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Co-Lead, Faith & Beliefs Unit

Programme Department
Operation Area:
Apply by:
25 Feb 2024

Role Description

Job title: Co-lead, Faith & Beliefs Unit, Programme Department, Jamboree Planning Team 

Nature of engagement: Volunteer contract  

Duration: From March 2024 until the end of the project in December 2027 or earlier, depending on volunteer availability, but no less than December 2025. 

Team size: to be determined in the course of the work  

The Faith and Beliefs Zone will contribute to achieving the following educational objectives: 

  • to encourage one to explore oneself (reflecting on one’s life values and goals, knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses, making informed choices, and developing self-confidence), 
  • to learn how to communicate and collaborate across generations, cultures and religions as a way to bring peace locally and globally (appreciating other people’s competencies, understanding other people’s needs, making good use of different perspectives, promoting partnerships with other social actors – sharing experiences and resources). 

As a co-lead of the Faith & Beliefs Unit for the World Scout Jamboree, the volunteer will play a crucial role in both the planning and execution stages of the project. 

During the planning phase, the co-lead will be responsible for creating a space where participants can reflect on their life values and goals in a safe and comforting environment. For believers, there should also be conditions to deepen their faith and participate in religious practices. For non-believers and seekers, a visit to the Faith and Beliefs Zone should be an opportunity to learn about different religions and ways of thinking. The two co-leads would work closely with other team members to ensure the activities are suitable for participants’ age and align with the overall objectives of the Jamboree. If needed, they would also liaise with suppliers to procure necessary equipment and materials and cooperate with allies (social actors, public institutions, and religious communities) to provide participants with learning opportunities. They would also coordinate with safety personnel to establish emergency response procedures. 

The Co-leads would also have a role in training volunteers to assist in delivering the Faith and Beliefs Zone programme, ensuring they understand their roles, the safety procedures, and the specifics of the activities they’ll be leading. 

During the execution phase, the Co-leads will oversee the operation of the Faith and Beliefs Zone. They will manage the programme staff, ensure safety regulations are adhered to, solve any issues that arise, and ensure that the participants are having an enjoyable and educational experience. 

In addition to these specific tasks, the Co-leads would also be expected to embody the values of the Scouting movement, demonstrating leadership, teamwork, and a commitment to creating a positive and inclusive environment for all participants. 

Applicant Profile

Applicants for this role should meet the following requirements:  

  • positive experience in managing a team at least at a Scout District level,
  • experience in the organisation of major regional or national Scouting and/or civilian events,
  • positive experience in developing a programme for events, at least at a very good level,
  • expertise in spiritual development in terms of Scouting programmes and events,
  • ability to communicate freely in spoken and written English.

Applicants from Poland for this role should also meet the following requirements: 

  • membership of 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. 

Applicants from abroad for this role should also meet the following requirements: 

  • membership of one of the organisations belonging to the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), 
  • a favourable opinion from the International Commissioner.

Personal participation in international Scouting events (e.g. in the role of patrol leader or IST) will be an added advantage.

IMPORTANT!
Candidate who will be selected for this role is expected to participate in the next JPT Meeting, which will take place in Gdansk, 19-21 April 2024.

Knowledge and Skills

  • demonstrating a high level of competence and personal culture, 
  • ability to work with volunteers and staff of national and regional structures of the Scout Association and other organisations, 
  • ability to collaborate and build positive relationships with colleagues, 
  • ability to work in a group, 
  • achieving the stated objectives, 
  • efficiency, motivation, self-reliance, and proactivity, going hand in hand with good organisational skills, 
  • emotional intelligence, the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with key partners, 
  • dynamic, open-mindedness, willingness to learn, cultural sensitivity, 
  • integrity and a strong sense of ethics in all actions and decisions, 
  • knowledge of Scouting and the functioning of ZHP and Scouting Worldwide.

How to Apply

The application should be submitted through the platform no later than 23:59 CET (UTC+01:00) on 25 February 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. 

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 the end of March 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.