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.

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

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for 5 State Commissioner appointments. These include:

The deadline for submitting your EOI is 6 June.

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.

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 8 State Leader appointments. These include:

The deadline for submitting your EOI is 6 June.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Wellbeing and Risk Manager is the senior manager responsible to the Chief Executive Officer for the strategic and operational aspects of staff and volunteer wellbeing, risk identification, mitigation planning and risk management within Scouts NSW.

The Wellbeing and Risk Manager is responsible for designing an overall wellbeing and risk management profile for Scouts, with priority assigned to the identification and effective management of best practice policies for staff employment, work health and safety risks and compliance obligations (child safety related risk management is the responsibility of the Child Protection and Issues Management Officer, reporting directly to the CEO).

Knowledge and Experience

  • High level interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to make accurate and detailed analysis of the business environment and plan accordingly.
  • Quick-thinking, proactive and preventative; shows initiative and innovative thinking.
  • Understanding of and ability to apply WHS principles.
  • Highly organised with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent time management and ability to plan ahead.
  • Thorough, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently, autonomously and with limited supervision.
  • Listens to and fully involves others in team decisions and actions. Fosters collaboration.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree, Graduate Diploma, Masters or similar tertiary qualification in Human Resources/Social Sciences/ Occupational/Workplace Health and Safety or related field; or
  • Relevant work health and safety certification with the Safety Institute of Australia and/or National Safety Council of Australia

Full details of the role can be found in the Position Description here.

To apply, email a copy of your cover letter and resume to Bharti Desai, Chief Operating Officer at Scouts NSW on bharti.desai@nsw.scouts.com.au. Applications close Thursday 6 May 2021.

Scouts NSW is currently recruiting for the role of Grant Writer. The Grant Writer is responsible to the Chief Commissioner for identifying appropriate grant opportunities across a wide range of grantors and working collaboratively across the organisation to develop and submit comprehensive grant proposals.

This is a two (2) year contract, with an immediate start. It is suitable for individuals with project/grant proposal assessment skills, good attention to detail, superior document writing, assessment, and data entry skills and stakeholder management skills.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 3-5 years’ experience in grant writing in a Not for Profit environment.
  • Demonstrate experience of successful tender or proposal writing.
  • Excellent written and oral skills.
  • Exceptional relationship and people management skills.
  • Demonstrate experience in budget writing for large proposals.
  • Project management skills and the ability to work autonomously, managing multiple tasks with conflicting deadlines.

Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications or degree in relevant field (e.g. Journalism, Arts, English, Marketing, Communications, Social Sciences, Writing) or demonstrated relevant experience.

Click here to view a copy of the full Position Description.

To apply, submit a copy of your cover letter and resume to Rosalie Batistoni, Head of Marketing and Communications at Scouts NSW at Rosalie.Batistoni@nsw.scouts.com.au. Applications close Saturday 8 May 2021.

 

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?

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

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.