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.

A new opportunity is available to join the not-for-profit sector with the Scouts NSW State Office Team, based at Sydney Olympic Park, as our People Management & Dispute Resolution (PM&DR) Leader.

The role is a reference point for strategic and operational HR matters.

The PM & DR Leader is people and outcome focused and the applicant must demonstrate the ability to work with senior volunteers in a collaborative and cooperative manner to achieve timely outcomes in every matter.

This role is also the first point of contact for Members, Commissioners and the Community to report Child Protection issues and other matters involving complaints and grievances. It provides initial triage and assesses and assists in the review of complaints, disputes and other issues. It also plays a key role in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to support the business.  The primary objective of the role is on the prevention of problems, prevention of escalation and avoiding litigation by dealing with complaints in a timely and effective manner.

Essential Requirements

  • Appropriate Tertiary qualifications or significant work experience in a field such as Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Social Work, Child Welfare,  Psychology, Law or extensive experience at a senior level in policing/investigation.
  • Dispute Management, Mediation, and Human Resources or Legal background, and/or experience with handling matters in accordance with the principles of procedural fairness would be well regarded.
  • An awareness that at times, the role may contain dealing with potentially distressing reports. The PM & DR Leader will need the ability to work effectively in this environment.
  • A willingness to complete any requisite training as required for the position.
  • Confident and dynamic leader with a proven ability to work with others to develop and inspire a high performing Child Protection and Issues Management team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills, interpersonal, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • A pragmatic ‘Hands on Approach’ to getting things done, supported a proactive ‘Lead by Example’ attitude
  • Excellent (proven) stakeholder engagement and management skills and experience are essential to succeed in this role
  • Able to work autonomously as well as collaboratively with minimum supervision

Desirable

  • Demonstrate the ability to lead, motivate, empower and develop others to deliver high-quality, customer-focused outcomes;
  • Collaborate, innovate and influence to implement creative, optimal solutions;
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, discretion and the highest of ethical standards in the provision of advice and services;

Pre-Requisites for Employment

  • Applicants must hold a current and valid NSW Working with Children Check (employed)
  • Applicants will be required to provide a National Criminal Record Check

How to Apply

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Tracey Hansford, Research Officer at applications@nsw.scouts.com.au 

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 9 April 2021.

In your application, please respond to the following:

  • Demonstrate proof of your right to work in Australia
  • How many years of issues management experience do you have?
  • How many years of child protection experience do you have?

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About Scouts NSW

Scouts NSW provides young people aged 5 to 25 with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure. With over 18,000 youth and adult members from various cultural and religious backgrounds and with varying abilities, Scouts is one of the largest and most successful youth organisations in the state.

At Scouts NSW, the needs of young people are placed first. Our youth led, adult supported approach ensures our youth members are always at the forefront of our program and gives them the platform to take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.

Scouts NSW is committed to operating as a child safe organisation and implementing child safe policies and practices in accordance with the elements of creating a child safe institution.

About the Role

This role will support the Child Protection & Issues Management Officer in the areas of case load, behavioural management, preparation of documents, file maintenance, policy and procedures and assisting with research on contemporary matters.  The role will report to the Senior Research Officer.

The role is diverse and challenging and will include a significant amount of client contact.  The ideal candidates will have had some experience in an investigation or paralegal role

You will need:

Essential – Relevant tertiary study in the areas of law and/or psychology and a quick-thinking mind with a strong interest in safeguarding children and working within a child protection/issues management framework. Conditions of employment require that candidates must have a valid NSW Working with Children Check and a Police clearance.

Desirable

  • Reliable candidate who is available to commence immediately.
  • Excellent research skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability
    to draft basic correspondence.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality re sensitive matters.
  • Excellent data entry skills and familiarity with all aspects of Microsoft Office (365).
  • Ability to take accurate file notes and file matters appropriately.
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • An ability to use initiative and liaise confidently with the child protection team.
  • Excellent typing and computer skills.
  • An ability to enjoy working both as part of a team and independently.
  • An ability to maintain respect and confidentiality at all times when dealing with clients and the team.
  • An ability to digest instructions quickly and produce results.
  • An ability to cope in a fast-paced environment with competing demands on your attention.

To apply for the position please provide a CV and covering email or letter to tracey.hansford@nsw.scouts.com.au

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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 Scout Park and Baden Powell Scout 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 Scout Park – Appin
  • Baden-Powell Scout 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

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Scouts NSW Board of Directors is seeking to appoint enthusiastic, passionate and experienced committee members to the following Board Committee:

Candidates must be aged 18 years or older, hold a current Working With Children Check and consent to a police check and background checks. Candidates do not need to be a current member of Scouts NSW.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Committee members are expected to prepare adequately, attend and participate in Committee meetings, either in person or by teleconference.

