Positions Vacant

A large organisation like Scouts Australia NSW needs many enthusiastic volunteers and dedicated professional employees to keep the movement going strong.

From professional staff and advisers, to activity centre managers and event contingent leaders, fresh talent is always on demand.

If you are interested in volunteering as a leader with us please see how you can become an Adult Helper.

Positions Vacant

Do you love outdoor recreation and delivering programs to young people from a variety of school groups, community and Scouting members? If your answer is yes – then this is the opportunity for you!

Scouts NSW is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Manager in Outdoor Recreation and Education, to join the State Activity Centre team at Cataract Activity Centre located in Appin.

The Outdoor Rec/Education Manager will be responsible for planning and delivering outdoor education and recreation programs to our clients. As the Outdoor Rec/Education Manager, you will be a vital part of our vibrant, energetic team.

A bit about you

The successful applicant will have the passion, drive and ambition to roll up their sleeves, use their initiative, make their mark and accelerate Scouts NSW in the Outdoor Recreation & Education industry.

  • You can plan and deliver outdoor education and recreation programs tailored to the client group
  • You can deliver programs in line with standard operating procedures
  • You enjoy dealing with a variety of customers and can adapt service delivery to meet their needs
  • You are aware of safety requirements and can deal with incidents and emergency situations
  • You can collaborate and manage your colleagues/clients to deliver program components
  • You have strong communication and interpersonal skills

Essential requirements

  • A Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation plus relevant industry experience or a tertiary qualification.
  • A sound understanding of the Risk Management and Work, Health and Safety practices in the Outdoor Industry.
  • First aid qualifications.
  • A National Criminal Records Check (NCRC) Clearance and a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC).
  • Current NSW driver’s license.

Scouts NSW will conduct the NCRC and verify your WWCC if you are a preferred candidate.

A bit about Scouts NSW

Scouts NSW provides young people aged 5 to 25 with fun and challenging opportunities to grow through adventure.

Scouts NSW State Activity Centres are leaders in youth outdoor activities and maintain high brand recognition within the school and education communities. As a Registered Training Organisation, Scouts NSW is committed to training and development for all staff.

If this sounds like you, submit your application to [email protected]

Sydney, Olympic Park based

  • World Iconic youth & young adult development organisation
  • Sustainable growth and opportunities demanding sustainable funding
  • Galvanise the brand for youth safe adventure

Scouts NSW Grants program needs the attention of a talented grants specialist to enable the growth and adventure needs of our talented children and young adults.

Parts of our neighbourhood need a creative step change to fund new demands and opportunities for growth.

Can you help build and sustainably fund the systems and processes the volunteers and kids deserve?

As a key member of the Scouts NSW Team, you will be able to comfortably:

  • Work with various internal and external stakeholders to identify and appropriately package projects requiring funding.
  • Manage and Govern resourcing, preparation and lodgement of grant applications
  • Build effective relationships with Governments, Trusts, Foundations and all funding bodies
  • Optimise annual grant processes and calendar to maximise funding participation in State, Federal, local government programs, as well as Trusts and Foundations
  • Partner and support Scouts NSW State Leadership (uniform), State Service Centre Management, and Boards Committees (Finance, Investment, Public Fund, Audit and Risk & Insurance) navigate compliant sustainable funding models
  • Develop, standardised tools and training to ensure only compliant aligned applications occur

The right fit for this role will be someone who instils trust, collaborates, plans and aligns, persuades, is courageous and ensures customer centred accountability.

Action orientation, acute communication skills, comfortable with grant systems, processes, applications and digital tools to match exceptional judgement will also underpin the successful candidate.

If you can help, relish a challenge and have:

  • Formal tertiary qualification in Finance, Business, Economics or Accounting or equivalent experience
  • 3 years’ experience as a successful Grants specialist preferably in a $10m or greater not-for-profit
  • Able to work compliantly and unrestricted for Scouts NSW

Then please apply here before 1st June 2022.

The Region Commissioner (RC) is the volunteer member responsible to the Deputy Chief Commissioner (DCC) Operations for providing effective leadership to the Region and strategic and operational support of Districts and Groups in the areas of governance, compliance and management of Groups/Units and the delivery of the Scout Youth Program.

Key to the RC’s role is the development and sustainability of Scouting in the Region and making it easier for Scout Groups to deliver the Scout program and grow.

