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Assistant to the Child Protection and Issues Management Officer Print E-mail
  • Part Time Opportunity (21 hours) at the Scouts NSW State Office
  • Contribute to Child Safety
  • Suitable for a paralegal/legal graduate, legal skills desirable

The position provides wide-ranging administrative support to the Child Protection and Issues Management Officer for Scouts Australia NSW including involvement in the development of procedures and policies and providing administrative support regarding the oversight of behavioral management issues.

You will be an organized, diligent and motivated individual who is able to record and appropriately manage confidential and often sensitive information in a fast paced and energetic environment.

You will have good people skills and enjoy communicating with those both in and outside of the Scouting movement.

You will gain experience in all areas of Child Protection and Issues Management including projects like the implementation of an internal issues management process.

The Position Description is available here.

For more information or to submit your application (Cover Letter and CV) email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Applications are due 5pm Monday 27 March 2017

 

 

 
Deputy Chief Commissioners Appointed Print E-mail

Today, Scouts NSW Chief Commissioner Neville Tomkins OAM JP, announced the outcome of the selection process for the six recently advertised roles for Deputy Chief Commissioner (DCC).

The process included state-wide advertisement, shortlisting and interviews for all DCC positions. All applicants were evaluated based on merit by Selection Panels comprised of three Scout Members that included a gender mix as well as a young person.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in the various positions.

Congratulations to the newly appointed Deputy Chief Commissioners who will be introduced at the March Chief Commissioner’s Council on 18 and 19 March at Baden Powell Scout Centre.

  • DCC Youth Program: Randall Jones (currently State Commissioner, Scouts)
  • DCC Activities, Training and Support: Wal Waerner (currently Branch Commissioner, Rovers)
  • DCC Child Protection, Support and Compliance: Rob Rodgers (currently Deputy Chief Commissioner, Issues Management)
  • DCC Program Transformation: Clair Udy (currently under 30 years of age, and recent Branch Rover Council Chair)
  • Youth Commissioner: Lloyd Nurthen (21 years of age, currently State Youth Council Adviser and Scout Leader, 2nd Sutherland Scout Group), and
  • DCC Development and Future Scouting: Belinda Francis (former Group Leader, Assistant Regional Commissioner (Scouts) and AJ2013 NSW Contingent Director of Media and Promotions, and currently a change management professional with the University of Sydney).

Scouts NSW is excited at the talent and experience these appointees will bring to the roles. Further background information will be published shortly.

On behalf of Scouts NSW, the Chief Commissioner wishes to sincerely thank each of the retiring Deputy Chief Commissioners for their valuable contributions over many years - Jan Goodall, Peter Oliver, Terry Brooke, Rob Rodgers and Margaret Crawford. Collectively, they committed extensive time and deep experience to the strategic development of Scouts NSW.

They led Scouting with professionalism and have successfully implemented multiple facets of the Movement including the youth program, events, issues management and training. With appointments ranging from 2010-2015, the team of Deputy Chief Commissioners has contributed more than 25 years’ service to Scouts NSW through these roles alone.

 
Scouts Australia Seeks Applications for the Role of General Manager Print E-mail

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Position Vacant: BPSC Casual Activity Leader Print E-mail

Do you enjoy the outdoors?
Do you have a passion for working with young people to them grow and overcome outdoor based challenges? 

If this sounds like you, why not apply to join the BPSC Team as a Casual Activity Leader onsite at the Baden-Powell Scout Centre.

Jobs will include facilitation of our onsite activities which include high ropes course, flying fox, leap of faith.

Required qualifications:

  • Minimum of Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation – (with skill units in some or all of the above listed activities) or SIS10 equivalent.
  • Current First Aid Certificate.
  • Current CPR Certificate.
  • Current Working with Children Check number (paid)


The successful candidate will receive the award pay rate and a great working environment.

For more information please download the Activities Instructor Position Description.

Applications close Friday 31 March 2017.

Please email resumes to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Expression of Interest - Expeditions CBR Moot 2020 Print E-mail

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The CBR Moot team are excited to offer you the opportunity to help Create Better Rovers in 2020 at our National Moot.

One of the most important experiences of a National Moot, to participants, is the expedition. At CBR Moot these expeditions will run for 5 days beginning on the morning of Wednesday 1st January 2020 and returning to the site at Goolabri in Sutton, NSW, on the afternoon of Sunday 5th.

The CBR Moot Committee is opening Expressions of Interest for expeditions to be organised and led during the Moot. We currently have a list of expeditions that we feel would be satisfactory to make the moot successful, however we don’t feel we have come up with all the potential expeditions that Canberra, and our neighboring state of New South Wales, has to offer to moot participants. Expressions of Interest are being sought from current Leaders, Fellowship Members, current and booted Rovers (though we hope those young enough to attend as a participant go as participants, we will take all serious EOI's into consideration). Unfortunately we can only have a limited number of expeditions and must ensure that the range of expeditions are not only wide reaching in their activities, but also represent a variety in prices to cater for all potential participants.

Bearing this is mind, not all Expressions of Interest will be successful and some may be adapted, adjusted or combined to ensure that they suit the Rover program and expectations of participants at the Moot. Should your Expression of Interest be successful, a secondary application will be provided to you and will need to be completed with much more detail. If you are interested, please download and return the completed form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Basic Outdoor Skills and Activity Skills Update Print E-mail

As of the 1st of Febuary, Scouts Australia has introduced the Basic Outdoor Skills (BOS). The Basic Outdoor Skills replaced the Bushwalking Level 1.

For more information about Basic Outdoor Skills and what it will replace please download the Basic Outdoors Skills and Activity Skills Factsheet.

