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.

Below are a list of roles, both paid and volunteer, currently available at Scouts NSW:

Employed positions

The Youth Protection & Issues Management Assistant (YP&IM Assistant) is fundamental in the support work of the Conduct & Integrity Specialist and interacts regularly with uniformed members and supporters, as well as the Employed Team, as they undertake their duties.

This position is the first point of contact for Members and Commissioners to report Youth Protection and other matters involving complaints and grievances. It provides initial triage and assesses and assists in the review of complaints, disputes, and other issues. It also plays a key role in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to support the Issues Management portfolio. The primary purpose of this position is on the prevention of problems, prevention of escalation and avoiding litigation.

The YP&IM Assistant is people-and outcome-focused.

For more information on roles and responsibilities and to apply, visit https://www.seek.com.au/job/76320554?ref=cm-ui

Scouts NSW is seeking enthusiastic and professional qualified Scout Leaders and or Outdoor Education Instructors to join our dynamic team in TWO exciting locations!

Are you adventurous, passionate and looking for a role where you’ll be paid to do what you love?

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. What we offer is:

  • Competitive casual hourly wage based on qualification and experience level
  • Run fun and engaging activities across our two unique centres
  • Work with a variety of clients from Scouting groups, schools, community groups and more


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 including multiple unique abseil sites, 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

  • 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 or a Current qualified Scout Leader.
  • Must have own transport


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 Sandy Sirol via sandy.sirol@nsw.scouts.com.au. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Volunteer positions

Currently the Scouts NSW Air Activity Centre (AAC) offers an activity approximately every fortnight (generally Sundays). With additional volunteers the AAC has the potential to increase the number of activity weekends.

Air Activity Centre welcomes volunteers both with and without specialist skills and experience - if you have a love for aviation and working in a team, please get in touch! 

All our volunteers are part of a warm, welcoming and enthusiastic team of Leaders, Adult Helpers, Venturers and Rovers.  Everyone receives training on each activity including safety. New members are teamed up with one of our experienced volunteers so that they too will become proficient in participating in and leading with the roles below:

Ground Activities Team

The following is not exhaustive however included in the role of our ground activities team undertake is:

  • Assist in setting up for the day
  • Supervise on aerodrome walks – This entails guiding small groups through the airport identifying and includes explaining the different types of aircraft and their uses, the various infrastructure (control tower, windsock, weather station, refuelling area, aerodrome markings etc)  observing aircraft movements along taxiways, run up area (checking of all systems and moving surfaces before departure),  take offs and landings.
  • Loading/unloading passengers
  • Assist the visiting Groups in the design and construction of gliders and a flyoff competition
  • Supervise the use of flight simulators
  • Assist where required pilots in manoeuvring the aircraft/refuelling
  • Assist in readying the Centre for the next activity day.  

Activity Centre Pilot

There is one other volunteering role which anyone from within the Scouting family (Leader, adult helper, parent/guardian or member of staff) with the appropriate proven training, qualifications and skills and that is the role of an volunteer Activity Pilot.

These individual(s) will as a minimum hold an existing Commercial Pilot Licence. Of course, acceptance would require any interested party to meet the very high standard and other requirements to become a Scout Activity Pilot.  

We also invite those with general interest in aviation to get in touch to discuss opportunities to get involved in the Air Activity Centre. 

All interested persons should contact Leon Harris Air Activity Centre Leader on leon.harris@nsw.scouts.com.au 

Scouts NSW has embarked on an exciting program to provide mental health first aid training to our members.

As part of the program delivery aspect, we are seeking and calling for Expressions of Interest for suitable candidates to be trained as Accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors in Youth MHFA. Scouts NSW has a small number of positions available for MHFA Instructors.

Expressions of Interest should include statements addressing each of the criteria below and a resume that outlines your experience.

If you believe you are able to undertake such a role, please forward your Expression of Interest to wendy.white@nsw.scouts.com.au marked as PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL and titled EOI Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

Expressions of Interest will close on Friday, 29 March 2024 at 5pm.


