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.

Vacant Volunteer Positions

Scouts NSW is seeking nominations for five (5) candidates to represent Scouts NSW on the Scouts Australia National Council, two of whom at the time of appointment are under 30 years of age.

Nominations are encouraged from Members who are representative of Scouts NSW. Candidates do not need to be uniformed members of Scouts NSW.


The National Council

The National Council is the governing body of the Scout Association of Australia and is made up of representatives from each of the Branches across Australia.


The Candidate

Successful candidates will have a passion for the values of Scouting, an understanding of not-for-profit youth organisations, and the ability to contribute to discussions and decisions at a National level. National Councillors are expected to vote on issues affecting the national body of Scouts Australia with the interests of both Scouts Australia and Scouts NSW in mind.


The Role

The role involves attendance at meetings of the National Council when the meeting is hosted online or in Sydney and either attending or providing proxy to an attending delegate when the meeting is held interstate. Meetings are held on at least one occasion per year. NSW Councillors will generally meet (by teleconference) prior to National Meetings to review any items requiring decisions that Councillors will vote on.


Positions Vacant

Scouts NSW is seeking nominations for five (5) positions.

  • Three (3) positions are for a one (1) year term under Scouts Australia By-Law 2(a).

Scouts Australia By-Law 2(a) states: Each Branch may nominate annually, and the National Council shall appoint to its membership three (3) further persons, at least one of whom shall be other than an appointed leader, two of whom at the time of appointment are adult members of the Branch under 30 years of age. Such members shall retire annually, but shall be eligible for renomination and reappointment.

  • Two (2) positions are for a three (3) year term under Scouts Australia By-Law 2(c).

Scouts Australia By-Law 2(c) states: the term is for 3 years with one third retiring each year BUT is eligible for re-appointment. Note that the number retiring can’t always equal one third due to the total number for the Branch in this By-law category.


The Nomination Process

You will be required to complete the nomination form and provide a short statement of no more than 250 words outlining why you wish to undertake this role, including relevant experience or skills that you have, and to upload a copy of your resume and photo. Candidates will be subject to a National Police check and must hold a current Working with Children Check.

The NSW Board of Directors will review the nominations and determine the candidates to be put forward for election at the National Council AGM. Successful nominees commence their term immediately following the election on Saturday 26 November 2022.

To Apply

Please complete the nomination form, which can be accessed here.

Nominations are to be received no later than 5:00pm Thursday 1 September 2022.

Any questions can be directed to the CEO at [email protected] or via phone 9735 9030.

The Scouts Australia NSW Board of Directors invites suitable candidates to apply for one (1) vacant Non-Executive Director position on the Board to be filled following the Board resolution to fill the casual vacancy of Treasurer.

The Candidate

Candidates must be aged 18 years or older, be eligible to hold a current Working With Children Check and to have a National Police Check. Board Directors are required to sign a Director’s letter that recognises their commitment to the values and ideals of Scouting, including the Scout Law and Promise. Directors are also required to abide by the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics for Adults in Scouting.

To read about the position click here.

To Apply

Complete the on-line nomination form here and upload supporting documents.

The Non-Executive Nomination Pack can be download here.

Closing Date

Nominations close at 5 pm on Monday 29th August 2022. Nominations received after this time will not be considered.


Any questions can be directed to the CEO’s office at Scouts NSW at   [email protected] or on 02 9735 9000.

The Deputy National Commissioner International (DNCI) is a senior governance role within Scouts Australia promoting youth involvement in decision making and providing active leadership to the delivery of key international projects.​ This role is intended to provide a development opportunity at a National level for a young, adult member.

This role is one component of Scouts Australia’s commitment to ensuring that our young people are involved in all levels of decision-making and it is therefore a requirement that applicants are aged under 30 on appointment to the role. The successful applicant will be appointed for a term of up to three years.

The primary purpose of the Deputy National Commissioner International is to manage the delivery of key International Scouting programs on behalf of the International Commissioner of Australia (ICoA).

You will be required to commit a significant amount of time for this role. You should anticipate approximately 5-10+ hours per week.

Applicants should ensure they have the flexibility in their time to be able to accommodate this significant contribution taking into account their work and study requirements. This is a volunteer position.


Submitting an Application

All applications must be submitted by completing the following online form: https://form.jotform.com/213393233537859.

You will need to submit the following items during the application process:

  • Details of previous related experience… including leadership positions and major Scouting events
  • Claims detailing why you would be the best person to deliver on the key responsibilities of the role
  • Claims detailing why you believe you have the necessary skills and attributes for the role
  • Contact details for two (2) referees, of whom at least one must be your current supervisor in Scouting

If you are shortlisted for interview, the Selection Panel will also be contacting your Branch Chief Commissioner to ask for their endorsement of your application for the role. You might like to reach out to them and let them know that you’re applying.

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]

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.

Vacant Paid Positions

Scouts NSW are currently looking for a Casual Customer Experience Team Member to join the team out at the Baden-Powell Activity Centre in Pennant Hills. This role will support the team in delivering first-class customer service.

We’re interested in hearing from people with the following:

  • Flexibility to work days, evening and weekends.
  • A positive, can-do attitude with a friendly approach.
  • Committed to providing excellent service to our guests.
  • A team player willing to perform a range of duties.
  • An awesome work ethic and fantastic attention to detail.

If you are interested, please read the full Position Description here. If there are any questions, please contact Mitchell Stubbs at [email protected].

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]

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 the following people: