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

A dynamic and inspiring leader is needed for the voluntary roles of Deputy Chief Commissioner (Operations), who will support the Chief Commissioner Scouts NSW and work with the Deputy Chief Commissioner (Program, Youth Safety and Support) 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.

The DCC (Operations) role will need to demonstrate strong leadership, and to effectively implement change. Either of the Deputy Chief Commissioners is expected to be able to act in the Chief Commissioner role at any time.

The initial term is for up to 3 years.  An extension period of up to 3 years will be considered.  The term is subject to performance outcomes and is at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner, in consultation with the Board of Scouts NSW.

Please see the full Position Description here.

Applications must be received on or before 9.00am on Monday 13 December 2021. Applications should be marked ‘Confidential’ and emailed to chief.commissioner@nsw.scouts.com.au.

Questions about the role can be directed to Neville Tomkins OAM—Chief Commissioner, Scouts NSW:

M. 0412 576 165

E. neville.tomkins@nsw.scouts.com.au

Scouts NSW is seeking to appoint five (5) passionate and experienced committee members, to the Public Fund Committee, one (1) of which being an under 30 years of age position.

Reporting to the Scouts NSW Board of Directors, the Public Fund Committee is responsible for, but not limited to, providing advice to the Scouts NSW Board on the management of gifts, donations, and bequest matters, consistent with the Scouts NSW Constitution, Section 20 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status.

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.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Knowledge and experience (or working towards qualifications) in accounting, finance, economics, public administration, governance, and grants administration (or similar).
  • Ability to review and form opinions on financial and governance matters affecting the organisation.
  • Available to attend quarterly committee meetings (either in person or by video conference).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to putting time and effort into the role.

The role of the Public Fund Committee Member is an honorary 3 year appointment. Committee members may be required to attend additional meetings as deemed necessary or assist on working groups as required.

To apply, you 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, provide details of any formal qualifications and/or membership of any professional Associations, and provide a copy of your resume.

Any questions can be directed to the Scouts NSW CEO at ceo@nsw.scouts.com.au

Click here to complete and submit your nomination form.

Applications close 1 December 2021.

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.

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 multiple State Leader appointments.

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

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

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

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

EOIs are currently 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 – Cataract Activity Centre and Baden-Powell Activity Centre

  • Competitive hourly wage based on qualification and experience level
  • Potential to move into a permanent role in 2022
  • Run fun and engaging activities across our two unique centres
  • Work with a variety of clients from Scouting groups, schools, community groups and more

Scouts NSW is seeking enthusiastic and professional Outdoor Education Instructors to join our dynamic team. We are looking for people with a great attitude, work well in a team and have the desire to continually improve and develop themselves and the team. We have multiple positions offered over two role types.

As an RTO we are committed to the training and development of our staff offering free training and certification in outdoor leadership electives and thorough initial and ongoing training for all staff.


About our centres

Cataract Activity Centre

  • Located in Appin within easy travel distance from Sydney and Wollongong
  • 10 campsites located within 160ha of beautiful bushland
  • Over 18 activities and more are being developed including multiple unique abseil sites, dual flying fox, challenge valley, caving and a 40-meter waterslide!
  • Accommodation on site


Baden-Powell Activity Centre

  • Located in Pennant Hills within walking distance from the train station
  • Historic site backing onto Lane Cove National Park
  • Over 12 activities and more in development
  • Accommodation on site


Essential Selection Criteria

Outdoor Education Activity Instructors

  • Current Working With Children Check and National Police Check or willing to obtain
  • Current Senior First Aid and CPR or willing to obtain
  • Experience working with children or young people or relevant experience in adventurous activities
  • Must have own transport

Outdoor Education Activity Specialists

Must have the above requirements in addition to:

  • Cert III minimum in Outdoor Recreation or Outdoor Leadership
  • Recognised competencies in roping activities particularly abseiling and challenge courses
  • Current Logbook

Please have a look at the position description here and see more information about our centres at the following sites:

Cataract Activity Centre 

Baden-Powell Activity Centre


We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications, including resume and cover letter outlining any outdoor experience along with a copy of relevant qualifications, transcripts and logbook if applicable, should be sent to rachel.mcdonald@nsw.scouts.com.au and justeen.davenport@nsw.scouts.com.au