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Our ability to offer the fun and great experience of Scouting to local young people is completely dependent on us being to find adult volunteers to lead and support our activities.

There are lots of different ways you can help and lots of different skills that we need. Please have a think about whether you could spare some time to get involved. It's much more fun than sitting stuck in front of the TV and is a great way to get to know people in your local area and to feel like you're doing something really useful.

There are two main ways to get involved, either as a leader or as a supporter. See below for details.  We also provide profiles below of current roles that we are particularly keen to fill just now.

Leaders : Supporters : Current Vacancies

 


Adult Leaders

My hat is fabWe need more adult leaders to support all sections across South East Berkshire, working with 6 year old Beavers all the way up to 14-18 year old Explorers.  Some people like helping with the younger ones, while some people find the activities and interaction with the older ones more interesting.  Adults that can make themselves available on the same week night during term time are ideally suited to leaders roles.  However even if you can only help sometimes please think about it as we are very flexible in how we can help you to get involved. 

We offer free training which is of value you to you not just for Scouting but as a general life skill.

Clearly we will need to do a Criminal Records check and get references for you to make sure we are protecting young people but this can be done quickly.

Many of our young leaders start helping with the younger age groups while still in their teens so please consider this as a way of getting involved with Scouting.

If you would like to find out more about possibly becoming a leader in the local are then please fill in this contact form and we'll get back to you.

 


Adult Suppporters

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We need people to help support the running of Scouting as members, Treasurers, Secretaries, Chair of committees that oversee how Scouting is run in each group and help ensure that funds are raised, spent wisely and that leaders are given assistance, if necessary to organise events or camps.  We also just need people to come along occasionally and help with the maintenance of our buildings. Some of our groups want help running or setting up websites.

We jointly run a Gang Show at the Wilde Theatre every year so if you can help with this in any way you'd be very welcome.

Our local campsite, Earleywood in South Ascot runs a Service Crew to help with maintenance.

If you think you could help in any of these support roles then please fill in this contact form and we'll get in touch with you.

 


Current Vacancies

We have  key areas we'd like to highlight at the moment. Let us know if you if you may be interested in any of these roles, or if you know someone who would possibly be interested in helping us to develop Scouting for more young people in South East Berskhire

1. District Secretary contact current Secretary for more information Tel:1189 341 939  E: djnsgso@yahoo.co.uk

2. Leaders to work with Scouts - this is young people aged between 101/2 and 14.

3. A web manager to help us take forward this website.

4. Other roles as below to help develop scouting more

If you're interested in finding out more about either of these then please fill in this contact form.

 

District ChairmanAssist the District Commissioner in the effective operation of the District

Would you like to help with Scouting behind the scenes?  If you have experience of committee work, then this could be the role for you.

You would work closely with the District Commissioner and the District Executive to encourage development of Scouting within the District and as part of the Community.

Please call Steve Richards our District Commissioner on 01344 860 039 to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.

 

District Secretary – “Keeps us on track”

Are you organised and good at administration?  Great, then District Secretary is the role for you.

The Secretary supports the effective running of our Scout District, organising meetings, updating our members records, chasing people to do things and generally keeping us all in order. You will need access to a computer and good computer/database skills.

You don’t necessarily have to work with our young people, just the adults who support them.

Please call Derek Jackson our current District Secretary on 0118 934 1939 or djnsgso@yahoo.co.uk to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.

 

Assistant Secretary (Minutes) – “Keeps us on track”

Are you organised and good at administration? Great then the Assistant Secretary is the role for you.

The Assistant Secretary supports the effective running of our Scout District, taking minutes, chasing people to do things and generally keeping us all in order.

You don’t necessarily have to work with our young people, just the adults who support them.

Please call Derek Jackson our current District Secretary on 0118 934 1939 to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.

 

Development Manager – “Help grow Scouting”

Do you know what’s going on in your community? Yes, then you could help us grow Scouting.

The Development manager helps to open doors within the community to expand Scouting by opening new groups and recruiting adult volunteers.

Please call Derek Salter our Deputy District Commissioner on 01344 485 881 to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.

 

Media Manager – “Promote the adventure of Scouting”

Can you tell a story and take good action photos? Yes, then you could be our media manager.

The Media Manager promotes positive stuff about what our Scout Groups are doing and gets them in the local press, radio, TV and scout magazines.

Support in the role is available, so if you are a budding journalist we can mentor you to write amazing stories and take great photos.

Our Scout groups meet in the evenings and participate in weekend activities, so you will need to be available to attend them for part of the time

Please call Derek Salter our Deputy District Commissioner on 01344 485 881 to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.

