We’re looking to to build out our learning and development team
It’s important that we invest in the training of our adult volunteers, we owe it to them in return for the precious gift of their time and energy committed giving young people skills for life.
Over time our training scheme has grown and we have introduced new and important additional learning, our County Plan has also highlighted areas that we need to further to develop to continue improving the volunteer journey.
We have had an opportunity to review how we provide direction to Learning and Development in Norfolk.
We’ve created four new roles that will work as a team to take our learning provision from good to great.
Here are the role descriptions. If you and interested in a new challenge or think you know someone who could make a difference use the Appointment Nomination/Application Form. (Closing Date 12 October 2019)
For more details watch this presentation from Matthew, our County Commissioner or you can view a summary below.
We need to make the journey when you join Scouting easier.
There are a number of important things that new volunteers must find out about quickly so that they can safely deliver Scouting, feel that they are valued and are contributing.
Our learning offering must include practical skills throughout so that people feel they are taking something tangible away from the learning experience.
We will provide a high quality training provision so that new and exisiting volunteers, tell their friends how valuable the experience was. We want people to join as volunteers to develop themselves as well as young people.
We have some challenges, the training scheme is in need of overhaul but is still generally fit-for-purpose. We should work with our HQ colleagues to revise the exisiting scheme but in the meantime use innovative thinking to add local tweaks that are appropriate and help.
There is work that we need to do around our people information. We have a lot of data but do not exploit it to add value or personalise our learners’ or their managers’ experience.
We need to better support Managers and Supporters who have not bought into their new learning scheme, again the content is good but we have not been resourced well enough to bring them along with us.
All these can be overcome by adding additonal resources, thinking differantly and working together.
Traditionally we have had only one County Training Manager. In reality what we are expecting of one person is too much.
To recruit one volunteer is setting them up to fail and not fair.
The County Training Manager expectations have been rewritten divided up between four people, who will work as a team.
The focus of the County Training Manager (Basics) is to ensure that every volunteer has access to and obtains the core elements to start or continue their volunteering journey in a convenient, friendly and proficient way that puts the learner at the centre of the experience.
The County Training Manager (Basics) will be responsible for the delivery of all modules in the following sections of the Scouts Module Matrix:
The focus of the County Training Manager (Section Leaders) is to ensure that every Section Leader or Assistant Section leader has access to and obtains the learning they need to complete the Wood Badge within 3 years to enable them to deliver amazing section programmes.
The County Training Manager (Section Leaders) will be responsible for the delivery of all modules in the following sections of the Scouts Module Matrix:
The focus of the County Training Manager (Managers, Supporters and Trustees) is to ensure that every Manager and Supporter has access to and obtains the learning they need to complete the Wood Badge within 3 years to enable them to provide direction to the organisation. In addition Trustees and Sub Committee members are given the skills to support the provision of Skills for Life.
The County Training Manager (Managers, Supporters and Trustees) will be responsible for the delivery of all modules in the following section of the Scouts Module Matrix:
The focus of the County Training Manager (Reporting, QA and Validation) is to ensure that decisions made in Norfolk regarding to the provision and completion of training is based on facts and considered fairly and consistently. They will use reporting and analytical skills to direct and support Local Training Managers to achieve their role.
All the Training Managers will report into the Deputy County Commissioner (People) and will work together to deliver the direction and vision of the the District and County Commissioners.