Selection Criteria

MHFA Instructor training applicants need to demonstrate they meet the following selection criteria:

  1. Good knowledge of mental health problems and their treatments
  2. Personal or professional experience supporting people with mental illnesses
  3. Respectful attitudes towards people with mental health problems
  4. Enthusiasm to deliver MHFA courses
  5. Excellent group facilitation and communication skills
  6. Knowledge of mental health services
  7. Good interpersonal skills
  8. Hold a valid Working With Children Check from your state/territory of residence
  9. Capacity and willingness to travel to train across Regions
  10. Willingness to participate in regular debriefings and skills development as part of the State MHFA Team
  11. Willingness to utilise your learned skills at major regional, state and national events.


Successful candidates will be able to satisfy the selection criteria to become a MHFA Accredited Instructor and be prepared to attend a Mental Health First Aid Australia Instructors training course, which involves a five-day course, usually in Sydney.

Accreditation is an external qualification and subject to successfully completing the instructors training course and assessments undertaken by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

External Training Courses are scheduled for Sydney and will be scheduled when the successful candidates are selected. Dates of Instructor training courses will be advised in due course.

Successful candidates can expect to have their accreditation instructor training course, accommodation, travel and meal allowances covered by Scouts NSW.

Ideally, we are seeking adult members who are Leaders or Rover Scouts from all Scouts NSW Regions to provide Mental Health First Aid training on a regular basis.

Expressions of Interest must be in writing, explaining clearly how you meet the Selection Criteria.

Expressions of Interest must be received by Friday, 29 March 2024 at 5pm.

Do you love events, and want to help deliver them for our members? The Program Team is looking for a DACC – Events to support the delivery of events across NSW.  Bring your enthusiasm for delivering brilliant experiences to our members, and take on a new challenge to help shape our events across the state. 

The purpose of the Deputy Assistant Chief Commissioner – Events role is to provide support to the Assistant Chief Commissioner – Program across the delivery of Major and State level events within NSW. This involves overseeing the work of seasonally-appointed volunteers for the event planning process, coordination and delivery of events – ensuring that they run smoothly and successfully.

What does the role involve?

  • Providing leadership, guidance and support to teams executing events
  • Ensuring the safe, effective and efficient operation of event management teams
  • Ensuring that program quality standards are maintained
  • Ensuring the delivery of high-quality events
  • Working closely with other Assistant Chief Commissioners and the Chief Commissioner to ensure the successful delivery of the organisation's strategic plan.

What skills do I need for this position?


  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead a team and develop a positive culture
  • Strong finance management skills, including the ability to develop and manage budgets, and monitor and review event delivery
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Sound understanding of Scouts Australia and Scouts NSW policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with volunteers, external partners, and stakeholders
  • Knowledge of the Scouts Australia program.


  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Marketing and promotion experience.

Personal Attributes

  • Positive and supportive leadership style and attitude
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values and principles of Scouts Australia
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Collaborative approach to working with others.

Apply now!

As the Assistant Chief Commissioner – International, your primary role is to support members of Scouts NSW to access and attend International Scouting opportunities across all Regions, Districts and Groups.

You will also be appointed as the Branch International Commissioner (BIC) and will be responsible for the delivery of International Scouting within the NSW Branch.

As the ACC International, you will report to the Deputy Chief Commissioner – Front Line Strategy and will have a team under you. You will work closely with other ACCs and the National Youth Program and International Teams.

What does the role involve?

  • Overseeing the delivery of International opportunities within Scouts NSW
  • Promoting International opportunities within the context of the Youth Program
  • Being a strong and visible advocate for International Scouting
  • Relationship Management.

What skills do I need for this position?


  • Sound knowledge of International Scouting opportunities
  • Strong commitment to furthering the International portfolio within NSW
  • Willingness to develop opportunities for Scouts NSW members
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Sound understanding of Scouts NSW and Scouts Australia Policies and Procedures.


  • Experience in managing a team
  • Experience in developing relationships with other Scouting organisations worldwide
  • Strong problem solving skills.

Personal Attributes

  • Positive and supportive leadership style and attitude
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Demonstrated commitment to the values and principles of Scouts NSW, Scouts Australia and WOSM
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Collaborative approach to working with others.

Apply now!

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