National Rover Council Vacancies

National Rover Council Project Team Positions

Are you interested in getting more involved with Rovers at a national level? Think your ideas and passion for the Rover Scout section will help keep us moving forward? If you answered YES! then check out these awesome ways you can get involved now!

All roles are open to currently invested members of the Rover Scout section.

Quick and one-off projects (<6 months):

Roverscope Review Project Officer

Expected length of project: 4-6 months

Roverscope is a major activity organised and run by Rover Scouts at Ventures and Jamborees to promote the section to participants.

We are looking for someone who is interested in leading a review into the AV2018 and AJ2019 Roverscope activities and updating the Roverscope guidelines to include advice from past Roverscope Coordinators.

NOTE: This role does not require you to be the next Roverscope Coordinator.

For more information please read the full position description below

PO – Roverscope Review

Think you have what it takes?
Email applications to nrcvicechair@scouts.com.au

Website Content Creator

Expected length of project: 2-4 months

Are you interested in website content creation?  We’re looking for someone who is interested in developing content for the Rovers Australia website.  The world is your oyster, but we envisage things such as: 

  • Creating a website section on what the Baden-Powell Scout Award (BPSA) is;
  • Sourcing or producing up-to-date resources for Rover Crews on writing and maintaining a relevant program; 
  • Creating a list of relevant policies which should appear on the website, and passing these on to our Website Officer to upload;
  • Blog posts on relevant topics – but only if you’re interested in creating them.

NOTE: Your role is content creation only – our Website and Communications Officer will look after updating other aspects of the website.

Think you have what it takes?
Email applications to nrcvicechair@scouts.com.au 

Long term roles and projects (>6 months):

Rover Development Project

Expected length of project: 8-10 months

The National Rover Council is on the search for someone who is interested in the “big picture” of Rovers – we are seeking someone to write and promote a survey to Venturers who did not continue to Rovers, Rovers who left before turing 26 and as well as current Rovers. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about the development of the Rover Scout section. 

 This survey will explore a number of topics such as:

  • What do people love, and dislike about Rovers;
  • What are some of the barriers to regular participation are;
  • If they could change one thing about Rovers, what would this be?;
  • Why did Venturers not continue to the Rover Scout section?;
  • Why have people left your crew before 26?;
  • What improvements can be made at National, Branch and Region levels to provide a better experience?;
  • Etc.

The results of these surveys will be reviewed by the Project Officer, alongside the NRC Executive, and relevant projects developed from here.  These projects will be passed on to future Project Officers.

Think you have what it takes?
Email applications to nrcvicechair@scouts.com.au including a brief statement about why you are interested in taking on this challenge, and the experience and knowledge you would bring to the role.

Website Officer

Length of term: 12 months

The NRC is currently seeking someone with basic website editing skills to assist in continuing to develop the Rovers Australia website.

The successful applicant will work alongside the Promotions & Marketing Officer and the Website Content Creator to assist with designing and publishing content for the Rovers Australia website.

For more information please read the full position description below

PO – Website Officer

Think you have what it takes?
Email applications to nrcvicechair@scouts.com.au including a brief statement about why you are interested in taking on this challenge, and the experience and knowledge you would bring to the role.

Environment and Sustainability Officer

Length of term: ~6 months

Are you passionate about the world we live in and the future of our planet?

The NRC is looking for an Environment and Sustainability Officer who will be responsible for helping to promote Rover action on environmental issues and to help guide the NRC in being more sustainable. 

For more information please read the full position description below:

PO – Environment and Sustainability Officer

Think you have what it takes?                                                                               

Email applications to nrcvicechair@scouts.com.au including a brief statement about why you are interested in taking on this challenge, and the experience and knowledge you would bring to the role.

Mental Health Resource Officer

Length of term: 12 months

Are you passionate about mental health? Do you want to help Rovers develop the skills needed to tackle these issues?

The NRC is looking for a Mental Health Resource Officer. 

This person will be responsible for leading a team in developing resources and guidelines for supporting the mental health of Rovers, as well as providing suggestions as to what training the Rover Section may benefit from in these areas. 

For more information please read the full position description below

PO – Mental Health Resource Officer

Think you have what it takes?
Email applications to nrcvicechair@scouts.com.au including a brief statement about why you are interested in taking on this challenge, and the experience and knowledge you would bring to the role.

