Positions Vacant

A large organisation like Scouts Australia NSW needs many enthusiastic volunteers and dedicated employees to keep the movement going strong.

From professional staff and advisers, to activity centre managers and event contingent leaders, fresh talent is always on demand. 

If you are interested in volunteering with us please visit our ways to volunteer.

Job Description

Two dynamic and inspiring leaders are needed for the voluntary roles of Deputy Chief Commissioner NSW (Operations) and Deputy Chief Commissioner (Program, Youth Safety and Support). The Deputy Chief Commissioners will support the Chief Commissioner NSW in building a strong state team and continuing to reposition Scouting in NSW to a new and exciting role in the community. This will require engaging with and energising the NSW Scouting community in the implementation of ambitious strategic goals, including the recruitment and retention of youth and adult members.


Job Role

The Deputy Chief Commissioners will support the Chief Commissioner to:

  • Lead and inspire an inclusive Scouting Movement and a broad range of community and government stakeholders and partners.
  • Have overall accountability for the performance of Scouting in NSW – for achieving the objectives of the strategic plan, as they relate to member experience, people & culture, sustainability & operations; and managing the change/reform process.
  • Build a strong leadership team to inspire all members in Scouting.
  • Develop, implement and deliver agreed business goals that reflect the Board-endorsed Strategic Plan.
  • Maintain and promote an effective and generative safety culture within Scouts NSW including a robust risk based Child and Adult Safe framework.
  • Actively and directly engage with internal and external stakeholders, and demonstrate resilience in facing the challenges that may be encountered.
  • Attend and/or participate in a variety of State and Region events and activities.
  • Encourage a culture of innovation as ‘business as usual’ in the delivery of Scouting in NSW.
  • Demonstrate Scouting values, exhibiting confidence in the Strategy, and with a passion for relating with and inspiring others in their journey to personal growth within Scouting.

The DCC (Program, Youth Safety and Support) will lead and support the State Commissioners.  The DCC (Operations) will lead and support the Region Commissioners.

The successful candidates will have Scouting knowledge and experience, be a proven ‘leader of adults’, and have a passion for relating and inspiring others in their journey to personal fulfilment through Scouting.

Applications close at 9am on Monday 30 March 2020.

For more information, and to download the candidate information pack, click here:

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The State Commissioner Adventurous Activity Centres is a volunteer member reporting to the Assistant Chief Commissioner State Activities, Fellowships and Bases.

The role directly oversees the operations, reporting, budgeting, compliance and strategic direction of standalone, volunteer led Scouts NSW Activity bases, such as State Water Activities Centre at Woolwich (SWASH), Belfield Memorabilia Centre, and Newington Armory Scout Museum. Further, this role will liaise extensively with professional Scouts NSW staff, to ensure alignment with wider Activity Centre goals and offerings, for example Cataract, Baden Powell Scout Centre, and Alpine Activity Centre.

To learn more about the position, click here.

For more information or to apply, send you cover letter and CV to Wal Wearner at Wal.Wearner@nsw.scouts.com.au

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Are you passionate about Outdoor Adventure Skills, and want to play a part in ensuring all youth members have the opportunity to experience the outdoor pursuits Scouting is well known for?

We’re on the lookout for an enthusiastic and committed volunteer to join the Deputy Chief Commissioner – Youth Program (DCC YP)’s team as Assistant Chief Commissioner – Outdoor Adventure Skills (ACC OAS).

The Assistant Chief Commissioner – Outdoor Adventure Skills (ACC OAS) will be responsible for:

  • Focussing on the delivery of the youth program by implementing a strategic and resource generating approach to Outdoor Adventure Skills programming, resourcing, promotion and participation.
  • Embedding into NSW Scouting key elements of the youth program within the Outdoor Adventure Skills areas. These key elements are: ‘Plan > Do > Review’, ‘Embedding the Fundamentals’, ‘Scout Method’, ‘Access and Inclusion’.
  • Raising the public profile of Scouts NSW as an active and effective corporate citizen in the areas of Building Resources, Promoting the Opportunities, Linking with other AA Teams, Risk Assessing, Understanding Policies and Procedures.

This role would not require the successful applicant to leave their current youth facing role.  The intention is quite the opposite, to actively encourage the successful applicant to retain or seek a position with a frequent youth facing role.

To view the full Position Description, click here.

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Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to give back to your community? Would you like to join a dedicated team of volunteers committed to teaching and encouraging young people to become adventurous, happy, honest and productive citizens?

As part of a worldwide organisation, Riverina Scouts engages and inspires young people across the Region to develop confidence, resilience and leadership. Spanning a huge distance in southern NSW, Riverina Scouts has around 600 youth members in communities located across the Region from Hay and Griffith in the west through to Yass and Murrumbateman in the east.

Riverina Scouts is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic volunteer to join the Region Executive Team in the position of Region Treasurer. Applicants must have relevant past professional experience and a desire to support today’s youth to become tomorrow’s good citizens. Retirees are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must be aged 18 years or older. The successful applicants will be required to obtain a Working With Children Check (volunteer) and National Criminal History clearances, at no cost to the applicant.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Riverina Region Office on (02) 6921 3066 or riv.region@nsw.scouts.com.au.

A copy of the full Position Description can be found here.

Interested persons are invited to send their resumes to riv.region@nsw.scouts.com.au.

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Scouts NSW is currently looking for an Oz Venture 2021 Contingent Leader to report to the State Commissioner (Venturer Scouts) and to focus and lead the appointed Contingent Management Team to deliver the activity in accordance with all State policies and procedures.

The successful applicant will lead the Contingent Management Team, a team of volunteers focused on delivering a high quality, engaging event for the NSW OZ Venture 2021 youth.

You would be responsible for ensuring the Contingent planning and execution are successful, resulting in sustained OZ Venture, as well as maintaining a well marketed event and ensuring the Contingent is self-sustaining and not a financial burden on Scouts NSW.

The ideal candidate would possess the following key attitude skills and knowledge:

  • Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the event
  • Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel
  • Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting
  • Be able to lead, communicate with and motivate other adults and work harmoniously to deliver the event
  • Demonstrate risk management, work health safety (WHS) and ScoutSafe skills
  • Understand and demonstrate the knowledge required to run large events

To find out more, read the Position Description or contact David Jacobs at david.jacobs@nswventurers.com.au

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The Board of Scouts NSW has established a Constitution Review Working Group to look at outstanding items from the 2016 Review into Constitutional Reform.

The Working Group are seeking volunteers to contribute to working through these items and making recommendations to the Board on potential amendments to the Constitution where they deem it appropriate.

If you have experience in the areas of governance, risk management, legal and corporate structures, and are interested in joining the Working Group, contact Luke Saunders, the Board Liaison for Constitutional Reform on 0431 011 412 or luke.saunders@nsw.scouts.com.au.

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