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 Commissioner, Major Event and State roles, as vacancies become available, these are 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 - People & Culture).

State (Branch) Roles

Administration Support to State Leadership Team

Assistant Youth Commissioner – Major Events

Australian Jamboree 2022 Contingent Leader

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 Leader - Media Unit

State Leader – First Aid

State Leader – Alpine

State Leader – First Aid Training

State Leader - Scout Band

State Leader Joey Scouts - Program

State Leader – Pioneer & Campcraft

State Leader Joey Scouts - Retention and Recruitment

Scout Commissioner – Melbourne

State Leader - Abseiling

State Leader – Adults Membership

State Leader - Archery

State Leader – Bushwalking

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

Venturer Scout Commissioner – Rural Support & Development

State Venturer Youth Commissioner

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

Venturer Major Event Chief

Assistant Chief Director - Venture

Deputy Chief Director - Venture

Whitehorse Showtime Producer

Project Leader - Beyond

Chief Director – Kangaree 2022

Youth Deputy Chief Director - Kangaree 2022

Deputy Chief Director – Program & Operations - Kangaree 2022

Deputy Chief Director – People & Wellbeing - Kangaree 2022

Carer (Supporting Youth Members with Additional Needs)

Rover Advisor - Rover Scout Motorsport

Youth Roles

Deputy Chief Commissioner - Youth

Title Deputy Chief Commissioner - Youth
Reports to Chief Commissioner
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position open to youth members and young leaders 18 – 27 years old with a three-year term.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse, or neglect.

The Deputy Chief Commissioner - Youth will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will be a member of the State Leadership Team.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Quality program delivery

  • Champion and promote the importance of Youth in a leading role in our Program
  • Work with the Section Councils’ youth representatives to ensure the Program is youth focused and driven
  • Work with Section Commissioners to understand and advocate Youth Forums’ outcomes
  • Coordinate the youth voice in Adult Training
  • Ensure principles of YLAS in workshop/training delivery
  • Work with the State Commissioner – Adult Training & Development to have more qualified youth members as part of the Training Team
  • Work closely with Youth Commissioners to coordinate outcomes and ensure a consistent youth focus
  • Understand and know what is happening within the Regions and Districts regarding Youth Leading and ensure the State Leadership Team understands Regions and District progress and challenges.

2. Development

  • Seek and contribute youth point of view and define strategies to positively impact engagement and retention
  • Be an advocate for youth input and involvement in the delivery of the program in Victoria
  • Develop the skills of youth to deliver the program within their Section

3. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through the Regions and Districts that enables proactive support to youth and leaders about YLAS
  • Support will be open, honest, and timely
  • Facilitate workshops to upskill youth and adults in best practice YLAS
  • Assess and recommend a vision for Deputy Chief Commissioner - Youth role considering constraints such as time commitment and experience levels to manage expectations

4. Membership

  • Be a member of the State Leadership Team, which meets twice monthly
  • Be a member of the Beyond Team which meets as required

5. Communication

  • Champion the State Leadership Teams strategic elements enthusiastically
  • Actively identify examples of ‘best practice youth leading’ for marketing purposes
  • Work collaboratively with other members of the State Leadership Team
  • Partner with the Chief Commissioner – on relevant youth issues
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Have, or be willing to develop, a good working knowledge of the new program.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate youth and adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organizations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Deputy Chief Commissioner – Youth and a commitment to that role.
  3. Have completed Scouting Management (formerly Basic Training) LoA training within twelve months and Scouting Leadership LoA training within two years of appointment.

Youth Commissioner - Program

Title Youth Commissioner - Program
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Program
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position open to youth members and young leaders 18 – 27 years old with a three-year term.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Youth Commissioner - Program will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will be a member of the State Program Team.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Quality program delivery

  • To promote the importance of the program in engagement and retention.
  • Champion, encourage and lead the work to ensure Regions and Districts have the support to deliver Our Program.
  • Work with the Section Councils’ youth representatives to ensure the Program is youth focused and driven.
  • Develop and lead a team of Our Program Champions (youth) to assist in promoting and presenting workshops and forums for Districts / Regions and inform on program youth issues.
  • Work with the State Commissioner – Adult Training & Development to utilise more youth members as part of the program component of training.
  • Work with the State Commissioner – OAS Leader Support and their team to ensure the views of youth are well represented in how OAS is rolled out and supported in Victoria.
  • Work with the Youth Commissioner – Adventure matters relating to youth in the Program and Adventure areas.
  • Understand and know what is happening within the Districts regarding Our Program implementation and ensure the State Program Team is informed of district progress and concerns.
  • Recognising the principles of Youth Leading, Adult Supporting, as much as possible, encourage and allow youth leadership to be at the forefront in the delivery of the workshops, training and forums
  • Provide regular updates to the State Commissioner – New Program Implementation and Assistant Chief Commissioner – Program.

2. Achievement Pathways

  • Possess and share a deep understanding of the Achievement Pathways for all age sections.

3. Development

  • Be an advocate for youth input and involvement in the delivery of the program in Victoria.
  • Develop the skills of youth to deliver the program within their Section.

4. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through the Regions and Districts that enables proactive support to youth and leaders implementing the program.
  • Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Facilitate workshops to upskill youth and adults in the program.
  • Build a community of youth champions to promote and advocate for the program.

5. Membership

  • Be a member of the State Program Team, which meets monthly.

6. Communication

  • Convey the Our Program elements enthusiastically.
  • Actively identify examples of ‘best practice implementation’ of Our Program for marketing purposes.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team as required.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure implementation status and comfort with the new program is understood.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Have, or be willing to develop, a good working knowledge of the new program.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate youth and adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organizations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Youth Commissioner – Program and a commitment to that role.
  3. Have completed Scouting Management (formerly Basic Training) LoA training within twelve months and Scouting Leadership LoA training within two years of appointment.

Youth Commissioner - Adventure

Title Youth Commissioner - Adventure
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Adventure
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position open to youth members and young leaders 18 – 29 years old with a three-year term.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Youth Commissioner - Adventure will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will be a member of the State Program Team.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Quality program delivery

  • To promote the importance of the Adventure in engagement and retention.
  • Facilitate an active program to promote the Activity Leader role to the Rover Section, Regions, Districts and Groups.
  • Work with the Section Councils’ and State Commissioner – AA to ensure Stage 6 & above OAS youth members are offered roles in the AA teams.
  • Work with the State Commissioner – AA and their team to begin the process of upskilling youth members to ultimately achieve Guide status in their chosen AA field.
  • Work with the State Commissioner – ATD to get more qualified youth members as part of training in the Outdoor skills area and promote the AA teams to new Leaders as a secondary role.
  • Work with the State Commissioner – OAS and their team to ensure the view of youth are well represented in how OAS is rolled out and supported in Victoria.
  • Work with the Youth Commissioner – Program on matters relating to youth in the Program and Adventure areas.
  • Develop and lead a team of Youth Members to help advise the ACC-Adventure and Youth Commissioner - Adventure on how to improve the Adventure experience for youth members.
  • Recognising the principles of Youth Leading, Adult Supporting, as much as possible, encourage and allow youth leadership to be at the forefront in the delivery of the workshops, training and forums.
  • As required stand in for ACC – Adventure at meetings and events where necessary.
  • Provide regular updates to the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Adventure.

2. Achievement Pathways

  • Possess and share a deep understanding of Outdoor Adventure Skills for all age sections.

3. Development

  • Be an advocate for youth input and involvement in the delivery of the program in Victoria.
  • Develop the skills of youth to deliver the program within their Section.

4. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through the Regions and Districts that enables proactive support to youth and leaders implementing Adventure in the program.
  • Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Facilitate workshops to upskill youth and adults in the Adventure aspect of the program.

5. Membership

  • Represent the Adventure portfolio at the State Program Team, which meets monthly.

6. Communication

  • Convey Outdoor Adventure Skill elements enthusiastically.
  • Actively identify examples of ‘best practice implementation’ of Adventure in our Program for marketing purposes.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team as required.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team, OAS team & Section Councils to ensure implementation status and comfort with the new program is understood.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Have, or be willing to develop, a good working knowledge of the new program.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate youth and adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Youth Commissioner – Adventure and a commitment to that role.
  3. Have completed Scouting Management (formerly Basic Training) LoA training within twelve months and Scouting Leadership LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Leader – Venturers

Title State Leader - Venturers
Reports to

State Commissioner Venturers

Key Relationships Victorian Venturer Council and shares responsibilities with Youth Commissioner – Venturers and State Commissioner Venturers
Eligibility Under 18 (or up until 31st December if undertaking 18 year old Venturer). Eligibility is a special measure to provide a Leadership Pathway for an Active Venturer Scout between 16 and 18 years old
Appointment Period In consultation, but up to two years until the successful candidates 18th Birthday, or 31st December if an 18 year old Venturer as defined by the section age range requirements
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

To act as a role model to ensure that Victorian Venturers are involved and engaged in every decision that relates to their Scouting experience; to advocate for young volunteers throughout the State; and to ensure that youth leadership development opportunities are provided for all youth members.

This role would required three to four hours per week to meet the obligations within the role as described in the Primary Responsibilities section below.

The State Leader Venturers will act in conjunction with the State Venturer Youth Commissioner to administer the Victorian Venturer Council in addition to working with the National Youth Commissioner and the National Youth Network.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Victorian Venturer Council

Assist the State Venturer Youth Commissioner to establish and/or maintain the youth representation within the Council. Serve as an active, contributing member of the Victorian Venturer Council Executive Team.

Ensure that youth in the Council are participating in Scouts Victoria program; Award Scheme, relevant e-learning, etc.

Work with the State Commissioner and the State Venturer Youth Commissioner to set goals and build a personal development plan.

Ensure that youth and adult volunteers are regularly recognised for their contributions and achievements in a timely manner.

Assist with the Victorian Youth Venturer Council Appointment Process to select all Venturer Youth members within the Council and ensure they receive a proper orientation and transition.

Service and support youth members within the Council to ensure they are effective in their roles.

Assist in a peer review forum for reviews and appeal forums for the Award Scheme. Award Scheme governance in consultation with other members of the VVC. Additional duties as discussed in consultation with the State Venturer Commissioner, and the State Venturer Youth Commissioner.

Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting

2. National

Deputise for the State Venturer Youth Commissioner as required to:

Serve as a member of the National Youth Network and communicate on a regular basis with the Deputy Chief Commissioner Youth.

Actively contribute to and participate in all established National Youth Network initiatives and projects.

Identify all pertinent related issues raised by members in VVC to the National Youth Network Team.

Ensure that meaningful youth involvement and the priorities of the National Youth Network remain key Council objectives.

Attend, or provide an alternate delegate to all National Youth Network meetings, and conference calls.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate youth members and work harmoniously to grow the program
  2. Have planning and delegation skills
  3. Able to communicate strongly, manage time and form part of a team
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills

Knowledge

  1. Scouts Victoria Venturer Programs and resources
  2. Awareness of policies and procedures
  3. Scouts Victoria Mission
  4. National Youth Network Structure and initiatives
  5. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    • be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    • It is not a pre-requisite to hold a qualification prior to applying for this role.

Group Roles

Section Leader

Title

Joey Scout Leader (including Assistant Joey Scout Leader)

Cub Scout Leader (including Assistant Cub Scout Leader)

Scout Leader (including Assistant Scout Leader)

Venturer Leader (including Assistant Venturer Leader)

Reports to Group Leader
Accountable to District Section Leaders Unit Councils
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Section Leaders are at the forefront at the delivery of our youth program. They are responsible to implement the scaled approach of youth leading and adult supporting, to run exciting, challenging program in line with the Scouts Australia Youth Program.

Section Leaders help deliver to the Aims of Scouting, that help our youth members grow in Areas of Personal Growth ensuring programs are delivered using the Scout Method.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the section

  • Establish, support and maintain the Unit Council, through the use of the Patrol System (working in small teams) empowered by Plan>Do>Review (a planning, activity and review cycle).
  • Support youth members on their personal progression journey through the Achievement Pathways.
  • Encourage, instruct and guide youth members in skill development and leadership.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other sections in the group.
  • Provide appropriate supervision and risk management for the weekly program delivery.
  • Create a climate of inclusivity and doing your best.

2. Quality program delivery

  • Work collaboratively with youth to ensure balanced, quality and engaging programs which meet their developmental needs and entice full participation.
  • Ensures that Scout Method and youth leading and adult supporting is the basis of the program
  • Support district, region and state activities
  • Supporting transition (formerly linking) between sections, to encourage the complete journey through Scouts.

3. Membership

  • Be a member of the Group Council (non-assistant Leaders)
  • Be a member of the District Section Council (known as Wandarrah - Joeys, Seeonee - Cubs, Mindari - Scouts, District Venturer Council) understanding the significance of the positive learning environment and communications pathway it provides.

4. Collaboration, Support and Engagement with other Adults

  • Assist youth members family members to be prepared for their youth member's participation in Scouts including preparation like equipment, clothing, and at home activities.
  • Working with all other leaders in your group constructively to support the delivery of Scouting
  • Recognise and collaborate with District/Region/State Leaders to enhance program delivery and provide quality control to our delivery of Scouting to youth members.

5. Communication

  • Communicating with youth members using a variety of methods in a positive, encouraging and engaging manner.
  • Regular and timely communication with parents regarding programs and upcoming events.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Demonstrate that youth are at the centre of everything we do with a youth focussed approach. Appropriate support and role model behaviour is paramount in everything we do.
  3. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  4. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  5. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  6. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  4. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Section Leader and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Have completed Scouting Essentials and Scouting Adventure training within twelve months and Scouting Leadership training within two years of appointment.

Group Leader

Title

Group Leader

Assistant Group Leader supports the Group Leader by delegation

Reports to District Commissioner
Direct Reports

Section Leaders

Group Support Committee

Accountable to Group’s Unit Councils
Measurement Membership, Quality, Delivery, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Group Leaders are our local managers. They support the Group’s Section Leaders who are at the forefront of delivering the youth program. Also, Group Leaders manage the Group’s Support committees to support the Group’s youth program and resources.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

  1. To facilitate a respectful, positive and inclusive Scout Group that gives opportunities for young people to be successful in their Scouting journey.
  2. To lead and promote the Scout Group in the local community and ensure it operates in accordance with the Policies and Rules and administrative practices of the Association.
  3. Collaborate with the group's Leaders and Support Committee to produce an annual development plan to recruit and retain youth, leaders, and non-uniformed members and to deliver the Scout program to the local community.
  4. To encourage and support each Section Leader in the Group by facilitating their training and providing the means for them to implement the youth program.
  5. To chair the Group Council meeting of all adult leaders which ensures effective communication between them and monitors the progress and training program of young people.
  6. Establish and be a member of the Group’s Support Committee of non-uniformed members and supporters who support the Group Leader in providing finance, meeting places, facilities, and equipment.
  7. To ensure the Group remains viable in terms of finance, members, insurance, and equipment requirements.
  8. To appoint and review the performance of each Leader in the Group and take action to ensure the existence of quality leadership.
  9. To be a member of the District Team and report to the District Commissioner on the Group’s progress, needs and plans.
  10. To make recommendations for both uniformed and non-uniformed members with respect to utilising the Scout Adult Recognition, Gallantry and Community Awards.
  11. Promote a positive friendly atmosphere prevails in the Group and that new members are welcomed and that youth members are at the centre of everything we do.
  12. Support all Leaders, Adult Helpers and Adult Supporters (Group Support Committee, Group Rostered Parents, etc) to meet their obligations for training and membership eligibility.
  13. To resolve or refer to the District Commissioner for investigation any disputes between members of the Group. Any dispute in which the Group Leader is directly involved must be referred to the District Commissioner.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program adhering to the Scout Promise and Law
  2. Demonstrate that youth are at the centre of everything we do with a youth focussed approach. Appropriate support and role model behaviour is paramount in everything we do.
  3. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  4. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  5. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  6. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.
  7. Be prepared to delegate and share leadership and foster the development of other adults

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead and communicate with adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment
  4. Maintain confidentiality

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organizations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Group Leader and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Have commitment to understanding new policies and procedures as they arise.
  5. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    • i. be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    • ii. complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years

Adult Helper

Title Adult Helper
Reports to Group Leader
Accountable to Section Leaders
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Adult Helpers are non-uniformed Adult Members who regularly support Leaders in youth Sections. Adult Helpers regularly help and support overnight activities such as sleep overs, pack holidays, hikes, and camps. They regularly assist but choose not to become an Adult Leader and accordingly cannot be solely responsible for supervision, they must work with a trained Leader.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Under the guidance of the Section Leader within the section

  • Support youth members on their personal progression journey through the Achievement Pathways.
  • Encourage, instruct and guide youth members in skill development and leadership
  • Provide appropriate supervision and risk management for the weekly program delivery
  • Create a climate of inclusivity and doing your best

2. Under the guidance of the Section Leader and/or Group Leader, Collaboration, Support and Engagement with other Adults

  • Assist youth members family members to be prepared for their youth member's participation in Scouts including preparation like equipment, clothing, and at home activities.
  • Working with all other leaders in your group constructively to support the delivery of Scouting

5. Communication

  • Communicating with youth members using a variety of methods in a positive, encouraging and engaging manner.
  • Regular and timely communication with parents regarding programs and upcoming events.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in assisting with delivering the program.
  2. Demonstrate that youth are at the centre of everything we do with a youth focussed approach.
  3. Appropriate support and role model behaviour is paramount in everything we do.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate and communicate with adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and ScoutSafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  3. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of an Adult Helper and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Complete Child Safe Scouting and WHS Training within three months of becoming an Adult Helper.

Carer (Supporting Youth Members with Additional Needs)

Title Carer (Supporting Youth Members with Additional Needs)
Reports to Section Leader, Group Leader

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

This role description applies to volunteer or family-based carers supporting a youth member at Scouts, such as a parent or family member. For employed or contractor-based carers (such as Community Support Worker, Personal Care Attendants, Residential Support Worker and alike), this role description provides context in relation to Scouts and read in conjunction with existing position or role descriptions.

