Quatermaster

Quatermaster

Outline: Executive Committee members contribute to the running of the Group by providing administrative support, strategic direction, compliance with relevant legislation and completion of the duties set out in The Scout Association’s Policy, Organisation and Rules.

Responsible to: The relevant Chairperson.

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

General Executive Committee responsibilities:

  • To be a full and active participant in Executive Committee meetings and activities.
  • To uphold the responsibilities of an Executive Committee as outlined in The Scout Association’s Policy Organisation and Rules.
  • Willingness and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee for the Group, District or County/Area/Region.
  • Contribute to the strategic aims and future development of the Group, District or County/Area/Region.
  • An understanding of their own role, and the role of others on the Executive Committee.
  • A commitment to understanding and forming opinions on the key discussion points and responsibilities of the Executive Committee.
  • Willingness to complete various tasks which support the work of the Executive Committee and the aims of the Group, District or County/Area/Region.

Skills for an Executive Committee Member:

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to think creatively and solve problems
  • 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, District or County/Area/Region
  • Willingness to take decisions that will further the work of the Group, District or County/Area/Region

Key Responsibilities are

  • Keeping the stores tidy and safe
  • Making sure kit is available for camps
  • Assisting in the preparation of kit before a camp
  • Checking all kit is clean and in good working order when returned from a camp
  • Arranging for the repair or replacement of any kit as required
  • Ordering new kit as and when required
  • Keeping the Quartermaster inventory up to date

Other tasks agreed with the Line Manager

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls