Group Lead Volunteer (11th Hinckley)

Opportunity by Hinckley District Scouts
Location Hinckley Methodist Church, Albert Road, Hinckley, UK

To manage and support the Scout Group and its Leaders to ensure it runs effectively and that Scouting within the Group develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association. Responsible to: District Commissioner.

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About this role

Main Tasks
Ensure that the Scout Group thrives and has the best systems in place to support adult volunteers and develop the Group – including a Group Executive Committee and Section leadership teams.
Provide line management and support to the Leaders in the Scout Group, including setting objectives for their work and holding regular reviews and one-to-one meetings.
Ensure that the Scout Group has an adequate team of supported and appropriate adults working effectively together and with others to meet the Scouting needs of the area.
Ensure that a challenging, exciting, and balanced program is offered to young people in the Scout Group.
Work with the District Commissioner, Deputy District Commissioner(s), and other Group Scout Leaders in the District to ensure that the District thrives and supports Scout Groups.
Note: Some of the tasks for which the Group Scout Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the Group, including a Deputy Group Scout Leader if appointed.

When you can volunteer



  • References needed
  • Willing to take a DBS Check

Knowledge and experience:


Ability to manage adults effectively

Understanding the challenges of working in the voluntary sector
Experience in working with young people and/or community work with adult groups
Experience of working in the Scout or Guide Movement as an adult


Excellent written and oral communication skills
Provide advice and guidance effectively to others
Provide inspirational leadership for the Group
Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people
Enable others to identify issues, clarify objectives, develop attainable objectives and gain the necessary skills and confidence to work as an effective team
Ability to negotiate compromises
Plan, manage and monitor own tasks and time
Construct and implement long-term plans that improve and expand the Scouting offered to young people and identify any training, resources, and other needs required to undertake this work
Use basic computer software
Personal qualities:


An understanding of the needs of adult volunteers
Flexible approach
Able to work as part of a team and promote good teamwork
Resourceful, energetic, and enthusiastic about the job
Acceptance of the fundamentals of the Scout Movement


Location Hinckley Methodist Church, Albert Road, Hinckley, UK

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