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Do you have a passion to make Scouting in Mid Glamorgan more Inclusive?


As a member of the Area Leadership Team the AAC (D and I) works in partnership with the Area Team and the Area Executive Committee to define Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policies within their area of responsibility and to manage and coordinate the practical delivery of EDI support to our membership. A key purpose of the role is to improve the level of support provided to our membership in all areas of inclusion.

This is a really exciting time to be joining our adventure, as we are working towards our Skills for Life strategy, with particular emphasis on:

  • Growth
  • Inclusivity
  • Youth Shaped
  • Community Impact

What does the role entail?

The AAC (D and I) will support the development of Inclusive Scouting across the Area by:

  • Providing guidance, advice and up-to-date information to the Area Commissioner and Area Team in matters of EDI, including attendance at Area Team meetings
  • Supporting the Area Executive Committee (and sub-Committees) to ensure that equal employment and volunteering policies are defined and followed (including the Scout Association’s Religious and Equal Opportunities policies), including attendance at Area Executive Committee meetings if required
  • Working with UK and Wales Inclusion Teams and applicable National Scout Active Support Units to make specialist advice and support available within their area of responsibility as needed
  • Attending UK and Wales AAC (Inclusion) meetings when required
  • Supporting the ScoutsCymru Inclusive Scouting Advisory Team and attending meetings when required
  • Advise Commissioners on matters of section age range flexibility for youth members with additional needs
  • Support adult and young leader training in areas of EDI
  • Leading and managing Area participation in events that celebrate inclusivity (such as Pride etc).
  • Support to leaders on the integration and support for youth members with additional needs including: Disabilities, Medical and Additional Learning Needs  
  • Support for leaders with respect to the integration and support of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT+) youth members and adults
  • Providing support to the Area in ensuring that Scouting provision is available to all, paying particular attention to ensuring that gender, sexual/romantic orientation, disability, additional learning needs, class, religion, race, language are not barriers to inclusion. Where barriers are identified, to provide support in removing those barriers.
  • Support to leaders and parents on socio-economic inclusion and support
  • Support to leaders on spiritual development and the exploration of different faiths within their programme

 

As a uniformed organisation, the successful candidate will proudly wear our uniform and will be expected to take the Scout promise and abide by the Scout law. The successful candidate will receive full management training in their role, culminating in the awarding of the Wood Badge. 

 

We are committed to providing flexible opportunities for volunteering, and so would encourage applications from anyone who feels that they may be able to volunteer in an alternative way, or where you may not be able to undertake all of the duties and responsibilities but could support the district with some of them. An example role description can be found here, however a specific role description will be agreed with the successful candidate. 

 

Think you'd like to give-it-a-go?

If you have questions about the role, send a message to Craig our Area Commissioner who can be contacted on our 'Meet the Team' page.  

The appointment will be made by our Area Commissioner, and will require approval by our Appointments Advisory Committee before starting the role. A DBS check is one of the processes that will be undertaken, and references may be required.  

To apply for the role, simply fill out your details below and they will be sent to our Appointments Secretary, who will be in touch for the next step in the process. Include a very brief message about why you are interested in the role. 

 

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