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National Awards Advisory Group Chair

Overview of the role

The National Awards Advisory Group (NAAG) provides support and guidance on awards and recognitions of service, as well as considering the nominations for specific awards and making recommendations on behalf of the Chief Scout.

The role of Chair is to lead the team of members as part of the NAAG to motivate, inspire and provide advice and guidance as they carry out their work. Working in partnership with the Awards Manager and team to set agendas for meetings of the group, reviewing requests for fast tracked award nominations, producing the Awards Annual Report and representing the group, as required at the Strategy & Delivery Committee and other events and meetings. 

We’re looking for someone who can use their experiences to help move the current work of the National Awards Advisory Group forward, help shape the future of the group and its impact at a local level. You should be comfortable in decision making as well as bringing constructive challenge, leading a team and building relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. 

What's in it for me?

You'll get to develop your skills and gain further experience of chairing and leading a team, as well as linking up with our national honours process. You'll receive support from an experienced staff team and volunteers.

You'll also join us at an exciting time too; with the roll out of a new membership system, this will improve the nomination processes for Good Service Awards.

The best part of the role? You'll get to review citations for awards, and attend events and get the opportunity to meet the volunteers who have achieved the awards!

Application process

To apply to be our next National Awards Advisory Group Chair you will first need to complete the online application form. We are welcoming applications in either written or video formats. 

We have a selection panel in place to support the recruitment of this role. The selection panel will create a short list of candidates based on the answers provided on the application form.
Short listed candidates will be invited to attend a virtual interview (which will be on Teams or Zoom) with the panel.

Key dates

Closing date: 10.00 on Wednesday 20th December 2023
Interview date: TBC - January 2024

The selection panel will review the applications after the closing date and shortlist candidates for interview in January.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the shortlisting process and interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place virtually at a mutually convenient time and date at the end of January.

Successful candidates will start the induction to their role in February/March 2024, and for the first three months, will be supported by the current National Awards Advisory Group Chair until the end of their term on 1 May 2024. 

For more information

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

Peter Oliver (Strategy & Delivery Committee Chair):


Emma Newstead (Head of Volunteering Services):


Closing date:
Wed, December 20, 2023, 10:00 AM

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