Charity registered in Scotland SC010415
Clyde Scouts supports around 7,000 young people and over 1800 adult volunteers across the following areas of Scotland: Glasgow; East Renfrewshire; East Dunbartonshire; North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.
By 2025 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme.
We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.
Clyde Scouts are extremely lucky to own and run two trading operations that support our charity to achieve their mission which include:
We also have two campsites Avondyke and Coltswood.
About the role:
We have a really great opportunity for someone looking to further their career and work with an amazing team at an exciting time.
Our Chief Operating Officer, Katrina Watson, will be going off on maternity leave at the end of March 2024 and we are looking for someone to step into the role. You will play a pivotal part in leading the effective management of our Charity, ensuring the smooth running of our operations, adherence to governance standards, providing strong leadership during a crucial period of maternity leave and supporting our Groups, District and Region to provide more #SkillsforLife and develop our Adult Volunteering.
This is a fixed term contract for 11months, we are hoping to have someone start at the beginning of March 2024.
Details of the role are as follows:
Hours - Full Time, 37.5 hours per week. You will be required to attend committee meetings and support activities and events, including working during evenings and weekends, for which time off in lieu, will be agreed.
Location - Clyde Scouts Head Office (flexibility for some hybrid working) G2 4PB with travel to our outdoor Centre, campsites and occasional events.
Who are we?
Every week we give almost half a million people aged 6-25 the skills they need for school, college, university, the job interview, the important speech, the tricky challenge and the big dreams: the skills they need for life.
At a time when communities are becoming more divided, we bring people together. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. We’re a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures. We welcome talent from all backgrounds and your contribution to help even more young people succeed in life.
Clyde Scouts provides local Scouting support to our amazing volunteers across the City of Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. Alongside this, we run an outdoor centre, 2 campsites and an online retail outlet.
The role will be based at our regional office at 21 Elmbank Street, Glasgow.
About the role
We’re looking for an enthusiastic and experienced leader to provide leadership for the Region’s staff team and deliver operational support for the Regional Executive Committee, the Regional Commissioner and his/her team in relation to the effective delivery of a programme of support for adult training, development, communications, fundraising and administration.
You will work with the Regional Executive Committee and staff team to support the growth of business at Auchengillan Outdoor Centre and The Glasgow Scout Shop and with the Regional Commissioner, identify and implement opportunities to grow Scouting in communities across Clyde Region.
The successful candidate will be experienced in managing a dynamic and varied workload with flexibility and attention to detail and will be good at building relationships with our staff and volunteers internally and external organisations which can support us in delivering #SkillsForLife to more young people and adult volunteers.