Avon County Scout Council

Avon County Scout Council

Name: Avon County Scout Council
Organisation: Avon County Scout Council
Location: County Office, Woodhouse Park, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4LX
Type: Part Time
Time Commitment - Attendance at Board of Trustees meetings - up to 6 meetings a year (mainly weekday evenings) in addition there is the opportunity to become involved in project work supporting the work of the Board of Trustees and the aims of the County.


Scouting is an exciting movement with young people and adventure at its heart, delivered and supported almost exclusively by volunteers.
In the next five years we want even more young people aged 6-25 across the region to enrich their lives through the adventure of Scouting and have ambitious plans to grow and to extend our reach into new areas.
We are looking for trustees (you do not need to have a connection to scouting to be considered) that are able to bring their influence, knowledge and skills to helping us grow and develop our resources; maximise our influence and profile; secure and protect our interests; extend our reach and diversity in new ways; and, leverage sources of public and private sector support and opportunities. Whilst these are unremunerated roles they are highly rewarding.
This is a fantastic opportunity to volunteer your time to support a charity that is having a positive impact on literally thousands of lives.
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Organisation Description

Avon County Scouts is a youth charity. Our mission is to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

We are based at County Office, Woodhouse Park and support the development and growth of Scouting across the Avon area (the local authority areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset). Our main activities are to provide support to the Districts and Groups that comprise the Avon Scout County. This support either being practical such as the provision of training courses, provision of events or personal support to members. We also run a number of activity groups that provide adventuress activities for our members.


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Cause / Interests

  • Children
  • Education and Literacy
  • Sport and Outdoor Activities
  • Youth

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work
  • Youth Work

Skills and Qualifications


• Strong Communication Skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Able to think creatively and solve problems
• Good IT skills
• Ability to summarise information from different audiences
• Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to view of others
• Able to maintain independent and objective judgement
• Willing to actively design and contribute to the strategic vision of the County
• Willingness to take decisions which will further the work of the County,

• We are particularly looking to attract trustees with experience of Governance, Legal, Property and Finance


Opportunity to make a real difference to the live of young people
Opportunity to gain/increase experience of governance
Opportunity to gain/increase experience of working as a member of a trustee board
Opportunity to make new friends in a friendly and welcoming environment

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
Restrictions: Need to meet Charity Commissioners requirements to be a trustee of a charity
Induction: Yes - Induction training covering key Scout association policies and operation of Avon Scout Board of Trustees will be provided.
Insurance Cover: Yes – trustee insurance is in place
Special Needs: Need to meet Charity Commissioners requirements to be a trustee of a charity
Offer: Mentoring of new trustees is in place
Training: Formal training on the responsibilities of Board of Trustee Members will be provided.
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, Trial Period, DBS Check, Interview