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Scouts SA

The aim of Scouting is the social, physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of children and young adults from 5 to 25 years within a framework of fun and activity.  Scouts Australia SA Branch (Scouts SA) comprises over 6,000 volunteers and youth and employs a workforce of approximately 180 FTE staff.  The Association has sizeable commercial and fundraising operations which include the Scout Recycling Centre, Scout Outdoor Centre and the Woodhouse Activity Centre, and has a turnover circa $35m.

This position, together with the Branch Executive Committee (BEC/Board) and Chief Commissioner, has overall responsibility for people leadership, operational efficiency, service delivery, financial control, stakeholder management and championing/promoting the organisation.  Key responsibilities include:

  • effectively leading, managing, developing and motivating the Scouts SA staff to deliver all operations and activities of the organisation;
  • driving financial growth via sound financial control and strong business development and planning;
  • continuing to drive strategic change and initiatives for the organisation and further positioning the Scouts SA brand and proposition within the South Australian community;
  • providing advice and support to the BEC in regard to its governance responsibilities and managing risk and regulatory compliance.

Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified and proven senior executives with high levels of commercial and political acumen complemented by superior communication, negotiation, stakeholder management and leadership skills.A consultative management style which respects and values volunteers is essential as is warmth, empathy, good humour, integrity and the credibility necessary to inspire others to follow.This is a rare chance to make a career defining contribution to a well respected and community focused entity.

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Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call Justin or Hannah Way on (08) 8100 8849.

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