Scouting Ireland: Group Support & Development Officer (West)

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Scouting Ireland

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

Group Support & Development Officer Role Profile

Reports to: Manager (Support Functions)

Direct Reports: None


The purpose of the Group Support & Development Officer is to work in tandem with the support structures of Scouting Ireland to:

  • Provide effective support to Scout Groups to enable them to effectively support the delivery and facilitation of the Scout Programme.
  • To proactively develop membership growth by developing new and existing Scout Groups and Programme Sections.
  • Support the recruitment and induction of volunteers to ensure that growth targets can be achieved.

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.

Further Information

If you require further information about this role and would like to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact the Manager (Support Functions), Joe Marken on or 01-4956300


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