Vice Chair 

The Vice Chair supports the Chair with leading the Executive Committee and ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities within the Group and regionThe role will suit someone with strong leadership, communication and organisational skills who is comfortable with organising and running meetings. The ability to work as part of a team and to motivate others is also important. This does not require a weekly commitment as the Exec meets 4 times a year. This is a new role so can be started immediately. There’s not an official job description but click on the link below to see the job description for the Chair. 

https://archive.scouts.org.uk/media/902011/Chair-Sep-2017.pdf 

Project Manager for the new meeting place 

The Project Manager defines the scope, plan and budget for finding and building a new meeting place. There has been some preliminary work which requires further development including identifying sources of funding. The role will suit someone with strong leadershipcommunication and organisation skills, who has experience of risk management, negotiation and budgeting. Experience of construction would be helpful. This does not require a weekly commitment but to progress initiatives on a regular basis. This is a new role so can be started immediately. 

For further information contact angus@malmesburyscouts.org.uk 

Quarter Master 

The Quarter Master helps Sections find kit when they need it. Kit includes tents, cooking equipment and ropes.  We’ve recently created a database for all the kit and tidied up the store in St Mary’s Hall. A key part of the role is to maintain the database and the store. The role will suit someone with strong organisational skills, who is practical and physically strong (some of the kit is heavy)This does not require a weekly commitment, however, most of work will take place in the spring and summer when events like camping take place. This role is currently being done by one of the Section Leaders so there can be a gradual handover to suit the new person. 

For further information contact Matthew at malmesbury.scouts@gmail.com 

St Mary’s Hall Bookings Coordinator 

As a community-based charity, we offer people the opportunity to use St Mary’s Hall for their own activities when it is not being used by the Scouts. This includes the Pre-School, Guides, the Film Societythe Athelstan Players and the Carnival committee to name but a few. We are looking for someone to take over the ad hoc bookings at the hall from December 2019. 

 
This role involves:  

  • taking bookings for ad hoc parties and events via email or over the phone (you choose) 
  • arranging completion of booking forms by post or email 
  • using St Mary’s Hall online calendar to check availability and add bookings 
  • arranging a bank transfer cleaning deposit payment and return via the Treasurer 
  • liaising with the Hall Manager who will deal with alcohol sales licensing and other requests 
  • liaising with key holders for collection of keys and door code 
  • providing feedback to the Hall Manager on any issues with the hall   

This does not require a regular weekly commitment, but occasionally meeting up with the committee for support and social events.  
 
Please contact Charlotte Cox for a chat about the role: charlottemcox@yahoo.co.uk/07702 192698. 

 

St Mary’s Hall Caretaker 

As a community-based charity, St Mary’s Hall is used by a several groups, not just the Scouts, such as the Pre-School, Guides, the Film Society, the Athelstan Players and the Carnival committee.  

The hall needs regular maintenance and for things to be fixed when they break. Some tasks, like the annual service of the boiler, require someone to find a plumber and arrange access to the building. Other tasks, like sweeping the stepsmowing the lawn and checking first aid boxes can be done by volunteers.   

The role would suit someone who is practical and well organised. Can you change a light bulb, mend a broken door or toilet seat? And are you happy to liaise with trades people and volunteers to get equipment checked and fixed?  

This role is currently being done by the Hall Manager and various volunteers so there can be a gradual handover to suit the new person. 

Please contact Charlotte Cox for a chat about the role: charlottemcox@yahoo.co.uk/07702 192698. 

Beaver Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader or Scout Leader 

 The Section Leader manages and leads the operation of the Section, in particular, the planning and safe delivery of the Balanced Programme with the help of assistants, including Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants and Young Leaders. 

The role will suit someone with strong leadership, communication and organisational skills, who holds the Scout values of integrity, respect, care and belief. The ability to work as part of a team and to motivate others is also important. 

This requires a weekly commitment during term time, occasional commitment during the week for planning meetings and attend the Executive Committee (meets 4 times a year) and occasionally at weekends for events like camps. See the official role description below. 

https://members.scouts.org.uk/documents/NewRoleDescriptions/Section%20Leader%20Role%20Description%20-%20amended%20July%202015.pdf 

There are no immediate vacancies, but we are keen to talk to anyone who is interested in taking the role in the future. 

For further information contact the Beaver Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader or Scout Leader or angus@malmesburyscouts.org.uk 

Beaver Scout Section Assistant, Cub Scout Section Assistant or Scout Section Assistant 

Section Assistants support the Section Leader and work with other Section Assistants and Young Leaders to deliver the programme. They may take responsibility for certain aspects of the organisation like managing badges or leading on specific skills like fire lighting or navigation. 

The role will suit someone with strong communication and organisational skills who enjoys working as part of a team. 

Although this does not require a weekly commitment, Section Assistants are expected to attend meetings most weeks during term time and help out at events like camps. If there are enough Section Assistants, then a rota can be arranged to ease the level of commitment required. 

https://members.scouts.org.uk/documents/NewRoleDescriptions/Section%20Assistant%20amended%20September%202015.pdf 

 Most Sections would like more Section Assistants. Most Section Assistants join the same Section as their child because it makes logistics easier, however, it is by no means a hard and fast rule. 

For further information contact the Beaver Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader or Scout Leader or angus@malmesburyscouts.org.uk 

Occasional Helper 

Occasional Helpers are adult volunteers who help the Sections from time to time. Anyone who volunteers must have completed a Disclosure Check (DBS/Access Northern Ireland check), however, Occasional Helpers have not been formal appointed and are not eligible for training or take part in activities.  

For further information contact the Beaver Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader or Scout Leader or angus@malmesburyscouts.org.uk 

 

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