Vacancy Details

We’re currently looking for a Group Scout Leader (GSL). This is a management role, and we need someone who can provide leadership, motivation and guidance to our other adult volunteers.

A large part of this role involves supporting adult volunteers, including those working directly with young people. For any adult volunteer in Scouting, their manager will be a regular point of call for support.

You don’t need any prior experience of Scouting to apply for this role: we’ll make sure you’re fully trained and supported.

The management structure of Scouting is as follows:

GSLs support adults who work directly with young people. They need support to ensure that they are motivated, inspired and focused on providing first-class Scouting. A good manager thanks other volunteers for their hard work, and helps to make sure that they feel happy and supported, week after week.

The GSL will also provide direction for the Scout Group, and will help others see the bigger Scouting picture through solid leadership.

We believe that everyone in management roles within Scouting should adopt an approach that combines the skills of both leadership and management.

Group Details

Both 2nd Bulford and Old Sarum Scout Groups have active Beavers, Cubs and Scout sections.  They are within the Salisbury & South Wilts District, and have a good number of adult volunteers across each section.

How to Apply


Thank you for your interest in volunteering. On this Vacancy Pack you will find a role description and a person specification. The GSL nomination and application forms are on pages 9 and 10. You can also apply using our application form here.

You can apply for the role yourself using the application form, or nominate someone else using the nomination form. Nominated people are under no commitment to apply unless they wish to.

Shortlisting will be based solely on the information provided by each candidate in their application form. All applications should address the requirements of the role, as laid out in the role description and person specification

Further information

For more information, or for an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact:

Name:  Ian Porter, District Commissioner / Lead Volunteer

Phone:  07585 180849