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.

Youth Commissioner, Scouts Australia NSW

The Youth Commissioner (YC) is the volunteer member responsible to the Chief Commissioner for the repositioning of Scouts NSW so it is genuinely a Youth Leading / Adult Supporting organisation, consistent with the new youth program. The YC will focus on inclusion and diversity, building upon the contribution of experienced Leaders and Supporters. This requires both driving for change and preparing the membership so everyone embraces the idea of change.

The YC is responsible for developing strategies for youth advocacy and empowerment, and must maintain a productive working relationship with the SC Child Protection and Member Support, particularly in regard to Element 2 (Children participate in decisions affecting them and are taken seriously) of the Royal Commission's July 2016 publication 'Creating Child Safe Institutions'.

This is a merit based selection process. Applicants must establish their claims against the selection criteria for the position. Three referees, including a young Adult, should also be identified.

To view the full Youth Commissioner including selection criteria please click here.

To view the Role of a Deputy Chief Commissioner please click here.

To apply for the position please provide a CV and covering email or letter to Leisha McCarthy at leisha.mccarthy@nsw.scouts.com.au by 5.00pm, 1st May, 2019.

 

NSW Contingent Leader - AJ2022

The Jamboree Contingent Leader will focus and lead the appointed Contingent Management Team to deliver the activity in accordance with all State policies and procedures. This Team is empowered to support the program of Scouting through running a high quality, engaging event that grows or at least maintains momentum. The Jamboree Contingent Leader will be a member of the NSW Branch State Team and perform this role in a ‘primary appointment’ capacity.

This is a merit based selection process. Applicants must establish their claims against the selection criteria for the position. Three referees, including a young Adult, should also be identified.

To view the full NSW Contingent Leader - AJ2022 Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To apply for the position please provide a CV and covering email or letter to Wendy White at wendy.white@nsw.scouts.com.au by 5.00pm, 26th of April, 2019.

 

Child Protection Team Administration Assistant/Researcher (2 positions – job share)

Scouts NSW is currently seeking applications for an exciting job share opportunity as part of our Child Protection Team. The Administration Assistant/Researcher role is diverse and challenging and will include a significant amount of client contact, presenting a terrific opportunity for the right candidate.

This shared role will support the Child Protection Team in the areas of case load, behavioural management, preparation of documents, file maintenance, policy and procedures and assisting with research on contemporary and historic matters.  The successful candidates will report to the Research Officer and the Child Protection Officer for assignments.

Relevant tertiary study in law and/or psychology is essential, as well as a quick-thinking mind with a strong interest in safeguarding children and working within a child protection/issues management framework.

The successful candidates will possess the following skills and aptitudes:

  • 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.

 

To view the full Child Protection Team Administration Assistant/Researcher Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To view the Application for Employment Form click here.

This is a merit based selection process. Applicants must establish their claims against the selection criteria for the position. Three referees, including a young Adult, should also be identified.

The position will run for 12 weeks initially, with the potential for the role to be extended further after 12 weeks.

To apply for the position please provide a CV and covering email or letter to tracey.hansford@nsw.scouts.com.au. Applications close on Sunday 14 April, 2019.

 

OZ Venture 2021 – Multiple roles available

Scouts NSW is currently seeking applications for various roles on the Oz Venture 2021 team. The eagerly anticipated expedition is the pinnacle Venture Scout event in Australia and you can join the great team today!

We're looking for four enthusiastic individuals to fill the roles of Contingent Liaison Officer, Social Media Manager, Sponsorship Manager and Chief Director (Compliance & Logistics).

Separate roles available include IT Manager, Applications System Manager and Administration Manager.

The Contingent Liaison Officer is a key role for the Australian Venture, answering to the Director – IT & Administration. The successful candidate will become the liaison between the organising committee and the relevant Contingents to facilitate the success of the main event.

The Social Media Manager will be responsible for promoting the Oz Venture 2021 with an aim of increasing participation from prior events. The successful candidate will be crucial to ensuring the success of the event in all aspects, working closely with the other portfolios to ensure all key communication dates for the event are met and the event maximises the attendance of youth and adults across the nation. This role is responsible for the management of social media posts so a strong understanding of Facebook and Instagram is crucial.

