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Co-Lead, Access and Inclusion Section

Safe from Harm Department
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20 Jul 2024

Role Description

Job title: CoLead of Access and Inclusion Section, Safe from Harm Department – Jamboree Planning Team

Nature of engagement: Volunteer contract 

Duration: From August 2024 until the end of the project in December 2027 

Department description:

The role of the Safe from Harm Access & Inclusion Section is to work with the other sections in the Safe from Harm Department, relevant Jamboree departments and external stakeholders to create an environment before and during the Jamboree that is welcoming and respectful to all, prevents discrimination, and maximizes opportunities to participate safely and equally in the Jamboree experience. 

What you should expect

Responsibilities 

  • Joint leadership of the Access & Inclusion Section in the Safe from Harm Department with one other co-lead (already appointed). 
  • Help to develop the Jamboree’s access and inclusion strategy. 
  • Advise on providing the best achievable access to transport, sites, facilities and services (including food and drink) for people with visible and invisible physical disabilities (including but not limited to mobility issues) and people who are neurodiverse. 
  • Advise on accessible communication, including appropriate use of language and communicating with people who are blind or partially sighted, deaf or hard of hearing, and who have learning difficulties or disabilities. 
  • Before the Jamboree, set up and manage an access and inclusion forum (to be managed online) drawn from people with direct experience of the issues of concern to the section to help to advise on how best to resolve problems and suggest ways to improve Jamboree experiences. 
  • At the Jamboree, support people with disabilities and others who might otherwise be excluded to have the best possible Jamboree experience, subject to reasonable adjustments and personal safety. 
  • Assist with record keeping and reporting. 

Commitments 

  • attend department and section meetings, usually every four to six weeks, which will be mostly virtual, 
  • attend JPT meetings – about two in-person meetings per year, and several virtual meetings, 
  • follow up promptly to communication by email and on our internal platform, Slack. 
  • Have two to three hours available during the week. The workload is unlikely to be evenly distributed, with some more intensive periods of activity, so this is an average. 
  • Arrive at the Jamboree site several days before the event and stay one or more days after contingents leave to assure arrival and departure process. The jamboree will take place between 30th of July and 8th of august 2027. 

Applicant Profile

Knowledge and skills

  • knowledge of access & inclusion issues, particularly for people with physical and cognitive disabilities, and how to resolve them to support those who might be excluded 
  • ability to work with volunteers and staff of the Jamboree and members of its contingents 
  • ability to lead and work in a group 
  • efficiency, motivation, self-reliance and proactivity, going hand in hand with good organisational skills 
  • ability to make recommendations and decisions in difficult circumstances and act on them impartially and promptly 
  • integrity and a strong sense of ethics in all actions and decisions 

Background Experience 

  • Working with people with disabilities to resolve accessibility issues 
  • Technical experience of resolving physical and cognitive accessibility issues such as design or engineering experience to specify and implement solutions 
  • Managing online meetings 

Formal requirements 

We welcome applicants from both within Poland and abroad, each with their respective requirements: 

Applicants from Poland should meet the following requirements:  

  • active membership in the Polish Scouting & Guiding Association (ZHP)  
  • completed leader’s service in the previous year and an opinion of the relevant Regional Commissioner or Chief Commissioner (Komendant Hufca / Komendant Chorągwi / Naczelnik ZHP) 
  • positive experience of projects at least at regional level (domestic)  
  • ability to communicate freely in spoken and written English  

Applicants from abroad should meet the following requirements:  

  • Active membership in one of the organisations belonging to the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)  
  • a favourable opinion from the International Commissioner  
  • positive experience of projects at international level  
  • ability to communicate freely in spoken and written English 

Why get involved

As a member of the Jamboree Planning Team (JPT), you’ll be vital to creating this exceptional scout event. We’re dedicated to supporting you fully, providing: 

  • comprehensive support from the People Department for personal and professional growth, including access to JPT Academy sessions and workshops 
  • a volunteer agreement outlining your contributions and responsibilities 
  • arrangements for in-person meetings in Poland, covering transportation, accommodation, and visa costs 
  • a jamboree-specific email address and access to tools like Microsoft 365 and Slack for effective communication 
  • a Planning Team kit including scarf, T-shirt and other jamboree related merch 
  • a volunteer certificate at the end of your volunteer journey, acknowledging your contribution and dedication 

How to Apply

The application should be submitted through the platform no later than 23:59 CET (UTC+01:00) on 20 July 2024 and should include: 

  • A Curriculum Vitae that includes both your professional and scouting experience. The CV should be in English and indicate the candidate’s e-mail and mobile contact details. We recommend using the Europass standard format (https://europa.eu/europass/en). 
  • A cover letter of no more than 4 paragraphs describing your experience, skills and the rationale for your application (in English). 
  • An endorsement letter from your International Commissioner that includes their favorable opinion on your profile and application for this role. Candidates from Poland should request endorsement from the Regional Commissioner or Chief Commissioner (Pełnomocnik ds. Zagranicznych oraz Komendant Hufca / Komendant Chorągwi / Naczelnik ZHP). 

All candidates who sent in their application correctly and on time will be contacted after the application deadline. A decision on the composition of the team is expected no later than 31 August 2024. 

Click the button below to access the recruitment platform and submit your application. If you have any questions regarding the recruitment, please don’t hesitate to take contact at [email protected]. 

After clicking the 'Submit your application' button, you will be taken to the Jamboree Planning Team recruitment platform at engage.wsj2027.org. Scouting is an inclusive, values-based Movement under the Scout Promise and Law. Applying for positions in the Jamboree Planning Team is open to all young people and adults who accept our fundamental values. The Jamboree Organisation stands against discrimination of any kind, including race, colour, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, social background, or political beliefs - so long as they are consistent with Scouting values. Respecting and valuing the diversity of all volunteers and employees involved in organising the World Scout Jamboree ensures that we maximise the potential of all young people and adults by creating better, fairer, safer working environments. Your personal data will be treated with utmost confidentiality in compliance with GDPR regulations, and will be used solely for this recruitment process. We store your information securely and will not share it with third parties without your prior consent. By submitting your application, you agree to the processing of your data in accordance with these terms.
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Organising Committee for the
26th World Scout Jamboree

Za murami 2-10
80-823 Gdańsk, Poland
[email protected]

Contact

Organising Committee for
the 26th World Scout Jamboree

Za murami 2-10, 80-823 Gdańsk, Poland
[email protected]
The Organising Committee for the XXVI World Scout Jamboree has been established by Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego as a foundation under the Host Organisation Agreement, providing a legal entity for the planning and delivery of the World Scout Jamboree Poland 2027. The foundation is registered in the National Court Register held by the District Court Gdańsk-Północ in Gdańsk under the number KRS 0001022285. It has a tax identification number of PL-583-347-28-08 and a statistical number REGON 52467170500000. The foundation’s legal seat is located at Za murami 2-10, 80-823 Gdańsk, Poland.