Chair of Operations Committee

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Rainbow HR are delighted to be hiring for the Chair of Operations Committee for Scouts Scotland.

As Chair, you’ll lead the Operations Committee and make sure it delivers on development, adult training and other support. 

What you’ll do:

  • Lead on the governance of delivering our strategy
  • Come up with ways to take on the challenges we face in developing and growing Scouting across Scotland, especially with young people and adults that aren’t members yet
  • Work with our Board and Development Grants Committee on projects
  • Have oversight of our adult volunteer appointments process
  • Work with our UK headquarters to achieve shared goals


Who we’re looking for:

We need someone with experience of being a charity Trustee, who can see the big picture, is happy to challenge and keep people accountable, and who can make good sound decisions, all while keeping Scouts Scotland’s best interests at heart.


  • You’ll be experienced in leading strategies and/or managing projects
  • You need to be committed to our values & ethos and understand what we do
  • You need to be really passionate about what we do and have energy and enthusiasm and the time to really make a difference and commit to this role


Time commitment:

As Chair of our Operations Committee, you’ll also be a member of our Board of Trustees and the Co-ordinating Group, which means attending at least 12 meetings a year. 

Location is not rigid but you must be prepared to travel to Dunfermline for meetings, therefore Central belt of Scotland would probably be best, the role is unpaid.

What’s in it for you?

In return for your experience and enthusiasm you will be able to further develop your own skills, many of our volunteers find their involvement with Scouts increases their own capability in their day role and everyday life, in fact over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives, including ;

  • Developing skills in new areas
  • Adding significant value to a leading voluntary organisation
  • Adding great experience to their CV
  • Building a network of contacts

Please apply by uploading your CV and explaining why the position interests you and what you could bring to the role.

Rainbow HR are Scouts Scotland retained Consultants for this position.




24 March 2020
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