Section Leaders

Role Description

We are looking for someone who is an enthusiastic, organised individual who doesn’t mind getting stuck in and getting their hands dirty. Ideally it would suit someone who likes getting outdoors, but we have roles available to suit all availability and skills set. The amount of time required for this role would be your set meeting session times + some more for planning etc.

Leading a team and/or young people can be extremely rewarding as you get to see their potential and see them from beginning to fruition! You will need to be the person who can put themselves out there at the front of the young people and show them that with a little determination that they can do almost anything when they put their mind to it.
(This is a combined advert for 3 sections in the Scout movement):

– Beavers: (5.75 Years – 8 Years Old). Cubs: (8 Years- 10.5 Years Old). Scouts: (10.5 Years – 14 Years)

As the lead person of one of the above sections:

– You will be charged with the care of the young people and their welfare.

– Making sure that you have a fun filled, regular, session/evening, working towards staged, activity and challenge badges.

– As well as providing the opportunity to undertake nights away and as you progress up the sections there are chances to go away with Scouting and visit the word wide family of Scouts.

– We are always looking for the leaders of tomorrow, so you will need to look after young leaders who will be a vital aid in helping you run your weekly sessions and help them to the best of your ability develop your skills.

– Helping the young people develop links to the next section up.
What we look for in a leader:
– Good communicator.

– Team Player.

– Enthusiastic and pro-active.

– Someone who can get along with all different types of people. (Ages and abilities).

– A person who will put themselves forward and show other adults and young people what to do.


Once you say ‘Yes’ what happens next?

– We will have a sit down chat with you, where as before, initial contact would have meant showing interest. We will look at the role in more detail and make sure you are happy!

– If you say yes, then we look at your skills and availability and try to fit it with a group in the district.



Assistant Section Leaders

Job Description


Are you good at being supportive? Can you motivate and inspire? 

Then we are looking to fill positions across our sections as an Assistant Section Leader. You will help the section leader with the running of the section. Splitting tasks up between you, e.g. sorting out trips, talking to parents and making sure other leaders know what they are doing. Some of your main responsibilities are outlined below:


Main Responsibilities:

– Support the delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating balanced programme for the section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the young people.

– Support the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of the Scout Association.

– Ensuring that every young person in the section has the opportunity to attend at least one Nights away experience each year.

– Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards, in particular the Chief Scouts Award.

– Actively work with other adults in the group to support and promote group or multi-section activities and events.

– Agree how you can support the section leader to ensure regular opportunities are provided for young to express their views on the programme and running of the section and that they are taken into account.

– Actively support the section leaders to promote the moving on from section to section.


Operation of the Section:

– Work with the group scout leader and group executive committee and others to support recruitment and inducting appropriate section leaders, assistant leaders and section assistants.

– Regularly review the operation of the section.

– Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the young people. (This may include running a parent rota or inviting parents to support camps or other residential experiences).


Get in touch to apply

Before you committ to anything we will always sit down with anyone and go through the role with you!

Where will Scouting take you in 2018?



About the opportunity
Can’t help coiling a loose rope when you see one? Do you always insist on packing away a tent the right way? If so, we need your help!

2nd Portishead Scouts are looking for a positive, practical person to be our Group Quartermaster to maintain our equipment and look after our stores. You’ll join a friendly team committed to helping change the lives of young people.

No specific time commitment is required and the role is flexible enough to fit around you. We’ll provide full support and training, a sociable network, plus it all looks good on your CV.

Scouting offers fun, friendship and life changing adventure to over 450,000 young people across the UK. But this is only made possible by talented teams of local volunteers like you.

What are we looking for?
The Quartermaster is responsible for looking after the stores and equipment that we keep in the Scout Hut and use for many of our outdoor activities. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Keeping the stores tidy and safe
  • Making sure kit is available for camps
  • Assisting in the picking and preparation of kit before a camp
  • Checking all kit is clean and in good working order when returned from a camp
  • Arranging for the repair or replacement of any kit as required
  • Ordering new kit as and when required

Practical Considerations
You can find more information out about The Scouts Association at
There is more information under the Join page.


Grants Officer

Providing a high quality Scouting Programme, and refurbishing our old building costs money. A lot of money. In order to keep the costs to our members down we aim to raise as much money as possible through grants and fundraising events.
Do you enjoy researching and applying for grants? Do you know of sources of money that we can apply for? Do you want a volunteer role that you can do from the comfort of your own home at times to suit you? Get in touch to find out more!


Fundraising Team Members

Each year our fundraising team puts on a range of events, including table-top sales, a Big Breakfast, and a Christmas Fair. We are looking for extra adults to get involved in these events and join our friendly team of fundraisers.
Whether you’re an expert at organising events, looking to gain some event management experience, or just want to get involved in the community, this is the perfect role for you! Get in touch to find out more!


Parent Representatives

Parent Reps sit on the Scout groups Executive committee to conform with the Scout Association rules. They are here to raise any issues you may have with your child’s section, or to liaise with if you have any great fund-easing ideas or wish to help out at an event or activity. We are currently looking for parent rep from each Section within the Group. Get in touch to find out more!

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls