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Wear Their Necker 2018

Wear Their Necker is a fun, exciting and empowering project to celebrate Youth Shaped Scouting. The aim of the project is for adults across the UK to give young people the opportunity to take over and shadow adult volunteer roles. Take a look at the factsheet for more information.

We have opportunities for 18-25 year-olds to take over some senior volunteer and staff roles in February, including those of the International Commissioner, the Deputy UK Chief Commissioner, the Acting UK Commissioner for Programme, the Heritage and Creative teams of HQ.
Whilst Wear Their Necker is an initiative open to all young people, due to the nature and content of these meetings these specific national opportunities are restricted to young people aged 18-25 years old.

Please note: you will need to arrange your own travel to and from the meetings, but The Scout Association will reimburse you for all travel and accomodation expenses.

The closing date for applications is noon on Tuesday 23 January. Apply here.

Opportunities


Tuesday 30 January - Dementia Friendly Heritage Group Meeting - London (Kensington Palace), 12:00-15:00. Lunch will be provided.

Opportunity to accompany Caroline Hamson, Heritage Collections Officer, to Kensington Palace to attend a Dementia Friendly Heritage Group Meeting.

Saturday 3 February - Programme Forum - West Midlands, 09:30-16:00. Lunch will be provided.

Opportunity to accompany Graeme Hamilton, Acting UK Commissioner for Programme, who is delivering a Programme Forum to Assistant District and County Commissioners for Programme in the West Midlands.

Sunday 4 February - Programme Forum - Wales, 09:30-16:00. Lunch will be provided.
Opportunity to accompany Graeme Hamilton, Acting UK Commissioner for Programme, who is delivering a Programme Forum to Assistant District and County Commissioners for Programme in Scouts Cymru.

Wednesday 7 Februray - Heritage Collections Tour and day with the Heritage Team - London (Gilwell Park), 10:00-16:30. Lunch will be provided.

Opportunity to spend the day with the Heritage Team at Gilwell Park, assisting with research enquiries, object cataloguing and packing, and taking part in a Heritage Team meeting. The team will also give you a tour of Gilwell Park, so bring your wellies!

Saturday 10 February - Youth Commissioner Core Team Meeting - remote (via Skype).
Opportunity to join the UK Youth Commissioner Team, including colleagues from the nations, on a Skype call to discuss the work of the team, including the four strands of the Youth Shaped Strategy: Programme, Leadership, Management, and Governance.

Wednesday 21 February - Scouting Magazine Activities Workshop - London (Hammersmith), 11:00-15:00. Lunch will be provided.
Opportunity to join the Creative Team and Programme Team at a workshop with Immediate, the magazine's publishers, to discuss the activities which will be included in the Autumn edition.

Thursday 22 February - HQ Finance Committee Meeting - London (65 Queen's Gate), 13:00-16:30.

Opportunity to join Frankie Smith, Deputy UK Youth Commissioner and Trustee of the Finance Committee, to attend a HQ Finance Committee Meeting.

Saturday 24 February - Programme Forum - North West England, 09:30-16:00. Lunch will be provided.

Opportunity to accompany Graeme Hamilton, Acting UK Commissioner for Programme, who is delivering a Programme Forum to Assistant District and County Commissioners for Programme in the North West of England.

Saturday 24 - Sunday 25 February, Operations Committee Meeting and Team UK Meeting - London, 09:00 on 24 February - lunchtime on 25 February. Accomodation and meals will be provided.

Opportunity to shadow Kester Sharpe, Deputy UK Chief Commissioner, to an Operations Commitee Meeting, and a meeting with other senior volunteers as part of the Chief Commissioner Team.

Wednesday 28 February - Negative Photo Conservator Meeting - London (Gilwell Park), 10:00-16:00. Lunch will be provided.

Work alongside an accredited conservator to review part of the film negative collection, dating from the 1960s-1990s. The items will be reviewed, scanned, listed and repackaged. This will make the collection immediately accessible to the public.


 

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