If you have any qiestions about the Basic Outdoors Skills please contact State Office on (02) 9735 9000 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
The New Face of e-Learning Print E-mail

On 1 February 2017, Scouts Australia launched a major upgrade to the Scouts Australia e-Learning platform and content. This fresh new look is more user friendly and incorporates functionality that allows you to track your progress.
The update also launches Training for Youth Members that makes the Basic Outdoor Skills curriculum accessible to youth, and provides them with a learning pathway which can contribute towards nationally recognised qualifications in Outdoor Recreation.

The key changes are:

  • A more contemporary Web skin for e-Learning, to improve the clarity of information about module progress and completion.

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  • Specific ability to track progress, review, see the underlying PDF's and or download for review later:

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  • A new "Training for Youth Members" curriculum, which includes all of the new and existing Outdoor Activity modules for easy access.

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  • 7 new modules to support the Basic Outdoor Skills Course and Adventurous Activities Training
  • Both Basic Outdoor Skills Course and Adventurous Activities Training:
    • AA GUIDE - Plan and Guide Outdoor Activities
    • AA IMPACT - Minimal Environmental Impact Practices
    • AA WEATHER - Interpreting Weather
    • AA GROUP - Group Facilitation
    • AA EMERG A - Responding to Emergencies
  • Adventurous Activities Training only:
    • AA EMERG B - Coordinating Emergency Response
    • AA SAFETY - Safe Practices in Scouting
  • 2 updated modules to support the Basic Outdoor Skills Course and Adventurous Activities Training
    • WHS for Scouting
    • Basic ScoutSafe
  • Addition of short tests in each of these new and updated modules to provide a check for understanding at the end of the module.

Each of these modules are now live and can be completed by members.

 

If you have any questions please contact the Scouts NSW Training Department This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or (02) 9735 9000.

 
Safeguarding Children Program – Scouts NSW and Australian Childhood Foundation Print E-mail

Scouts NSW is committed to Child Safety and continues to work to improve the ways in which we contribute to the safety and well-being of children.

In January 2017 the Scouts NSW Board of Directors appointed the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) to undertake a review of our current policies and standards for protecting young people and guide us in developing best practice methods to better support our youth and adult members of Scouts NSW.

Read the announcement letter here.

The Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) Safeguarding Children Program will support Scouts NSW to:

• enhance the collective culture across the organisation to safeguard children and young people;
• review policies and practices to understand how children and young people are currently safeguarded;
• engage Scouts Australia NSW volunteer members and staff to hear their views of how children and young people are currently safeguarded; and
• explore strategies and a best approach for how all members of Scouts Australia NSW can better safeguard and respond to children and young people into the future.

Hearing from and engaging with all adult members of Scouting is a key element of the Safeguarding Children Program.

Safeguarding Children Program Survey

All adult members of Scouts NSW including Leaders, Rovers, Fellowship Members, Committee Members, Parent Helpers, and Professional Staff are invited and encouraged to participate in the Safeguarding Children Program Survey.

Your participation in this important survey is voluntary and confidential – unless you choose to share your details. The data provided will be grouped to help inform the analysis by the ACF Safeguarding Children Program.

To find out more and to take the survey, please click here.

 
State Finance Committee Member – Under 30 Print E-mail

• Candidates must hold Scout membership and be under 30 years of age

• Experience or an interest in a financial field is essential

The Scouts Australia NSW State Finance Committee (SFC) is seeking to appoint a passionate and experienced new member to assist with the organisation’s financial strategy and decision making.
Reporting to the Scouts NSW Board of Directors, the SFC is responsible for - but not limited to - overseeing budget preparation, expenditure approval, policy setting and financial reporting.

Our ideal candidate will have knowledge, experience, or a keen interest in a financial and/or accounting setting, with the time and patience to review and form opinions on financial matters/issues affecting the organisation.

The role

This is an honorary appointment for 3 years. Committee members attend (either in person or by teleconference) a monthly meeting. You will also be expected to attend 80% of monthly meetings held at the Scouts NSW State Office, and may be required to attend additional meetings as deemed necessary.

The candidate

  • Must hold Scout membership and be under 30 years of age
  • Experience or a strong interest in a finance or accounting role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • The ability to assess and solve problems in a timely and effective manner
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to putting time and effort into the role
  • Candidates must be able to attend 80% of all committee meetings.

To apply

For more information about Scouts Australia NSW please visit www.nsw.scouts.com.au
Applicants should send their expression of interest and CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications close 31 March 2017.

 
State Asset Committee Member – Under 30 Print E-mail

The Scouts Australia NSW State Asset Committee (AC) is seeking to appoint a passionate and experienced new member to assist with the organisation’s Property Strategy and decision making.

Reporting to the Scouts NSW Board of Directors, the Asset Committee is responsible for - but not limited to - overseeing Property Strategy, approval of property tenures, asset approvals and policy setting.

Our ideal candidate will have knowledge, experience, or a keen interest in property matters, with the time and patience to review and form opinions on property matters and issues affecting the organisation.

• Candidates must hold Scout membership and be under 30 years of age at the beginning of their term

• Experience or an interest in Asset/Property strategies is essential

The role

This is an honorary appointment for 3 years. Committee members will be expected to attend 80% (either in person or by teleconference) of the Asset Committee bi-monthly meetings, which are held at the Scouts NSW State Office. You may be required to attend additional meetings as deemed necessary.

The candidate

  • Must hold Scout membership and be under 30 years of age
  • Experience or a strong interest in a property matters
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to assess and solve problems in a timely and effective manner
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Commitment to putting time and effort into the role
  • Candidates must be able to attend 80% of all committee meetings.

To apply

For more information about Scouts Australia NSW please visit www.nsw.scouts.com.au

Applicants should send their expression of interest and CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Applications close 30 June 2017.

 
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