Carers of youth members are non-uniformed Adult Supporters who are permitted to assist the youth member in their care at weekly Scouting activities, overnight camps, or other overnight activities such as major events. They can be family or parent carers or external organisation carers (ongoing or casual). Carers of youth members not permitted to be involved in youth member activities unless they are under the guidance of a trained Leader holding a Certificate of Adult Leadership. They must hold a Working with Children Check and meet the requirements of a Carer, including Child Safe Scouting and Workplace Health and Safety Training. Their focus is a single youth member rather than the wider supervision of all youth on an activity.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Under the guidance of the Section Leader within the section

  • Based on the needs of the youth member and under the guidance of the Section Leader, the Carer should assist and support them in relation to their needs so that they can participate more fully in the program and activities.
  • Some youth members may need assistance that would otherwise be considered a breach of our standard procedures, such as helping a youth member toilet, shower, or sharing a tent. These exceptions can be made, but these needs need to be discussion with parent/guardian and part of a Management Plan well documented and understood by all stakeholders. The youth member’s view needs to be considered.
  • Provide appropriate supervision and risk management of the youth member in their care.
  • Create a climate of inclusivity and doing your best

2. Communication

  • Communicating with the Section Leader and youth member use a variety of methods in a positive, encouraging and engaging manner.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Demonstrate that youth are at the centre of everything we do with a youth focussed approach.
  2. Appropriate support and role model behaviour is paramount in everything we do.
  3. Acknowledge and accept the Adults in Scouting Code of Conduct.
  4. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to communicate with adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and ScoutSafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  3. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Carer of a youth member and have a commitment to that role.
  2. Complete Child Safe Scouting and WHS Training within the timeframe defined in the Carer Fact Sheet.

District Roles

District Commissioner

Title District Commissioner
District Commissioner Region Commissioner
Direct Reports Group Leaders in the District District Support Committee Delegations Funds as agreed during Budget Discussions
Measurement Membership, Quality, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a child safe organisation with zero-tolerance for any harm, abuse or neglect. We value the diversity of our members, including gender, sexuality, race, religion and ability.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Leadership Lead the District by providing an inspirational vision for Scouting through the production of an annual development plan which focuses on the implementation of strategies for the recruitment, retention and personal development of youth and adults in each District and the creation of new Groups.

2. Quality Scouting

  • Define with the District Development Team the characteristics of Quality
  • Monitor all activities with a positive development attitude to ensure the standards are equaled and surpassed
  • Provide feedback and acclaim/support as required.

3. People Development Provide direct support and advice to Group Leaders in their recruitment, selection, approval, training and review of suitable adults as Leaders and Lay members and District Development activities.

Specifically

  • Put in place a development plan for ‘critical people’ in the District.
  • Develop a succession plan for ‘critical roles’ in the District.
  • Identify people (youth and adult) with leadership potential to gradually populate the succession plan.

4. Report Provide a written report to the District and its community at the District Annual Reports and Awards Presentation outlining the performance of the District and Groups in the past year measured against the current development plan and identify the challenges, targets and projects for the year to come.

5. Membership Promote the Scout Movement in the wider community by identifying and establishing strong relationships with

  1. Education leaders in the District (Preschool, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary)
  2. Local State and Federal government leaders for the District.
  3. Philanthropic and commercial organisations part of the District
  4. The District’s service clubs and associations Support recruitment and induction of Adults in Scouting.

6. Recruitment Assume or delegate the role of Leader in Charge in a Group where there is no Group Leader willing to take on that responsibility. Be the potential Personnel Leader Advisor for any new Group Leader.

7. Awards Initiate and promote the due recognition of our adults, youth and Groups for sustained quality of service utilising the Scout and community Good Service/Recognition and Achievement systems.

8. State Development and Leadership Team Participate in the State Development and Leadership Team and raise issues on all matters pertaining to the outcomes of the development and progress in the Groups of the District in relation to membership changes, standards in Leader training and development projects.

9. Coaching/Mentoring/Problem Solving Investigate and resolve matters arising from misunderstandings of policies, procedures and practices of the Association by using all the available resources of the Group, District, Region and State personnel.

10. Communication Attend District and Group meetings and functions as requested to stay aware of the needs of members and their activities and to encourage effective communication to ensure that all Groups see that the function of the State and District team of adults is to guide and support them in the delivery of Scouting to their members.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic and have a “can do attitude”.
  2. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  3. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.

Skills

  1. Be able to communicate effectively with all levels in Scouting and be an accomplished public speaker to the community.
  2. Be able to motivate, build, lead and chair teams among both youth and adults.
  3. Be able to mediate, carry out investigations, write reports and make recommendations.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge of, and strong commitment to, the purpose, principles and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations.
  2. Have completed Leader of Adult Advanced Training or
    • be willing to complete Leader of Adults Basic Training within 12 months of appointment and
    • complete the Leader of Adult Advanced Training within two years.

District Leader - Section

Title District Leader – Section
Reports to District Commissioner for delivery of effective youth programs
Responsible to Section Commissioner – Region for Program Standards, Guidance and Expertise Support to Leaders working within Groups
Appointment Appointment is made by District Commissioner in consultation with the Section Commissioner
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. We are inclusive of all, regardless of their gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities, and do not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The District Leader - Section will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will be the primary support for the section leaders. District Leaders are appointed by the District Commissioner in consultation with the Section Commissioner.

The District Leader – Section will facilitate through shared leadership the Section Council (District Section Councils/Training Meetings - Wandarrah, Seeonee, Mindari, District Venturer Council), a team of volunteers comprising all the section leaders representing Groups within their District and will include Youth Helpers and other youth members as deemed appropriate. They will ensure the Section Council is effective, valuable and relevant.

A review of the performance of the District Leader by both the District Commissioner and Section Commissioner together will occur every three years or earlier if necessary.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Section The District Leader should

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Visit and understand and know what is happening at Section level.

2. Within the District The District Leader is responsible for

  • Appointing committees that will run activities for youth members within the District.
  • Provide assistance to the District Development Team when required.

3. Quality program delivery

  • Ensure that the Youth members within Groups are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.
  • Ensure that the Scout Method and Youth Involvement is the basis of the program.
  • Ensure that Plan, Do, Review is implemented throughout the program.

4. Award Scheme Encourage participation in the Award Scheme with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level of the award scheme, including the highest award.

5. Development

  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section
  • Support the District where needed with recruitment of new Section Leaders and the establishment of new Sections
  • Explore models for delivery of new Sections in conjunction with District Commissioner
  • Support new initiatives to develop the Association and the Section

6. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process to the Sections that is proactive support that will enable all leaders to deliver the program. Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Hold regular meetings of the District Section Council (Wandarrah, Seeonee, Mindari, DVC).

7. Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the Region Section meeting and attend any Section and Program Conferences.
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier.

8. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor, empower and support Section leaders and facilitate their on the job training.

9. Communication

  • Convey Scouting and our activities to the Scouting community.
  • Liaise with other members of the District Program Delivery and Support Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.

Skills

  1. Be able to lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and youth and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Demonstrate planning and delegation skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a District Leader and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Hold a Wood Badge.
  4. Have completed advanced training in their Section.
  5. Have completed or be prepared to complete basic Leader of Adult training within twelve months of appointment and advanced Leader of Adult training within two years.

District Leader – Adult Training and Support

Title District Leader – Adult Training and Support
Reports to District Commissioner
Accountable to District Commissioner with support from the Assistant Regional Commissioner Adult Support, and State Commissioner – Adult Training and Support and/or their delegate
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

District Leader – Adult Training and Support will share responsibility for ensuring our Adult Members and Supporters are trained and equipped to deliver scouting in line with the policies of The Scout Association of Australia and Scouts Victoria. We will be at the forefront of positive change in Scouting.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Build and support a network of confident training mentors (including all Group Leaders)
  • Promote and co-ordinate the Adult Training & Development programs within the District to all Adult members. Specifically:
    • Ensure Leaders complete their training in terms of their Mutual Agreement.
    • Mentor new Leaders.
    • In conjunction with the District Commissioner or his/her delegate District Leader – Section, monitor the timely completion of a Leader’s Wood Badge Project and District Evaluation training.
    • Be the contact point for training support within the District.
  • Identify training needs for Adult members in the District and draw on resources within and beyond the District to address the need. Can include:
    • Assisting District Leaders to source subject matter experts and State Team representatives to support District Training Meetings or adhoc forums.
    • Visiting Unit meetings to provide encouragement and assistance to Section Leaders and awareness of individual Adult training needs and electives.
    • Encouraging Leaders to attend specific training courses as a refresher.
  • Assist the District Section Leaders in the support of On the Job checklists.
  • Regularly attend Group Council and Section District Training Meetings to support Group Leaders and District Leaders in providing Leader training development.
  • Assist Group Leaders in any new Leader interview to provide the prospective new Leaders with a clear understanding of the training offered by Scouts Australia and their responsibilities.
  • Assist and support Group Leaders in the retention, reassignment, retraining, retirement and recognition of adult Leaders.
  • Provide information and expectations of the training commitment to Leaders in adult training and development in their intended role.
  • Participate in gatherings convened by the Assistant Region Commissioner – Adult Support and State Training leaders.
  • On request, be prepared to support the National Training Team by participating in Leader training courses as a Tutor or Course Assistant.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be a passionate learner with a demonstrated curiosity and currency in the changing program.
  2. Deliver customer service excellence, understanding that local Scouting at all levels is what we’re here to support.
  3. See and grasp the opportunities in the latest program changes and training changes to enrich the experience of trainees and youth.
  4. Have a demonstrated commitment to the Wood Badge program (e.g. through undertaking timely training in previous roles) 5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to coach and mentor leaders.
  2. Be able to build positive and inclusive networks in Scouting or externally, with a focus on supporting training supporters through change.
  3. Bring a sense of calm and understanding to an environment of complexity, change and diverse perspectives.
  4. Have proficiency, or an active willingness to gain proficiency, in technology to manage reports, trainee records, and navigate our resources.
  5. Demonstrate confidentiality.
  6. Have sound communication skills with the ability to communicate to varied audiences.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements, and a preparedness to increase this understanding.
  2. Have a sound understanding of the youth program including supporting resources.
  3. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  4. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of DLATS and have a commitment to that role.
  5. Have completed Scouting Leadership (formerly Advanced Training) Leader of Adults training or be willing to complete Scouting Management (formerly Basic Training) LoA training within twelve months and Scouting Leadership LoA training within two years of appointment.

Region Roles

Region Commissioner

Title Region Commissioner
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner – Development
Direct Reports District Commissioners in the Region Assistant Region Commissioner/s Development
Delegations Funds as agreed during Budget discussions
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Region Commissioner will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead their Region Development Team. This Team is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by District and Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Region Development Team

The Region Commissioner will lead the Region Development Team, a team of volunteers representing all members across the region. The Team will include District Commissioners and representatives as deemed appropriate. Inclusion and empowerment of youth on the team must be implemented supporting our focus for Youth Leading, Adult Supporting.

The Team is responsible for:

  • Implementation of strategies for recruitment, retention and personal development of youth and adults in each district and the creation of new groups.
  • Promote and coordinate the delivery of Scouting within the Region.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Leadership

Lead the Region by providing an inspirational vision for Scouting through the production of an annual development plan which focuses on the implementation of strategies for the recruitment, retention and personal development of youth and adults in each District and the creation of new groups.

2. District Development

Promote and coordinate the delivery of Scouting within the Region through the appointment of Assistant Region Commissioners and District Commissioners. Engage and consult with Section Commissioners as required to support the development of groups and the delivery of Scouting.

3. Quality

Define with the Region Development Team the characteristics of Quality Monitor with a positive development attitude all activities to ensure the standards are equaled and surpassed Provide feedback and acclaim/support as required.

4. People Development

Provide direct support and advice to District Commissioners in their recruitment, selection, approval, training and review of suitable adult as Leaders and Lay members and District Development activities.

Specifically

  • Put in place a development plan for key leaders in the Region.
  • Develop a succession plan for key leaders in the Region.
  • Identify people (youth and adult) with leadership potential to populate the succession plan.

5. Report

Provide a written report to the Region and its community at the Region Annual Reports and Awards Presentations outlining the performance of the Region, its District and Groups in the past year measured against the current development plan and identify the challenges, targets and projects for the year to come.

6. Membership

Promote the Scout Movement in the wider community by identifying and establishing strong relationships with

  • Education leaders in the Region (Preschool, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary).
  • Local State and Federal government leaders for the Region.
  • Philanthropic and commercial organisations part of the Region.
  • The Regions service clubs and associations Support recruitment and orientation and induction of Adults in Scouting.

Assume or delegate the role of Leader in Charge in a District where there is no District Commissioner or a District Leader willing to take on that responsibility. Be the potential PLA for any new District Commissioner.

7. Awards

Initiate and promote the due recognition of our adults, youth, Groups and Districts for sustained quality of service utilizing the Scout and community Good Service and Achievement systems.

8. State Development and Leadership Team

Initiate and promote the due recognition of our adults, youth, Groups and Districts for sustained quality of service utilizing the Scout and community Good Service and Achievement systems.

9. Coaching/Mentoring/Problem Solving

Investigate and resolve matters arising from misunderstandings of policies, procedures and practices of the Association by using all the available resources of the Districts, Region and State personnel.

10. Communication

Attend District meetings and functions as requested to stay aware of the needs of members and their activities and to encourage effective communication to ensure that all Districts see that the function of the State team of adults is to guide and support them in the delivery of Scouting to their members.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program
  2. Have planning and delegation skills
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills
  4. Be able to mediate, carry out investigations, write reports and make recommendations

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Region Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    • be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    • complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years

Development Commissioner - Region

Title Development Commissioner – Region
Reports to Region Commissioner
Measurement Growth, Quality, and Participation

This is a volunteer position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Development Commissioner - Region will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead teams of scouting personnel in identified development programs aimed at developing Scouting, using various models, within the community.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Leadership

Participate in the Region Development and Leadership Team as appropriate and participate in matters pertaining to the development and progress in the Districts of the Region in relation to development projects.

Be a key Development Leader within the Region responsible for development of and the implementation of strategies for the recruitment, retention and personal development of youth and adults within identified parts of the Region and the creation of new Groups.

2. Development

  • Promote and co-ordinate the delivery of alternate methods of Scouting within the State/Region/Districts by working with various communities and local councils as appropriate.
  • Explore models for delivery of new Scout Groups in conjunction with the State Development Team and Region Teams.
  • Support and lead new initiatives to promote scouting in a wide range of communities where scouting is not presently available.
  • Support the Region Commissioner where needed on the establishment of new Scout Groups.

3. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process through the Districts to support various models of delivering the Scout program.
  • Facilitate regular meetings with Community Groups and Local Council representatives.

4. Membership

  • With the Region Commissioner, promote the Scout Movement in the wider community by identifying and establishing strong relationships with:
    • Education leaders in the Region (Preschool, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary).
    • Local State and Federal government leaders for the Region.
    • Philanthropic and commercial organisations part of the Region.
    • The Regions service clubs and associations.
  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Development Council / State Development Leadership Team.
  • Provide expertise for the State development programs.
  • Be a member of the Region Team and promote development within Districts.

5. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor/coach members of the Region and District teams in respect of development of new Groups or the resurrection of struggling groups.

6. Communication

  • Attend meetings and functions as requested to stay aware of the development needs of Districts and Groups and to support them in specified development opportunities.
  • Convey Scouting to the broader community

7. Other duties as required by the Region Commissioner.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Enthusiasm with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program
  2. Enthusiasm and commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel
  4. Be respectful of all their team members accepting individual differences as a resource

Skills

  1. Be able to communicate effectively with all levels in Scouting and be an accomplished public speaker to the community.
  2. Be able to motivate, build, lead and chair teams among both youth and adults.
  3. Be able to mediate, write reports and make recommendations.
  4. Demonstrated risk management, work health safety (WHS), and ScoutSafe skills

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge of, and strong commitment to, the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Development Commissioner and a commitment to that role
  3. Hold a Wood Badge
  4. Have completed Leader of Adult training or
    • be willing to complete Leader of Adults basic training within twelve months of appointment and
    • complete Leader of Adult advanced training within two years of appointment

Joey Scout Commissioner – Region

Title Joey Scout Commissioner – Region
Reports to State Commissioner – Joey Scouts
Direct Reports District Leaders – Joey Scouts
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Joey Scout Commissioner – Region will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead their Region Joey Scout Council (Wandarrah). This Council is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Region Joey Scout Council

The Joey Scout Commissioner – Region will lead the Region Joey Scout Council, a team of volunteers representing Joey Scouts within Region and will include District Leaders – Joey Scouts and representatives as deemed appropriate.

The Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing committees which will run activities for Joey Scouts within the Region.
  • Provide assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Section

Ensure that they and the District Leaders – Joey Scouts:

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at the Unit level.

2. Quality program delivery

Ensure that Joey Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

3. Award Scheme Encourage participation in the Joey Scout Award Scheme with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level of the award scheme, including the Joey Scout Promise Challenge.

4. Development

  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section.
  • Support the Region Commissioner where needed on recruitment of new Joey Scout Leaders and the establishment of new Joey Scout Units.
  • Explore models for delivery of new Joey Scout Units in conjunction with State Development Team and Region Commissioners.
  • Support and lead new initiatives to develop the Association and the Section.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Districts to Joey Scout Units, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program.
  • Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Hold regular meetings of the Joey Scout Council (Wandarrah).

6. Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Joey Scout Council (Wandarrah).
  • Be part of the selection process for District Leaders – Joey Scouts in discussion with the District Commissioners.
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier.

7. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the Region Joey Scout Council and facilitate their training for the role.

8. Communication

  • Convey Joey Scouts and their activities to the Scouting community.
  • Liaise with other members of the Region Program Delivery and Support Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in Joey Scout activities.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Joey Scout Commissioner – Region and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Hold Wood Badge and have completed advanced training in the Joey Scout Section.
  4. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

Cub Scout Commissioner - Region

Title Cub Scout Commissioner – Region
Reports to State Commissioner – Cub Scouts
Direct Reports District Leader/s – Cub Scouts
Measurement Membership, Quality, Delivery, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Cub Scout Commissioner - Region will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead their Region Cub Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Region Cub Scout Council

The Cub Scout Commissioner – Region will lead the Region Cub Scout Council; a team of volunteers representing Cub Scouts within Region and will include District Leaders – Cub Scouts and representatives as deemed appropriate.

The Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing committees that will run activities for Cub Scouts within the Region.
  • Aiding the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Section Ensure the District Leaders – Cub Scouts:

  • Have access to and share current program information.
  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at Unit level and provide feedback to the State Council.

