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.

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 20th of August 2021.

Scouts NSW is seeking nominations for two (2) positions to represent Scouts NSW on the Scouts Australia National Council.

The National Council

The National Council is the governing body of the Scout Association of Australia. Scouts NSW National Councillors report to the Chief Commissioner as the head of the NSW Delegation to the National Council.

The Candidate

Candidates need to have a passion for the values of Scouting, an understanding of contemporary Scouting and current issues and challenges, and the ability to contribute to discussions and decisions at the National level.  National Councillors are expected to vote on issues affecting the national body of Scouts Australia with the interests of both Scouts Australia and Scouts NSW in mind.

The Role

The role involves attendance at meetings of the National Council when the meeting is hosted online or in Sydney and either attending or providing proxy to an attending delegate when the meeting is held interstate (most commonly Melbourne).  Meetings are held on at least one occasion per year.  NSW Councillors will generally meet (by teleconference) prior to National Meetings to review any items requiring decisions that Councillors will vote on.

Positions Vacant

There are two (2) current vacancies that are for a one (1) year term under Scouts Australia By-Law 2(a).

  • Scouts Australia By-Law 2(a) states: Each Branch may nominate annually, and the National Council shall appoint to its membership three (3) further persons, at least one of whom shall be other than an appointed leader, two of whom at the time of appointment are adult members of the Branch under 30 years of age. Such members shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for renomination and re‐appointment.

The third person already on the Council and seeking a second one-year term is a male State Commissioner and a Rover. This means we are seeking on this occasion at least one who is other than an appointed Leader, and one who is under 30 years of age (the one person could of course be both).

To Apply

To apply for one of these two roles, please complete the application form here.

You will be required to provide a short statement of no more than 500 words outlining why you wish to undertake this role, including any relevant experience or skills that you have, and to upload a copy of your resume and photo.

The NSW Board of Directors will review the nominations and determine the nominees to be put forward for election at the National Council AGM. Successful nominees commence their term immediately following the election on Saturday 27 November 2021.

Successful candidates will be subject to a Police background check.  Candidates do not need to be uniformed members of Scouts NSW.

Nominations are to be received no later than 12 noon Wednesday 11 August and directed to  leisha.mccarthy@nsw.scouts.com.au. Any questions can be directed to the Chief Commissioner by email to  neville.tomkins@nsw.scouts.com.au or telephone 0412 576 165.

Scouts NSW is looking to appoint a volunteer to the role Project Commissioner – Chief Director – The Camp 2023. 

 

What is the Camp 2023?

The Camp 2023 is set to be the pre-eminent event for Scouts NSW bringing together all sections for a Branch Major Event.

The Camp 2023 is to be a Multi-Section event which is expected to:

  • Create a week of fun and adventure for our youth and adult members alike.
  • Build engagement with our members youth and adults alike
  • Provide positive mental health opportunities
  • Close the gap between sections with personal progressions
  • Youth Program focused delivering participant, assist and lead opportunities along with planning, doing and reviewing opportunities

 

Main duty of the role

The successful applicant will be required to conceptualise and articulate the event to ensure maximum participation across Scouts NSW.  They will be required to build a team of directors to aid in the delivery of the event.

 

How to apply

For interested applicants, please submit your one page expression of interest (EOI) to Randall Jones (State Commissioner Major Events) via email (Randall.Jones@nsw.scouts.com.au) in PDF or Word format before 6th August, 2021.

To view the Position Description, click here.

About the business

Scouts Australia NSW provides the youth of Australia aged 5 to 25 with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure. 

With almost 20,000 youth and adult members from various cultural and religious backgrounds and with varying abilities, Scouts is one of the largest and most successful youth organisations in NSW.

Today’s Scouts can take part in an extraordinary variety of outdoor activities, from ‘traditional Scouting skills’ such as camping and bush craft, through to more extreme challenges such as abseiling, overnight hiking, rafting, canoeing, canyoning, snow activities, rock climbing, sailing and even flying! Scouts also have the opportunity to become involved in performing arts, leadership development, community service, amateur radio operation, environmental projects, large-scale Australian events such as Cuborees, Jamborees and Ventures, international events, and service projects in developing countries.

