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UK Contingent Leader to the World Scout Jamboree

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Overview of the role

The UK Contingent Leader will plan and lead the next UK Contingent to the World Scout Jamboree, which takes place in the Republic of Korea in 2023.

This post is a national volunteer leadership role and lasts 3-4 years, for the duration of the World Scout Jamboree project. The person recruited will lead a large team of national volunteers and work with HQ staff to deliver an incredible international jamboree visit for thousands of young people aged 14-17 in UK Scouting. The project may include lots of pre-event activities such as training, preparation and UK events as well as evaluation activities after the main trip.

Person specification

Recruitment Key Dates

Interested in applying? Please join our UK Contingent Opportunities webinar on Wed 29 July at 7pm. Register here.

The closing date for applications/nominations is 1pm, on Monday 17 August 2020

Interviews will take place online using video conferencing, on Saturday 12 September 2020

How to apply

You may apply for the role yourself or nominate someone who you think would be a great fit. It may be helpful to include your experience from outside of Scouting that is relevant when applying or nominating someone. All applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence.

To apply please complete the Application Form, giving as much detail as possible on how you meet the requirements of the role, and return the form by e-mail to

We know that application forms aren’t for everyone so if would like to, you may add an optional YouTube style video (no more than 3 mins long please) to support your application. This is purely optional.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. Experience volunteering with scouting is not a requirement for this role.

WSJ2023 Contingent Leader Recruitment Pack
PDF – 1.1MB
Application Form UK Contingent Leader To 25Th World Scout Jamboree (1)
DOCX – 2.3MB

Closing date:
Mon, August 17, 2020, 12:00 PM

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