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.

Do you have a desire to try something different in Scouting? Are you ready for your next challenge? Can you lead a team whose focus is to support the frontline of Scouting across the State as well as contribute to and support membership growth and to deliver of our Youth Program?

Scouts NSW is seeking five Assistant Chief Commissioners to help lead a refreshed and reinvigorated team. Working with our two Deputy Chief Commissioners, these five ACCs will be enthusiastic, energetic and committed volunteers who will lead teams focused on:

  • Youth Program and Youth Development
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Youth and adult safety, support, issues management, adult training and development, adventurous activities, inclusion
  • Strategy and innovation, stakeholder engagement, partnerships, risk management, fellowships, activity bases
  • Region support and development programs, growth and retention.

These new ACC positions follow a restructure of the current arrangements; they are not additional to the current structure. The ACC  roles are unable to be held as a dual appointment. Successful candidates will be required to transfer from any other position they may hold. Applicants from outside of the major metropolitan areas are encouraged to consider applying.

Applications for these positions close at 7 pm on Sunday 8 November. Interviews will be held between 9-15 November. For COVID-safety and to ensure candidates from across the State are not disadvantaged, interviews can be conducted using an online/remote meeting (e.g. Teams or Zoom).

To view the full Position Description, click here:

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Scouts NSW has embarked on an exciting program to provide mental health first aid training to our members.

As part of the program delivery aspect, we are seeking and calling for Expressions of Interest for suitable candidates to be trained as Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors in Teen MHFA and Youth MHFA. Scouts NSW has a number of remaining positions available for MHFA Instructors.

Successful candidates will be able to satisfy the selection criteria listed below to become a MHFA Accredited Instructor and be prepared to attend a Mental Health First Aid Australia Instructors training course which involves a 5 day course, usually in Sydney.

Accreditation is an external qualification and subject to successfully completing the instructors training course and assessments undertaken by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

External Training Courses are scheduled for Sydney and will commence in early 2021 for the successful candidates. Dates of Instructor training courses will be advised in due course.

Successful candidates can expect to have their accreditation instructor training course, accommodation, travel & meal allowances covered by Scouts NSW.

Ideally, we are seeking adult members who are Leaders or Rovers from all Scouts NSW Regions to provide Mental Health First Aid training on a regional basis.

Expressions of Interest should include statements addressing each of the criteria below and a resume that outlines your experience, as well as your preference for either Teen or Youth Instructor.

If you believe you are able to undertake such a role, please forward your Expression of Interest to mhfa@nsw.scouts.com.au marked as PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL and titled, Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

Expressions of Interest will close on Monday, 28th September, 2020 at 5.00pm.


Selection Criteria

MHFA Instructor training applicants need to demonstrate they meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Good knowledge of mental health problems and their treatments.
  2. Personal or professional experience supporting people with mental illnesses.
  3. Respectful attitudes towards people with mental health problems.
  4. Enthusiasm to deliver MHFA courses.
  5. Excellent group facilitation and communication skills.
  6. Knowledge of mental health services.
  7. Good interpersonal skills.
  8. Hold a valid Working With Children Check from your state / territory of residence.
  9. Capacity and willingness to travel to train cross regions.
  10. Willingness to participate in regular debriefings and skills development as part of the State MHFA Team.
  11. Willingness to utilise your learned skills at major regional, state and national events.

Expressions of Interest must be in writing, explaining clearly how you meet the Selection Criteria.

Expressions of Interest must be received by Monday 28 September 2020, at 5pm.


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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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