We have been without a Group Manager (sometimes referred to as a Group Scout Leader – GSL) for a while now, this role is the lynch pin of the Group, and although as a Leadership team we have been able to get by, we would love to find someone to take the helm.
Working with the Executive, the Leaders and District to ensure that a balanced programme is provided in a safe environment. A Group Manager doesn’t need previous Scouting experience, more useful is the ability to effectively manage a team along with good communication and stakeholder management skills. We are a progressive Group and embrace the use of IT to make all our lives easier, so someone who is happy to be plugged in to the group chatter and emails is ideal. There is no set time commitment but a couple of hours a week doing admin or attending meetings isn’t unusual, there’s no limit to how many hours you can choose to spend Scouting! There is no upper age limit, but you do have to be over 18.
Full training in Policies, Organisation and Rules is provided and you’ll be supported by section leaders who have over 100 years of Scouting experience between them!
If you might be interested then have a read of the Scout Association Job Description
If being Group Manager isn’t for you but you feel you’d like to join the Group supporting the young people more directly or join the team behind the scenes, whether you can give up an evening a month or only weekends, 2nd Exeter supports the saying many hands makes light work!