes agenda preparation, in consultation with the Chair and key staff support, collation and distribution of papers, taking minutes at the meetings and sharing agreed actions with Committee members.

You’ll be expected to provide ongoing support to the Chair of the Board, including diary management, and support to our trustees, including ad hoc enquiries, inductions, arranging appraisals and booking accommodation.

As a volunteer led organisation, The Scout Association holds some meetings at weekends and weekends. Reasonable notice will be given when required to attend these meetings.

Governing Documents and Events

The Governance Team are also responsible for the Association’s governing documents, including the Policy, Organisation and Rules (POR) document which needs careful scrutiny and annual updates in line with changes to legislation and operationally within the movement.

The annual AGM of the Council is an event led by the Governance Team and the Governance Officer will be expected to take part in the extensive preparation needed to hold a successful event, working in partnership with external consultants and key internal stakeholders.

Person specification

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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 to discuss the role in more detail, please contact

Please read the full application pack before applying.

Recruitment is ongoing for this role and interviews will be taken place within two weeks of application if shortlisted.

£29,948 per annum, Band E, Level 3 Inclusive of outer-London weighting allowance

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London (Hybrid Working Options Available)


35 hours per week

25 days per annum plus bank holidays

Closing date:
Fri, September 17, 2021, 11:59 PM

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