Assistant Warden, Corf Scout Campsite

To oversee the general running of the Corf Scout Camp Site and ensure that it is maintained to a high standard and complies with all appropriate health and safety requirements. To act at all times in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules (P.O.R.) or The Scout Association.

Corf Scout Campsite at Shalfleet on the Isle of Wight provides camping and activity facilities to the 1,500 members of Scouting on the Island as well as other youth organisations. It's training facilities are used by a variety of companies and organisations.

The Assistant Warden works as part of a team lead by the Warden and the Corf Campsite Sub-Committee. Ultimate line responsibility is to the Island's County Scout Commissioner.


1. The warden must have a friendly approach to all visitors

2. Keep the campsite in a clean and well-maintained order with the assistance of Volunteers.

3. To ensure that all relevant and appropriate for requirements of Health and Safety and Fire Regulations are complied with – in particular to maintain up-to-date Risk Assessments, maintain the Accident Book and ensure that accident procedures are followed, acting as the Responsible Person in accordance with P.O.R. and RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013).

4. With the support of the Chairman, to liaise with Natural England with regard to the management of the Campsite within the SSSI designation and any current Countryside Stewardship or other schemes.

5. To liaise with the Booking Secretary to ensure that all campers are allocated appropriate sites and that they are met and greeted whenever possible on arrival and briefed on the use of the Campsite, its Rules and disposal of waste etc

6. To allocate appropriate tasks and maintenance responsibilities to any service crew or volunteer helpers and contractors.

7. To have a current First Aid qualification and to ensure that the first aid boxes are always readily available and properly stocked.

8. To ensure that all sites are inspected before campers or other site users leave and with the Booking Secretary administer the return of (less any appropriate deductions) of damage deposits.

9*. With the Scout Active Support (SAS) Tuck Shop volunteers be responsible for keeping the shop well-stocked and purchasing new stock.

10*. To ensure that any monies received (including for Camping or site/building hire and Tuck Shop takings) are regularly banked in accordance with the approved Financial Procedure.

11*. To liaise with the Corf Treasurer as appropriate regarding income and expenditure and Annual Budget preparation.

12*. To attend and to regularly report to Meetings of the Corf Sub-Committee.

13. To make purchases and place orders in order with financial procedure.

14. To liaise with any contractors attending the Campsite for purposes of repairs waste collection etc. Arranging access, briefing them and inspecting finished works as appropriate.

15. To carry out straightforward DIY repairs and decorating.

16. To have valid current DBS clearance for the position.

17. To be a member or become a member of the Scout Association.

18*. To be the line manager for any Assistant Wardens.

19. To regularly inspect all buildings for weather or other damage and water ingress and to assist with quinquennial (five-yearly) building inspections.

20. To carry out the Winter Shut-Down and drain-down process and the Spring Opening-Up process in accordance with the relevant Procedures.

21 With the support of the Chair and the assistance of the Sub Committee, Secretary to prepare, maintain and amend the Warden’s Manual and to adhere to the Procedures and Processes set out therein approved by the Corf Sub-Committee.


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  • Expenses reimbursed
    Reasonable expenses paid.
  • Health and Safety Policy
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  • Ongoing support
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  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
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  • Suitable for Under 16's
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When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/04/2022

End Date: 30/04/2022

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