Adult Vacancies

The Scout Association is the UK's largest mixed youth organisation with almost half a million poeple aged 6-25 in the UK and more across the world.

Our innovative spirit and ability to make things happen plays a vital role in the development of young people everywhere and these available roles will give you the chance to make a big impact on the lives of young people.

We are constantly on the lookout for adult volunteers to help out in local Scouting. If you want to get involved, please use the Find Out More link, to the right of this page, to contact us.

From time-to-time we will advertise here for volunteers to fill a specific roll.


Outline: 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 (or deputy if appropriate).


Responsible for: All adults working in the Scout Group


Main Contacts: Section Leaders and their leadership teams in the Group, parents/carers of the young people in the Scout Group, Group Executive Committee members, sponsoring authority of the Group (if applicable), Group Scout Active Support Manager, District Commissioner, Deputy District Commissioner(s), other Group Scout Leaders in the District.


Appointment requirements: Must complete the relevant training (a wood badge) within three years of taking up the role. Must be eligible for charity trustee status (as a member of the Group Executive Committee).


It is expected that whilst volunteering for this role you will undertake regulated activity.


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 programme 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 an Assistant Group Scout Leader, if appointed.

Find Out More

If you would like to contact us for more details or arrange to meet with a leader, please click the link below for our contact form.

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Online Application

If you would like to join the adventure as an adult, please click the link below for our Online Adult Information Form.

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Spelthorne District

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