2. Quality program delivery Ensure that Cub Scouts are provided a quality program (fun, adventurous, challenging, and inclusive) to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

3. Award Scheme Encourage participation in the Achievement Pathways for Cub Scouts with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve the Peak Award in each section , including the Grey Wolf Award.

4. Development

  • Ensure all leaders working within the Cub Units have the opportunity to attend regular Seeonees (District Training Meetings).
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Cub Scout Section.
  • Support the Region Commissioner/District Commissioners where needed on recruitment of new Cub Scout Leaders, District Leaders – Cub Scouts and the establishment of new Cub Scout Units.
  • Explore models for delivery of new Cub Scout Units in conjunction with State Development Team and Region Commissioners.
  • Support and lead new initiatives to develop the Association and the Section.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process through the Districts to the Cub Scout Units that delivers proactive support, enabling all leaders to deliver the quality program. Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Hold regular meetings of the Region Cub Scout Council.

6. Membership

  • Be a member of the State Program Team.
  • Be part of the selection process for District Leaders – Cub Scouts in discussion with the District Commissioner for the respective District.

7. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor District Leaders – Cub Scouts and work with the District Commissioner to facilitate their training for the role.

8. Communication

  • Convey Cub Scouts and their activities to the Scouting community.
  • Liaise with the Region Commissioner and District Commissioners, sharing information and strategies to support delivery of quality program, this may include attendance at Region Council meetings where the Region Commissioner and District Commissioners will be present.
  • Liaise with other members of the Region Program Delivery and Support Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to move seamlessly through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Other duties as required by the State Commissioner – Cub Scouts or Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the 'out' in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Have planning and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate skill in the areas of risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and safety in Scouting.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives, and philosophy of the Scout Movement, it’s policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Cub Scout Commissioner - Region and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Hold a Wood Badge and a Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (or equivalent), or be willing to complete the training within twelve months of appointment.
  4. Have a current or recent active role (Primary or Secondary) in the Cub Scout Section.

Scout Commissioner – Region

Title Scout Commissioner – Region
Reports to State Commissioner – Scouts
Direct Reports District Leaders – Scouts
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Scout Commissioner – Region will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead their Region Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections, the council includes District Leader and other representatives with a focus on youth leading, adult supporting.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Region Scout Council

The Scout Commissioner – Region will lead the Region Scout Council, a team of volunteers representing Scouts within Region and will include District Leaders – Scouts and representatives as deemed appropriate.

The Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing committees which will run activities for Scouts within the Region
  • Provide assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Section Ensure that they and the District Leaders – Scouts:

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support
  • Provide proactive early intervention
  • Understand and know what is happening at the Mob level

2. Quality program delivery Ensure that Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

3. Award Scheme Encourage participation in the Scout Award Scheme with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level of the award scheme, including the Australian Scout Medallion.

4. Development

  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section
  • Support the Region Commissioner where needed on recruitment of new Scout Leaders and the establishment of new Scout Troops.
  • Explore models for delivery of new Scout Troops in conjunction with State Development Team and Region Commissioners
  • Support and lead new initiatives to develop the Association and the Section

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Districts to Scout Troops, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program
  • Support will be open, honest and timely
  • Hold regular meetings of the Scout Council

6. Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Scout Council
  • Be part of the selection process for District Leaders – Scouts in discussion with the District Commissioners
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier 

7. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the Region Scout Council and facilitate their training for the role

8. Communication

  • Convey Scouts and their activities to the Scouting community
  • Liaise with other members of the Region Program Delivery and Support Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in Scout activities.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Scout Commissioner – Region and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Hold Wood Badge and have completed advanced training in the Scout Section.
  4. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

Venturer Scout Commissioner – Region

Title Venturer Scout Commissioner – Region
Reports to State Commissioner – Venturer Scouts
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Venturer Scout Commissioner - Region will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will assist in leading the State Venturer Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Section

  • Ensure that they and the District Leaders – Venturer Scouts:
    • Monitor, track and respond with direct support
    • Provide proactive early intervention
    • Understand and know what is happening at Unit Level
    • Facilitate local courses and learning opportunities
  • Other duties as required by the State Commissioner

2. Quality program delivery Ensure that Venturer Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

3. Award Scheme Ensure participation in the Venturer Achievement Pathways with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level of the achievement pathways, including Queen’s Scout Award.

4. Development

  • All Leaders and youth working within the Venturer section have the opportunity to regularly attend Zone/District Venturer Council meetings.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders and youth to deliver the program within the Venturer Scout Section.
  • Liaise with the Scout Commissioners-Region and Rover Support Commissioners- Region to provide liaison between sections and advancement opportunities and reduce inhibitors.
  • Support the Region and District Commissioners where needed on recruitment of new Venturer Scout Leaders and the establishment of new Venturer units.
  • Identify and mentor talented and capable Venturer Leaders towards taking roles as District and/or Regional Venturer roles in the future.
  • Support and lead new initiatives to develop the Association and the Section.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process through the Districts to the Venturer Units that is proactive support that will enable all leaders to deliver the program. Support will be open, honest, and timely.
  • Ensure regular meetings Zone/District Venturer Councils meetings occur within the Region to provide Achievement Pathway support and advice, whilst facilitating Venturer relationships to provide Achievement Pathway opportunities.

6. Membership

  • Be an active member and regular attendee of the State Venturer Council.
  • Participate in State-wide Venturer projects/initiatives/events as required.
  • Be part of the selection process or District Leaders – Venturers in discussion with the District Commissioner for the respective District.
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier.

7. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor youth and adult members of the Region and Districts and facilitate their development and training.

8. Communication

  • Convey Venturing and Venturer activities to the Scouting community.
  • Maintain a strong profile by actively engaging with Venturer Leaders and Venturers on a regular basis.
  • Liaise with other members of the Region Program Delivery and Support Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to move seamlessly through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of Venturer Scout Commissioner – Region and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  4. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  5. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  6. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Ability to motivate, lead, communicate with and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Demonstrate planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  4. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Venturer Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Hold a Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership in the Venturer Scout Section.
  4. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    • be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    • complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.

Rover Support Commissioner - Region

Title Rover Support Commissioner – Region
Reports to State Commissioner – Rover Support
Adviser to Region Rover Chairman
Direct Reports Rover Advisers (within the Region)
Measurement Membership, Quality, and Participation

This is a volunteer position.

Scouts Victoria is a child safe organisation with zero-tolerance for any harm, abuse or neglect. We value the diversity of our members, including gender, sexuality, race, religion and ability.

The Rover Commissioner - Region will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will support the Region Rover Chairman to lead their Region Rover Community. This Region Community is empowered to support the program of Rovering, which is delivered by Units.

Region Rover Community

The Rover Commissioner – Region will support the Region Rover Chairman to lead the Region Rover Community. This will include a representative body of all the Rover Units in the Region and a Region Team to manage the community.

The Region Rover Community is responsible for:

  • Supporting all Rover Units to run a quality Rover program.
  • Appointing committees that will run activities for Rovers within the Region.
  • Providing assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Expectations of a Rover Support Commissioner

The Rover Support Commissioner will build open and honest relationships with Rovers in order to allow them to maximize their Physical, Intellectual, Social, Spiritual and Emotional and Character development.

Provides A Clear Sense Of Direction

  • Provides the Region (Units, Rovers & Advisors) with the skills to enable them to solve problems themselves.
  • Acknowledging that making mistakes is part of a learning process and that when mistakes are made, they are not ignored and the Region learns from them.
  • Maintains the consistency and integrity of the Rover Region.
  • Ensures that the Region (Units & Rovers) are aware of the moral, legal and ethical obligations.
  • Promotes and supports the Baden-Powell Scout Award.

Leads By Example

  • Reserves judgments and keeps an open mind.
  • Behaves in accordance with the Adult Code of Conduct.
  • Sets a high standard of behaviour and acts positively.
  • Demonstrates drive, energy, initiative and personal accountability to get results for their Units.
  • Develops constructive relationships with Region members.
  • Completes all appropriate training in a timely manner.

Creates And Sustains An Environment For Rovers To Be Successful

  • Acts as a mentor for the Rover Region Team and for Rovers in the community.
  • Develops the Executive to operate an effective Region Community.
  • Ensures a climate exists where Rovers feel comfortable in raising issues.
  • Understands the learning needs of Rovers and provides them with opportunities to achieve success both for the Region and individually.
  • Mentors, supports and engages with Rover Advisors in the Region; assists with training and facilitates discussion groups to ensure Rover Advisors are equipped and supported to advise and develop Rovers in their Rover Units.
  • Ensures that fun is an integral part of the Rover Region.

Demonstrates Integrity When Dealing With Difficult Issues

  • Takes a leading role in addressing difficult situations and works towards resolution in a quick and efficient manner.
  • Is not afraid to address conflict, ensuring it is dealt with quickly to avoid unnecessary escalation.
  • Provides sound advice based on accurate information and listening in an unbiased way to what people say.

Is An Active Member Of Their Rover Region

  • Supports the Region Team (Region Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Training Officer, Development Officers etc.) to ensure that all Units have a well-balanced, adventurous program.
  • Actively encourages all Rovers to participate in relevant training.
  • Develops and maintains a good working relationship with their Region/State.
  • Empowers the Region to be accountable for their actions.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Quality program delivery

Through supporting the Region Team and working with Rover Advisors ensure that Rovers are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

2. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Work with the elected Region Team to be their primary advisor and source of support on leading the Rover Region
  • Mentor members of the Region Rover Community.

3. Award Scheme Encourage participation in the Rover Award Scheme with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level of the award scheme, including the Baden Powell Award.

4. Development

  • Work with the Region Team to ensure that Region Rover Community gatherings are providing regular opportunities for development of members.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders (Rovers) and Advisors to deliver the program within the Rover Section.
  • Support the Region Commissioner where needed on recruitment and the establishment of new Crews.
  • Explore models for delivery of new Crews in conjunction with State Development Team and Region Commissioners.
  • Support and lead new initiatives to develop the Association and the Section.

5. Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the Victorian Rover Council.
  • Be a member and regular attendee of Region Team meetings and gatherings.

6. Communication

  • Convey Rovers and their activities to the Scouting community.
  • Liaise with other members of the Region Program Delivery and Support Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to move seamlessly through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.

7. Support

  • Other duties as required by the State Commissioner – Rover Support.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Enthusiasm with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Enthusiasm and commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. A strong commitment of the role of an ‘advisor’ in the Rover Section.
  4. Be respectful of all the team members accepting individual differences as a resource.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience within the Rover Section.
  2. Ability to relate to, communicate with, mediate and motivate adult Leaders and Rovers.
  3. Planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrated risk management, work health safety (WHS), and ScoutSafe skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge of, and strong commitment to, the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the role and responsibilities of an Assistant State Commissioner and a commitment to that role.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the role and responsibilities of an ‘advisor’ position in the Rover Section.
  4. Hold a Wood Badge.
  5. Have completed advanced training in the Rover Section.
  6. Have completed Leader of Adult training or
    • be willing to complete Leader of Adults basic training within twelve months of appointment and
    • complete Leader of Adult advanced training within two years of appointment.

Assistant Region Commissioner – Development

Title Assistant Region Commissioner – Development
Reports to Region Commissioner
Measurement Membership, Quality, Delivery, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Assistant Region Commissioner - Development will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead teams of scouting personnel in identified development programs aimed at developing Scouting, using various models, within the community.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Leadership

Participate in the Region Development and Leadership Team as appropriate and participate in matters pertaining to the development and progress in the Districts of the Region in relation to development projects. Be a key Development Leader within the Region responsible for development of and the implementation of strategies for the recruitment, retention and personal development of youth and adults within identified parts of the Region and the creation of new Groups.

2. Development

  • Promote and co-ordinate the delivery of alternate methods of Scouting within the
  • State/Region/Districts by working with various communities and local councils as appropriate.
  • Explore models for delivery of new Scout Groups in conjunction with the State Development Team and Region Teams.
  • Support and lead new initiatives to promote scouting in a wide range of communities where scouting is not presently available.
  • Support the Region Commissioner where needed on the establishment of new Scout Groups.

3. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process through the Districts to support various models of delivering the Scout program.
  • Facilitate regular meetings with Community Groups and Local Council representatives.

4. Memberships

  • With the Region Commissioner, promote the Scout Movement in the wider community by identifying and establishing strong relationships with:
    • Education leaders in the Region (Preschool, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary).
    • Local State and Federal government leaders for the Region.
    • Philanthropic and commercial organisations part of the Region.
    • The Regions service clubs and associations.
  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Development Council / State Development Leadership Team.
  • Provide expertise for the State development programs.
  • Be a member of the Region Team and promote development within Districts.

5. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor/coach members of the Region and District teams in respect of development of new Groups or the resurrection of struggling groups.

6. Communication

  • Attend meetings and functions as requested to stay aware of the development needs of Districts and Groups and to support them in specified development opportunities.
  • Convey Scouting to the broader community.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles.
  2. Be outcomes-focussed, with a strong emphasis on getting a good result for members within the organisation’s frameworks.
  3. Commitment to contemporary program delivery through youth leading with adult support.
  4. Commitment and delivery to maintain a professional and balanced approach in all interactions with members.
  5. Recognise that management of conflict and behaviour in a volunteer and parent environment can be complex and require different approaches dependent on circumstance.
  6. A strong commitment to the safety of children, upholding the values of the Child Protection Policy, Adult Code of Conduct and Child Safe Statement.

Skills

  1. Be an effective relationship builder.
  2. Be an effective leader, mentor and supporter of adults.
  3. Ability to motivate and communicate effectively.
  4. Ability to proactively identify and mediate conflict.
  5. Ability to navigate and effectively use policies and processes.
  6. Proficiency with computer systems.
  7. Demonstrate risk management, work health safety (WHS), Child Safety and ScoutSafe skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement.
  2. Have some exposure to contemporary professional human resources processes, or previous professional management experience.
  3. Be prepared to maintain and update knowledge of Scouting program and processes
    • Have completed Leader of Adult advanced training or
    • be prepared to complete Leader of Adult basic training within 12 months c. complete Leader of Adult advanced training within 2 years.

Assistant Region Commissioner – Adult Support

Title Assistant Region Commissioner – Adult Support
Reports to Region Commissioner
Measurements Membership, Quality, Delivery, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The ARC-Adult Support, along with the ARC-Devt, RC, DCs and a network of program specialists, supports Scouting in a Region with a particular focus on the quality of adult support. The role reports to the Region Commissioner, and is also supported by the Assistant Chief Commissioner Personnel and the Adults in Scouting Committee.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Support the Region Commissioner in the recruitment, selection, induction and support of senior volunteers in the Region.
  2. Support District Commissioners, District Leaders Adult Training & Support and District Personnel Committees in fulfilling the human resources functions of Districts.
  3. Convene gatherings and provide other networks as needed to ensure that District Leaders Adult Training and Support have peer support.
  4. Induct senior volunteers in the effective use of Extranet as a management tool.
  5. Provide a source of advice and support in using the disputes policy, drawing on State resources where needed and providing early mediation.
  6. Lead the adult support component of major change projects in the Region such as the rollout of the program and the development of child safety leadership capability.
  7. Scan the Region for capability gaps, strengths, vacant roles, and opportunities to share expertise, feeding this insight into Region priority-setting.
  8. Develop and deliver people-related initiatives to support the delivery of District Development Plans and Region priorities in order to promote growth.
  9. Contribute as a senior leader of the Region and State to a positive and outcomes focussed management culture that delivers for young people.
  10. Liaise proactively with the State Commissioners for sections and the Section Commissioner-Regions to ensure a coordinate and joined up approach to recruitment and selection of program specialists in the Region.
  11. Be a champion and deliver practical initiatives for diversity and inclusion in the Region, drawing on State resources as needed.
  12. Be a champion for recognition of volunteer service and achievement, including through the formal Adult Recognition Award framework.
  13. Share in identifying volunteer pathways for older Rovers as they transition out of the youth program.
  14. Alongside the Region Commissioner and ARC-Development, represent Scouting in the Region’s broader community with a particular focus on identifying sources of expertise and support.
  15. Make recommendations to the Region Commissioner on Region appointments to the State Council.
  16. Act as a leader in charge for a District for a limited period as needed.
  17. Deputise for the Region Commissioner as needed.
  18. Provide additional support to the Region Commissioner as needed.
  19. Appropriately escalates and reports all matters involving Child Safety as per Scouts Victoria procedures and practices.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles.
  2. Be outcomes-focussed, with a strong emphasis on getting a good result for members within the organisation’s frameworks.
  3. Commitment to contemporary program delivery through youth leading with adult support.
  4. Commitment and delivery to maintain a professional and balanced approach in all interactions with members.
  5. Recognise that management of conflict and behaviour in a volunteer and parent environment can be complex and require different approaches dependent on circumstance.
  6. A strong commitment to the safety of children, upholding the values of the Child Protection Policy, Adult Code of Conduct and Child Safe Statement.

Skills

  1. Be an effective relationship builder.
  2. Be an effective leader, mentor and supporter of adults.
  3. Ability to motivate and communicate effectively.
  4. Ability to proactively identify and mediate conflict.
  5. Ability to navigate and effectively use policies and processes.
  6. Proficiency with computer systems.
  7. Demonstrate risk management, work health safety (WHS), Child Safety and ScoutSafe skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement.
  2. Have some exposure to contemporary professional human resources processes, or previous professional management experience.
  3. Be prepared to maintain and update knowledge of Scouting program and processes:
    • have completed Leader of Adult advanced training or
    • be prepared to complete Leader of Adult basic training within 12 months c. complete Leader of Adult advanced training within two years

State Commissioner

State Commissioner - Joey Scouts

Title State Commissioner – Joey Scouts
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Program
Direct Reports Assistant State Commissioner – Joey Scouts Joey Scout Commissioners – Regions
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Joey Scouts will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead the State Joey Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Joey Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Joey Scout Council

The State Commissioner – Joey Scouts will lead the State Joey Scout Council, a team of volunteers representing Joey Scouting within Regions and will include Joey Scout Commissioners – Region, State Leaders, Project Leaders and representatives as deemed appropriate.

The State Joey Scout Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing Team Leaders who will run the various Major Events for the Joey Scout Section.
  • Liaising with the various Adventurous and other Activities to ensure current knowledge of the award scheme requirements.
  • Relationship to accredited qualifications.
  • Providing assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Section

Ensure the Joey Scout Commissioners – Regions work through the District Leader – Joey Scouts to:

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at Pack level.

