County Scout Quartermaster

We are looking to appoint someone to the role of County Quartermaster/s.

A key part of the Scout Programme is camping, outdoor activities and training and the County owns equipment that enables us to do this.

The County Quartermaster/s would be responsible for looking after and maintaining all our equipment that we have in our storeroom above the Mattinson Centre at Corf Scout Campsite, Shalfleet, Isle of Wight.

The individual(s) appointed will work closely with members of the County Team including County Training Manager, County Scout Active Support Manager, County Communications and Media Manager, County Archivist and the Warden and Team at Corf Scout Campsite.

Responsibilities:

• Maintain an inventory of all assets and equipment, including an annual inventory check.

• Ensure that the store is kept tidy.

• Deal with bookings for equipment and prepare equipment when required for bookings.

• Ensure all equipment and other assets are returned and stored properly after use and all damage is dealt with.

• Any damage will need to be documented and reported to the committee and County Commissioner before the Quartermaster will accept the item back into the stores.

• Perform basic repairs or arrange to get the equipment or assets repaired

Skills

Scouting is the largest voluntary youth organisation on the Isle of Wight with around 1,000 young people and 400 adult leaders and supporters.

You would need some if not all of the following qualities:

• Passionate about supporting Scouting to more and more young people and volunteers

• Willing to manage, lead and on occasions direct other volunteers • Able to support volunteer managers to drive change and open doors

• Willing to accept a volunteer appointment at County level

• Able to commit and be able to work flexibly to accommodate the dynamic activity across the County

• IT literate and have access to a PC with internet and email

• A proactive, creative thinker, dedicated to promoting and developing Scouting

• Individuals who have a commitment and belief in making Scouting happen


You would need to:

• understand and accept the key policies and processes of The Scout Association

• successfully complete our induction activities, including an enhanced DBS check

• be willing to embark on an exciting adventure


We will provide you with:

• Access to our training and development programmes

• A ‘different’ and interesting additional experience to your CV

• A warm welcome to our friendly but focused team


Details

  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/policy/
  • Accessibility
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Age restrictions
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Child Protection
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Complaints Policy
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/policy/
  • Confidentially Policy
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/policy/
  • DBS check required
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Ex Offenders
    Subject to Scout Association guidelines and Charity Commission rules.
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Reasonable expenses paid.
  • Health and Safety Policy
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/policy/
  • Ongoing support
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Possibly when working with other adults.
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Training provided
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Volunteer induction
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Volunteer Policy
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/policy/
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-with-scouts/
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
    More info at https://www.scouts.org.uk/about-us/policy/
  • Written role description
    Available on request.

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 30/04/2022

End Date: 31/12/2023

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Availability Details

This is a flexible role which can be built around the availability of the individual(s) appointed. Equipment and assets will most likely be 'booked out' for use at weekends and in evenings but the person(s) appointed do not necessarily need to be present. There is a regular working party at the Corf Scout Campsite and volunteering in the Quartermaster role might best fit with working party activity.


Location

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