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Area Lead Volunteer in ScoutsCymru

Overview of the role

The Area Lead Volunteer role is an important UK Headquarters appointment within the ScoutsCymru Team, responsible for providing inspirational and effective leadership for one of the Areas in Wales. The role is fun, exciting and an opportunity to be part of Scouts in Wales, even if you have never been a Scout before.

As Area Lead Volunteer you will take the lead making sure local Scouting is great. You will lead on implementing our strategy with your team of District Lead Volunteers, motivating and supporting them to successfully lead the Scout Groups in their Districts. The ScoutsCymru Team is broad and includes our staff colleagues, Chief Volunteer, Regional Lead Volunteers and our regional training leads.

You will be joining a team of talented, focused volunteers who are all passionate about bringing brilliant Scouting to every young person who wants to take part and join the adventure. Leading and managing volunteers provides so much more opportunity and experiences than with employees, and the skills you can gain by doing this really can be a great asset for your professional life as well as in Scouts. The issues and challenges that you find ways to tackle will stretch you as an individual and as a leader, and you’ll find yourself discovering new things that you are capable of achieving, all within a supportive environment.

If you get a kick out of seeing things happen, achieving success and making a positive impact to a wide audience then the County Lead Volunteer role definitely provides all of that. 

We're looking for people to support 2 Areas: Cardiff and Vale, and Gwent.

Application process

You can apply for the role yourself using the application form, or nominate someone else using the nomination form.

Nominated people are under no commitment to apply unless they wish to. 

A search group has been put together to oversee this process and will review all applications and nominations in order to make decisions as to who to invite to attend the selection stage of this process.

At the end of the application form, we also ask applicants to please fill out our Diversity Monitoring Form. You will be automatically directed to this. 

Key dates

Closing date: 09:00 on Monday 19th February 2024

Interview date: End of Feb 2024 

For more information

For more information, or for an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact: 

Rhian Moore - Chief Volunteer of Wales 


Rachel Merriott - Head of Scouting Support - ScoutsCymru 


Closing date:
Mon, February 19, 2024, 9:00 AM

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