2. Quality program delivery

Ensure that Joey Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

3. Award Scheme Encourage participation in the Joey Scout Award Scheme with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level of the award scheme, including the Promise Challenge Award.

4. Development

  • Promote the Joey Scout program in schools.
  • Recruitment of leaders to the section.
  • Establish new Mobs and explore models for delivery.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts to Joey Scout Mobs, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program.
  • Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Hold regular meetings of the State Joey Scout Council.
  • Carry out timely reviews with members of the State Joey Scout Council.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Joey Scout Council and Scouting and their activities within Victoria.

6. Membership

  • Be a member of the State Program Team.
  • Be part of the selection process for Assistant State Commissioner – Joey Scout, Joey Scout Commissioner – Region, State Leaders – Joey Scouts and Project Leaders – Joey Scouts where appropriate.
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier.

7. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.
  • Oversee the budgets of the Joey Scout section including major activities.

8. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Joey Scout Council and facilitate their training for the role.

9. Communication

  • Convey Joey Scouting and their activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth Advocacy on relevant youth issues.
  • Consult with relevant Region Commissioner when appointing State Commissioners.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in Joey Scout activities.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Hold Wood Badge and have completed advanced training in the Joey Scout Section.
  4. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Cub Scouts

Title State Commissioner – Cub Scouts
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner – Program
Direct Reports Assistant State Commissioner – Cub Scouts Cub Scout Commissioners – Regions State Leader – Program Support Specialists – Cub Scouts
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Cub Scouts will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead their State Cub Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Cub Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Cub Scout Council

The State Commissioner – Cub Scouts will lead the State Cub Scout Council, a team of volunteers representing Cub Scouting within Regions and will include Cub Scout Commissioners, State Leaders, Project Leaders and representatives as deemed appropriate. The State Cub Scout Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing Team Leaders who will run the various Major Events for the Cub Scout Section.
  • Liaising with the various Adventurous and other Activities to ensure current knowledge of the Achievement Pathways requirements relevant for the Cub Scout Section.
  • Relationship to accredited qualifications.
  • Provide assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Victoria) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Section Ensure the Cub Scout Commissioners – Regions work through the District Leader – Cub Scouts to:

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at the Cub Scout Unit level.

2. Quality program delivery

  • Ensure that Cub Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

3. Achievement Pathways

  • Encourage Cub Scout participation in the Achievement Pathways with the aim of increasing participation in all elements, including the Grey Wolf Award.

4. Development

  • Promote the Cub Scout program in schools.
  • Recruitment of leaders to the Section.
  • Establishment of new Cubs Scout Units and explore models for delivery.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts to Cub Scout Units, that enables proactive support to all leaders in:
    • delivering an adventurous, challenging, fun and inclusive program.
    • developing and facilitating effective Cub Scout Unit Councils.
    • the implementation of youth leading adult supporting.
  • Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Hold regular meetings of the State Cub Scout Council.
  • Carry out timely reviews with members of the State Cub Scout Council.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Cub Scout Council and Scouting and its activities within Victoria.

6. Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Program Team.
  • Be part of the selection process for Assistant State Commissioner - Cub Scouts, Cub Commissioner Region, State Leaders – Cub Scouts and Project Leaders - Cub Scouts where appropriate.
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier.

7. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.
  • Oversee the budgets of the Cub Scout Section including major activities.

8. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Cub Scout Council and facilitate their training for the role.

9. Communication

  • Convey Cub Scouts and their activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioners for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in Cub Scouts activities.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Cub Scout adult training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner – Cub Scouts and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Hold a Wood Badge having completed Wood Badge level training in Youth Program Delivery (or a previous sectional equivalent, e.g. completed Advanced training in the Cub section).
  5. Have completed Program Support training to Wood Badge level (previously known as Leader of Adults Basic and Advanced training) or be willing to complete the Scouting Management course (LOA Basic) within twelve months and Scouting Leadership (Leader of Adults) training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Scouts

Title State Commissioner – Scouts
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Program
Direct Reports

Assistant State Commissioner – Scouts

Scout Commissioners – Regions

State Leader – Scouts, State Leader – Events

State Scout Council – Youth Members

Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Scouts will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead the State Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Scout Council

The State Commissioner – Scouts will lead the State Scout Council, a team of volunteers representing Scouting within Regions and will include Scout Commissioners – Region, State Leaders, Project Leaders and representatives as deemed appropriate.

The Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing Team Leaders who will run the various Major Events for the Section.
  • Liaising with the various Adventurous and other Activities to ensure current knowledge of the award scheme requirements.
  • Relationship to accredited qualifications.
  • Providing assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the section

  • Ensure the Scout Commissioners – Regions work through the District Leader – Scouts to
  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at Troop level.

2. Quality program delivery

  • Ensure that Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

3. Award Scheme

  • Encourage participation in the Scout Award Scheme with the target of increasing the percent of youth who achieve each level of the award scheme, including the Australian Scout Medallion.

4. Development

  • Promote the Scout program in schools.
  • Recruitment of leaders to the section.
  • Establish new Troops and explore models for delivery.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process through the Regions and Districts to the Scout Troops that is proactive support that will enable all leaders to deliver the program. Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Hold regular meetings of the State Scout Council.
  • Carry out timely reviews with members of the State Scout Council.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Scout Council and Scouting and their activities within Victoria.

6. Membership

  • Be a member of the State Program Team.
  • Be part of the selection process for Assistant State Commissioner – Scout, Scout Commissioner – Region, State Leaders – Scouts and Project Leaders – Scouts where appropriate.
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier.

7. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.
  • Oversee the budgets of the Scout section including major activities.

8. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Scout Council and facilitate their training for the role.

9. Communication

  • Convey Scouting and their activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth Advocacy on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in adult training and adventurous activities.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Venturer Scouts

Title State Commissioner – Venturer Scouts
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Program
Direct Reports

Assistant State Commissioner – Venturer Scouts
Venturer Scout Commissioners – Regions
State Leader – Venturer Scouts

Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Venturer Scouts will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead the State Venturer Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Venturer Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Venturer Scout Council

The State Commissioner – Venturer Scouts will lead the State Venturer Scout Council, a team of volunteers representing Venturer Scouting within Regions and will include Venturer Scouts, Venturer Scout Commissioners – Region, State Venturer Leaders, Project Leaders and representatives as deemed appropriate.

The Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing Team Leaders who will run the various Major Events for the Section.
  • Liaising with the various Adventurous and other Activities to ensure current knowledge of the award scheme requirements.
  • Relationship to accredited qualifications.
  • Providing assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Section Ensure the Venturer Scout Commissioners – Regions work through the District Leader – Venturer Scouts to:

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at Unit level.

2. Quality program delivery Ensure that Venturer Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

3. Award Scheme Encourage participation in the Venturer Scout Award Scheme with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level of the award scheme, including the Queen Scout Award.

4. Development

  • Promote the Venturer Scout program in schools.
  • Recruitment of leaders to the section.
  • Establish new Units and explore models for delivery.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts to Venturer Scout Units, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program.
  • Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Hold regular meetings of the State Venturer Scout Council.
  • Carry out timely reviews with members of the State Venturer Scout Council.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Venturer Scout Council and Scouting and their activities within Victoria.

6. Membership

  • Be a member of the State Program Team.
  • Be part of the selection process for Assistant State Commissioner – Venturer Scouts, Venturer Scout Commissioner – Region, State Leaders – Venturer Scouts and Project Leaders – Venturer Scouts where appropriate.
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier.

7. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.
  • Oversee the budgets of the Venturer Scout section including major activities.

8. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Venturer Scout Council and facilitate their training for the role.

9. Communication

  • Convey Venturer Scouting and their activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Consult with relevant Region Commissioner when appointing State Commissioners.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in Venturer activities.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Hold Wood Badge and have completed advanced training in the Venturer Scout Section.
  4. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Rover Support

Title State Commissioner – Rover Support
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner – Section Support
Direct Reports

Assistant State Commissioners – Rover Support
Rover Support Commissioners – Regions
Advisors to any Victorian Rover Sub Committee

Membership

Scouts Victoria Program Team
Victorian Rover Council
Victorian Rover Council Office Bearers
Victorian Rover Council Subcommittees

Measurement Membership, Quality, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

State Commissioner – Rover Support will support and advise the Victorian Rover Council Chair to lead and deliver the diverse programs within the Rover Scout Section in Victoria and to advise on all aspects of Rover Governance.

This support and leadership is delivered through the Victorian Rover Council (VRC), which is empowered to support the Region Rover Communities, who in turn support their local Crews to deliver the Rover program.

The State Commissioner – Rover Support will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will assist in advising the Victorian Rover Council, VRC Office Bearers, Rover Commissioners - Region Support and other Officers of the Rover Section.

Primary Responsibilities

The role of State Commissioner - Rover Support is to lead and manage the adult supporters of the Rover Section in Victoria as well as to provide oversight and support to the diverse operations of the section, particularly compliance with policies, procedures and practices of Scouts Victoria and the Rover Section. Additionally, the State Commissioner - Rover Support will be cognisant of relevant legislation pertaining to the operation of the Section.

Provide Quality Advice

  1. Advise the VRC on the development of Rovering throughout Victoria.
  2. Be the principal advisor to the VRC-Chair and the VRC Office Bearers.
  3. Advise and be a member of the Victorian delegation at National Rover Council Meetings.
  4. Stimulate and foster new initiatives through the existing structures of the Rover Section.

Provide Adult Support

  1. Lead and manage the Assistant State Commissioners – Rover Support, Rover Support Commissioners – Regions, Rover Advisors to the Victorian Rover Sub Committees, and the Rover fellowship groups.
  2. Resolve issues relating to non-Rover members of the Rover section (i.e. Rover Advisors).
  3. Be involved in State Courts of Honour as appropriate.
  4. Be responsible for the accounts of the Victorian Rover Council and liaise with the VRC Treasurer.
  5. Liaise with Interstate Commissioners and Advisors.

General

  1. Attend Victorian Rover Council and Office Bearers meetings
  2. Attend State Program meetings with the VRC Chair.
  3. Manage and provide oversight to the awards processes and procedures for the section.
  4. Be an active and visible member of the section, participating in, attending and supporting the committees running Victorian Rover Events, as well as attending the activities themselves.
  5. Advocate for the Rover section as required with other members of scouting, promoting and supporting the ideals and methods of the section – particularly in regards to the self management structure and framework.
  6. Other duties as requested by the Chief Commissioner, VRC Chairman or the VRC.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Enthusiasm with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Enthusiasm and commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. A strong commitment of the role of an ‘advisor’ in the Rover section.
  4. Be respectful of all their team members accepting individual differences as a resource.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience within the Rover section.
  2. Ability to lead, communicate with, mediate and motivate adult leaders and Rovers.
  3. Planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrated risk management, work health safety (WHS), and ScoutSafe skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and a commitment to that role.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the role and responsibilities of an ‘advisor’ position in the Rover section.
  4. Hold a Rover Wood Badge.
  5. Have completed Leader of Adult training or
    • be willing to complete Leader of Adults basic training within twelve months of appointment and
    • complete the Leader of Adult advanced training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Diversity an Inclusion

Title State Commissioner - Diversity and Inclusion
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth Advocacy and Leadership
Direct Reports Diversity and Inclusion team
Measurement Membership, Quality, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities, and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Promoting diversity: Considering globalisation, we should not forget to promote diversity as an opportunity to increase the relevance of Scouting. Diversity is the best tool for a multinational and multicultural movement calling for coexistence and tolerance such as the Scout Movement. It is important to create awareness about the fact that people from all over the world are becoming closer, and cultural differences cannot be a barrier to the evolution and/or to the adaption to a world ruled by the need for rapid information, rapid changes and rapid responses. It is recommended to have flexible structures and processes in the organisations worldwide. Promoting diversity as openness will facilitate the reach out to new pools of young people, and offer a compelling alternative among all other interests in the life of a young person in the 21st century. Moreover we should adopt our volunteering opportunities to more diverse adult populations. Scouting should make adults feel the need to support the Movement not only because of the value it adds to them but also for the opportunity it provides them to contribute to society.

World Scout Bureau: 1st World Education Congress

Diversity and inclusion, access and equity are cornerstones of Scouting. Scouts Victoria is an inclusive organisation that is proud to welcome all as we know this is a strength of the World Organisation of the Scouting Movement (WOSM).

The State Commissioner - Diversity and Inclusion will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead a team to promote and support Scouting. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Raise awareness across Scouts Victoria’s membership, both youth and adult, on diversity and inclusion issues and how to be inclusive of all Victorians so that Scouts Victoria’s membership reflects the diversity of the Victorian population.
  • In consultation with Assistant Chief Commissioner - Youth Advocacy and Leadership coordinate and manage the team of State Advisors for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Liaise with members of the State Leadership Team and other State Commissioners in regard to diversity and inclusion in their roles.
  • Participation as required in meetings of the State Programme Team.
  • Lead the development of Scouts Victoria’s Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
  • Coordinate support materials, advice, referrals and information for Groups and leaders so that they are supported in their work of inclusivity as we provide Scouting to a more diverse spectrum of young people and adults.
  • Provide support to State Development Team to promote Scouting to non-traditional membership demographics.
  • Identify non-members or organisations who can contribute to providing resources, support or training for diversity and inclusion.
  • Facilitate programs and events to promote Scouting to diverse communities across Victoria with a view to diversifying our membership.

Attitudes Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Enthusiasm with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Enthusiasm and commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion.
  4. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging teams to excel.
  5. Be respectful of all their teams accepting individual differences as a resource.
  6. Be open-minded, curious, and ready to engage with others.

Skills

  1. Ability to lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Planning and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrated risk management, work health safety (WHS), and ScoutSafe skills.
  4. Problem solving skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound Knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of this State Commissioner - Diversity and Inclusion role and a commitment to that role.
  3. Personal knowledge of and active experience in diversity and inclusion.
  4. Strong understanding of the concepts of inclusion and diversity and strategies to support inclusion and diversity within youth programs.
  5. Have completed Leader of Adult advanced training, or
    • complete Leader of Adults basic training within twelve months of appointment and
    • complete the Leader of Adult advanced training within three years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Environment

Title State Commissioner – Environment
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Youth
Direct Reports Assistant Chief Commissioner - Youth
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation and Victorian Sustainability Strategy

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Environment will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead efforts to improve sustainability performance throughout the state. Direction and objectives for these efforts is currently provided through the Victorian Sustainability Strategy, however the incumbent will have the freedom to alter this Strategy in consultation with the State Leadership Team, and pursue additional initiatives beyond what it provides for. The State Commissioner Environment forms part of the National Environment Committee as part of its collaboration, collective action and communication with other branches.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Environment Team

The State Commissioner Environment will lead and manage a team of youth and adult volunteers to assist them in establishing, promoting and running sustainability initiatives throughout the state.

Projects Ongoing

  • Delivery of the Victorian Sustainability Strategy
  • Regent Honey Eater Program
  • Clean Up Australia Event
  • Street2Bay Projects
  • Support to Australian Jamboree

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Youth Sections

  • Work with the State Environment Team to promote our environment strategy and environment.

2. Quality program delivery

  • Contribute to International program ideas, which will assist in ensuring that all sections are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs, which entices full participation.

3. Award Scheme

  • Be aware of the content of the Sections Award Schemes with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve environment goals.

4. Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the Special Interest Areas team meetings and State Program Team meetings as required.
  • Represent the State at National International Team meetings/conferences.

5. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.

7. Communication The State Commissioner – Environment will liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner, Marketing & Communications team to promote their efforts and those of Scout members towards the goals of the Victorian Sustainability Strategy and beyond.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow participation in International Scouting.
  2. Have planning and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  4. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Major Events

Title State Commissioner – Major Events
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Program
Direct Reports Major Events Activity Leaders (as per Role Descriptions) Stakeholders Various State Commissioners Section, State Leadership Team, Major Event Activity Leaders with existing reporting lines, Victorian Rover Council, State Commissioner - Risk and Safety
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner - Major Events will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will work with the various teams of members who promote & co-ordinate Major Events within Scouting.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Major Events Team

The State Commissioner ‐ Major Events will work with various members who lead Major Event Teams which report into various parts of Scouts Victoria across youth sections, regions, districts and the state. Major events typically have more than 200 Youth Members present.

The State Commissioner - Major Events is responsible for:

  • Enhancing the Leadership Development program by empowering more people to take on key roles in Major Events.
  • Encouraging more Youth Members to take on key roles in the Major Events teams, with coaching and mentoring from experienced people.
  • To offer support to, and encourage collaboration between the various Major Events teams in terms of personnel, equipment, and resources.
  • To establish a team of SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) to help the Event Teams.
  • To determine best practice for Major Events, and help the events reach their full potential.
  • To be a source of information, guidance, and assistance to anyone wishing to run an event or work on an event team.
  • To create a ‘play book’ for running a successful Major Event, which is available to anyone running an event.
  • Be part of panel that selects contingent Leaders for Kangaree, Cuboree, Jamboree & Venture.
  • Work to achieve KPI’s in terms of participation & growth of youth members at Major Events.
  • Ensure a Plan>Do>Review process is followed for each Major Event and any relevant learnings are utilized in future Major Events across Scouts Victoria.

Primary Responsibilities

Within the Youth Sections

  • Work with the various State Teams to promote and assist in Major Events.
  • Help co-ordinate promotion at section events for promotion of Major Events activities.

Quality program delivery

  • Contribute to Major Events program ideas that will assist in ensuring that all sections are provided a quality programs to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.
  • Be part of the State Program team and work to ensure key fundamentals are embedded in all major events.

Award Scheme

  • Be aware of the content of the Sections Award Schemes with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve relevant Major Event badges.

Facilitate

  • Ensure regular attendance by Team members at meetings of the State Section Councils.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Major Events Team and the promotion of Major Events activities within Victoria.

Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Program Team.
  • Represent the State at National Major Events Team meetings.

Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Major Events Team and facilitate their training for the role.

Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.

Communication

  • Convey the opportunities in Major Events activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Advise the State Leadership Team on Major Events issues.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Delivery and Support Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the Major Events program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  4. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of State Commissioner – Major Events and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    • be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    • complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.