Respectful Relationships Officer

Length of term: 12 months

Everyone deserves the right to feel safe and to be treated with respect. 

The NRC is looking for a Respectful Relationships Officer.

This person will be responsible for leading a team to explore and recommend strategies to promote respectful relationships in the Rover Scout section. 

For more information please read the full position description below

PO – Respectful Relationships Officer

Email applications to nrcvicechair@scouts.com.au including a brief statement about why you are interested in taking on this challenge, and the experience and knowledge you would bring to the role.

Current Projects

Rover Challenge Fund

The Rover Challenge fund would replace the current framework for Crew Challenge.  After discussion with Branches during an NRC workshop we believe we have collaborated and reached an agreement to move to grants style system for 2019; with the aim of engaging more Activity Groups of registered Rovers from around Australia and funding of worthwhile activities.

Activity Groups of registered Rovers wishing to have their initiatives funded would need to submit a tender, which must include a budget and a description of the activity, which is being run. NRC would decide on worthwhile tenders against a set of criteria, with up to $1,000 going towards the selected initiatives for every 6 months. The NRC will provide the payment to the Activity Groups upon selection of their activity. Activity Groups would be required to provide both a final report and invoices for the activity that a grant has been provided for. Unused funds and in the absence of quality tenders as decided by the NRC, Challenge grants can be rolled into the next half year period up to a limit of $5000.

World Moot 2029 Feasibility Investigation (Stage 1)

Length of term: 12 months

The NRC is seeking someone to investigate the fesability of hosting the 2029 World Rover Moot in Australia.

 This IS NOT a tender application, just an investigation to see if we would have the support of the eight Scouts Australia branches and Scouts Australia nationally.

For more information please read the full position description below
PO – World Moot Feasibility Investigation (Stage 1)

 

Think you have what it takes?
Email applications to nrcvicechair@scouts.com.au  including a brief statement about why you are interested in taking on this challenge, and the experience and knowledge you would bring to the role. Applications close 11:59PM (AEST) on Sunday 23 June 2019.

Diversity and Inclusion Team Members

Length of term: 12 months

Expressions of interest: nrcdiversity@scouts.com.au

The Australian community is incredibly diverse, though it is not fully reflected in the composition of Scouting in Australia. 

To increase the inclusion and support of diverse communities within the Rover Scout section, the National Rover Council (NRC) has established a team to address current barriers to participation.  

To support this, the team will create resources, analyse existing diversity and inclusion (D&I) frameworks, and develop possible solutions for issues relevant to the Rover Scout section.  An action plan will be formed, and this will be key to developing the D&I direction of the Rover Scout section in Australia.

The group will liaise with Branches, Branch Rover Councils, Scouts Australia’s Diversity and Inclusion Team, and external agencies as required.

The working group will meet approximately every two months online, or as seen fit by the NRC Diversity & Inclusion Project Officer. The team will be in frequent contact to share ideas and keep up-to-date on projects underway. 

Key areas which will be explored by the team may include:

  • Issues of discrimination
  • LGBTIQA+ community in Scouting
  • Financial barriers to initial and sustained participation
  • Disability access and inclusion
  • Cultural engagement
  • Issues related to mental health
  • Gender balances in overall membership and decision-making bodies
  • Establishing key issues

Team members should:

  • Be effective communicators
  • Have access to reliable internet
  • Most importantly: be enthusiastic about improving D&I practices in the Rover Scouts section

If you don’t satisfy all the requirements, that’s okay! If you’re interested, please express your interest anyway – what we need is people who are passionate about D&I.

If you’re interested, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Lucy (NRC Diversity & Inclusion Project Officer) at nrcdiversity@scouts.com.au.

Expressions of interest should be submitted to nrcdiversity@scouts.com.au by 11:59pm on Sunday 24th March.  Please include a brief statement, verbal or written (maximum 250 words) about why you are interested in being part of this group, and what you bring to the team.  

Rover Service Award Honour Roll

Expected length of project: 2-4 months

To acknowledge the outstanding service of all Rover Service Award recipients across Australia, we are looking for someone to generate a national list of all recipients, using Branch records, and publish an honour roll on the Rovers Australia website.  

Think you have what it takes?
Email applications to nrcvicechair@scouts.com.au