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 are recruiting for a Commercial Manager who has specific experience in the Outdoor Education or Outdoor Recreation industry.

The role’s primary focus is on managing the three major state Activity Centres of Scouts NSW being Cataract Scout Park (Appin), Baden Powell Scout Centre (Pennant Hills) and the Alpine Centre (Jindabyne).

The role supervises a small dedicated team in each Centre and is responsible for operational and financial management of the Centres. The role reports to the Chief Executive Officer. This role is a 12-month fixed term contract with a possibility of extension.

Key areas of responsibility for the role are:

  1. Strategic and operational planning
  2. Improvement of Centre utilisation and revenue
  3. Staff management and leadership
  4. Development of activity centre infrastructure

In addition to qualifications in Outdoor Recreation and/or Outdoor Education, the person will need to have specific and demonstrable attributes and experience as follows:

  1. Five years’ experience in Outdoor Recreation/Outdoor Education
  2. Operational management
  3. Leadership and staff management experience
  4. Business Development Experience
  5. An exposure to strategic issues, development of business plans and capex business cases
  6. Commercial negotiation experience is desirable

Applications close Tuesday 31 January 2021.

A copy of the Position Description, can be found here.

Please send your application together with a cover letter addressing the key responsibilities and duties of the role and your resume via email to:  applications@nsw.scouts.com.au

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  • Start your marketing and communications career
  • Immediate Start
  • Short Term Contract/ 28 hours per week

Are you looking for an opportunity to start your marketing and communications career?  Scouts NSW is looking for a highly motivated individual to help us deliver a range of communication and marketing campaigns.  Reporting directly to the Marketing and Communications Manager, you will be part of our vibrant, energetic team, and contribute to the overall marketing and communications strategy for the organisation including our social and digital platforms.

This position is open to applicants with a degree in marketing or communications or relevant industry experience.

About Scouts NSW

Scouts NSW provides young people aged 5 to 25 with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure.

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.

Key Duties of the Role:

  • Support the Communications and Marketing Manager with the implementation of media strategies and management of communication channels including web (internet and intranet), social media and email;
  • Act as an interface to effectively handle general enquiries relating to communication and marketing matters
  • Assist the Communications and Marketing Department in the production of timely and high-quality publications
  • Provide general support to the Communications and Marketing Manager and communications staff including logistical support, administrative tasks and assistance;
  • Assist the Communications and Marketing Manager with the production and management of resources and materials to market and promote Scouting at the local level;

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in communications, marketing, and/or public relations or a minimum of 1 year experience in the field.
  • Experience or competence in copyrighting and editing written materials;
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including experience using Microsoft Office and WordPress CMS;
  • Ability to provide high-quality administrative support and assistance to team members;
  • A valid NSW Employee Working With Children Check
  • Strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to interact professionally with the media, other organisations and the public
  • Strong interpersonal skills and outgoing personality
  • Strong organisational skills, a demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure
  • Ability to exercise high levels of autonomy, while at the same time working effectively in a team-based environment that is outcomes-focused

Further Details

Part-Time – Short Term Contract – 28 hours per week
Salary: $50,000 pro rata plus superannuation

To Apply

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

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 Roles

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.


Insurance Committee

The Insurance Committee is seeking one (1) committee member.

Reporting to the Scouts NSW Board of Directors, the Insurance Committee is responsible for, but not limited to, protecting the interests of Scouts NSW by arranging the appropriate insurance covers through an approved Insurance Broker and to monitor claims during the cover period.

Ideally candidates will have:

  • Knowledge and experience (or working towards qualifications) in the insurance industry
  • Available to attend quarterly committee meetings (either in person or by video conference)
  • Ability to review and form opinions on insurance matters affecting the organisation

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


Investment Committee

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

Reporting to the Scouts NSW Board of Directors, the Investment Committee is responsible for, but not limited to, monitoring and making recommendations in relation the Investment Strategy including the appointment of investment managers.

Ideally candidates will have:

  • Knowledge and experience (or working towards qualifications) in the finance or investment industry
  • Available to attend quarterly committee meetings (either in person or by video conference)
  • Ability to review and form opinions on investment performance and strategy affecting the organisation

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


Further Information

If you would like further information on any of the Committee roles 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 11 January 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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