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 as a leader with us please see how you can become an Adult Helper.

Positions Vacant

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.

About the Position

Do you have a passion for education and a love of the outdoors?

Want to inspire and mentor school students of all ages?

Scouts NSW is seeking enthusiastic and professional Outdoor Education Instructors to join our dynamic team. You would be working at Cataract Activity Centre and Baden-Powell Activity Centre. Staff accommodation available at both Centres.

As an RTO, Scouts NSW is committed to training and offers free Cert III and IV electives and ongoing training for all staff.

Scouts NSW – Activity Centres

  • Cataract Activity Centre – Appin
  • Baden-Powell Activity Centre – Pennant Hills, Sydney

Essential Selection Criteria

  • Must have a Cert III, IV qualification in Outdoor Recreation.
  • Recognised competencies in the following areas; preferably roping activities e.g. rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, giant swing,  flying fox and also caving, bush walking, bronze medallion etc.

Requirements for Working at Scouts NSW – Activity Centres

It is a requirement for all employees of the Scouts NSW to have valid working with children clearance and Police Check and current First Aid Certificate.

Copy of the Position Description can be found here

We look forward to hearing from you. 

Applications, including complete resume and cover letter outlining any outdoor experience along with a copy of your transcripts, should be sent to  jamison.kennedy-wade@nsw.scouts.com.au and justeen.davenport@nsw.scouts.com.au

State Commissioners work with a dedicated focus to respond directly to members’ needs or organisational challenges.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for 2 State Commissioner appointments. These include:

  • State Commissioner (Adventure Centres & Bases)
  • State Commissioner (Youth Empowerment)
  • The deadline for submitting your EOI is 30 September.

    Click on the links above for specific information about the State Commissioner appointments.

    These positions are open to any member or supporter who has an associated area of expertise or interest and who believes they can make a positive difference to Scouting in NSW.

    State Leaders are subject matter experts that are focused on supporting the frontline in specific areas. State Leader positions are usually dual appointments however this can be discussed with the Assistant Chief Commissioner (Youth Program & Support).

    Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for 6 State Leader appointments. These include:

    The deadline for submitting your EOI is 30 September.

    Click on the links above for specific information about the State Leader appointments.

    These positions are open to any member or supporter who has an associated area of expertise or interest and who believes they can make a positive difference to Scouting in NSW.

    Scouts NSW is seeking nominations for two (2) positions to represent Scouts NSW on the Scouts Australia National Council.

    The National Council

    The National Council is the governing body of the Scout Association of Australia. Scouts NSW National Councillors report to the Chief Commissioner as the head of the NSW Delegation to the National Council.

    The Candidate

    Candidates need to have a passion for the values of Scouting, an understanding of contemporary Scouting and current issues and challenges, and the ability to contribute to discussions and decisions at the National level.  National Councillors are expected to vote on issues affecting the national body of Scouts Australia with the interests of both Scouts Australia and Scouts NSW in mind.

    The Role

    The role involves attendance at meetings of the National Council when the meeting is hosted online or in Sydney and either attending or providing proxy to an attending delegate when the meeting is held interstate (most commonly Melbourne).  Meetings are held on at least one occasion per year.  NSW Councillors will generally meet (by teleconference) prior to National Meetings to review any items requiring decisions that Councillors will vote on.

    Positions Vacant

    There are two (2) current vacancies that are for a one (1) year term under Scouts Australia By-Law 2(a).

    • Scouts Australia By-Law 2(a) states: Each Branch may nominate annually, and the National Council shall appoint to its membership three (3) further persons, at least one of whom shall be other than an appointed leader, two of whom at the time of appointment are adult members of the Branch under 30 years of age. Such members shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for renomination and re‐appointment.

    The third person already on the Council and seeking a second one-year term is a male State Commissioner and a Rover. This means we are seeking on this occasion at least one who is other than an appointed Leader, and one who is under 30 years of age (the one person could of course be both).

    To Apply

    To apply for one of these two roles, please complete the application form here.

    You will be required to provide a short statement of no more than 500 words outlining why you wish to undertake this role, including any relevant experience or skills that you have, and to upload a copy of your resume and photo.

    The NSW Board of Directors will review the nominations and determine the nominees to be put forward for election at the National Council AGM. Successful nominees commence their term immediately following the election on Saturday 27 November 2021.

    Successful candidates will be subject to a Police background check.  Candidates do not need to be uniformed members of Scouts NSW.

    Nominations are to be received no later than 12 noon Wednesday 11 August and directed to  leisha.mccarthy@nsw.scouts.com.au. Any questions can be directed to the Chief Commissioner by email to  neville.tomkins@nsw.scouts.com.au or telephone 0412 576 165.

    The Scouts NSW Mental Health First Aid Steering Committee are looking for a member of NSW Scouts who is under the age of 30 and will not be turning 30 within the next 12 months to join our committee. This is an excellent opportunity for a member of Scouts NSW who wishes to help further the MHFA team’s work in NSW and to explore a role on a state team.

    Position Overview/Role Expectations

    • Attend fortnightly meetings with the MHFA steering committee and provide input to the committee on trends and aspects that are affecting youth in scouting.
    • Work on projects when required in areas such as grant applications, report writing and promotion.
    • Recommend areas of training that identifies specific issues that need to be addressed by the MHFA trainers.
    • Help to develop a training schedule for major events, as well as Health and Wellbeing leaders that address the support requirements for Rovers, Venturers, Scouts and Cubs.

    Selection Criteria – Desired Skills

    • MHFA training
    • Scouting essentials/BPS holder
    • Excellent communication skills

    If you are interested and would like to apply please send an application no more than 1 page in length addressing the selection criteria to mhfa@nsw.scouts.com.au by 5PM Friday 3rd of September 2021.

    Join the very busy and important Grants Team at Scouts NSW. If you love multi-tasking, managing project paperwork, liaising with Groups and Scout members across the State and helping to deliver great outcomes from the vital grants funding that Scouts successfully gains, then this is the job for you!
    Duties include:

    • Managing administration for a range of government and non-governmental grants programs
    • Assisting Groups with project management
    • Arranging project payments and accounts reporting
    • Maintaining the Grants database
    • Assisting the Grants Writer in end-to-end project delivery

    This job suits someone who can work independently, has great interpersonal skills, loves seeing projects through to completion, and wants to work with people across the organisation. Good Microsoft office skills are needed as well as superior organisational experience.

    Full-time contract position, usually based in the State Service Centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

    Click here for the Position Description. Apply with your CV and cover letter by 15th September 2021 to janet.mcgarry@nsw.scouts.com.au