Wanted: Paid Development Intern to Support Scouting in Avon

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Job title:  Development Intern (Part time)

Location:  Bristol and surrounding area (Avon Scout County)

Hours:  12 hrs per week

Contract type: 12 month fixed term

Salary: £4,934.40 per annum

Summary of Job

The Scout Association and Pears Foundation have come together to provide a unique opportunity to gain experience and develop skills whilst working as part of a project team.  The Pears project aims to open new Scouting provision across parts of Avon Scout County (Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire) for young people aged 6 -18yrs. The development interns will be led by a project co-ordinator and will work with local volunteers to provide hands on practical support engaging with schools, the community, partnership organisations and parents of the new youth members. The project aims to enable and deliver the recruitment of adults and young people and to open new sustainable Scout provision within the Scout County of Avon (Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire).

The induction programme and ongoing support will provide a range of training that will help with the following areas: communication skills, project planning and organisation, presenting and training delivery, working with young people, working in a team, creative thinking and problem solving methods as well as support with IT knowledge.

About You

You will be a creative and innovative thinker with a determination to make things happen. Possess a high level of communication skills to build effective relationships with a wide range of people including; young people, potential adult volunteers, existing volunteers, community representatives, external bodies and funders. Have a willingness and potential to learn and develop from the experience. Be able to work as part of a team but also be motivated enough to work independently of direct supervision. You must live within the project area and be a self-starter and be willing and able to work frequent evenings. You understand the potential of positive activities to have a transformative effect on people lives, and share the values of The Scout Association in developing young people.

About Us

Young people are our future and The Scout Association plays a vital role in developing them for adult life. The Association has developed a vision and strategy to take Scouting forward to 2018 and beyond. The Scout Association's Regional Development Service will be an important element in achieving the vision and the Association, in partnership with Pears Foundation (www.pearsfoundation.org.uk), is currently looking for a New Provision Intern to join our current team and help deliver this vision in Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire.

More Information


As this is a new project and role for The Scout Association applicants are advised to contact Ben Powlesland for more information benjamin.powlesland@scouts.org.uk (07984)210724

Job pack
Application form
Recruitment monitoring form

Details of closing and Interview date

Closing date: 10th August 2015
Interview date: 20th August 2015

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.