Transformation Lead

Since the Skills for Life Strategy was launched, the steps taken by Isle of Wight Scouts has helped to equip many more young people with skills for life through our amazing programme, supported by our incredible volunteers. During the pandemic, however, we couldn’t carry on as normal. We rallied and responded to the challenge, adapting Scouting to meet new realities. Doing of all that was tough. It also meant pausing full implementation the Skills for Life Strategy.

Today, as we look to the future, with a renewed appreciation that Scouting has never been more needed, we are re-commiting to implementing our Skills for Life Strategy.

Isle of Wight Scouts need a Transformation Lead through until March 2025.

The Transformation Lead will be someone who is committed to driving forward our Skills for Life Strategy, helping to plan for and lead change locally.

The Transformation Lead is expected to work closely with the County Team including the County Commissioner and County Chair.

They will be an enthusiastic individual, keen to build a small team around them, to help prepare for and support our Groups, Units and Network for all of the exciting changes that we anticipate rolling out over the next few years.

Alongside fellow key volunteers the Transformation Lead will help the County to understand, explain and plan the changes to come.

Taking ‘big picture’ plans and helping make them work in a local context – considering local timelines, commitments and communications channels.

Supporting members in the County to connect the dots about what the changes mean to them.

Helping shape future support for the Movement by feeding back what’s working and what’s not.


Personal qualities

Transformation Leads will be expected to:

- Openly contribute their views and ideas.

- Be courageous and comfortable in when talking about the importance of change.

- Put themselves in other people’s shoes.

- Be patient and flexible when unforeseen obstacles pop up.

- Be a trusted, calming voice.

Desirable experiences

- Ideally Transformation Leads will have led change before in a volunteer or professional capacity

UK Scout Headquarters is busy building a team to help support Transformation Leads in their important work.

We will provide training in managing and delivering change, so it’s not essential to have this experience for the role.


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When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 21/04/2022

End Date: 31/03/2025

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Availability Details

Much of this will depend on the approach to implementing change locally. We would anticipate that the Transformation Lead will need to: - Assemble and work with a small team to plan for and lead the change, which will include preparing for, attending and speaking at local events. - Join a monthly call with UK HQ (lasting about an hour) to feedback on how things are landing locally, any challenges encountered, areas for improvement and exchanging of best practice. - Set time aside on a regular basis to be the go-to person for change in Scouting on the Isle of Wight. - Ensure you're able to meet with the County Commissioner and their team, as well as the County Executive Committee on a regular basis.


This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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