The Sponsorship Manager will be responsible for securing sponsorship for the event as well as offering suggestions on fundraising campaigns. The successful candidate will be required to work with the Director of Sales & Marketing to build a marketable prospectus for the event with the aim to secure sponsorship. This will include Local & State Government, Corporations & Banks.

The Chief Director (Compliance & Logistics) will work along side the Chief Director (Program & Marketing) in supporting the directors in undertaking their roles and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders throughout Scouts Australia and the respective State and Territory Branches.

The IT Manager plays a vital role in the successful delivery of the event, helping manage the IT aspects throughout, alongside the Director of IT & Administration. Amongst other key responsibilities, the successful candidate will ensure that all measures are taken to protect data and child safety at all times.

The Application System Manager of the Oz Venture 2021 is crucial to the successful delivery of the event, also working with the Director of IT & Administration to help manage the Application System. One of the successful candidate's key responsibilities will be to ensure that all relevant attendee details are accurately captured by the online registration process.

Also working alongside the Director of IT & Administration, the Administration Manager will play an essential role in delivering a successful Oz Venture 2021. The successful candidate's main duties will include ensuring that child protection and privacy laws are complied with at all times, and acting as a point for communication for Leaders and participants throughout the event.

Completion of Advanced Leader of Adults Training or a commitment to completing it within 12 months of appointment is essential for all roles, however, working experience is not required for all roles with some suitable for applicants aged 16 and over.

The successful candidates will possess the following skills and aptitudes:

  • The ability to work both as part of a team and remotely;
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office365 Ecosystem;
  • Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, providing the ability to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders and team members;
  • Clear understanding of Scouts Australia and Scouts NSW policy with a focus on Child Safety;
  • Experience with IT management;
  • Excellent time management and a well-developed ability to plan and prioritise tasks, and
  • An ability to deliver operational objectives at a strategic level

To view the full Contingent Liaison Officer Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To view the full Social Media Manager Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To view the full Sponsorship Manager Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To view the full Chief Director (Compliance & Logistics) Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To view the full IT Manager Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To view the full Application System Manager Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To view the full Administration Manager Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

 

This is a merit based selection process. Applicants must establish their claims against the selection criteria for the position. Three referees, including a young Adult, should also be identified.

Applications close 5pm Friday 3 May 2019. If you have any questions regarding the role please contact David Jacobs OZ Venture 2021 Chief Director – Program & Marketing on 04 888 11 999.

 Please send complete applications including referee details to David Jacobs at david.jacobs@nswventurers.com.au.

 

State Commissioner Issues Management and State Commissioner Risk Management

Scouts NSW is currently seeking applications for the roles of State Commissioner Issues Management and State Commissioner Risk Management.

The State Commissioner Issues Management is the volunteer member reporting to the Deputy Chief Commissioner (DCC) Child Protection, Support & Compliance. The SC will work with the DCC and Child Protection and Issues Management Officer to improve the documentation and reporting of issues, and to assist in the streamlining of the issues management process through continuous process improvement.

The State Commissioner Risk Management is the volunteer who also reports to the Deputy Chief Commissioner (DCC) Child Protection, Support & Compliance and will work as a team to build a risk management database and a set of planned contingencies. Other roles will include undertaking a system of education for Members that will raise awareness of risk, and devising a system of reporting metrics to demonstrate the improvement over time of risk management strategies in Scouts NSW.

The successful candidates will possess the following skills and aptitudes:

  • A functional understanding of Scouting, and the delivery of the Scout program;
  • A total commitment to membership growth, and to the successful implementation of the Strategic Plan 2019-2022;
  • An ability to contribute productively to a framework set by others;
  • Sound, evidence-based judgement and accountable decision making;
  • An appropriate fit with the new, positive and enabling culture of Scouts NSW
  • Proven, successful track record of effective teamwork among adults, and
  • Be a Wood badge holder (or willing to complete during the early part of the tenure)

To view the full State Commissioner Issues Management Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To view the full State Commissioner Risk Management Position Description including selection criteria please click here.

