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Manager Searches

Inspired and motivated leaders make Scouting an incredible experience for young people. In order for leaders to be the best they can be, volunteers need the support and guidance of their volunteer manager. When everyone is given the right support, Scouting thrives.

What is the search process?

The search for a volunteer manager will generally follow five key stages. However, it is important to remember that the process is flexible, and can be amended wherever necessary.

  1. Create the Search Group - Members are selected by the Search Group Chair and the appointing Commissioner
  2. Define expectation, skills and qualities – Create a role description and personal specification tailored to the location
  3. Promote the opportunity – Advertise as widely as possible, to attract the best possible candidates
  4. Shortlist candidates – select candidates according to their skills and experience
  5. Interview candidates – The appointing Commissioner has ultimate responsibility for the interview and appointment.

Why use the Search Process?

The search process is an opportunity to identify the best possible candidates for the role, from both within and outside Scouting. This is an open and transparent approach to recruitment, ensuring the role is filled by the person(s) with the most appropriate skill set, knowledge and ability.

The search process also provides volunteers with the opportunity to clarify their understanding of the role, and to ensure an appointment will reflect the needs of local Scouting.

What resources are available to support the Search Process?

There are a range of resources available to support the Search Process available on the Print Centre, including posters, letters and email templates.


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