Scouting Ireland is a registered charity and was founded in 2003 after the membership of Scouting Ireland (CSI) and Scouting Ireland (SAI) voted in favour of forming a single, all-Ireland Scout association. Previous to this, Scouting had been operating in Ireland since 1908.
The aim of Scouting Ireland is to encourage the Social, Physical, Intellectual, Character, Emotional and Spiritual development of young people so that they may achieve their full potential and, as responsible citizens, to improve society.
Scouting Ireland achieves its aim through a system of progressive self-education, known as the Scout Method, the principal elements of which are:
- Voluntary membership of a group which, guided by adults, is increasingly self-governing in its successive age groups.
- Commitment to a code of living as expressed in the Promise & Law, the meaning of which is expanded as the member grows towards maturity.
- The provision of a wide range of attractive, constructive and challenging activities, including opportunities for adventure and exploration both indoors and outdoors.
- The provision of opportunities for leadership and responsibility.
- Learning by doing.
- Encouragement of activity in small groups.
- An award scheme, which encourages participation in its full range of activities and provides recognition of individual and group achievements.
- Symbolic Framework.
Scouting Ireland has a membership of over 50000 people, which includes 12000 adult volunteers. We operate in over 500 communities across the thirty-two counties of Ireland and are supported by a staff of thirty-two professionals working in a variety of areas.
Details of the Scouting Ireland programme, governance structures, recent annual reports etc. can be seen on www.scouts.ie.
National Scout Centre Manager – Castle Saunderson Role Profile
Reports to: Support Officer (Campsites & Facilities)
Direct Reports: Operations Supervisor - Castle Saunderson
The purpose of the National Scout Centre Manager appointment in Castle Saunderson is to:
- In conjunction with the Support Officer (Campsites & Facilities) to devise and implement strategies that would achieve the objectives of the Scouting Ireland National Management Team and the Castle Saunderson International Scout Centre Management Committee.
- Manage and supervise the physical facilities and properties in Castle Saunderson.
- Market the Centre to Scout, Guide, Schools and other Youth organisations. Research and develop the introduction of programmes that will maximise the use of the Centre both at weekends and mid-week and increase revenue.
- Manage the activity programmes at the Centre.
Please see Information Pack attached below for more information.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted ONLINE HERE no later than 17:00 on 11th May 2018 and should include:
- Completed application form, available from HERE.
- Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, relating your skills, knowledge and experience to the requirements of role profile. Your particular interest and motivation in applying for this role should also be outlined.
- Contact information of at least two people who can provide employment references.
Applications MUST be submitted online through the defined process. No other applications will be considered.
Note: Scouting Ireland is committed to making appointments on merit by a fair and open process, taking due account of equality and diversity. Selection will be carried our consistent with Scouting Irelands Human Resources Policy. Canvassing will result in immediate disqualification.
If you require further information about this role and would like to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact the Manager (Campsites & Facilities), Damien O’Sullivan on email@example.com or 01-4956300