 

Project Co-ordinators – “Gets the job done”

Are you hands on and organised? Yes, then you could be one of our Project Co-ordinators.

You will work with our young people and leaders and take responsibility for managing and helping to deliver projects ranging from promoting Scouting at local fetes to arranging litter picking with the local environmental group.

Please call Derek Salter our Deputy District Commissioner on 01344 485881 to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.”

 

District Explorer Scout Administrator (DESA) – “Keeps us Informed”

Are you organised and good at administration? Great then our District Explorer Scout Administrator (DESA) is the role for you.

The DESA controls the effective flow of information across our District to ensure every Explorer Scout and Explorer Scout Leader has access to all the Explorer Scout activities, updates our records and generally keeps us all in order.

If you have access to a computer and good computer/database skills and can complete about 5 hours of training then you are our new DESA.

Please call or email Peter Christmas our District Explorer Scout Commissioner on 01344 481155 or peter.christmas@seberksscouts.org to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.

ADC International – “Introducing the world to our Young People”

Are you a leader?  Are you interested in other countries?  Yes, then you could be the person to bring an international awareness to Scouting within our District.

The ADC International introduces international themes into the programmes which our Young People participate in and supports our Young People who are visiting international events, in the UK or overseas, or Young People from abroad who are visiting in our District.

Please call Steve Richards our District Commissioner on 01344 860039 to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.”

Following meeting with Steve Richards, Derek Salter, Annick Trembley and Alistair Strachan on 4/12/14, looking to recruit following drafts below:

 

District Local Training Administrator – “Maintains our training records”

Are you good at keeping records? Great then our District Local Training Administrator (DLTA) is the role for you.

The DLTA maintains training records and progress of all adults who support Scouting within our District.

You will need to attend about 4 or 5 meeting per year in the evenings.  However, the records can be updated at a time to suit your commitments and do not need to be completed in the evenings.

If you have access to a computer and good computer/database skills then you are our new DLTA.

Please call or email Annick Tremblay our District Local Training Administrator on 07798 905 304 or annick.tremblay@berkshirescouts.org.uk to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.

 

District Local Training Manager – “Improves our quality”

Can you spot a need and organise it? Great then our District Local Training Manager (DLTM) is the role for you.

The DLTM manages, identifies and arranges access to suitable training & learning opportunities for all adults who support Scouting within our District, to maintain the highest quality possible in regard to the safeguarding of and delivery of programmes to our Young People.

You will need to attend about 4 or 5 meeting per year in the evening, however the role can be delivered to suit your commitments.

Please call or email Annick Tremblay our District Local Training Administrator on 07798 905 304 or annick.tremblay@berkshirescouts.org.uk to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.

 

District Executive MembersEnsure that the best quality Scouting can be delivered to young people in the District

Would you like to be part of a committee that makes decisions and carries out administrative tasks to ensure that the best quality Scouting can be delivered to young people in the District?  If so, then becoming a member of the District Executive Committee could be the role for you.

The District Executive Committee exists to support the District Commissioner in meeting the responsibilities of his appointment, and meets six evenings a year (including the AGM).

Please call Steve Richards our District Commissioner on 01344 860039 to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role. Nominations will be elected at the District AGM in June.

 

Appointments Committee – “help us find our new leaders”

“More comfortable behind the scenes?

Can you spare 2 hours per month in the evening, speaking with adults to see if they have what it takes to be a Beaver/Cub/Scout/Explorer/Network Leader.

Yes, great news, after completing about 5 hours of training we would like you to be one of our appointment committee members.

Please call Carolyne Brambley our Chairperson of the Appointments Committee on 01344 450409 to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.”

 

District Scout Network Administrator – “Help our members achieve and grow”

Are you organised and good at administration? Great then our District Scout Network Administrator (DSNA) is the role for you.

The DSNA controls the effective flow of information across our District to ensure that our 18 to 25 year old members receive the information they need about Network activities within the District and further afield. The DSNA updates our Network records and generally keeps everything in order.

If you have access to a computer and good computer/database skills and can complete about 5 hours of training then you are our new DSNA.

Please call Justin Ferrington our new District Scout Network Commissioner on 01344 483 922 to chat further on supporting your local Scout District in this role.

 

Chair of the Earleywood Management Board

Chris Hills has done an excellent job in steering the board for the last three years. The agreement is that the role of the Earleywood Chair rotates between South and South East District. We now have to find a replacement for Chris who retires in April to continue the good work for the next three years.

 

January 2015