While carrying out the responsibilities of the role, the RC will always uphold the purpose, principles and values of Scouts Australia, will adhere to the Adult Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics, will abide by WOSM, National and State policies and will behave in accordance with the Scout Law and Promise

Scouts NSW is seeking applications for three Region Commissioner roles:

  • Hume Region
  • South Coast & Tablelands Region
  • The Golden West Region

The RC, as with every member of the Region uniformed team, must have a proven capacity to deliver outcomes and be a self-starter with capacity to work without close supervision.

Essential attributes:

  • A personal commitment to the Aim and Principles of Scouts Australia, and an ability to convey a positive and constructive image of Scouting and reinforce the fundamental importance of the Scout Promise and Law
  • High levels of personal motivation, organisational skills and acceptance of responsibility and accountability for outcomes, ability to support a positive and enabling culture
  • A self-starter with capacity to work without close supervision, especially in a volunteer
  • Ability to contribute productively, acting respectfully and with thoughtfulness to all members demonstrated through commitment and adherence to the Scouts NSW Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics
  • Positive support of the current strategic direction of Scouts NSW
  • A demonstrated understanding of Scouting
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, liaison, communication and teamwork skills
  • Proven record of accomplishment in leading large and matrixed teams
  • Effective in implementing significant organisational change
  • Sound, evidence-based judgement, and accountable decision making
  • Ability to work with a diverse range of stakeholders and teams
  • A commitment to growing membership within the Region
  • A working knowledge of Child Protection policies and procedures in NSW

Full details of key responsibilities for these roles and the selection criteria are detailed in the position description here.

Applications, including resume and cover letter outlining experience and qualifications should be sent to [email protected]

Applications close Monday 30 May 2022.

POSITION OBJECTIVE: To provide financial leadership to the Region Council, Executive Committee and Standing Committees.

Main Functions of the Position:

1. Financial Activities
1.2 Responsible for the preparation of annual Financial Reports in accordance with the requirements of Scouts NSW financial reporting standards.
1.2 Ensure all financial accounting function are completed in a timely and accurate matter including completion of quarterly budget reviews if required
1.3 Ongoing development and implementation of effective internal control procedures and the completion of all Scouts NSW reporting requirements with in prescribed time frames
1.4 Ensure all Asset record management responsibilities are designed to preserve Region assets

2. Strategic Management
2.1 Responsible for the integration of Scouts NSW Long Term Financial Plan within the Regions framework
2.2 Plan and implement the continuous improvement of the North Coast Regions financial capability to ensure the long term financial sustainability of the North Coast Regions operations

3. Teamwork
Perform tasks cooperatively in a team environment as a member of the Region Council and Executive Committee.

4. People Management
Oversee the management of the daily Region Office financial operations and performance in consultation and direction of the North Coast Region Commissioner.

Read the full Position Description here.

If you are interested, please email [email protected]  or contact Braydon Gleeson’s on 0402 072 708.

Do you want to be a part of Cuboree 2023? Then look no further!

Cuboree 2023 is currently in the planning phases and is looking for members to join the Cuboree 2023 Management Team. The current positions vacant are:

For any questions please contact the Chief Director – Cuboree 2023 – Tracey Stopps – [email protected]

Hume Region is recruiting for a Part Time Asst Region, 22 hrs per week role based in Hume Region Office.  This is a job share role, with requirements to be available Monday, Tuesday and Friday

The Region Office Assistant provides primary office and administrative support for the Region and is the primary interface between the Region and Scouts NSW State Office for administrative matters.

The position will establish and foster effective communication channels between Region and State Office to ensure the success of functions and activities as they relate to membership services, finance, property, people issues, public relations and marketing.

Skills and Experience

  1. Be Computer literate and be proficient in operating Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  2. The ability to work with figures and carry out data interpretation functions.
  3. Well developed verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Good personal presentation.
  5. Ability to analyse statistical data.
  6. Well developed planning skills
  7. Good interpersonal relationship skills.
  8. The ability and understanding, to be able to work with voluntary staff.

To read the full PD, click here.

Any Questions in relation to this vacancy can be directed to [email protected]

Sydney North Region recruiting for a full time Region Office Manager, to be based in Chatswood.

The Region Office Manager provides primary office and administrative support for the Region and is the primary interface between the Region and Scouts NSW State Office for administrative matters.

The position will establish and foster effective communication channels between Region and State Office to ensure the success of functions and activities as they relate to membership services, finance, property, people issues, public relations and marketing.

