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Race Equity Project Board

We’re looking for four or five people to join our Project Board, committing one to two hours a month. Board members do not have to have previous or current experience of the Scouts.

Overview of the role

We’re looking for four or five people to join our Project Board who care deeply about making Scouts inclusive and welcoming to young people and adults from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. The Project Board will meet once a month for one or two hours with a small amount of work, such as reading or commenting on papers outside these meetings, which you can fit in when you have time.

It is not necessary that all board members have volunteer experience of the Scouts, but can still bring added value to the race equity project. However, this work needs to be led by people with lived experience of the issues we will be tackling, so we want at least half of our Project Board to be made up of members from those backgrounds. If you’re not, but have significant experience of youth work in those communities, we’d still like to hear from you.

We’re looking for people who can use their experiences to help shape our plans for change across the whole movement. But you’ll also need to understand how those ‘big picture’ changes will affect people at a local level. You’ll value evidence and data, and will be comfortable bringing constructive challenge where necessary.

Culture change takes a long time, and there will be setbacks along the way, but with the support of our staff team throughout your time volunteering with us, we’ll make sure you are able to help shape the future of Scouts. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.

Person specification

How to apply

Please read the vacancy pack carefully and complete the online application form.

Key dates

The closing date for applications is 23:59 Sunday 30 January

We’ll be holding virtual, informal interviews for the roles. We’ll be in touch in early February 2022 to organise a mutually convenient time and date for the interview, which will be on Teams or Zoom.

These will be informal chats with three or four other volunteers and staff members for the team to find out more about you, your experience and what you’re looking to achieve in the role as well as a chance for you to find out more about the role.

Further Information

If you'd like to discuss the roles in more detail please contact Yousif Eltom, UK Race Equity Advisor (and manager of the Muslim Scout Fellowship) or Joanna Gregson, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Closing date:
Sun, January 30, 2022, 11:59 PM

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