Positions Vacant

A large organisation like Scouts Australia NSW needs many enthusiastic volunteers and dedicated professional 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.

Scouts NSW has embarked on an exciting program to provide mental health first aid training to our members.

As part of the program delivery aspect, we are seeking and calling for Expressions of Interest for suitable candidates to be trained as Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors in Teen MHFA and Youth MHFA. Scouts NSW has a number of remaining positions available for MHFA Instructors.

Successful candidates will be able to satisfy the selection criteria listed below to become a MHFA Accredited Instructor and be prepared to attend a Mental Health First Aid Australia Instructors training course which involves a 5 day course, usually in Sydney.

Accreditation is an external qualification and subject to successfully completing the instructors training course and assessments undertaken by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

External Training Courses are scheduled for Sydney and will commence in early 2021 for the successful candidates. Dates of Instructor training courses will be advised in due course.

Successful candidates can expect to have their accreditation instructor training course, accommodation, travel & meal allowances covered by Scouts NSW.

Ideally, we are seeking adult members who are Leaders or Rovers from all Scouts NSW Regions to provide Mental Health First Aid training on a regional basis.

Expressions of Interest should include statements addressing each of the criteria below and a resume that outlines your experience, as well as your preference for either Teen or Youth Instructor.

If you believe you are able to undertake such a role, please forward your Expression of Interest to mhfa@nsw.scouts.com.au marked as PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL and titled, Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

Expressions of Interest will close on Monday, 28th September, 2020 at 5.00pm.


Selection Criteria

MHFA Instructor training applicants need to demonstrate they meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Good knowledge of mental health problems and their treatments.
  2. Personal or professional experience supporting people with mental illnesses.
  3. Respectful attitudes towards people with mental health problems.
  4. Enthusiasm to deliver MHFA courses.
  5. Excellent group facilitation and communication skills.
  6. Knowledge of mental health services.
  7. Good interpersonal skills.
  8. Hold a valid Working With Children Check from your state / territory of residence.
  9. Capacity and willingness to travel to train cross regions.
  10. Willingness to participate in regular debriefings and skills development as part of the State MHFA Team.
  11. Willingness to utilise your learned skills at major regional, state and national events.

Expressions of Interest must be in writing, explaining clearly how you meet the Selection Criteria.

Expressions of Interest must be received by Monday 28 September 2020, at 5pm.


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NSW Rover Scouts are currently accepting applications for the role of State Adviser Rover Scouts.

The State Adviser Rover Scouts is the volunteer member who reports to the State Rover Council Chair and plays a key role in supporting the successful operation of the Rover Scout Section at a State level. The role primarily provides advice and support to the State Rover Council Chair in their role as the State Commissioner Rover Scouts and the main Rover Scout contact and representative on the NSW State Team. In addition, the role provides support to the State Rover Council and the State Rover Council Executive as and when requested.

Selection Criteria
Interested candidates are invited to establish their claim to the position against nine essential criteria, as well as three desirable criteria:

Essential Criteria

  • Proven track record of, or demonstrable capacity for, the facilitation of youth leadership and development
  • Ability to facilitate the development of creative and innovative ideas for improving activity participation and training
  • Strong organisation and communication skills using modern technologies, social media and traditional methods
  • Demonstrated evidence-based judgement and accountable decision making
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Proven track record of effective teamwork among young adults
  • Positive commitment towards the implementation of the NSW Rovers Strategic Plan 2016-2020
  • Wood Badge holder
  • Not a member of the Rover section in the twelve months preceding your application

Desirable Criteria

  • Extensive prior experience as a participant in the Scouting educational program as a youth member and/or young adult
  • Commitment to obtaining a Rover Wood Badge within 12 months of appointment, if not already held
  • Experience in leading or facilitating young adults at major events

For more information please download the position description here.

Applications close 11 September 2020

Please email complete applications through to Ben Kuzma at commissioner@nsw.rovers.com.au.

If you have any questions about the position please email commissioner@nsw.rovers.com.au.

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Are you seeking your next career challenge and looking for a flexible working environment? Scouts NSW is recruiting for two Project Manager positions.

If you can bring experience working with Not For Profit organisations, or have experience presenting to a Board of Directors/Senior Leadership Team, we want to hear from you!

The suitable candidates will possess the following skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication;
  • Financial acumen;
  • Adept at project and change management;
  • High level of organisation;
  • Great leadership skills;
  • Ability to perform under pressure;
  • A team player that has the ability to motivate the team and drive to project success;
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage several projects in parallel;
  • Ability to work with and enable decision making at various levels of management throughout the organisation;
  • Strong command of MS Office and understanding of the differences with Office 365 online tool set (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner, SharePoint, OneDrive);
  • Experience in direct project management, in work planning, estimating/budgeting, resource planning, risk assessment, expectation management, scope and issue management with business and IT projects;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Experience with working with volunteer workers especially on projects;
  • Ability to influence large, cross-functional teams without direct reporting responsibility.

To view the full Position Description, click here. If you are interested, please apply with your resume and a cover letter to melissa.wick@nsw.scouts.com.au.

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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 Waerner at Wal.Waerner@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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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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