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One possible outcome of a review is that the line manager and volunteer agree that a change of role is needed.

This might be because the volunteer is looking for a new challenge, their circumstances have changed, or because it has been identified that their skills would be of greater use to Scouting in a different capacity. A change of role may also be necessary if an adult volunteer is no longer efficient in their current role, but there is another role that they could take on and do well.

If this is the case, you should discuss the options available, being specific about the roles that you think would be appropriate for the volunteer to transfer into, focusing on the positive benefits to the individual and to local Scouting.

Next steps for Reassignment:

1. Agree an action plan for when the change will happen – it is unlikely to happen overnight.

2. Discuss ideas about how the role that they are leaving may be filled.

3. Identify what support and training they will need.

4. Plan a date for an initial induction meeting for the new role.

5. Ensure that the Change of Role (CR) Form is completed.

6. If you are carrying out a formal review, complete the AR Form and return it to your Appointments Secretary.

More Information

Dealing with Difficult Situations (PDF)

Dealing with Difficult Reviews (PDF)

Finding out how volunteers are getting on: The Review Process (PDF)

Templates and Forms

Appointments Review Form (AR)

Review agenda (Editable PDF)

Review action plan (Editable PDF)


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