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Key volunteer roles

These volunteer roles are instrumental in the setup and running of a Scout Active Support Unit.

Group Scout Leader, District Commissioner or County Commissioner

The Group Scout Leader, District Commissioner or County Commissioner has a role in starting and developing a Scout Active Support Unit.

This should be decided upon dependant on the Group, District or County needs. The Group Scout Leader or responsible Commissioner must ensure the Scout Active Support Unit is meeting its purpose and fulfilling a need.

Ultimately the Group Scout Leader, District Commissioner or County Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that line management for the Scout Active Support Unit is in place.

The Group Scout Leader, District Commissioner or County Commissioner may fulfil this role, or nominate another person to undertake this – depending on the local management structures in place.

Scout Active Support Manager

The Manager is responsible for the management, leadership and day to day running of a particular Scout Active Support Unit.

The Scout Active Support Manager works with the Group Scout Leader or responsible Commissioner to agree a service agreement which details the purpose of the Scout Active Support Unit.

This should be reviewed annually to ensure that the Scout Active Support Unit is accomplishing the targets set.

The Scout Active Support Manager is part of the Group Leaders’ Meeting or the District/County Team (as appropriate), so that the work of the Scout Active Support Unit is directly linked into the local Scouting structure.

Scout Active Support Coordinator

The Coordinator role is to assist the Scout Active Support Manager.

A Coordinator may be appointed to fulfil a specific function, for example ensuring membership details are kept up to date, or could be a more general provider of support to the Scout Active Support Manager.

There may be more than one Scout Active Support Unit Coordinator per Unit, and this will be decided upon by the Unit Manager.

The Line Manager of the Scout Active Support Unit Coordinator is the Scout Active Support Manager.

Scout Active Support member

The flexible nature of Scout Active Support lends itself to people who want to be involved in Scouting and benefit from opportunities for flexible volunteering.

Scout Active Support can take up as much or as little time as the volunteer wishes.

Each Scout Active Support member is responsible to the Scout Active Support Manager for carrying out the work of the Scout Active Support Unit.

 

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