Group Safety Officer

When: Ongoing Where: Scout Hut, Hardingstone, Northampton, Northamtonshire NN4 6DP Contact: Kevin Dillow Contact Email: Contact Phone: 07412671388 Open Volunteer Spots: 1

To assist, the Group Scout Leader and Exec to manage and support the Scout Group’s safety policy. To ensure relevant and practical risk assessments are written for all events and risks are successfully recorded and managed.

The Person

The Group Safety Officer will ideally have experience of safety management however training will be available for the enthusiastic and committed individual who undertakes this role

The Skills Profile

  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of people
  • Ability to spot and act on risks
  • Construct and implement a Group wide Safety plan
  • Enable others to identify issues, risks and improvements in a non confrontational way to enhance the safety of the Group and it’s members.

The Training

Mandatory – Getting Started (5 Months)

Scouting has a core set of training that you will need to undertake:

  • Module 1 – Essential Information
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • Safety
  • Safeguarding
  • Trustee Induction, whilst you may not be Group Trustee (conflict of interest) it’s useful to complete this training as part of your role
  • Personal Learning Plan
Tools for the Role

Your role will require you to use the following software packages, if you have no experience in those packages, we will support you in gaining those skills:

  • Online Scout Manager (Youth Management Software)
  • ScoutsRam
  • Office365 (Word, Outlook, Teams, Excel)

Core Tasks/Responsibilities


The Groups Youth MembersWhy you’re doing the role
Group ChairGroup Trustee
Group SecretaryGroup Trustee
Group Scout LeaderGroup Trustee, Group Head Honcho, Line Manager
Group Exec MembersGroup Trustees
District CommissionerSupporter, Responsible for Safety in the District
Group Section TeamsYour volunteer team

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