State Commissioner - Heritage

Title

State Commissioner - Heritage

Assistant Group Leader supports the Group Leader by delegation

Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Youth
Measurement Membership, Quality, Delivery, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Heritage is responsible for the operation of the Scouts Victoria Heritage Centre and its supporting volunteers. Scouts Victoria Heritage Centre has opened its new home recently and is designed to be an Adventure Centre for youth members to experience an interactive an educational environment linked to the youth program.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Support our Program Delivery (Joeys, Cubs, Scouts, Venturers & Rovers) with materials and activities linked to the operation of the overall Heritage space of Scouts Victoria.
  2. Establish and implement a modern management plan for the Scout Heritage Centre and its collection leading its volunteers.
  3. Establish the creation of meaningful interactive programs designed to support youth program delivery such as historical learning opportunities linking Scouting with events of historical significance.
  4. Develop and open exhibitions for the community sharing our history through display of memorabilia and other materials.
  5. Collaborate with relevant stakeholders to promote the operation of the Scouts Victoria Heritage Centre encouraging additional visitors including youth and recruitment of volunteers.
  6. Manage the operational functions of the Scout Heritage Centre and its collection including (but not limited to) curation, archiving, weeding, cataloguing and maintenance.
  7. To ensure the Group remains viable in terms of finance, members, insurance, and equipment requirements.

ATTITUDE, SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program adhering to the Scout Promise and Law.
  2. Demonstrate that youth are at the centre of everything we do with a youth focussed approach. Appropriate support and role model behaviour is paramount in everything we do.
  3. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  4. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  5. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  6. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.
  7. Be prepared to delegate and share leadership and foster the development of other adults.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead and communicate with adult leaders and volunteers.
  2. Work harmoniously to grow and design relevant programs to be delivered by the team for youth members.
  3. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.
  6. Development and identification of relevant grants and funding opportunities.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of State Commissioner - Heritage and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have commitment to develop strategies to achieve on more youth involvement and genuine youth leadership into Scout Heritage Victoria.
  4. Have commitment to understanding new policies and procedures as they arise.
  5. Have an interest in and/or be prepared to develop further knowledge of the History of Scouting in Victoria.
  6. Have or develop a knowledge of archival materials and archival practices to maintain the archives and memorabilia collection.
  7. Have or develop a good working knowledge of the many aspects and workings of Scout Heritage Victoria (such as searches, restoration of artifacts, oral histories, cataloguing, record keeping, plus more).
  8. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    • be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    • complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.

State Commissioner - International

Title State Commissioner – International
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Youth
Direct Reports International State Council State SISEP Coordinators State Pen Pal Coordinator
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner International will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead a team of volunteers to promote International Scouting. This team will understand that they are empowered to promote International Scouting through the program which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State International Council

The State Commissioner International will lead and manage a team of youth and adult volunteers who have recently participated in an International event and other interested adults to lead project teams and promote International Scouting.

The State International Council is responsible for:

  • Promotion of International events.
  • Promotion of volunteering or work opportunities overseas.
  • Promotion of funding opportunities for International events.
  • Managing the State International Pen Pal Co-ordinator and liaison with National Coordinator.
  • JOTA/JOTI promotion and liaison with National Co-ordinator and State Radio Team.
  • Assist SISEP Co-ordinators in administering Scouts International Student Exchange Program (SISEP) within Victoria.
  • Coordination of Messengers of Peace opportunities.
  • Liaising with the various State Section Councils to ensure current knowledge of the award scheme requirements.
  • Promotion of Scouts of the World badge and the Better World Framework.
  • Providing assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Youth Sections

  • Work with the State Program Teams to promote International Scouting.
  • Attend section events for promotion of the International portfolio.

2. Quality program delivery

  • Contribute to International program ideas, which will assist in ensuring that all sections are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs, which entices full participation.

3. Award Scheme

  • Be aware of the content of the Sections Award Schemes with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve relevant International badges.

4. Facilitate

  • Ensure regular attendance by Council members at meetings of the State Section Councils.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State International Council and the promotion of International within Victoria.

5. Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the Special Interest Areas team meetings and State Program Team meetings as required.
  • Represent the State at National International Team meetings/conferences.

6. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.

7. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State International Council and facilitate their training for the role.

8. Communication

  • Convey the opportunities in International Scouting to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with members of the State Program team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the International program.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Special Interest Areas team to ensure a consistent level of support is offered to members across the team.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow participation in International Scouting.
  2. Have planning and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  4. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Performing Arts

Title State Commissioner – Performing Arts
Reports to Deputy Chief Commissioner
Measurement Membership, Quality, Delivery, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities, and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner - Performing Arts will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will support the various teams of volunteers who promote & co-ordinate Performing Arts within Scouting.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Performing Arts Team

The State Commissioner - Performing Arts will work with various volunteers who lead the various shows in Victoria.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Enhancing the Leadership Development program by empowering more people to take on key roles in Performing Arts.
  • Encouraging more Youth Members to take on key roles in the Performing Arts teams, with coaching and mentoring from experienced people.
  • To offer support to, and encourage collaboration between the various Performing Arts teams in terms of personnel, equipment and resources.
  • To support all current Victorian Shows with regards to best practice in areas such as finance, resources, costumes and general expertise.
  • To determine best practice for Performing Arts, and help the events reach their full potential.
  • To develop additional support mechanisms for existing & future shows. Also utilise the Performing Arts Adventure Centre in the wider program space.
  • To engage with interstate Scout shows to share both ours and their learning and expertise.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout Method in your role.
  2. Hands on leader that enthuses others and leads by example.
  3. Enthusiasm and commitment towards the importance of activities and the out in Scouting.
  4. Be inclusive in Leadership style encouraging teams to excel and empowering youth to participate.
  5. Availability and commitment to the time required to deliver the duties outlined in this role description.
  6. Strategic thinker with an ability to articulate visions, strategies and plans.
  7. Ability to develop sound administrative processes to support strategic direction.

Skills

  1. Be able to lead, communicate with and motivate youth members, adult Leaders and volunteers using a variety of methods.
  2. Demonstrate planning and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and ScoutSafe.
  4. Maintain confidentiality with sensitive and personal information.

Knowledge

  1. Hold a Scout Woodbadge or Certificate of Advanced Leadership – Scouts.
  2. Have a sound Knowledge and strong commitment to the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations.

Specific Duties

Within the Youth Sections

  • Work with the various State Teams to promote and assist in Performing Arts.
  • Help co-ordinate promotion at section events for promotion of Performing Arts activities.

Quality program delivery

  • Contribute to Performing Arts program ideas that will assist in ensuring that all sections are provided a quality programs to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.

Award Scheme

  • Be aware of the content of the Sections Award Schemes with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who participate in Performing Arts.

Facilitate

  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Performing Arts Team and the promotion of Performing Arts activities within Victoria.

Membership

  • Represent the State at National Performing Arts Team meetings.

Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Performing Arts Team and facilitate their training for the role.

Communication

  • Convey the opportunities in Performing Arts activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Advise the State Leadership Team on Performing Arts issues.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Delivery and Support Team to Page 4 May 2018 ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the Performing Arts program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues o Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

State Commissioner - Adult Training and Development

Title State Commissioner – Adult Training and Development
Reports to Deputy Chief Commissioner
Direct Reports Training Team
Key Stakeholders Manager - Membership, Training and Program, State Commissioner – Sections, Assistant Chief Commissioners, State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities, State Commissioner - OAS
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Adult Training and Development will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will have responsibility for ensuring our Adult Members and Supporters are trained and equipped to deliver scouting in line with the policies of The Scout Association of Australia and Scouts Victoria.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

The State Commissioner – Adult Training and Development, is a member of the National Training Committee; promoting, monitoring, and managing Adult Training and Development within Scouts Victoria.

National Training Team - Victoria

This role leads members of the National Training Team in Scouts Victoria to support the delivery of training that is, effective and relevant to Leaders recruited to support and lead our youth members, in line with best practice, national curriculum, Scouts Victoria curriculum and deliverables. 

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the training portfolio:

  • Develop the capabilities within the training team to deliver training in line with the goals of Adult Training and Development.
  • Develop a strong and constructive working relationship with the Manager – Membership, Training and Program to coordinate and deliver adult training.
  • Identify, develop and implement training content for Scouts Victoria that complements the National Adult Training and Development curriculum and policies and practices that are relevant to our membership.
  • Encourage and nurture a collaborative approach to a training program implementation that supports the focus of Scouts Victoria, which includes understanding needs across a wide range of disciplines (including Youth Empowerment, Program, Adventure, Personnel, Child Safety, Community Engagement, Recruitment and Growth).

3. Participation

  • Identify and build the capacity of the Training Team to deliver the outcomes identified in this role, to a high standard, considering the needs of the membership.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner – Outdoor Adventure Skills.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner – VET, our representative to the Scouts Australia Institute of Training for VET related matters.
  • Develop training programs that engage with our youth in a meaningful way, creating an environment for learning where youth is at the centre of what we do.
  • Promote and encourage all Adults in Scouting to complete wood badge training.

4. Development

  • Provide skill development opportunities for leaders.
  • Develop the skills and capabilities of leaders to support OAS within the sections.
  • Develop a three-year plan for the training portfolio.

5. Facilitate

  • Identify and implement the “Youth Leading, Adult Supporting” principle in our training program, entrenching the principle of continuous youth engagement to our newest and longest serving leaders alike.
  • Develop trusted, ongoing and strong relationships between the training team and key stakeholder groups developing an adaptable training program with is agile to our organisations needs.
  • Implement modern, innovative approaches to deliver training in a flexible and meaningful way, such as teleconferencing, face to face, local mentors and supporters.

6. Membership

  • Be an active member and participant of the National Training Team as an appointed Leader Trainer, sharing knowledge, two way communication and collaboration.
  • Be an active member and participant of the Adult Development Team (including Deputy Chief Commissioner and State Commissioner – VET), sharing knowledge, two way communication and collaboration.

7. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget the delivery of training, in conjunction with the Manager – Membership, Training and Program.
  • Develop a cost effective and efficient delivery mechanism for training.

8. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor the Assistant State Commissioner and facilitate their training for the role.
  • Mentor and coach new trainers to the Training Team to continue their development and growth.
  • Recognition that Training is a key element of development of our adults and develops the foundation of the culture of any new leader joining Scouts Victoria.

9. Communication

  • Promote adult training and development resources to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Liaise with the National Commissioner – Adult Training and Development.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in adult training and development.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills across all of Scouts Victoria.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Have completed Scouting Leadership (formerly Advanced Training) Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Scouting Management (formerly Basic Training) LoA training within twelve months and Scouting Leadership LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities

Title State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Program
Direct Reports Assistant State Commissioners – Adventurous Activities State Leader – Adventurous Activities
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead the Adventurous Activity Teams to deliver safe, exciting and challenging adventurous activities opportunities and training for youth and leaders.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

The State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities, with assistance from the Assistant State Commissioners – Adventurous Activities, will provide leadership and direction to the Adventurous Activities Teams. They will understand the Chief Commissioner’s focus and assist the team of Adventurous Activity discipline experts who are empowered to support the program of Scouting. The focus of the Activity Teams is to increase youth involvement, provide training opportunities in the activity disciplines and build Scouts Victoria ability to deliver Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS).

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Within Adventurous Activities Ensure the Adventurous Activity Team Leaders:

  • Provide adventurous activity participation and training opportunities to youth and leaders.
  • Understand the requirements for adventurous activities in program delivery.
  • Implement the National Adventurous Activities Framework.
  • Support the Adventurous Activity Team members in regard to training.
  • Understand and implement relevant risk management standards.
  • Develop the capacity and capabilities to deliver the OAS components of the program within agreed timelines.

2. Quality program delivery Work with the Adventurous Activity Team Leaders to:

  • Ensure that youth are provided a quality adventurous activity program to engage them and meet their developmental needs.
  • Develop risk management tools appropriate for sections.
  • Provide section activity resources and capabilities which align with the OAS.
  • Develop activity induction processes.
  • Consider innovative adventurous activities.

3. Participation Work with Activity Team Leaders to increase participation in adventurous activities.

4. Development

  • Provide skill development opportunities for youth and leaders.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver adventurous activities within the sections.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program incorporating OAS.
  • Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Hold regular meetings of the Adventurous Activity Team and monitor achievement against agreed timelines.
  • Carry out timely reviews with members of the Adventurous Activity Team.

6. Membership

  • Be a member of the State Program Team.
  • Facilitate the Adventurous Activities Team.
  • Be a member of the State Safety Operations Team.
  • Be part of the selection process for Assistant State Commissioners – Adventurous Activities.
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier.

7. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget for the Adventurous Activities portfolio.
  • Maintain the Fixed Assets register.

8. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor Assistant State Commissioners and Activity Team Leaders and facilitate their training for the role.
  • Coach Activity Team Leaders in project management skills in order to manage expansion of OAS capability and capacity.

9. Communication

  • Promote Adventurous Activities, resources and training to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

ATTITUDE, SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in adventurous activities.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of the Australian Adventure Activity Standard.
  2. Have an understanding of the relevant vocational education Training Packages and the inter-relationship with Scout training requirements.
  3. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  4. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  5. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - New Program Implementation

Title State Commissioner – New Program Implementation
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Transformation
Direct Reports Assistant State Commissioner – New Program Implementation (Projects & Governance) Assistant State Commissioner – New Program Implementation (Scheduling) Victorian Youth Program Review Project
Measurement Membership, Quality, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities, and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Scouts Australia is undertaking a review of its Youth Program (Youth Program Review - YPR), to ensure the program is fun, challenging, adventurous and inclusive, based on the fundamentals of Scouting and designed to meet the needs of young people in 21st century Australia. The successful deployment and implementation of the new Scout Youth Program in Victoria pivots on successfully supporting all aspects of the organisation through the change implementation.

This role is accountable for day to day execution, administration and financial control of the implementation of a new Scout youth program in Victoria. The holder of this role is a member of the Victorian Youth Program Review Coordinating Team and the Victorian Youth Program Review Change Programme Board (ex-officio).

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the ACC - Transformation to develop a plan for the YPR implementation across Victoria that informs and supports the membership, develops capacity, delivers resources and grows Scouting.
  • Lead the day-to-day operations of the Victorian YPR Coordinating Team.
  • Mentor and manage the performance of the two Assistant State Commissioners.
  • Oversee the recruitment and appointment of Project Managers and Project Teams.
  • Assist in the development of appropriate and coordinated Project Plans (and existing project variations) to be presented for approval to the Victorian YPR Change Programme Board.
  • Oversee the implementation of Project Plans by the respective Project Teams.
  • Oversee the development and tracking of measures of success on all projects and the overall change programme.
  • Ensure appropriate processes are established to coordinate the administration and financial control of all Victorian YPR projects.
  • Ensure all required information for reporting is available to the Victorian YPR Change Programme Board, including escalation of key project risks.
  • Provide assistance and advice to Project Managers and Project Teams.
  • Step-in as required on projects that are behind schedule or over budget.
  • Ensure end-of-project assessments are undertaken to identify future learnings.
  • Other duties as requested by the ACC - Transformation.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Enthusiasm with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Enthusiasm, positivity and resilience.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team members accepting individual differences as a resource.

Skills

  1. Professional experience with project and/or change management.
  2. Clear understanding of vision, purpose, new program concepts and YPR direction.
  3. Ability to lead, communicate with and motivate youth and adults.
  4. Strong understanding of change management.
  5. Planning and delegation skills.
  6. Ability to define data sources to evaluate successful projects and the program implementation against agreed measures.
  7. Strong mentoring/coaching and team development skills.
  8. Experience in managing a team and resolving people management issues & disputes.
  9. Demonstrated understanding of the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and a commitment to the role.
  10. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations.
  2. Have completed Leader of Adult training advanced or
    • be willing to complete Leader of Adults basic training within 12 months of appointment and
    • complete the Leader of Adult advanced training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - OAS Section Leader Development

Title State Commissioner – OAS Section Leader Development
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Adventure
Direct Reports Assistant State Commissioner - OAS Section Leader Development
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – OAS Section Leader Development will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will have responsibility for ensuring section leaders are trained and equipped to deliver Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS) to youth members.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

The State Commissioner – OAS Section Leader Development, with assistance from a State Leader with an implementation focus, will develop training plans for up skilling section leaders to deliver OAS. They will understand the Chief Commissioner’s focus and working with both the Adventurous Activities and Adult training portfolios design and deliver training to empower leaders in supporting Scouts Victoria ability to deliver Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the program portfolio:

  • Develop the capabilities within section leaders to deliver the OAS components of the program within agreed timelines.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner – Adult Training & Development to develop existing line leaders with skills sufficient to deliver.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities to develop section leader OAS training content and support.
  • Ensure section leaders have the opportunity for training opportunities to up skill their competence in delivering OAS.
  • Understand the requirements for OAS in program delivery and being a part of empowering line leaders to do more in the OAS space.
  • Communication of what section leaders can do in OAS with different levels of training.

2. Quality program delivery

  • Through appropriately skilled section leaders, ensure that youth are provided a quality OAS program to engage them and meet their developmental needs.
  • Liaison with Campsites to provide advice on how to offer OAS activities.
  • Develop a mechanism for communicating to section leaders what their training allows them to do in the OAS space.
  • Encourage the Adventurous Leader training implementation at group/district level.

3. Participation

  • Work with section leaders to increase participation in OAS.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner - Training.

4. Development

  • Provide skill development opportunities for leaders.
  • Develop the skills and capabilities of leaders to deliver OAS within the Sections.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program incorporating OAS.
  • Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Monitor achievement against agreed timelines.
  • Carry out timely reviews with assistance from State Commissioner Adventurous Activities and State Commissioner Training.

6. Membership

  • Be a member of the State Program Team.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner - Training.

7. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget for the implementation of OAS Section Leader training.

8. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor the Assistant State Commissioner and facilitate their training for the role.
  • Coach the Assistant State Commissioner in project management skills in order to manage expansion of OAS capability.

9. Communication

  • Promote OAS, resources and training to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

ATTITUDE, SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in adult training and adventurous activities.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Personnel Support

Title State Commissioner – Personnel Support
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner – Human Resources
Measurement Membership, Quality, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

The State Commissioner – Personnel Support will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership to proactively introduce best practice policies, procedures, protocols and practices to support the volunteer adults in the Movement so that they have role clarity in undertaking their duties in a safe and supportive environment.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Ensure leadership positions operate in accordance with Policy and Rules, and administrative practices of the Association in Victoria.

