Volunteering Vacancy:

Parent Rep (YL & Explorers)

Help inform how we plan and deliver Scouting for your young person and their friends


Role Description

Find out more about the Parent Rep (YL & Explorers) position
Role Category: District Role
Role Location: Remote Warwick Warwickshire
Role Type: Trustee

Parent Reps are really important to the Young Leader and Explorer Units and they play a valuable role in the management of Warwick District. They are there to raise any issues parents may have with their child’s Section, or act as a point of liaison if parents feel they have any essential insights into our planning process for events and activities. 

That might range from having a Parent’s-eye view on variety of the program, cost of the termly subs and trips, matters of safety and safeguarding, or how well we cater for hidden disabilities and LGBT inclusiveness. In this role you will be at the inner working of the adult supporting team who are responsible for our Scouting provision across Warwick and the surrounding villages, and therefore excellently positioned to steer our thought process. Our North Star is more young people gaining skills for life and your insights would be invaluable.

We also have a District Funds Policy so you will help us to ensure charitable funding requests receive the right help to support young people and adults Scouting in Warwick District. This might include financial help for opening new sections, supporting leaders with specialist training, sending young people on international events or supporting a young person for whom financial affordability would otherwise be a barrier to participation.

Our Trustee Board meets 3 to 4 times a year plus the AGM and is made up of a Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Parent reps and lead volunteers from the Programme team, Leadership team and Adult Support team. The Trustee Board is an integral part of your young person’s scouting career thus ensuring the smooth running of the Explorer Units and maximising our potential for a hugely positive impact on all its young members.

Trustees support leaders to deliver a fantastic programme, while having a laugh, making new friends, and learning new skills themselves.

Being a parent rep you would:

  • Play an important part in helping the committee provide good scouting for our young people
  • Be the voice of your Section parents at trustee meetings
  • Offer opinions and advice on topics that affect the Units and Young People

You can read more about what is involved here:

Starting your role as a trustee | Scouts: Parent Rep (YL & Explorers) Trustee roles and responsibilities | Scouts: Parent Rep (YL & Explorers)

Thank you for reading this far, please use the form below if you would like to be contacted for a discussion about the role.

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We welcome enquiries from people outside of Scouting, as well as exsiting members who may want to explore a role with a higher level of responsibility, developing new skills, abilities and set themselves new personal challenges – all of which can be used in and outside Scouting.

All roles are open to people aged 18 and above unless otherwise indicated.

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