To view the full State Commissioner overall Position Description please click here.

This is a merit based selection process. Applicants must establish their claims against the selection criteria for the position. Three referees, including a young Adult, should also be identified.

Applications close 5pm Thursday 21 March 2019. Please send complete applications including referee details to Robert Rodgers, Deputy Chief Commissioner, Youth, Safety and Compliance at robert.rodgers@nsw.scouts.com.au. 

 

 

Asset Committee - Under 30 Member

The Scouts NSW Board of Directors recognises and respects the World Scout Youth Involvement Policy to promote inclusion of young people as members and as such are seeking to appoint a passionate and enthusiastic new under 30 years of age member to its Asset Committee.

Reporting to the Scouts NSW Board of Directors, the Asset Committee provides advice to the Board on non-cash and property asset matters.

The Role:

Committee members are required to attend bi-monthly meetings held at Scouts NSW State Office in Sydney Olympic Park (either in person or by teleconference) and may be required to attend additional meetings as deemed necessary.

The Candidate:

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 real estate or property management
  • Committee members are expected to prepare adequately, attend and participate at Committee meetings.
  • Be available to attend 80% of all committee meetings (in person or by teleconference)

To Apply:

Send your expression of interest together with your CV to applications@nsw.scouts.com.au

For further information about Scouts NSW, please visit www.nsw.scouts.com.au

For further information on the Asset Committee and the Committee member role, please email gabrielle.thompson@nsw.scouts.com.au

Applications close:

Applications are to be received prior to COB, 31st March 2019

 

Audit and Risk Committee – Under 30 Member

The Scouts NSW Board of Directors recognises and respects the World Scout Youth Involvement Policy to promote inclusion of young people as members and as such are seeking to appoint a passionate and enthusiastic new under 30 years of age member to its Audit and Risk Committee.

Reporting to the Scouts NSW Board of Directors, the Audit and Risk Committee provides advice to the Board on Strategic and Operational Risk Management, Health and Safety Management and Compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

The Role:

Committee members are required to attend four Committee meetings per year held either at Scouts NSW State Office in Sydney Olympic Park or at a location agreed to by Committee members (either in person or by teleconference) and may be required to attend additional meetings as deemed necessary.

The Candidate:

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 risk management, health and safety management and NSW laws and regulations
  • Committee members are expected to prepare adequately, attend and participate at Committee meetings.
  • Be available to attend 80% of all committee meetings (in person or by teleconference)

To Apply:

Send your expression of interest together with your CV to applications@nsw.scouts.com.au

For further information about Scouts NSW, please visit www.nsw.scouts.com.au

For further information on the Audit & Risk Committee and the Committee member role, please email gabrielle.thompson@nsw.scouts.com.au

Applications close:

Applications are to be received prior to COB, 31st March 2019

 

Nomination Committee – Under 30 Member

The Scouts NSW Board of Directors recognises and respects the World Scout Youth Involvement Policy to promote inclusion of young people as members and as such are seeking to appoint a passionate and enthusiastic new under 30 years of age member to its Nomination Committee.

 

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

The Role:

Committee members are required to attend four meetings a year held either at Scouts NSW State Office in Sydney Olympic Park or at a location agreed to by Committee members (either in person or by teleconference) and may be required to attend additional meetings as deemed necessary.

The Candidate:

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 nomination, recruitment and election processes
  • Committee members are expected to prepare adequately, attend and participate at Committee meetings
  • Be available to attend 80% of all committee meetings (in person or by teleconference)

To Apply:

Send your expression of interest together with your CV to applications@nsw.scouts.com.au

For further information about Scouts NSW, please visit www.nsw.scouts.com.au

For further information on the Nomination Committee and the Committee member role, please email gabrielle.thompson@nsw.scouts.com.au

Applications close:

Applications are to be received prior to COB, 31st March 2019

 

State Commissioner - Creative Arts (Volunteer)

Scouts Australia NSW is currently seeking applications for the role of State Commissioner (SC) Creative Arts.