Skills and Experience

  • Keen grasp of the concepts of customer service and relationship marketing.
  • High level interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; ability to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders and be an accomplished writer and speaker.
  • A well-developed ability to plan and prioritise tasks.
  • Highly organised with the ability to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent time management and ability to plan ahead.
  • Thorough, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently, autonomously and with limited supervision.

Read the full Position Description here.

Any questions can be directed to the RC Sydney North Region at [email protected]

Scouts NSW is seeking to appoint five (5) passionate and experienced committee members, to the Public Fund Committee, one (1) of which being an under 30 years of age position.

Reporting to the Scouts NSW Board of Directors, the Public Fund Committee is responsible for, but not limited to, providing advice to the Scouts NSW Board on the management of gifts, donations, and bequest matters, consistent with the Scouts NSW Constitution, Section 20 Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status.

Candidates must be aged 18 years or older, hold a current Working With Children Check and consent to a police check and background checks. Candidates do not need to be a current member of Scouts NSW.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Knowledge and experience (or working towards qualifications) in accounting, finance, economics, public administration, governance, and grants administration (or similar).
  • Ability to review and form opinions on financial and governance matters affecting the organisation.
  • Available to attend quarterly committee meetings (either in person or by video conference).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Commitment to putting time and effort into the role.

The role of the Public Fund Committee Member is an honorary 3 year appointment. Committee members may be required to attend additional meetings as deemed necessary or assist on working groups as required.

To apply, you will be required to provide a short statement of up to 250 words outlining why you wish to undertake this role, detail relevant experience or skills that you will bring to the role, provide details of any formal qualifications and/or membership of any professional Associations, and provide a copy of your resume.

Any questions can be directed to the Scouts NSW CEO at [email protected]

Click here to complete and submit your nomination form.

State Leaders are subject matter experts that are focused on supporting the frontline in specific areas. State Leader positions are usually dual appointments however this can be discussed with the Assistant Chief Commissioner (Youth Program & Support).

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for multiple State Leader appointments.

Click on the links above for specific information about the State Leader appointments.

EOIs are currently open to any member or supporter who has an associated area of expertise or interest and who believes they can make a positive difference to Scouting in NSW.

State Commissioners work with a dedicated focus to respond directly to members’ needs or organisational challenges.

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for the following State Commissioner appointments. These include:

Click on the links above for specific information about the State Commissioner appointments.

EOIs are currently open to any member or supporter who has an associated area of expertise or interest and who believes they can make a positive difference to Scouting in NSW.

Scouts NSW – Cataract Activity Centre and Baden-Powell Activity Centre

  • Competitive hourly wage based on qualification and experience level
  • Potential to move into a permanent role in 2022
  • Run fun and engaging activities across our two unique centres
  • Work with a variety of clients from Scouting groups, schools, community groups and more

Scouts NSW is seeking enthusiastic and professional Outdoor Education Instructors to join our dynamic team. We are looking for people with a great attitude, work well in a team and have the desire to continually improve and develop themselves and the team. We have multiple positions offered over two role types.

As an RTO we are committed to the training and development of our staff offering free training and certification in outdoor leadership electives and thorough initial and ongoing training for all staff.


About our centres

Cataract Activity Centre

  • Located in Appin within easy travel distance from Sydney and Wollongong
  • 10 campsites located within 160ha of beautiful bushland
  • Over 18 activities and more are being developed including multiple unique abseil sites, dual flying fox, challenge valley, caving and a 40-meter waterslide!
  • Accommodation on site


Baden-Powell Activity Centre

  • Located in Pennant Hills within walking distance from the train station
  • Historic site backing onto Lane Cove National Park
  • Over 12 activities and more in development
  • Accommodation on site


Essential Selection Criteria

Outdoor Education Activity Instructors

  • Current Working With Children Check and National Police Check or willing to obtain
  • Current Senior First Aid and CPR or willing to obtain
  • Experience working with children or young people or relevant experience in adventurous activities
  • Must have own transport

Outdoor Education Activity Specialists

Must have the above requirements in addition to:

  • Cert III minimum in Outdoor Recreation or Outdoor Leadership
  • Recognised competencies in roping activities particularly abseiling and challenge courses
  • Current Logbook

Please have a look at the position description here and see more information about our centres at the following sites:

Cataract Activity Centre 

Baden-Powell Activity Centre


We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications, including resume and cover letter outlining any outdoor experience along with a copy of relevant qualifications, transcripts and logbook if applicable, should be sent to [email protected].