Group Chair – Trustee

When: Ongoing Where: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire Contact: Stuart Ball Contact Email: stuart.ball@mkscouts.org Contact Phone: 07828072723 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

The Group Chair works closely with the Group Scout Leader to ensure the smooth running and delivery of Scouting in the Group, and ensure the Group Executive Committee fulfils it’s role.

The Person

Our Chair will ideally have experience in leading similar organisations, with experience of the volunteering sector. They will be excited at the challenge of delivery Scouting, and help guide the Executive Committee and the Programme Teams for strategic growth.

The Training

Mandatory

Scouting has a core set of training that Trustees will need to undertake:

  • Module 1 – Essential Information
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Trustee Induction
Tools of the Role

Your role will require you to use the following software packages, if you have no experience of those packages, we will support you in gaining skills to enable you to be our Chair:

  • Sage Online Accounting (Group dependent)
  • Office365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams)

Core Tasks/Responsibilities

  • Objectively and impartially chairing and facilitating Executive Committee meetings.
  • Planning the annual cycle of Executive Committee meetings and setting the agenda for Executive Committee meetings.
  • Monitoring that decisions and actions agreed at Executive Committee meetings are implemented.
  • Working closely with the Group Scout Leader to ensure there are long term and short term goals and the role the Executive Committee can play in helping to achieve these.
  • Ensuring that all members of the Executive Committee have been briefed and inducted into their roles, receive appropriate training, and are aware of their status as charity trustees.
  • Addressing and resolving conflicts that arise.
  • Membership and attendance of any working groups or sub-committees set up by the Executive Committee, where appropriate.

Relationships

RoleRelationship
26th Milton Keynes Youth MembersWhy you’re doing the role
Group TreasurerFellow Trustee
Group SecretaryFellow Trustee
Group Scout LeaderFellow Trustee, Group Head Honcho
Group Exec MembersFellow Trustees
District ChairSupporter, Counsellor, dotted line manager
Group Section TeamYour Spenders
Other Group ChairsYour Support Network

The Process

Every volunteer who applies will be considered as additional Executive Committee Members are required although, ultimately, there can only be one Chair.

The successful applicant will be appointed to post until the first Group AGM, whereby they will need to stand for re-nomination as per Policy, Organisation & Rules, the rules of the Scout Association.

Mandatory Training needs completing within 5 months of DBS being submitted, and an informal interview with the District Appointments Committee, at some point when it reconvenes.

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