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Head of Safety

Join us as a Head of Safety

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 Head of Safety?

Responsible to: Executive Director of Operations 

Department: Safe Scouting

Base location: Gilwell Park, Chingford, London with UK travel and flexibility

Term: Permanent

Salary: £75,000 per annum

Hours: 35 hours per week 

Line management responsibility: 1x National Safety Manager & 1x HQ National Safety Manager

A bit about the role

The purpose of this role is to lead the Scouts’ safety function in respect of both its employed staff, volunteers and young people and continue to develop and further embed formal strategies to improve safety in scouting. 

It's a perfect time to join the service, our current Head of Safety has moved onto pastures new and you can have a big influence on continued improvements to the support we provide, leading a much strengthened team to deliver safety practices across the organisation and throughout the scouting movement.

You'll have strong backing from the Board of Trustees as well as the Executive and Volunteer Leadership teams to make a step change in our approach to Safety – and the resources to achieve it.

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 2 June 2024

Interviews will be held on Monday 24 June 2024


Irwin and Colton are acting as an employment agency advisor to the Scouts on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit

For an informal conversation, please telephone or email Matthew Cathcart at Irwin and Colton – 01923 432 636 or    

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

£75,000 per annum

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London (with UK travel and flexibility)


35 hours per week

28 days per annum plus bank holidays

Closing date:
Sun, June 2, 2024, 11:59 PM

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