The role of a Committee Member is an honorary appointment for a period of three (3) years.

Scouts NSW recognises and respects the World Scout Youth Involvement Policy to promote inclusion of young people as members. As such, we are seeking to appoint members under 30 years of age.

To be considered for an under 30 years of age position, candidates must:

  • Be a current member of Scouts NSW
  • Be under 30 years of age at the beginning of their appointment
  • Ideally have experience or an interest in in the work of the respective Committee
  • Commitment to putting time and effort into the role.

The Role: Nominations Committee

The Nominations Committee is seeking one (1) committee member for the under 30 years of age position.

Reporting to the Scouts NSW Board of Directors, the Nominations Committee provides advice to the Board on processes associated with the election of Directors (Non-Executive and Ex-Officio), nomination of Life Councillors, recruitment of Branch Chief Commissioner, recruitment of Branch Chief Executive Officer.

Ideally candidates will have:

  • Knowledge and experience (or working towards qualifications) in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or experience in the recruitment environment
  • Available to attend committee meetings (either in person or by video conference) when required
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of personal information, probity and transparency is imperative.

Click here for further information and to complete and submit your nomination form.


Further Information

If you would like further information on the Committee role or application process, please send an email to applications@nsw.scouts.com.au

 

How to Apply

Candidates will be required to:

  • provide a short statement of up to 250 words outlining why you wish to undertake this role,
  • detail relevant experience or skills that you will bring to the role, and
  • provide a copy of your resume.

To submit your application, click on the link above for the Committee position you would like to apply for. Applications close 31 March 2021.

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

Expressions of Interest are now open for 19 State Commissioner appointments. These include:

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

The 2021 State structure was recently announced. More information is available to answer questions asked during the feedback period.

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.

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State Leaders are subject matter experts that are focused on supporting the frontline in specific areas.

Expressions of Interest are now open for 15 State Leader appointments. These include:

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

The 2021 State structure was recently announced. More information is available to answer questions asked during the feedback period.

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.

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The Program Commissioner (Program Transformation) is a member of the Program Transformation team within the Youth Program and Support portfolio, responsible for the day-to-day execution, administration and financial control of the implementation of the Scout Youth Program in NSW.

Key responsibilities include:

– Overseeing the implementation of the new Youth Program across the State
– Ensuring appropriate processes are established to coordinate the administration and financial control of the nYP Projects
– Ensuring the project meets time and financial budgets
– Preparing and delivering reporting both financial and progress

The PC Program Transformation has two direct reports:

– APC Implementation Assurance
– SL NYP Communications

The 2021 State structure was recently announced. More information is available to answer questions asked during the feedback period.

This position is 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.

Read more about the Program Commissioner (Program Transformation)

Submit your Expression Of Interest by 21 March 2021.

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The Assistant Project Commissioner (Implementation Assurance) is a key member of the Program Transformation team within the Youth Program and Support portfolio and assists the PC Program Transformation and the ACC Youth Program & Support with the day-to-day execution, administration and financial control of the implementation of the Scout Youth Program in NSW.

The APC (Implementation Assurance) is responsible for supporting the work of the Project Team in embedding the (new) Youth Program in Groups across NSW.

Key responsibilities include:

– Overseeing the implementation of the new Youth Program across NSW
– Ensuring appropriate processes are established to coordinate the administration and financial control of the nYP Projects
– Ensuring the project meets time and financial budgets
– Preparing and delivering reporting both financial and progress

The 2021 State structure was recently announced. More information is available to answer questions asked during the feedback period.

This position is 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.

Read more about the Assistant Project Commissioner (Implementation Assurance) .

Submit your Expression Of Interest by 21 March 2021.

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The Assistant State Commissioner (Major Events) is a member of the One Program team within the Youth Program and Support portfolio and has a specific focus on supporting the Venturer Scout and Scout Sections.

Working jointly with the Program Support Leads to identify opportunities for member recruitment and retention via Major Events, the Assistant Chief Commissioner (Major Events) will work with Major Event teams to facilitate the best possible program experience for members. They will also assist Region-based contacts with Major Event guidelines, requirements and answers, and will support the work of the various Event Teams (established and forming) and staff as they undertake their duties.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Focusing on helping adult and youth members achieve the best program and outcomes as possible whilst delivering affordable, attractive and inclusive events
  • Being responsible for ensuring governance and oversight of Major Events within NSW.

The 2021 State structure was recently announced. More information is available to answer questions asked during the feedback period.

This position is 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.

Read more about the Assistant State Commissioner (Major Events) .

Submit your Expression Of Interest by 21 March 2021.

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