Can you help inspire our adults?
All adults taking on an appointment in scouting are required to show that they have the skills needed for the role.
The Scout Association’s Adult Training Scheme is based on a number of key principles. These are:
the scheme is modular, with a total of 38 modules
adults complete only those modules appropriate to their role (on average 19 modules)
the scheme recognises the prior learning, experience and existing knowledge of adults
there is the opportunity for adults to work towards an externally recognised award through the training they do in scouting
The Adult Training Scheme is based around two key elements:
This is when the adult has the opportunity to gain or improve the knowledge and skills which they need to perform their role. As the scheme recognises prior learning, knowledge and experience; individuals may not need to complete learning for every aspect of the scheme.
This is when a Training Adviser will check what the adult has learned, and that they can apply the skills that they have acquired to their role. Validation is essential for every module except for the mandatory ongoing learning modules.
This is a rewarding role which involves working with a small team to manage the training and learning provision for our adult volunteers in Wandsworth Scout District.
Local Training Managers plan and ensure the delivery of the learning provision in their Scout District so that all adults in scouting completing a Personal Learning Plan to identify their learning needs and have access to suitable learning opportunities using a variety of methods. They also act as the volunteer line manager for Training Advisors and Local Training Administrators in their District.
What are we looking for?
You don't need to know anything about scouting to get involved - but you do need enthusiasm and a willingness to get involved and to enjoy working with and inspiring our adult volunteers to help them complete they training.
We provide an induction, lots of ongoing support and training which can result in external recognition with:
These awards are recognised by many external organisations, bodies and employers, making them a great addition to your volunteering experience and your CV.
The benefits of volunteering with Scouting
Volunteering with Scouts can enrich your life – don’t just take our word for it. Over 90% of our volunteers say that their Scout experiences are hugely beneficial:
We have an award-winning training scheme for our volunteers so you get as much from it as our amazing young people, including practical skills like first aid and transferable skills like communication and leadership.
Boost your CV
More than two thirds of our volunteers say their CVs have been enhanced by joining Scouts. Employers love to see the commitment of volunteers, and through Scouts you can get vital experience in areas like management, administration and activities.
Make new friends
A whopping 97% of our volunteers say their involvement has helped them forge new friendships.
There’s no better feeling than making a difference to communities and transforming the lives of young people. How’s that for job satisfaction?
The only prerequisite to volunteer with us – apart from enthusiasm, of course – is that you're over 18. We know our volunteers lead busy lives, so we’re all about flexibility: whatever the time and skills available we can find a great role for you.
You can choose to volunteer with us once a week, twice a month or once a year – in the thick of activities with young people or behind the scenes in management, executive or support roles.
Interested on this role?
Great! We don’t expect you to be an instant expert in everything, over time you will be given the opportunity to gain new skills and ideas through informal support and training opportunities. We will also give you lots of one to one support.
Click here and fill out enquiry form and start your scouting adventure today!