2. Promotion of leadership opportunities in conjunction with team leader by:

  • Facilitating the appointment of interview panels.
  • Facilitating the coordination interviews.
  • Documenting actions.
  • Acknowledging outcomes.
  • Implementing induction process for leaders new to a role.

3. Advise, support and train non uniformed (lay) members.

4. Convene State Personnel Committees a required:

  • Keep records of all aspects of the committee.
  • Document outcomes of State Personnel Committees.
  • In consultation with Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria and/or Assistant Chief Commissioner – Human Resources respond to outcomes.

5. Advise Region Commissioners and District Commissioners on personnel issues and procedures as appropriate.

6. Represent the Assistant Chief Commissioner - Human Resources when and where required.

7. Be a member of the Adults in Scouting committee.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Enthusiasm and strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Be committed to team success and help grow the commitment of others.
  3. Be supportive and encourage team members to support each other.

Skills

  1. Demonstrate and understand the role and responsibilities of Leaders in Scouting.
  2. Ability to lead, communicate with and motivate adults and work harmoniously with them to grow the program.
  3. Be able to motivate, build, lead and chair teams among both youth and adults.
  4. Demonstrate planning and delegation skills.
  5. Demonstrate mediation skills and ability to carry out investigations, write reports and make recommendations.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Have completed or be prepared to complete Basic Leader of Adult training within twelve months of appointment. Hold, or compete Leader of Adult Wood Badge or equivalent and Personal Leader Adviser training within two years of appointment.
  3. Have experience/understanding of human resource management.
  4. Hold a Wood Badge and/or be prepared to complete a Leader of Adults advanced training within twelve months of appointment.

State Commissioner - Risk and Safety

Title Project Leader – Risk and Safety Process
Reports to State Commissioner – Risk and Safety
Measurement Quality, Delivery, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Project Leader – Risk and Safety Process is a fixed term appointment of 12 months to support the development of risk assessments for Scouting Activities.

Scouts Victoria has developed an Online Risk Assessment System to allow Leaders to generate a template risk assessment based on a series of prompts using an online form, to improve our operational safety culture. This role is to consolidate and develop example risk assessments into a central system, following implementation, support the rollout of the system to Leaders.

This role can easily be remotely and does not require attendance at facilities.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

In conjunction with the State Commissioner – Risk and Safety:

  • Consolidate existing risks assessments into a central database.
  • Identify gaps and work with Leaders to develop risk assessments to fill gaps.
  • Provide input to the process used by users to generate risk assessments.
  • Roll out the system to Leaders and provide training and support.
  • Collate feedback from users to update system.
  • Further involvement in other Risk and Safety system projects as determined by the State Commissioner – Risk and Safety.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles.
  2. Be outcome-focussed, with a strong emphasis on getting a good result for members within the organisation’s frameworks.
  3. Commitment and delivery to maintain a professional and balanced approach in all interactions with members.
  4. A strong commitment to the safety of children, upholding the values of the Child Protection Policy, Adult Code of Conduct and Child Safe Statement.
  5. Strong commitment to the principles of ScoutSafe and improving our overall operational safety culture.

Skills

  1. Ability to communicate effectively.
  2. Ability to analyse problems and identify appropriate rectification options.
  3. Experience in use of online database systems, such as SharePoint (basic skills required).
  4. Proficiency with computer systems including Office 365, in particular Excel (intermediate skills required) and Microsoft Teams.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement.
  2. Have had some exposure to risk management and risk assessment processes such as ScoutSafe.

State Commissioner - Child Safety

Title State Commissioner – Child Safety
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner – People and Culture
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

State Commissioner – Child Safety will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership to proactively introduce best practise policies, procedures, protocols and practices to support the volunteer adults in the Movement so that they have role clarity in undertaking their duties in a safe and supportive environment.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ensure leadership positions operate in accordance with Policy and Rules, and administrative practices of Scouts Victoria.
  • Manage Child Safety issues and allocate as appropriate to People and Culture team members.
  • Advise, support and train non-uniform (lay) members on Child Safety issues, including policy, education and reporting requirements.
  • Liaise closely with People and Culture team (paid staff) at State Office around Child Safety issues.
  • Be an active member of the Child Safe Advisory Committee.
  • Assist with developing and implementing education programs for Child Safety, with Adult Members and Youth Members.
  • Advise Region Commissioners and District Commissioners on Child Safety issues and procedures as appropriate.
  • Represent the Assistant Chief Commissioner – People and Culture when and where required and be a member of the People and Culture team.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the event.
  2. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  3. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  4. Have a strong commitment to the safety of children, upholding the values Child Safe Scouting Statement and ensuring policy requirements are met.

Skills

  1. Be able to lead, communicate with and motivate other adults and work harmoniously to maintain Child Safe practises.
  2. Demonstrate planning and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health safety (WHS), Child Safety and ScoutSafe skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements, and a preparedness to increase this understanding.
  2. Have a sound understanding of the youth program including supporting resources.
  3. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  4. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of State Commissioner – Child Safety and have a commitment to that role.
  5. Have completed Scouting Leadership (formerly Advanced Training) Leader of Adults training or be willing to complete Scouting Management (formerly Basic Training) LoA training within twelve months and Scouting Leadership LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - STEM

Title State Commissioner – STEM
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Youth
Direct Reports STEM
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner STEM will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead a team of volunteers to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths in Scouting. This team will understand that they are empowered to promote International Scouting through the program which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Quality program delivery

  • Promotion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) activities.

3. Award Scheme

  • Be aware of the content of the Sections Award Schemes with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve relevant STEM badges.

4. Facilitate

  • Facilitate workshops to upskill adult and youth champions, to be mentors for STEM and innovation special interest areas in the program.
  • Build a community of adult and youth champions to promote and support STEM activities.
  • Seek opportunities to provide STEM activities in support of major events.
  • Identify non-members or organisations who can contribute to providing resources, support or training for STEM activities within Scouting.

5. Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the Special Interest Areas team meetings and State Program Team meetings as required.

6. Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.

7. Communication

  • Convey the opportunities in STEM to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with members of the State Program team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in STEM program.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Special Interest Areas team to ensure a consistent level of support is offered to members across the team.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow participation in International Scouting.
  2. Have planning and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  4. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Vocational Education and Training

Title State Commissioner – Vocational Education and Training
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner – Personnel
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities, and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Vocational Education and Training (VET) will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership to proactively introduce best practice policies, procedures, protocols and practices to support the volunteer adults in the Movement so that they have role clarity in undertaking their duties in a safe and supportive environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Compliance and quality improvement (VET documentation in accordance with SAIT RTO standards).
  • Facilitate continuous improvement process.
  • Monitor of student compliance and successful completion of programs (Cert II, III, IV and Diploma).
  • Undertake recognition of prior/current competence in conjunction with State Commissioner - Adult Training and Development and State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities.
  • Work with State Commissioner – Adult Training and Development and State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities to provide support to trainees and assessors.
  • Be a member of the Adults in Scouting committee.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Enthusiasm and strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Be committed to team success and help grow the commitment of others.
  3. Be supportive and encourage team members to support each other.

Skills

  1. Demonstrate and understand the role and responsibilities of Leaders in Scouting.
  2. Ability to lead, communicate with and motivate adults and work harmoniously with them to grow the program.
  3. Be able to motivate, build, lead and chair teams among both youth and adults.
  4. Demonstrate planning and delegation skills.
  5. Demonstrate mediation skills and ability to carry out investigations, write reports and make recommendations.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisation.
  2. Hold a Wood Badge.
  3. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adult training or be prepared to complete Leader of Adult Basic training within 12 months and Advanced LOA training within two years of appointment.
  4. Hold TAE40110-Cert IV in Training and Assessment or higher 5. Competence in compliance and quality improvement (VET).

State Commissioner - Region Development

Title State Commissioner – Region Development
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Development
Direct Reports Region Commissioners Development Commissioners - Region
Delegations Funds as agreed during Budget Discussions
Measurement Membership, Quality, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

The State Commissioner – Region Development will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will lead teams of scouting personnel in identified development programs aimed at developing Scouting, using various models, within the community.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Leadership Lead the Region Commissioners by providing an inspirational vision for Scouting through the production of an annual development plan which focuses on the implementation of strategies for the recruitment, retention and personal development of youth and adults in each Region and the creation of new Groups.

2. Region Development Promote and co-ordinate the delivery of Scouting within the Regions through the recommendation of the appointment of Region Commissioners.

3. Quality

  • Define with the Region Development Teams the characteristics of Quality.
  • Monitor with a positive development attitude all activities to ensure the standards are equalled and surpassed.
  • Provide feedback and acclaim/support as required.

4. People Development Provide direct support and advice to Region Commissioners in their recruitment, selection, approval, training and review of suitable adults as Leaders and Lay members and Region Development activities Specifically

  • Put in place a development plan for “critical people “in the Regions.
  • Develop a succession plan for “critical roles” in the Regions.
  • Identify people (youth and Adult) with leadership potential to gradually populate the succession plan.

5. Report

As requested provide a report to the Assistant Chief Commissioners - Development on the development of Regions measured against the current development plan and identify the challenges, targets and projects.

6. Membership

Promote the Scout Movement in the wider community by identifying and establishing strong relationships with:

  • Education leaders in the Regions (Preschool, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary).
  • Local State and Federal government leaders for the Regions.
  • Philanthropic and commercial organisations part of the Regions.
  • The Regions service clubs and associations.

Support recruitment and orientation and induction of Adults in Scouting.

Assume or delegate the role of Leader in Charge in a Region where there is no Region Commissioner or a Region Leader willing to take on that responsibility. Be the potential Personal Leader Advisor for any new Region Commissioner.

7. Awards

Initiate and promote the due recognition of our adults, youth, Groups, Districts and Regions for sustained quality of service utilising the Scout and community Good Service and Achievement systems.

8. State Development and Leadership Team

Participate in the State Development and Leadership Team and raise issues on all matters pertaining to the outcomes of the development of the Regions in relation to membership changes, standards in Leader training and development projects.

9. Coaching/Mentoring/Problem Solving

Investigate and resolve matters arising from misunderstandings of policies, procedures and practices of the Association by using all the available resources of the Districts, Region and State personnel.

10. Communication

Attend Region meetings and functions as requested to stay aware of the needs of members and their activities and to encourage effective communication to ensure that all Regions see that the function of the State team of adults is to guide and support them in the delivery of Scouting to their members.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic and have a “can do attitude”.
  2. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  3. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.

Skills

  1. Be able to communicate effectively with all levels in Scouting and be an accomplished public speaker to the community.
  2. Be able to motivate, build, lead and chair teams among both youth and adults.
  3. Be able to mediate, carry out investigations, write reports and make recommendations.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Hold a Wood Badge.
  4. Have completed or be prepared to complete Leader of Adult advanced training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Marketing

Title State Commissioner – Marketing
Reports to Chief Commissioner
Key Stakeholder Scouts Victoria – Marketing & Communications Manager
Support Team Marketing & Communications Team
Measurement Membership, Engagement, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation and is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (the World Organisation of the Scout Movement).

The State Commissioner – Marketing will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and is responsible for overseeing all external communications for Scouts Victoria.

Working with the Marketing team and external stakeholders, the State Commissioner - Marketing provides support to the Marketing team and assistance with the planning and implementation of marketing functions that promote and enhance Scouts Victoria’s reputation as a leading youth organisation. The State Commissioner - Marketing will play a key role in developing and implementing marketing plans to support the implementation of the Scouts Victoria Strategic Plan. In addition, the role will assist the Marketing team in the management and administration of day to day tasks providing specialist support as required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Together with the Marketing team, develop and implement external marketing plans and evaluate their effectiveness in relation to the Scouts Victoria Strategic Plan.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of external marketing and communication strategies in order to enhance the reputation of Scouts Victoria in line with the marketing strategy.
  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Leverage research to identify trends, opportunities and key issues.
  • Promote major events (such as Kangaree, Cuboree and Jamboree) to an external audience.
  • Assisting Marketing team with key external stakeholder invitations and involvement at State events such as ARAP, Hall Openings and other State-wide events.
  • Collect good news stories from Leaders within the organisation – for use in positive media engagement and social media channels.
  • Work closely with State Leadership Team and all external stakeholders to ensure our external communications are aligned with the strategic plan.
  • Help develop strategy for political engagement supported by the continued development of our Guidelines for Political Engagement.
  • Support Marketing Manager as a key contact in the Marketing team.
  • Liaise with the Emergency Management Team and the Chief Commissioner for all crisis communication.

Membership

  • Be a member of the Marketing team.

Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.

Coaching/Mentoring

  • Develop a team of people who can assist with external communication and marketing plans.

Communication

  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in marketing.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner - Internal Communications

Title State Commissioner – Internal Communications
Reports to Chief Commissioner
Key Stakeholder Scouts Victoria – Marketing & Communications Manager
Support Team Marketing & Communications Team
Measurement Membership, Engagement, and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation and is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect. Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (the World Organization of the Scout Movement).

The State Commissioner – Internal Communications will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and is responsible for overseeing all internal communications for Scouts Victoria.

Working with the Marketing team and internal stakeholders, the State Commissioner - Internal Communications provides support to the Marketing team and assistance with the planning and implementation of communication that supports and promotes the members of Scouts Victoria. The State Commissioner - Internal Communications will play a key role with our membership to support the implementation of the Scouts Victoria Strategic Plan. In addition, the role will assist the Marketing team in the management and administration of day to day tasks providing specialist support as required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the team for Major Events to assist in the marketing and recruitment for events such as Kangaree, Cuboree and Jamboree to internal audience.
  • Oversee internal communications – such as Australian Scout magazine, Electronic Direct Mail and Be Informed.
  • Oversee targeted internal communications to specific roles within Scouting such as Section Leaders, Joey Scout Leaders, District Commissioners, Youth Members etc.
  • Managing or executing scripting for videos and state events – such as ARAP and other promotional videos.
  • Managing youth and volunteer involvement at State events – such as ARAP.
  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with volunteer stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Work closely with senior leadership and all internal clients to ensure our internal communications are aligned with the strategic plan.
  • Support Marketing Manager as the key contact for internal communications.
  • Liaise with the Emergency Management Team and the Chief Commissioner for all crisis communication.

Membership

  • Be a member of the Marketing team.

Finance

  • Provide and manage a budget.

Coaching/Mentoring

  • Develop a team of people who can assist with internal communication and marketing plans.

Communication

  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States and relevant National Commissioner for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in organisational communications.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.

State Commissioner – Digital Transformation

Title State Commissioner – Digital Transformation
Reports to Assistant Chief Commissioner - Operations
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The State Commissioner – Digital Transformation will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership to proactively introduce best practice policies, procedures, protocols and practices to support the volunteer adults in the Movement so that they have role clarity in undertaking their duties in a safe and supportive environment.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia- Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Major & Minor Event application system revamp
  • Booking system requirements for Campsites
  • Liaising with Executive Manager and IT Manager in their setting of IT priorities
  • Planning for future IT needs of Scouts Victoria
  • Cyber security for Scouts Victoria
  • Extranet – current and future plans
  • Service Desk usage
  • Website requirements as specified by Scouts Victoria Marketing
  • Working with campsites re internet and WiFi
  • Email/Video conferencing restructure for Scouts Victoria
  • Represent Victorian Branch on the National Digital Transformation Committee
  • Manage the rollout of Office 365 to Group level
  • Identify other digital opportunities that may benefit Vic Branch.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the
    Scout method in delivering the program
  2. Be committed to team success and help grow the commitment of others.
  3. Be supportive and encourage team members to support each other

Skills

  1. Demonstrate and understand the role and responsibilities of Leaders in Scouting.
  2. Ability to lead, communicate with and motivate adults and work harmoniously with them to
    grow the program.
  3. Be able to motivate, build, lead and chair teams among both youth and adults.
  4. Demonstrate planning and delegation skills.
  5. Information Technology skills and experience
  6. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of State Commissioner/Leader ?? and have a commitment to that role

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the
    Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods
    which make it distinctive from other youth organizations
  2. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    • be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    • complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years
  3. Have experience/understanding of Information Technology.

Assistant State Commissioner

Assistant State Commissioner - Joey Scouts

Title Assistant State Commissioner – Joey Scouts
Reports to State Commissioner – Joey Scouts
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner – Joey Scouts will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will assist in leading the State Joey Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Joey Scout Council

The Assistant State Commissioner – Joey Scouts will assist in leading the State Joey Scout Council, a team of volunteers representing Joey Scouting within Regions and will include Joey Scout Commissioners – Region, State Leaders, Project Leaders and representatives as deemed appropriate.

The State Joey Scout Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing Team Leaders who will run the various Major Events for the Joey Scout Section.
  • Liaising with the various Adventurous and other Activities to ensure current knowledge of the award scheme requirements for the Joey Scout Section is understood.
  • Providing assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

Within the Section Assist in ensuring the Joey Scout Commissioners – Regions work through the District Leader – Joey Scouts to:

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at Unit level.

Quality program delivery 


  • Assist in ensuring that Joey Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.
  • Actively support and encourage the State Joey Scout Council’s goal of at least 4 Unit councils per year in every Joey Scout Unit in Victoria.

Award Scheme

  • Encourage participation in the Joey Scout Award Scheme with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level of the award scheme, including the Joey Scout Challenge Peak Award.

Development

  • Promote the Joey Scout program in schools.
  • Assist the State Leader - Retention and Recruitment in the onboarding of leaders to the section.
  • Assist with the establishment of new Units and explore models for delivery when required.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section.

Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts to Joey Scout Units, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program.
  • Give open, honest and timely support.
  • Attend regular meetings of the State Joey Scout Council.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Joey Scout Council and Scouting and their activities within Victoria.

Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Joey Scout Council.
  • Be part of the selection process for Joey Scout Commissioners – Region, State Leaders – Joey Scouts and Project Leaders – Joey Scouts where appropriate.
  • Provide expertise for the State Retention Strategy of making program delivery easier.

Coaching Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Joey Scout Council and facilitate their training for the role.

Communication

  • Promote Joey Scouting and their activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and also have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Be a delegate for the State Commissioner Joey Scouts when needed.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in adult training and adventurous activities.
  2. Ability to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Demonstrate planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of Assistant State Commissioner – Joey Scouts and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Hold Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership in the Joey Scout Section.
  5. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    i. be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    ii. complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.