The State Commissioner (SC) Creative Arts will be responsible for:

  • Developing a comprehensive program of dramatic arts and related activities to maintain and extend a broad range of skills to support high-quality Gang Shows.
  • Promoting and staging both Gang Shows and other creative events to raise public awareness of creative Scouting. Working with the media and arts organisations to assist Scouts who wish to pursue careers in the creative arts.
  • Encouraging Groups to become their own media team, to provide Scouts NSW with photography, video, recordings and stories of their activities and, through this, promoting Scouts as involved, active, savvy and creative individuals.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills and aptitudes:

  • Ability to contribute productively to a framework set by others
  • Sound, evidence-based judgement and accountable decision making
  • Proven, successful track record of effective teamwork among adults
  • Proven track record of proactive and results orientation
  • Enthusiasm for the new strategic direction of Scouts NSW, including the Strategic Plan 2016-2018 and the Chief Commissioner's seven Strategic Priorities
  • Wood badge holder

To view the full Position Description, please click here.

To view the Role of a State Commissioner, please click here.

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Bruce Mills, Assistant Chief Commissioner - Youth Program at acc.yp@nsw.scouts.com.au.

Applications close 5:00pm Friday 23rd November.

 

Cuboree 2020 - Service Leaders Sub Camp Manager (Volunteer)

Cuboree 2020 is looking for a motivated leader to manage the Service Leaders camp at the upcoming Cuboree in January 2020. We are looking for someone that can work with our Cuboree Service leaders and Cuboree team to ensure that a positive experience is provided for all. As the Service Leader Sub Camp Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • The Management and appointment of the Sub Camp Team including:
    • A Works Team Leader (liaises with Sites & Services Team, preparation of campsite, maintenance of facilities)
    • A Camping Team Leader (maintains standards of camping and hygiene by working with JSLs offering support)
    • A Welfare Team Leader (works with Event Welfare. Leads a small first aid and welfare team for the sub camp)
    • A Team Administrator (support the team with administrative tasks, run a catering team for the sub camp)
  • Be the main point of contact for Leaders and Parents not camping with a Pack to access Cuboree services
  • Work with the Region Registrars to ensure every Service Leader is cared for from registration to home, including:
    • Providing high levels of communication before the event
    • ensuring everyone has a work assignment and they understand what is required
    • Establishing a suitable site environment to entertain and foster community among the Service Leaders

If you think this sounds like you, and you would like to get involved or would like any further information, please contact the 2020 Cuboree Infrastructure director at sc.me@nsw.scout.com.au.

 

Cuboree 2020 - Junior Service Leader Experience Manager (Volunteer)

Cuboree 2020 is looking for a motivated and vibrant leader to manager the Junior Service Leaders Camp at the upcoming Cuboree in January 2020. We are looking for someone that can work with our young leaders, both Scouts and Venturers, to assist them in to bring out their potential and to facilitate the youth in creating an experience that they can remember.

As the Junior Service Leader Experience Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • The Management and appointment of the Sub Camp Team including:
    • A Works Team Leader (liaises with Sites & Services Team, preparation of campsite, maintenance of facilities)
    • A Camping Team Leader (maintains standards of camping and hygiene by working with JSLs offering support)
    • A Welfare Team Leader (works with Event Welfare. Leads a small first aid and welfare team for the sub camp)
    • A Team Administrator (support the team with administrative tasks, run a catering team for the sub camp)
  • You will provide support to Junior Service Leaders relating to the use of the site and access to services
  • Work with the Special Program Manager and team to provide adequate entertainment for JSLs when not working
  • Work with the Region Registrars to ensure every JSL is cared for from registration to home, including:
    • Providing high levels of communication before the event
    • Ensuring everyone has a work assignment, and they understand what is required
    • Establishing a suitable site environment to entertain and foster community among the JSLs

If you think this sounds like you, and you would like to get involved or would like any further information, please contact the 2020 Cuboree Infrastructure director at sc.me@nsw.scout.com.au.