Chair of trustees wanted to help local Scout group

Richmondshire District Scouts are seeking a chair of trustees.

Lindsay Sykes, district lead volunteer for the group, said: “Scouting relies on strong leadership. So if you can motivate others, keep a cool head and balance a variety of views then you would be an ideal chairperson.

“With experience in steering meetings to produce excellent decisions, you’ll be equally willing to speak your mind as encouraging others to do so.”

She added: “You will use your strong communication skills to help a team of committed volunteers who make up a trustee board arrive at a good decision that will benefit the young people.

“Able to work as part of the team you will also contribute to the direction and development of the group, district and county.”

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Chair trustee board meetings
  • Work closely with the district lead volunteer
  • Plan the annual cycle of trustee board meetings and set the agendas
  • Work closely with other volunteers to set long and short-term goals for the group
  • Provide direction for the trustee board
  • Willing and eligibility to act as a charity trustee

No previous experience of Scouting is necessary.

The trustee board usually meets three to four times a year, with occasional need for activities in between.

For an informal chat or further information, email


1 Comment

  1. Surely the member of any committee or board of trustees should have already been a member of the organization and the chairman should already have been a member of the committee or board. I have several times seen what happens when an outsider is selected and it has never been successful.

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