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Position Vacancy

National Rover Council Advisor

Applications are now open for the role of the National Rover Council Advisor. Use your experience to help develop the Rover Scout Section nationally.

Scouts Australia is now seeking a dynamic mentor to:

  • Support the National Rover Council (NRC) Executive to set, achieve and evaluate its own goals in line with requirements of the NRC, National Operations Committee, and Branch Rover Councils.
  • Support the NRC to develop and implement a strategic vision.
  • Work with the NRC Executive to provide ‘big picture’ guidance to assist with the smooth running of the Council and the development of the Rover Scout section.
  • Support the transition between NRC Executives during handover and other support (as required) to ensure continuity of roles and responsibilities of the Executive.
  • Provide Council members with inductions and training where required.
  • Facilitate meetings of the Branch Rover Advisors and Commissioners to build a strong network of Advisors that support the section nationally.

This is an exciting and challenging role for someone who wishes to foster the development of the Rover Scout section, through advising and supporting members of the pinnacle representative body of Australian Rover Scouts: the National Rover Council. The National Rover Council Rover Advisor will assist the NRC to ensure that all aspects of internally and externally conducted audits are successfully implemented. This is a creative and open-ended position, which will rely on your great organisation, communication, and social skills.

Further Details:

  • It will involve attending occasional weekend meetings interstate, including:
    • NRC conference in January/February each year
    • NRC Executive hand-over meeting, generally a few weeks after the NRC conference
    • Other meetings when required
    • Importantly, it was also involve attending all online NRC meetings (every 2-3 months) and online meetings of the NRC Executive
  • The position will be for three (3) years.
  • A large amount of work will be completed online and through social networking mediums.
  • Applicants must have attained their 27th birthday.

Skills Required:

To achieve success the applicant will have the following skills:

  • A commitment to the Purpose and Principles of Scouting;
  • Strong interpersonal and team leadership skills within a volunteer organisation;
  • The ability to work with young adults to achieve a desired result;
  • Well-developed organisational and administrative skills;
  • A well-developed understanding of the role of an advisor and the ability to mentor others;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team to meet strategic goals and achieve tasks within set timeframes;
  • Knowledge of the Rover Scout section and its policies and procedures;
  • Hold a relevant Wood Badge (or a willingness to obtain one within two years of appointment).

Does this sound like the role for you?

If yes, then apply for the position to help grow Scouting across Australia.

Applications close 11:59PM AEDT Thursday 28th of February 2019.

To Apply:

Please submit an expression of interest, containing:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (Scouting and Professional)
  • A statement addressing the key responsibilities, requirements, and skills outlined in this document and the position description. A strict maximum of two (2) A4 pages will be accepted.
  • Two (2) referees, with one referee being a current supervisor or team member in Scouting

Applications should be sent to the NRC Chair by email at nrcchair@scouts.com.au