Assistant State Commissioner - Cub Scouts

Title Assistant State Commissioner - Cub Scouts
Reports to State Commissioner - Cub Scouts
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner – Cub Scouts will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will assist in leading the State Cub Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Cub Scout Council

The Assistant State Commissioner – Cub Scouts will assist in leading the State Cub Scout Council, a team of volunteers representing Cub Scouting within Regions and will include Cub Scout Commissioners – Region, State Leaders, Project Leaders and representatives as deemed appropriate.

The State Cub Scout Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing Team Leaders who will run the various Major Events for the Cub Scout Section.
  • Liaising with the various Adventurous and other Activities to ensure current knowledge of the award scheme requirements for the Cub Scout Section is understood.
  • Providing assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

Within the Section

Assist in ensuring the Cub Scout Commissioners – Regions work through the District Leader – Cub Scouts to:

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at Unit level.

Quality program delivery 


  • Assist in ensuring that Cub Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.
  • Actively support and encourage the State Cub Scout Council’s goal of at least 4 Unit councils per year in every Cub Scout Unit in Victoria.

Award Scheme

  • Encourage participation in the Cub Scout Award Scheme with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level of the award scheme, including the Grey Wolf Award.

Development

  • Promote the Cub Scout program in schools.
  • Recruitment of leaders to the section.
  • Assist with the establishment of new Units and explore models for delivery when required.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section.

Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts to Cub Scout Units, that enables proactive support to all leaders in facilitating a challenging and fun program.
  • Give open, honest and timely support.
  • Attend regular meetings of the State Cub Scout Council.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Cub Scout Council and Scouting within Victoria.

Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Cub Scout Council..
  • Be part of the selection process for Cub Scout Commissioners – Region, State Leaders – Cub Scouts and Project Leaders – Cub Scouts where appropriate

Coaching Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Cub Scout Council and facilitate their training for the role.

Communication

  • Promote Cub Scouting and their activities to the Scouting community
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and also have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Be a delegate for the State Commissioner - Cub Scouts when needed.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the State Commissioner - Cub Scouts or Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

ATTITUDE, SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting

Skills

  1. Ability to motivate, lead, communicate with and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Demonstrate planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  4. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of Assistant State Commissioner – Cub Scouts and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Hold a Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership in the Cub Scout Section.
  5. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    i. be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    ii. complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.

Assistant State Commissioner - Scouts

Title Assistant State Commissioner - Scouts
Reports to State Commissioner - Scouts
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner – Scouts will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will assist in leading the State Scout Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Scout Council

The Assistant State Commissioner – Scouts will assist in leading the State Scout Council, a team of volunteers representing Scouting within Regions and will include Scout Commissioners – Region, State Leaders, Project Leaders, youth members and other representatives as deemed appropriate.

The State Scout Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing Team Leaders who will run the various Major Events for the Scout Section.
  • Liaising with the various Adventurous and other Activities to ensure current knowledge of the award scheme requirements for the Scout Section is understood.
  • Providing assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

Within the Section

Assist in ensuring the Scout Commissioners – Regions work through the District Leader – Scouts to:

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at Unit level.

Quality program delivery

  • Assist in ensuring that Scouts are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.
  • Actively support and encourage the State Scout Council’s goal of at least 6 Unit councils per year in every Scout Unit in Victoria.

Achievement Pathways 


  • Encourage participation in the Scout Achievement Pathways with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level, including the Australian Scout Award.

Development

  • Promote the Scout program in the community.
  • Support the recruitment and training of new leaders in the section.
  • Assist with the establishment of new Units and explore models for delivery when required.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section.

Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts to Scout Units, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program.
  • Give open, honest and timely support.
  • Attend regular meetings of the State Scout Council.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Scout Council and Scouting and their activities within Victoria.

Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Scout Council.
  • Be part of the selection process for Scout Commissioners – Region, State Leaders – Scouts and Project Leaders – Scouts where appropriate.

Coaching Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Scout Council and facilitate their training for the role.

Communication

  • Promote Scouting and its activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and also have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Be a delegate for the State Commissioner Scouts when needed.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in adult training and adventurous activities.
  2. Ability to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Demonstrate planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills especially in the adventurous activity environment.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of Assistant State Commissioner –Scouts and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Hold Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership in the Scout Section.
  5. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    i. be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    ii. complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.

Assistant State Commissioner - Venturers

Title Assistant State Commissioner – Venturers
Reports to State Commissioner – Venturers
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner – Venturers will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will assist in leading the State Venturer Council. This Council is empowered to support the program of Scouting which is delivered by Groups in sections.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

State Venturer Council

The Assistant State Commissioner – Venturers will assist in leading the State Venturer Council, a team of volunteers representing Venturer Scouting within Regions and will include Venturer Scouts, Venturer Scout Commissioners – Region, State Venturer Leaders, Project Leaders and representatives as deemed appropriate.

The State Venturer Council is responsible for:

  • Appointing Team Leaders who will run the various Major Events for the Section.
  • Liaising with the various Adventurous and other Activities to ensure current knowledge of the achievement pathways requirements.
  • Relationship to accredited qualifications.
  • Providing assistance to the State Development Team and National Training Team (Vic) when required.

Primary Responsibilities

Within the Section Assist in ensuring the Venturer Scout Commissioners – Regions work through the District Leader –Venturers to:

  • Monitor, track and respond with direct support.
  • Provide proactive early intervention.
  • Understand and know what is happening at Unit level.

Quality program delivery

  • Assist in ensuring that Venturers are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.
  • Actively support and encourage the State Venturer Council’s goal of regular well functioning Unit councils in every Venturer Scout Unit in Victoria.

Achievement Pathways

  • Encourage participation in the Scout Achievement Pathways with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve each level, including the Queen’s Scout Award.

Development

  • Promote the Venturer Scout program in the community.
  • Support the recruitment and training of new leaders in the section.
  • Assist with the establishment of new Units and explore models for delivery when required.
  • Develop the skills and capacity of leaders to deliver the program within the Section.

Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts to Venturer Scout Units, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program.
  • Give open, honest and timely support.
  • Attend regular meetings of the State Venturer Council.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Venturer Council and Scouting and their activities within Victoria.

Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Venturer Council.
  • Be part of the selection process for Venturer Scout Commissioners – Region, State Leaders –Venturers and Project Leaders – Venturers where appropriate.

Coaching Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Venturer Council and facilitate their training for the role.

Communication

  • Promote Venturers and its activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and also have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Be a delegate for the State Commissioner Venturers when needed.
  • Liaise with the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Youth on relevant youth issues.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in adult training and adventurous activities.
  2. Ability to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Demonstrate planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills especially in the adventurous activity environment.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of Assistant State Commissioner –Venturers and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Hold Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership in the Venturer Scout Section.
  5. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    i. be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    ii. complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.

Assistant State Commissioner - Rover Support

Title Assistant State Commissioner – Rover Support
Reports to State Commissioner - Rover Support
Membership Victorian Rover Council
Victorian Rover Council Office Bearers
Victorian Rover Council Subcommittees
Measurement Membership, Quality, and Participation

Scouts Victoria is a child safe organisation with zero-tolerance for any harm, abuse or neglect. We value the diversity of our members, including gender, sexuality, race, religion and ability.

This is a voluntary position which supports and advises the Victorian Rover Council Office Bearers and Sub-Committees (where appropriate) to deliver the diverse programs within the Rover Scout Section in Victoria and to advise on aspects of Rover Governance.

This support and leadership is delivered through the Victorian Rover Council, which is empowered to support the Region Rover Communities, who in turn support their local Crews to deliver the Rover program.

The Assistant State Commissioner - Rover Support will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will assist in advising the Victorian Rover Council, VRC Office Bearers, Region Commissioners - Rover Support and other Officers of the Rover Section.

The role of Assistant State Commissioner - Rover Support is to assist in leading and managing the adult supporters of the Rover Section in Victoria in all matters relevant to each assigned activity. The Assistant State Commissioner - Rover Support will assist in overseeing and supporting the diverse operations of the section, particularly in regards to compliance with policies, procedures and practices of Scouts Victoria and the Rover Section in particular. The Assistant State Commissioner - Rover Support will be cognisant of relevant legislation pertaining to the operation of the Section.

Victorian Rover Council

The governing body for Victorian Rovers is the Victorian Rover Council (VRC), which comprises representation from each of the Region Rover Communities, and has elected executive and non-executive office bearers. The Chair of the VRC also sits on the Chief Commissioner's State Leadership Team with the Assistant Chief Commissioners.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Provide Quality Advice

  • Advise the VRC on the development of Rovering throughout Victoria.
  • Assist the State Commissioner - Rover Support in advising the VRC-Chair and the VRC Office Bearers.
  • Provide support to the Rover Support Commissioners – Region, Region Teams, Subcommittee Advisors and Subcommittee Teams.
  • Stimulate and foster new initiatives through the existing structures of the Rover Section.

2. Provide Adult Support

  • Resolve issues relating to non-Rover members of the Rover section (i.e. Rover Advisors) where requested.
  • Be involved in State Courts of Honour as appropriate.

3. General

  • Attend Victorian Rover Council and Office Bearers meetings.
  • Attend meetings of appropriate sub-committees where relevant to the position.
  • Be an active and visible member of the section participating in, attending and supporting the committees running Victorian Rover Events, as well as attending the activities themselves.
  • Advocate for the Rover section as required with other members of scouting, promoting and supporting the ideals and methods of the section; particularly in regards to the self management structure and framework.
  • Other duties as requested by the Chief Commissioner or State Commissioner - Rover Support.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Enthusiasm with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Enthusiasm and commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. A strong commitment to the role of an ‘advisor’ in the Rover section.
  4. Be respectful of all the team members accepting individual differences as a resource.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience within the Rover section.
  2. Ability to relate to, communicate with, mediate and motivate adult leaders and Rovers.
  3. Planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrated risk management, work health safety (WHS), and ScoutSafe skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge of, and strong commitment to, the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of the role and responsibilities of an Assistant State Commissioner and a commitment to that role.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of the role and responsibilities of an ‘advisor’ position in the Rover section.
  4. Hold a Wood Badge.
  5. Have completed advanced training in the Rover Section.
  6. Have completed Leader of Adult training or
    i. be willing to complete Leader of Adults basic training within twelve months of appointment and
    ii. complete Leader of Adult advanced training within two years of appointment.

Assistant State Commissioner - People and Culture

Title Assistant State Commissioner – People and Culture
Reports to State Commissioner – People and Culture
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Assistant State Commissioner – People and Culture will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership to proactively introduce best practise policies, procedures, protocols and practices to support the volunteer adults in the Movement so that they have role clarity in undertaking their duties in a safe and supportive environment.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), AsiaPacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

  1. Assist the State Commissioner - People and Culture (Adult) ensure leadership positions operate in accordance with Policy and Rules, and administrative practices of Scouts Victoria.
  2. Assist the State Commissioner - People and Culture (Adult) with managing Adult Disputes, including taking the lead in inquiries where required. Also assist by:
    a. Facilitating the coordination of interviews
    b. Documenting actions
    c. Acknowledging outcomes
    d. Implementing outcomes of inquiries
  3. Advise, support and train non-uniform (lay) members
  4. Provide support to State Commissioner – People and Culture (Youth) where capacity allows.
  5. Assist the State Commissioner – People and Culture (Adult) advise Region Commissioners and District Commissioners on personnel issues and procedures as appropriate
  6. Represent the State Commissioner – People and Culture (Adult) when and where required
  7. Be a member of the People and Culture team

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the event.
  2. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  3. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  4. Have a strong commitment to the safety of children, upholding the values Child Safe Scouting Statement and ensuring policy requirements are met.

Skills

  1. Be able to lead, communicate with and motivate other adults and work harmoniously to maintain Child Safe practises.
  2. Demonstrate planning and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health safety (WHS), Child Safety and ScoutSafe skills.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements, and a preparedness to increase this understanding.
  2. Have a sound understanding of the youth program including supporting resources.
  3. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  4. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of Assistant State Commissioner – People & Culture and have a commitment to that role.
  5. Have completed Scouting Leadership (formerly Advanced Training) Leader of Adults training or be willing to complete Scouting Management (formerly Basic Training) LoA training within twelve months and Scouting Leadership LoA training within two years of appointment.

Assistant State Commissioner - Major Events

Title Assistant State Commissioner – Major Events
Reports to State Commissioner - Major Events
Stakeholders Various State Commissioners Section, State Leadership Team, Major Event Activity Leaders with existing reporting lines, Victorian Rover Council, State Commissioner - Risk and Safety
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner - Major Events will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will work with the various teams of members who promote & coordinate Major Events within Scouting.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

As this is an Assistant State Commissioner role, depending on your strengths, you may be asked to support or assist with any or all of the below:

State Major Events Team

The Assistant State Commissioner ‐ Major Events will work with various members who lead Major Event Teams which report into various parts of Scouts Victoria across youth sections, regions, districts, and the state. Major events typically have more than 200 Youth Members present.

The State Commissioner - Major Events and their team are responsible for:

  • Enhancing the Leadership Development program by empowering more people to take on key roles in Major Events.
  • Encouraging more Youth Members to take on key roles in the Major Events teams, with coaching and mentoring from experienced people.
  • To ensure relevant reporting lines are adhered to, including reporting upwards to the State Leadership Team and the Branch Executive Council.
  • To offer support to, and encourage collaboration between the various Major Events teams in terms of personnel, equipment, and resources.
  • To establish a team of SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) to help the Event Teams.
  • To determine best practice for Major Events, and help the events reach their full potential.
  • To be a source of information, guidance, and assistance to anyone wishing to run an event or work on an event team.
  • To create a ‘play book’ for running a successful Major Event, which is available to anyone running an event.
  • Be part of panel that selects contingent Leaders for Kangaree, Cuboree, Jamboree & Venture.
  • Work to achieve KPI’s in terms of participation & growth of youth members at Major Events.
  • Ensure a Plan>Do>Review process is followed for each Major Event and any relevant learnings are utilized in future Major Events across Scouts Victoria.

Primary Responsibilities

Within the Youth Sections

  • Work with the various State Teams to promote and assist in Major Events.
  • Help co-ordinate promotion at section events for promotion of Major Events activities.

Quality program delivery

  • Contribute to Major Events program ideas that will assist in ensuring that all sections are provided a quality program to engage them and meet their developmental needs which entices full participation.
  • Be part of the State Program team and work to ensure key fundamentals are embedded in all major events.

Award Scheme

  • Be aware of the content of the Sections Award Schemes with the target of increasing the percentage of youth who achieve relevant Major Event badges.

Facilitate

  • Ensure regular attendance by Team members at meetings of the State Section Councils.
  • Drive change to ensure relevancy for both the operation of the State Major Events Team and the promotion of Major Events activities within Victoria.

Membership

  • Be a member and regular attendee of the State Program Team.

Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor members of the State Major Events Team and facilitate their training for the role Finance.
  • Assist State Commissioner – Major Events to provide and manage a budget.

Communication

  • Convey the opportunities in Major Events activities to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team, if required by State Commissioner – Major Events.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Delivery and Support Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to seamlessly move through the sections and have the opportunity to fully engage in the Major Events program.
  • Other duties as required by State Commissioner – Major Events.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  4. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  2. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of Assistant State Commissioner – Major Events and have a commitment to that role.
  3. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    i. be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    ii. complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.

Assistant State Commissioner - Risk & Safety

Title Assistant State Commissioner – Risk & Safety
Reports to State Commissioner – Risk & Safety
Measurement Building a culture of safety in Scouts Victoria

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities, and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

Reporting to the State Commissioner – Risk & Safety, this voluntary role assists Scouts Victoria to build a culture of safety, implement industry best practice for Scouting processes and ensure a safe, cohesive and integrated youth program and environment for adults supporting it. The Assistant State Commissioner demonstrates strong experience in Scouts and risk and safety.

The role is a member of the Scouts Victoria Operational Safety Leadership Committee and may also be involved in other committees with a focus on Risk Management and Safety.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Risk Management

  • Assist in the implementation of the risk management system for program delivery within Scouts Victoria.
  • Support as a subject matter expert with respect to risk management and safety.
  • Provide risk management advice around high risk areas, including property, campsites, child safety, adventurous activities and major events.

2. Safety Management

  • Develop tools to deliver the safety management strategy for program delivery within Scouts Victoria.
  • In collaboration with the State Commissioner – Risk and Safety, Scouts Victoria Operational Safety Leadership Committee, develop policies and procedures to support the strategy.
  • Provide input to serious incident investigations and subsequent reports/ recommendations.
  • Development of safety induction resources for groups and activity teams.

3. Training

  • Support the liaising with the Adults in Scouting Committee and State Commissioner - Adult Training & Development to support the development of best practice risk and safety training for Scout leaders.
  • Contribute to the content and delivery of training to youth members and adults about safety and risk management is appropriate, current and reflective of current industry practices.
  • Assist with the development of resources for training Scout members in risk management and safety.
  • Assist with the delivery of risk management and safety training.

4. General

  • Be a member of the Scouts Victoria Operational Safety Leadership Committee.
  • Attend other committee meetings as required.
  • Other duties as directed.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout Method in delivering the program.
  2. Be inclusive in Leadership style encouraging teams to excel.
  3. Have a commitment to responsible risk taking and building a culture of safety.

Skills

  1. Be able to lead, communicate with and motivate adult Leaders.
  2. Demonstrated planning and delegation skills.
  3. Demonstrated experience in implementing risk and/or safety management strategies.

Knowledge

  1. Have a sound Knowledge and strong commitment to the purpose, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations.
  2. Strong knowledge of best practice and industry standards in risk management and WHS.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the responsibilities of this role and a commitment to it.
  4. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adult training or be prepared to complete Leader of Adult Basic training within 12 months and Advanced LOA training within 2 years of appointment.

Assistant State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities

Title Assistant State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities
Reports to State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities
Measurement Membership, Participation and Quality

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities, and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities will assist the State Commissioner in providing assistance to the Adventurous Activities Teams. They will understand the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and assist the team of Adventurous Activity experts in the numerous disciplines who are empowered to support the program of Scouting. The focus of the Activity Teams is to increase youth involvement whilst still providing training opportunities in the activity disciplines.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Program Support for Adventurous Activity Teams

  • Support Adventurous Activity Teams to ensure they are supporting youth of all sections to participate in Adventurous Activities (including through provision of section Activity Resources).
  • Represent the Adventurous Activity Teams on the Victorian Youth Program Review Team.
  • Promote innovation and new ideas in activities and Activity Teams.

