Leader Role Descriptions

Scouts Victoria has many different roles for adults to support the delivery of the Scouting Program by our Youth Members.

On this page, we provide a copy of all available role descriptions with specific details of responsibilities and training requirements of senior and specialist positions within Scouts Victoria.

If you would like to volunteer as a leader at Scouts Victoria with your local scout group, please contact your Group Leader or alternatively visit use our "Find a Group" function in the top right corner of the website, to get in touch with your local Group Leader.

For specialist or senior roles, as vacancies become available, these will be advertised in our weekly member newsletter, "Be Informed" which is sent each Tuesday morning to our membership. If you would like to apply for a role advertised, you should submit an application to the listed email address with the advertisement along including:

  • Explanation of the role you are interested in, explaining why you feel you would be appropriate for the role.
  • Details of your Scouting experience where relevant
  • Details of any non-Scouting experience, such as other paid workplace, volunteer work or experience that you may have.

Applications are then shortlisted and referred to the team leader who is responsible for the role you are applying for. Applicants are invited for an interview with a recommendation made for appointment to the Chief Commissioner (via the Assistant Chief Commissioner - Personnel).

Youth Roles

Deputy Chief Commissioner - Youth

Youth Commisioner - Program

Youth Commissoner - Adventure

State Leader – Venturer Scouts

Group Roles

Section Leader
Group Leader
Adult Helper
Carer (see Fact Sheet)

District Roles

District Commissioner

District Leader - Section

District Leaders – Adult Training & Support

Region Roles

Region Commissioner

Development Commissioner - Region

Cub Scout Commissioner - Region

Scout Commissioner - Region

Venturer Commissioner - Region

Rover Support Commissioner - Region

Joey Scout Commissioner - Region

Assistant Region Commissioner - Development (All Regions)

Assistant Region Commissioner - Adult Support

State (Branch) Roles

Administration Support to State Leadership Team

Assistant State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities

Assistant State Commissioner- Adventurous Activities Program

Assistant State Commissioner- Adventurous Activities Training

Assistant State Commissioner- Adventurous Activities Team Support

Assistant State Commissioner – Adult Training and Development

Assistant State Commissioner - Cub Scouts

Assistant State Commissioner – Joey Scouts

Assistant Youth Commissioner – Major Events

Assistant State Commissioner – Major Events

Assistant State Commissioner - New Program Implementation (Projects and Governance)

Assistant State Commissioner - New Program Implementation (Scheduling)

Assistant State Commissioner – Outdoor Adventure Skills

Assistant State Commissioner - Scouts

Assistant State Commissioner - Risk and Safety

Assistant State Commissioner - Rover Support

Australian Jamboree 2022 Contingent Leader

Internal Communications


Project Leader - LeaderBuild

Project Leader - Risk and Safety

Rover Advisor - Mafeking Rover Park Committee of Management

Rover Advisor - Mafeking Rover Park Planning and Development

State Activity Leader - Scouts

State Commissioner – Adult Training and Development 

State Commisioner - Adventurous Activities 

State Commissioner - Cub Scouts

State Commissioner - Diversity and Inclusion

State Commissioner - Environment

State Commissioner – Major Events

State Leader – First Aid

State Leader – Alpine

State Leader – First Aid Training

State Commissioner - Heritage

State Commissioner - International

State Commissioner - Joey Scouts

State Commissioner - Major Events

State Commissioner - New Program Implementation

State Commissioner – Outdoor Adventure Skill

State Commissioner - Performing Arts

State Commissioner - Personnel Support

State Commissioner – Risk and Safety 

State Leader Joey Scouts - Program

State Leader – Pioneer & Campcraft

State Commissioner - Region Development

State Leader Joey Scouts - Retention and Recruitment

State Commissioner - Risk and Safety

State Commissioner - Rover Support

State Commissioner - Scouts

State Commissioner - STEM

State Commissioner - Venturer Scouts

State Commissioner - Vocational Education and Training

Scout Commissioner – Melbourne

State Leader - Abseiling

State Leader – Adults Membership

State Leader - Archery

State Leader - Barcom

State Leader - Caving

State Leader - Cub Scout Program Support Specialist

State Leader - Cycling

State Leader - LeaderBuild

State Leader - Rock Climbing

State Leader - Scouts Program Support

State Leader - Scuba

State Leader - Survival

State Leader - Top Gear

State Leader - Water Skiing

State Leader - Youth Program Review

State Leader – Paddling

State Leader - Communication Technologies

Other Roles

Project Leader - Adult appointments

Mafeking Rover Park - Project Manager

Cuboree 2023 - Chief Director

Caringal Campsite Ranger - Volunteer Vacancy

Project Leader - You+Lead

MARB Rover Advisor

Venture Contingent Leader

Venturers Major Event Chair

Whitehorse Showtime Producer

Project Leader - Beyond

Chief Director – Kangaree 2022

Carer (Supporting Youth Members with Additional Needs)

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