County Support Lead – Activities

Where: Merseyside Contact: John Cadman Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 01517072671 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited


Provide inspirational support and leadership to the Section Leadership Teams by encouraging, supporting and developing Adventurous Activity provision to support young people to access a fun, enjoyable, high quality programme, which offers amazing experiences and supports them with developing skills for life.

Responsible to:

  • Deputy County Commissioner – Adventure

Responsible for:

  • Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme
  • County Activity Assessors

Main Contacts:

  • Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme
  • County Activity Assessors
  • Assistant District Commissioners for Activities
  • Activity Permit Holders
  • Tawd Vale Centre Manager
  • Section Leadership Teams
  • Section Event Teams
  • County Commissioner
  • District Commissioner(s)
  • Team Merseyside Adventure Team
  • Other ACC (Activities) in the NW Region

Appointment Requirements:

  • A Wood Badge for the role must be completed within three years of Full Appointment, and ongoing safeguarding and safety training
    • Willingness to become a Member of The Scout Association, if not already
    • Successful Enhanced DBS vetting checks

Key Accountabilities:

  • Co-ordinate and support the County Activities Team
    • Provide information and advise Leaders and Commissioners on Activities and The Association’s Activities Rules
    • Monitor and moderate the work of the County Adventurous Activity Assessors
    • To act, as appropriate, where no adviser exists
    • Innovate and promote new activities within the County
    • Ensure awareness of new Activity rules and adherence to them, including interpreting and communicating updates to rules
    • Advise members on issues relating to insurance and notification for certain activities
    • Maintain update information on Activity initiatives and circulate them widely
    • Encourage the empowerment of young people in activities
  • Represent views of your County to National Activities Team and promote national Activities Events
    • Support and advise DCs with all matters relating to the Adventurous Activities
    • Develop opportunities, activities and resources that support the delivery of ‘hard to deliver’ areas of the Scout programme
    • Develop and deliver County events and activities which positively supplement the programme
    • Work with the County Training Team to support the development and delivery of programme training to new leaders
    • Attend and contribute to relevant County and District meetings as required

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience of supporting Adventurous Actvities
    • Experience of supporting adults and helping them to develop their skills
    • Good understanding of The Scout Association’s Explorer Scout Programme and the Policy, Organisation and Rules that relate to the section


  • Provide motivation and inspirational leadership to Section Leadership Teams
    • Strong communication and inter-personal skills
    • Ability to prepare and present thoughts and idea to adult volunteers
    • Creative thinker
    • Able to encourage participation
    • Able to handle and resolve conflict effectively
    • Good at building and maintaining relationships

Personal Qualities:

  • Flexible and adaptable approach
    • Organised
    • Self- motivated
    • Enjoy working in a team
    • Enthusiastic about creating amazing opportunities for the Explorer Scout section
    • Acceptance of the Fundamentals of the Scout Movement

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