At Scouts Australia NSW, we put the needs of young people 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.

 

About the role

Are you highly organised, friendly, confident, and enthusiastic? Do you thrive in a fast-paced working environment? Do you have experience working in training administration or a similar customer facing role? If so, we’ve got the perfect job for you!

Scouts NSW is recruiting a Training Services Consultant (Accredited Training and Adventurous Activities) to join its Training Services Team located in Sydney Olympic Park.

This role is a 35 hour per week, with a primary focus on the administration of Adventurous Activities and Accredited Training and acts as the first point of contact for members of the Association and other stakeholders for Adventurous Activities.

The Training Services Consultant (Accredited Training and Adventurous Activities) will have the responsibility of managing and implementing the accredited administrative processes and providing training administration and support. This role will also provide member and technical support and address member enquiries as needed.

Pre-requisites 

  • Applicants must hold a current and valid NSW Working with Children Check (employed)
  • Applicants will be required to have a National Criminal Record Check

Skills and experience

Essential

  • Higher School Certificate or equivalent, or higher.

Required Work Experience & Skills

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in training administration
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced customer facing environment
  • An understanding of National Training Packages
  • Administrative and/or clerical experience
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of VET and ASQA quality framework requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of adult learning principles, competency-based training and assessment and workplace training methodologies
  • High level of competence in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel & Outlook and competency in database use
  • Broad-based, detailed knowledge of Scouting is an advantage
  • Ability to type at least 40wpm

Core Competencies Required

  • High level interpersonal, oral and written communication
  • Highly organised with the ability to multitask
  • Excellent time management and ability to plan ahead and prioritise workload
  • Thorough, with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work independently, autonomously and with limited supervision
  • Confident, positive and enthusiastic approach to interaction
  • Willingness to work cohesively and collaboratively as part of a team
  • A critical thinker, with the skill, resourcefulness and learning orientation to find effective solutions to problems
  • Able to work constructively with other parties to resolve issues at the source
  • The willingness and flexibility to attend meetings from time to time as required, which may include nights or weekends
  • Enthusiasm and passion and customer service
  • Ability to diplomatically handle complaints and Member enquiries when required

Position Description

A full copy of the Position Description can be downloaded here.

To Apply

To apply, email your cover letter addressing the Key Responsibility Areas on the Position Description, together with your current resume to Emma Vasta (Training Services Coordinator) at: training@nsw.scouts.com.au

Applications close at 10am on Monday 12th July 2021.

The Region Office Assistant works to support the Region Office Manager by performing a range of administrative duties across multiple areas including finance, property, training, activities, events and awards.

Skills and Experience

  • High level interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including listening, empathising, building rapport, negotiating and influencing
  • Ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff
  • Highly organised, flexible with the ability to multitask
  • Excellent time management and ability to plan ahead and prioritise workload
  • Thorough, with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to work independently, autonomously and with limited supervision
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an office environment as an office administrator, office assistant, secretary or other relevant role
  • A critical thinker, with the technical skill, resourcefulness and learning orientation to find effective solutions to problems
  • Ability to type at least 40wpm
  • Proficiency in the operation of computers with skills in, and working knowledge of, Word, Excel, Access and Outlook and database programs, as well as trouble shooting skills.

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

To apply, submit a copy of your cover letter and resume to Karen Jones, Region Office Manager, South Metropolitan Region at Scouts NSW at karen.jones@nsw.scouts.com.au. Applications close 5 July 2021.

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

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for 3 State Commissioner appointments. These include:

The deadline for submitting your EOI is 18 July.

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 6 State Leader appointments. These include:

The deadline for submitting your EOI is 18 July.

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 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.

A new opportunity is available to join the not-for-profit sector with the State Scout Service Centre, 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.