Scouting for Talent

As a voluntary organisation, we rely on people like you to help us provide memorable experiences for young people. No matter what your skills or background, you can help inspire and provide skills for life to children in your area, make new friends, and have fun yourself in the process. You might find that you get as much out of Scouting as the young people you work with!

At the moment, we’ve got a range of positions within the 4th Braintree Scout Group that we’re looking to fill. Please note that you don’t have to have a child in the scout group to help with one of these positions

Hands on

Assistant Leaders

Help deliver skills for life

Would you like the chance to canoe, climb and make bird boxes while improving your CV?

As a Section Assistant in the 4th Braintree Scout Group you will do all of this and more, using your current skills and learning new ones.

We now need a fun, committed person to support young people, helping run games and activities as part of weekly meetings. As part of a small team, you will be plan and deliver a safe and exciting programme for young people, helping them achieve badges and awards.

Enthusiasm, an empathy with young people and a sense of humour are a must. But we can teach you the rest. We’ll support you all the way and ensure you get the training and support you need.

Interested? Complete the form below or take a look at our volunteers page.

Occasional Helpers

Ever needed an extra pair of hands?

Well, so do we!

Want the chance to go canoeing, climbing, or camping? Then why not come and have a go and lend us your hands.

We need support in running our sessions whether that’s canoeing or a games night.

As an occasional helper, you will be working under the supervision of the section or assistant leaders. An occasional helper is an ideal role for someone who is looking to support their group or wants to test the waters before taking the plunge into becoming an assistant leader.

If you'd like to give it a try why not offer to help on one of our section nights.

Behind the scenes


We’re counting on you!

Do you have a good head for numbers without losing sight of the big picture? If so, we could use your talents to help transform the lives of young people in your area.

4th Braintree Scout Group now need a strong team player with excellent judgement, analytical and organisational skills to join our Executive Committee. We’ll provide excellent training and support.

You will help manage and monitor the financial activities of the Group, acting as Treasurer. You will prepare and present financial reports and accounts and while supporting budgets and financial planning process in accordance with legal regulations.

With IT Skills and the ability to summarise and communicate complex financial information, you will also be willing and eligibility to act as a Charity Trustee.

Interested? Complete the form below and someone will be in touch.

Group Secretary

Keeping us in line

Are you a natural organiser? Do you know what’s happening, not just next week, but next month and year too?

If this sounds like you, then we’d love you to consider supporting us as Group Secretary.

A great communicator, team player and problem solver, you’ll be as good a listener as you are at taking accurate minutes and reminding us of our rules.

We’re only able to help young people step up, play their part and gain great skills when our groups are well managed and run.

A Group Secretary is absolutely essential to this, which is why, as one of our trustees, you will be responsible, supportive and have our best interest at heart at all times.

In return you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping us prepare so many more young people for the future.

Want to know more? Complete the form below and someone will be in touch.

Group Executive Member

Every Scout Group requires trustees

This committee oversees the administration of the Group. As well as a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, each Executive welcomes people with specific skills, and representatives of Beaver, Cub and Scout parents.

Group Executives meet four to six times a year, but effective members will volunteer for tasks in between the meetings, thus ensuring the smooth running of the Scout Group and maximising its potential for a hugely positive impact on its young members.

Interested in help shape our group? Complete the form below and someone will be in touch.