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Chief Executive Officer

Scouts Scotland
Chief Executive Officer
Fordell Firs, with flexibility
Salary: £60,000-65,000

Society is changing. In often fragmented communities, the pressures and expectations on young people are increasing. Scouts has never been so important in helping young people prepare for the future, developing the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. Each week, throughout the UK, almost half a million young people enjoy fun, friendship and outdoor adventure. They develop a sense of optimism and strong values as well as the leadership and team working skills that are more valuable today than ever.

We’re looking for a highly motivated and values-driven leader to help us deliver our strategy and help our 11,000 volunteers to achieve their aims and objectives of programme delivery by setting up and managing the Scouts Scotland support infrastructure and products.

This is a key role within our charity, working alongside the Chief Commissioner of Scotland and Chair of the Board of Trustees to lead Scouts Scotland. You’ll lead the staff team of 35 and manage the Senior Leadership Team, made up of the Head of Scouting Operations, Head of Outdoors & Adventure, Head of Central Services, and Head of Communications & Fundraising.

You’ll be responsible for managing a budget of around £3m, managing our risk register, providing information and support to our board of Trustees, and overseeing the delivery of our strategic plan.

The Chief Executive Officer is an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees and sits on and monitors the proceedings of various other committees. Our outdoor and adventure offering is a big part of what we do.

You’ll oversee the management of our Scout Adventures centres at Fordell Firs, Lochgoilhead and Meggernie, where we provide incredible adventure and skills development opportunities to young people. Our centres have a footfall of around 70,000 each year and a turnover of around £1.5m.

For a confidential discussion please call Debbie Shields at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Further information is available as follows:

To apply please submit a CV and supporting letter.

Closing date: 09:00, Monday 20th September 2021

First interviews:    Saturday 2nd October 2021

Second interviews:    Saturday 9th October 2021

Final interview:    Wednesday 13th October 2021