Volunteer Board Positions Available

Scouts WA is seeking applications for Board of Directors Roles

There are volunteer Board Director vacancies in Scouts WA in 2022. There will be opportunities for Directors to fill the Board Office Bearer roles of Vice-Chair in 1-2 years, and then the Chairperson role in 3-4 years.

Hours/Time required:

This is a volunteer position, which generally requires 6-8 hours per month. All Board Directors will be part of at least one working group/committee.
Board meetings are held 8-10 times a year, on Tuesday evenings.
Board Directors are actively encouraged to lead by example and get involved in Scouts WA, through volunteering at and attending Scouts WA events.

Essential skills and experience

• Minimum of 2 years experience in organisational governance at an executive or Board level, ideally in a large non-profit/charity.
• Minimum of 2 years experience developing and/or executing Strategic Plans.
• Must be able to commit time and effort to working with a dedicated team of staff, volunteers, and Board towards achieving Scouts WA purpose:

The purpose of Scouting is to encourage the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and spiritual development of young people so that they take a constructive place in society as responsible citizens, and as members of their local, national and international communities.
Respect, pride, service, and accountability are the values which guide our work.


Additionally, each applicant must have at least one of the below lists, to be considered for a Board Director position in Scouts WA:
• Executive level leadership and staff management (ideally experienced in HR/People and Culture strategy) in commercial private or non-profit organisation.
• Community service connections, stakeholder communication, negotiations, and strategic partnership development.
• Philanthropy and fundraising experience and connections with major donors, and ability to use these connections to benefit Scouts WA’ cause.
• Accounting, financial management, reporting and investment strategy qualifications, skills and experience.
• Legal expertise, including contract negotiation.
• Risk management including finance, ICT and safeguarding vulnerable people with strong understanding of ISO31000 and ISO9001 standards.
• Board or executive level experience in digital transformation strategy development and implementation.
• Lived experience as a person with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, or experience working with Aboriginal organisations.
• Government and political connections / knowledge.

Key Qualities of the Vice-Chair (for future vacancy)

Innovative strategist, able to develop long term vision as part of a team, good communicator, able to work with a diverse range of stakeholders and with a strong focus on community development, through leading an organisation with a strong business model, as a leading youth charity in WA. Able to work with a diverse team of staff and volunteers, and step into Chairperson role in two-four years, as leader of a growing, purpose-driven organisation, with a rich history, and a future focused, change agenda.

Application Process

Please send a current Resume and cover letter, outlining how you meet the selection criteria to: Rachel via ea1@scoutswa.com.au

Closing date 6pm Monday 25th April.
Interviews are planned for 28th April.
Role Commencement April – June 2022

Scouts WA is committed to child safety, and safeguarding for all people at risk, all applicants are required to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment, including WWCC and NPC.