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  • Regional Treasurer

    14th June 2022

    We are on the look out for our next Regional Treasurer... Could it be you?

    As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. The Treasurer will be accountable for the finances of Clyde Scouts, providing oversight to the finance team.


    About us

    Clyde Scouts is a Region within Scouting in Scotland and is a registered Charity.
    The Region supports Scouting over Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire. We are there to make sure that every group and District is provided with the support to provide #SkillsForLife for every young person in their area.

    Scouts take part in a wide range of activities as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, expeditions overseas, photography, climbing and zorbing. As a Scout you can learn survival skills, first aid, computer programming or even how to fly a plane. There’s something for everyone. It’s a great way to have fun, make friends, get outdoors, express your creativity and experience the wider world.

    Clyde Scouts is extremely lucky to have several operations which support our mission:
    1. Auchengillan Outdoor Centre - An Outdoor Education and Adventure centre for young people in Scouts as well as from School and other groups
    2. The Glasgow Scout Shop - A small shop that provides Scouting Uniform, badges and other items used for outdoor activities.
    3. Several Campsites
    4. Access to Pinkston Watersports - A watersports centre in Glasgow providing amazing opportunities for young people to experience Kayaking

    Providing all of this isn't easy but the Region is managed and run by the Regional Team which is made up of amazing volunteers.
    We have our Regional Chair, Regional Commissioner, members of Committees and now we are looking for you... the Regional Treasurer.

    What are we looking for?


    Treasurer Person Specification:

    Experience of managing finance and accounts at a senior level
    Excellent organisational skills
    Supported by strong commercial acumen
    An accountancy qualification
    Experience of managing accounts for a charity would also be an advantage.
    An understanding of the type of work undertaken by the charity and commitment to the values and ethos of Clyde Scouts
    Demonstrable experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives.
    An interest in Scouting would be beneficial.

    You will be able to devote around 2-4 days a month to support meetings, events and calls in relation to fulfilling this role.
    Much of this time may be in the evening or at weekends.
    Eligible to hold the role of a charity trustee and no envisaged barriers to obtaining enhanced PVG status

    Find out more here.

    Author: Katrina Gilbert

  • Admin Assistant - Recruitment

    11th March 2022

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    *Applications closed 18th March 2022*

    Clyde Scouts are looking for an Admin Assistant to join the team at our Regional Office.

    We are looking for a responsible Admin Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. The Administrative Assistant will support the Regional staff and volunteers by assisting in daily office needs, supporting the Chief Operating Officer and managing our Charity’s general administrative activities.

    Key qualities include being an enthusiastic and motivated individual with experience working in a similar role. Practical experience of working with office365 products and quick at learning new systems is expected.

    Having an understanding of the aims and ethos of the Scout Movement as well as basic social media skills is desirable.

    Main tasks of role:

    • Core administrative support by means of word processing, filing, printing, photocopying, laminating etc.
    • Responding to enquiries from multiple sources: telephone, website, email and social media.
    • Managing Regional Calendar and issuing invites and support information.
    • Support the Region’s fundraising efforts by answering enquiries, sending out fundraising collateral and keeping records of fundraising amounts
    • Issuing reminders to managers for monthly management reports, collating and issuing to General Purposes sub Committee members.
    • Establish and maintain a clear and robust filing and retention system in line with Charity policy and GDPR.
    • Support and maintain the HR records securely
    • Ad-hoc finance support including: petty cash counts and meter readings.
    • Maintain a clear desk policy, ensure the reception is maintained in a clean and tidy manner with light housekeeping.
    • Update Charity website and social media platforms as required.
    • Any other such reasonable duties as required by the Chief Operating Officer.


    For more information on the role, please click here.
    We would love to receive your application as well as a supporting statement as to why you are best suited to the role.

    Please send to info@clydescouts.org.uk

    Author: Katrina Gilbert

  • National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Bronze Level Course

    9th February 2022

    We plan to offer a National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) course at Bronze level this spring based at Auchengillan, principally for Explorer Scouts although some leaders may also want to apply.

    More details of the scheme can be found by clicking here.

    Previously we have run this course over a weekend but have often found it can be difficult for Explorer Scouts to commit to two consecutive days at this time of year and to fully benefit from the course over a short period of time. So this time we will offer an assessment day on two occasions during the Spring Break. Leaders interested in this are asked to contact the Course Director to get further information and to arrange suitable training opportunities prior to assessment. The proposed assessment days are Sunday 10th April, repeated on Sunday 17th April 2022 (Easter Sunday).

    The cost of assessment for each candidate, including registration with NNAS and certificate (if appropriate), is £10.

    For more information please email john.syme@ntlworld.com

    Author: Katrina Gilbert

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