Title: Group Chairman.

Outline: The Chair will lead the Executive Committee, ensuring that it fulfils its responsibilities within the Group, District or County/Area/Region. The Chair will work closely with the Group Scout Leader/ relevant Commissioner to achieve the purpose of The Scout Association through the development of local Scouting, in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.

Responsible for: Executive Committee Members.

Responsible to: The relevant Scout Council.

Appointment requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association’s policies).

Training Requirements: Must complete Module 1 within 5 months of full appointment.

The responsibilities of the Chair:

  • Objectively and impartially chairing and facilitating Executive Committee meetings.
  • Acting as the Chair of the relevant Scout Council.
  • Planning the annual cycle of Executive Committee meetings and setting the agenda for Executive Committee meetings.
  • Monitoring that decisions and actions agreed at Executive Committee meetings are implemented.
  • Working closely with the GSL to ensure there are long term and short term goals and the role the Executive Committee can play in helping to achieve these.
  • Providing direction for the Executive Committee.
  • Ensuring that all members of the Executive Committee have been briefed and inducted into their roles, receive appropriate training, and are aware of their status as charity trustees.
  • Addressing and resolving conflicts that arise.
  • Membership and attendance of any working groups or sub-Committees set up by the Executive Committee, where appropriate.

Skills for a Chair:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems.
  • Able to motivate others and encourage participation.
  • Able to handle and resolve conflict effectively.
  • Willing to speak one’s mind and listen to the views of others.
  • Able to maintain independent and objective judgement.
  • Willing to actively design and contribute to the strategic vision of the Group.
  • Willingness to take decisions which will further the work of the Group.

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