Growth & Development Roles

Scouting actively engages and supports young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.  We want to grow Scouting in Avon to enable more young people to be prepared with these skills for life.  If you’d like to help us, we have some great volunteer opportunities available as we work to build our growth and development capability within the County.

Scouting has never been more relevant

“I believe that Scouting empowers young people. It gives them skills to achieve the remarkable, and opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of the rapidly changing world.

With recent shifts in local and global politics, in many ways society has rarely felt more divided. When the world feels more inward facing, Scouting has a more powerful role to play, bringing communities together.”

Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner

Across Avon we have over 2000 young people on waiting lists and more wanting to join every day.  We have set out plans for development across the County, based on two key themes, underpinned by quality programme:

  • Growth to meet demand – we will continue support for funded development projects whilst growing our volunteer led development capability
  • Build strong teams to create sustainable development – we will focus on developing our future leaders, recruit more volunteers and further improve our volunteer journey.

To support delivery of these plans we have created 4 new County roles:

Assistant County Commissioner Growth (2 Roles)

There are two roles available, one focused on opening new groups and sections and the other on growing existing sections, including volunteer retention.  The volunteers in these roles will work closely together to support the growth of Scouting in Avon and increasing the number of places available for young people to join.  View the application pack ACC New Growth for Avon, Application Pack – 1.0:

Assistant County Commissioner Volunteer Recruitment

Focused on senior volunteer recruitment at County and District level.  Building professional relationships with large businesses and adult education organisations to identify great candidates and promote the career benefits to individuals of volunteering with the Scouts. View the application pack ACC Volunteer Recruitment for Avon, Application Pack – 1.0 .

Assistant County Commissioner Leadership Development

Responsible for building the senior leadership capability. The main focus of the role is to identify talented volunteers and accelerate their development through structured learning, specific delivery opportunities and mentoring. View the application pack ACC Leadership Development for Avon, Application Pack – 1.1.

For full details of the roles please see the application packs, which include links to the online application forms.  If you require any further information about the roles or would like an informal discussion, please contact Nigel Ball (Deputy County Commissioner Growth & Development) by email or telephone on 07545 808867.