2. Team Support

  • Support the Activity Team Leaders in regard to training requirements for their team members.
  • Support all Adventurous Activity Teams with implementation of the National Adventurous Activities Framework.
  • Maintain the Scouts Victoria Fixed Activity Assets register.

3. Risk Management

  • Support Activity Teams with risk management standards and undertake compliance checks around this standards.
  • Support Activity Teams with provision of Risk Management Tools for sections (around common adventurous activities that leaders can deliver).
  • Support teams to develop Activity Induction Processes, Standard Operating Procedures and Activity Plan Standards.

4. Memberships

  • Member of the Adventurous Activities Team.
  • Member of Scouts Victorian Operational Safety Leadership Team.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Enthusiasm with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Enthusiasm and commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting, especially Adventurous Activities.
  3. Commitment to a continuing regular active involvement in an adventurous activity.
  4. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging teams to excel.
  5. Be respectful of all their teams accepting individual differences as a resource.
  6. Be willing to be adaptive, accept feedback and change plans accordingly.

Skills

  1. Ability to lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and youth members.
  2. Planning and delegation skills, especially with experience leading a team.
  3. Demonstrated risk management, work health safety (WHS), and ScoutSafe skills.
  4. Demonstrated administration skills.

Knowledge

  1. Understanding of the Australian Adventure Activity Standard.
  2. Understanding of the SIS10 Training Package and the inter-relationship with Scout training requirements.
  3. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the purpose and fundamentals of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods that distinguish it from other youth organisations.
  4. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of this Assistant State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities role and a commitment to that role.
  5. Have completed Adventurous Activity advanced training.
  6. Have completed Leader of Adults advanced training or
    • i. complete Leader of Adults basic training within twelve months of appointment and
    • ii. complete the Leader of Adult advanced training within two years of appointment.

Assistant State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities Program

Title Assistant State Commissioner- Adventurous Activities Program
Reports to State Commissioner – Adventurous Activ
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner- Adventurous Activities Program will help the Adventurous Activities Teams in their work supporting the Scouting program, in particular the Outdoor Adventure Skills. They will also lead our work on managing risk.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

Program Support for Adventurous Activity Teams

  • Support Adventurous Activity Teams to ensure they are supporting youth of all sections to participate in Adventurous Activities (including through provision of section Activity Resources).
  • Link Adventurous Activity Teams with the State Commissioner- Outdoor Adventure Skills Leader Development to ensure that Outdoor Adventure Skills are promoted throughout in Scouting.
  • Act as a point of contact for District, Region, and State formations seeking assistance from multiple Adventurous Activities Teams.
  • Promote innovation and new ideas in activities and Activity Teams.
  • Support teams to develop Standard Operating Procedures and Activity Plans for program activities.

Risk Management

  • Support Activity Teams with risk management standards and undertake compliance checks around this standard.
  • Support Activity Teams with provision of Risk Management Tools for sections for common adventurous activities that leaders can deliver.
  • Support teams to develop Activity Induction Processes, Standard Operating Procedures and Activity Plan Standards.

Memberships

  • Member of the Adventurous Activities Leadership Team.
  • Member of Scouts Victorian Operational Safety Leadership Team.
  • Represent Adventurous Activities on Program Teams as required.

Communication, Coordination, and Liaison

  • State Commissioner- Outdoor Adventure Skills Leader Support.
  • State Youth Commissioner- Adventure.
  • State Leaders and AA Team Events Officers.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.
  6. Be willing to be adaptive, accept feedback and change plans accordingly.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Have demonstrated administrative skills.
  3. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.

Knowledge

  1. Understanding of the Scouting program, in particular the Outdoor Adventure Skills; and an awareness of associated Scouts Victoria training requirements.
  2. Have a sound understanding of risk management techniques, policies, and procedures.
  3. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  4. Demonstrated understand of the role and responsibilities of an Assistant State Commissioner -Adventurous Activity Program and a commitment to that role.
  5. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    i. be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    ii. complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.
  6. Already qualified as, or be willing and able to qualify as, an Adventurous Activities Guide within eighteen months of appointment. Revisions February 2021.

Assistant State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities Training

Title Assistant State Commissioner- Adventurous Activities Training
Reports to State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner- Adventurous Activities Training will manage training for the Adventurous Activities community, both for core Scouting training as well as the outdoor recreation industry training package.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

Support for Adventurous Activity Teams

  • Support the Activity Team Leaders in regard to training requirements for their team members, for: o core Scouting training; o core Adventurous Activities training; and o specialist activity training
  • Support Adventurous Activity Teams with implementation of the National Adventurous Activities Framework
  • Help teams to develop Standard Operating Procedures and Activity Plans for training courses
  • Promote innovation and new ideas in activities and Activity Teams
  • Assist the ASC-AA Team Support to manage risk in training activities

Support for Program Teams

  • Provide guidance on AA training opportunities and requirements for other areas of Scouting, including the National Training Team; other management teams; Group and Section Leaders; and youth members Memberships
  • Member of the Adventurous Activities Leadership Team
  • Member of the State Training Leadership Team Communication, Coordination, and Liaison
  • State Commissioner- Adult Training and Development
  • State Commissioner- Outdoor Adventure Skills Leader Support
  • Assistant National Commissioner - Adventurous Activities Training
  • State Leaders and AA Team Training Officers

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting
  6. Be willing to be adaptive, accept feedback and change plans accordingly

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program
  2. Have demonstrated administrative skills
  3. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment

Knowledge

  1. Understanding of the:
    • Australian Adventure Activity Standards
    • the National Adventurous Activities Framework
    • the Wood Badge training program
    • the SIS Training Package, and Vocational Education and Training generally
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations
  3. Demonstrated understand of the role and responsibilities of an Assistant State Commissioner -Adventurous Activity Training and a commitment to that role
  4. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    i. be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    ii. complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years
  5. Already qualified as, or be willing and able to qualify as, an Adventurous Activities Guide within twelve months of appointment; and as an Assistant Leader Trainer within two years of appointment. 

Assistant State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities Team Support

Title Assistant State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities Team Support
Reports to State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner- Adventurous Activity Team Support’s main role is to support State Leaders and Adventurous Activity Teams with administration, recruiting, people management, and facilities. They will also foster the development of any new AA Teams.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

Primary Responsibilities

Team Support

  • Assist State Leaders and Adventurous Activities Teams with membership and personnel issues.
  • Manage and oversee the maintenance of the Branch Activity Training Centre; and assist AA Teams with managing other facilities, infrastructure, and storage, including maintaining the Scouts Victoria Fixed Activity Assets register.
  • Assist AA Teams with managing equipment.
  • Promote succession planning and lead the recruitment process for new State Leaders.
  • Assist in the formation of new Adventurous Activity Teams.

Information

  • Manage Adventurous Activities’ marketing and communications, including managing the AA Calendar and Info Book contributions, and liaising with the Marketing Team to maintain the AA web page Memberships.
  • Member of the Adventurous Activities Leadership Team Communication, Coordination, and Liaison.
  • State Commissioner - Campsites.
  • State Leaders and AA Team equipment officers.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.
  6. Be willing to be adaptive, accept feedback and change plans accordingly.

Skills

  1. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  2. Have demonstrated administrative skills.
  3. Have planning, monitoring and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.

Knowledge

  1. Understanding of volunteer management; in particular, the ability to find compromise between competing positions, and resolve conflicts between highly-committed volunteers.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Demonstrated understand of the role and responsibilities of an Assistant State Commissioner -Adventurous Activity Team Support and a commitment to that role.
  4. Have attained Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership (Leader of Adults) or
    i. be prepared to attain Certificate of Proficiency within 12 months
    ii. complete Certificate of Advanced Adult Leadership within 2 years.
  5. Already qualified as, or be willing and able to qualify as, an Adventurous Activities Guide within eighteen months of appointment. 

Assistant State Commissioner - Adult Training and Development

Title Assistant State Commissioner - Adult Training and Development
Reports to State Commissioner - Adult Training and Development
Accountable to Members of the National Training Team in Victoria; Assistant Region Commissioners – Adult Support (ARC-AS); District Leaders Adults Training and Support (DLATS); Manager - Membership, Training and Program; State Commissioners – Sections; State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities; State Commissioner – OAS Leader Support
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

This is a voluntary position.

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner – Adult Training and Development will share responsibility for ensuring our Adult Members and Supporters are trained and equipped to deliver scouting in line with the policies of The Scout Association of Australia and Scouts Victoria.

The Assistant State Commissioner – Adult Training and Development is a member of the State Training Leadership team; driving quality training in Victoria through a positive and proactive leadership approach. We will be at the forefront of positive change in Scouting.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

National Training Team - Victoria

This role shares in the State Commissioner’s leadership of members of the National Training Team in Scouts Victoria to support the delivery of training that is effective and relevant to Leaders: in line with adult learning principles, the latest curriculum and contemporary program delivery approaches.

Primary Responsibilities

The role may be completed by one preferred candidate or by negotiation as part of a shared job arrangement (i.e. multiple Assistant State Commissioners sharing a job description). All applicants should be prepared and qualified to deliver the ‘general functions’, and may have a preference/skillset for some or all of the ‘specific functions’ of the role.

General Functions

  • Share with the State Commissioner in the team leadership of Victorian members of the National Training Team
  • Share with the State Commissioner in the proactive support of local training mentors through the DLATS and ARC-AS roles
  • Contribute to a Victorian State Team heading in the same direction, sharing in the Chief Commissioner’s vision, and collaborating across traditional silos to deliver for our youth and adult members
  • Contribute to a positive and dynamic State Training Leadership Team
  • Drive a positive, outcomes-focussed and future-oriented training culture that delights our stakeholders
  • Deliver projects: recruiting and standing up working groups as needed
  • Deputise for the State Commissioner as needed
  • Be a champion for elements of the program being rolled out including the full suite of Outdoor Adventure Skills

Specific functions

The following responsibilities could be delivered by a single person or as part of a shared job arrangement. The function of quality course delivery and youth involvement should be fulfilled by an experienced member of the National Training Team, or someone with relevant external experience and eligibility to be recommended to the National Training Team.

1. Quality curriculum delivery and youth involvement As the senior practice-lead for the delivery of training, drive the improvement of training in Victoria:

  • Coach and mentor trainers to deliver better and more contemporary training.
  • Manage the rollout and communication of new course delivery formats that provide choice and better meet the diverse needs of today’s trainees.
  • Support the State Commissioner in managing and implementing changes to the curriculum, bringing the whole team along to deliver consistent quality together.
  • Support the State Commissioner in contributing to development of curriculum through the National Training Committee and its working groups.
  • Lead the process and culture of youth involvement in AT&D.
  • Be a champion and mentor for fun and practical training.
  • Manage the process of identifying, developing, recommending, reviewing and reassigning members of the National Training Team in Victoria.

2. On the Job learning and quality training support Make our trainees empowered and supported in their training pathway:

  • Provide proactive and timely support to DLATS and ARC-AS roles.
  • Reshape training support around the delivery of meaningful On The Job training with consistently high quality local mentorship.
  • Improve and streamline training processes to deliver a seamless and empowering end to end experience for trainees while maintaining exemplary training outcomes.
  • Develop warm and responsive relationships with District, Region and State Commissioners so that we can work through training support issues together.
  • Work with District Commissioners to recruit and induct people to the DLATS role, making sure that DLATSs are valued and supported members of the training community.
  • Provide professional development to training supporters to ensure that they are confident and equipped with the skills and current information to support trainees.
  • Serve as an available training mentor and Personal Leader Advisor to members of the State Team.

3. Portfolio management and making it happen Contribute to the effective operation of the uniformed training department:

  • Boost the contemporary communications presence of AT&D to support AT&D as a trusted and valued service provider to local Scouting.
  • Manage the training calendar with the leads of each course type.
  • Commission and analyse data to provide practical insight to the State Training Leadership Team for a management response on AT&D’s areas of greatest impact and areas for improvement (e.g. course quality, practical capabilities of trainees post course, areas with slow-to-train leaders, etc.)
  • Organise conferences, workshops and professional development opportunities.
  • Conduct events, briefings and celebrations that support the engagement of our full training community.
  • Act as a champion for trainees in the improvement of our processes and resources.
  • Act as a trusted advisor on AT&D matters to State and Region Commissioners, supporting them to identify local training needs for response through targeted scheduling/location of courses or bespoke packaging of training activities (including working across the organisation to deploy non-AT&D products such as LeaderBuild, diversity and inclusion, etc.)

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be a passionate learner with a demonstrated curiosity and currency in the changing program.
  2. Value diversity in its many forms and use it to build the strength of teams.
  3. Walk the talk on delivering customer service excellence, understanding that local Scouting is what we’re here to support.
  4. Believe in the power of youth involvement in training to enrich the experience of trainees and youth.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Have a track record of building positive and inclusive teams in Scouting or externally, with a focus on managing through change.
  2. Be a ‘zen master’, bringing a sense of calm to an environment of complexity, change and diverse perspectives.
  3. Have task and people management skills to deliver a complex work program with support, but with minimal supervision, from the State Commissioner.
  4. Be able to coach and mentor team members in a way that is empowering to them while also meeting performance standards, including having courageous conversations.
  5. Have proficiency, or an active willingness to gain proficiency, in technology to manage remote teams, deliver digital professional development and seek input through online workshop formats.
  6. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills in the adventurous activity environment.
  7. Demonstrate confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Have an understanding of different program delivery contexts in Victoria, including challenges and opportunities in rural and regional Victoria.
  4. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of ASC – AT&D and have a commitment to that role.
  5. Have completed Scouting Leadership (formerly Advanced Training) Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Scouting Management (formerly Basic Training) LoA training within twelve months and Scouting Leadership LoA training within two years of appointment.

Assistant State Commissioner - Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS)

Title Assistant State Commissioner – OAS
Reports to State Commissioner – Outdoor Adventure Skills
Measurement Membership, Quality and Participation

Scouts Victoria is a Child Safe organisation. Scouts Victoria is inclusive of all, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, religion, or abilities and does not tolerate any form of harm, abuse or neglect.

The Assistant State Commissioner – OAS will share in the Chief Commissioner’s leadership focus and will have responsibility for ensuring section leaders are trained and equipped to deliver Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS) to youth members.

Scouts Victoria aims for best practice while meeting obligations to Scouts Australia (National), Asia-Pacific Region of WOSM (APR) and World / WOSM (The World Organisation of the Scouting Movement).

The Assistant State Commissioner – OAS will develop training plans for upskilling section leaders to deliver OAS. They will understand the Chief Commissioner’s focus and working with both the Adventurous Activities and Adult training portfolios design and deliver training to empower leaders in supporting Scouts Victoria ability to deliver Outdoor Adventure Skills (OAS).

Primary Responsibilities

1. Within the Section

  • Develop the capabilities within section leaders to deliver the OAS components of the program within agreed timelines.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner - Adult Training & Development to develop existing line leaders with skills sufficient to deliver OAS.
  • Work with the State Commissioner - OAS and State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities to develop section leader OAS training content and support.
  • Ensure section leaders have the opportunity for training opportunities to upskill their competence in delivering OAS.
  • Understand the requirements for OAS in program delivery and being a part of empowering line leaders to do more in the OAS space.
  • Communication of what section leaders can do in OAS with different levels of training.
  • Ensure youth members have a recognised career path into the Adventurous Activity space if required.

2. Quality program delivery

  • Through appropriately skilled section leaders, ensure that youth are provided a quality OAS program to engage them and meet their developmental needs.
  • Liaison with Campsites to provide advice on how to offer OAS activities.
  • Develop a mechanism for communicating to section leaders what their training allows them to do in the OAS space.
  • Encourage the Adventurous Leader training implementation at group/district level.

3. Participation

  • Work with section leaders to increase participation in OAS.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner – Adventurous Activities.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner - Training.

4. Development

  • Provide skill development opportunities for leaders.
  • Develop the skills and capabilities of leaders to deliver OAS within the sections.

5. Facilitate

  • Encourage a process, through Regions and Districts, that enables proactive support to all leaders in delivering a challenging and fun program incorporating OAS.
  • Support will be open, honest and timely.
  • Monitor achievement against agreed timelines.
  • Carry out timely reviews with assistance from Assistant State Commissioner Adventurous Activities and Assistant State Commissioner Training.

6. Membership

  • Be a member of the State Program Team.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner - Adventurous Activities.
  • Liaise with State Commissioner - Training.

7. Finance

  • Assist in the management of a budget for the implementation of OAS Section Leader training.

8. Coaching/Mentoring

  • Mentor District/Region/State section Commissioners and Adult leaders in delivering OAS.
  • Help the SC-OAS in ensuring youth are an active part of the OAS rollout and subsequently are part of the overall Adventure space.

8. Communication

  • Promote OAS, resources and training to the Scouting community.
  • Work collaboratively with the State Leadership Team.
  • Liaise with other members of the State Program Team to ensure that all youth members have the opportunity to fully engage in the program.
  • Liaise with counterparts in other States for standards, guidance and expertise.
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Commissioner Scouts Victoria.

Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Required

Attitude

  1. Be enthusiastic with a strong commitment to Scouting Principles and the importance of the Scout method in delivering the program.
  2. Have a commitment towards the importance of activities and the ‘out’ in Scouting.
  3. Be inclusive in leadership style encouraging their teams to excel.
  4. Be respectful of all their team accepting individual differences as a resource.
  5. Uphold and demonstrate a commitment to the implementation of Child Safe Scouting.

Skills

  1. Personal knowledge of and active experience in Scout activities.
  2. Be able to motivate, lead, communicate with and motivate adult leaders and work harmoniously to grow the program.
  3. Have planning and delegation skills.
  4. Demonstrate risk management, work health and safety (WHS) and Scoutsafe skills.
  5. Maintain confidentiality.

Knowledge

  1. Have an understanding of Scout training requirements.
  2. Have a sound knowledge and strong commitment to the aims, objectives and philosophy of the Scout Movement, its policies and procedures and have a clear understanding of the methods which make it distinctive from other youth organisations.
  3. Understand and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of an Assistant State Commissioner and have a commitment to that role.
  4. Have completed Advanced Leader of Adults training, or be willing to complete Basic LoA training within twelve months and Advanced LoA training within two years of appointment.
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