Head of Department

Safety & Security Department
Operation Area: Operations
Apply by:
31 May 2023

Role Description

Position: Head, Safety & Security Department – Jamboree Planning Team

Type of Engagement: Volunteer Contract

Duration: June 2023 through December 2027 (or earlier depending on volunteer’s availability, with a minimum commitment until April 2025)

Team Size: To be determined over the course of the project

We are currently seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to fill the role of the Head of Safety and Security Department as a volunteer on our Jamboree Planning Team for the World Scout Jamboree 2027. This is a critical role aimed at guaranteeing the safety and security of all participants, spectators, staff, and the surrounding communities during the Jamboree.

In this role, you will be entrusted with the mission to create and sustain a cooperative structure that will not only ensure the safety and security of this event but also serve as a model of best practices for future events. Your ultimate goal will be to foster an environment where personal safety and security are assured, allowing everyone connected to the Jamboree to fully partake in and enjoy the excitement generated by the event.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing comprehensive safety and security protocols,
  • Strategic planning and risk assessment,
  • Leading and coordinating a diverse team,
  • Collaborating effectively with various stakeholders.

This role offers a unique opportunity to apply your safety and security expertise in a context that is both challenging and rewarding. Your contribution will play a significant part in the success of the World Scout Jamboree 2027, a globally anticipated event.

Applicant Profile

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

For applicants based in Poland, the following criteria apply:

  • Active membership in the Polish Scouting & Guiding Association (ZHP).
  • Completion of leader’s service in the previous year, accompanied by an endorsement from the relevant Regional Commissioner or the Chief Commissioner.
  • Proven positive experience with projects at least at the troop level.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

For international applicants, the criteria are as follows:

  • Active membership in one of the organisations belonging to the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
  • A favourable opinion from the competent International Commissioner.
  • Proven positive experience with international level projects.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Knowledge and Skills

We are seeking applicants who embody the following qualifications and traits:

  • A strong background in safety and security management,
  • Proven leadership and team management abilities,
  • Exceptional problem-solving and decision-making skills,
  • High levels of integrity and professionalism,
  • Deep understanding of Scouting principles and the operation of large-scale events,
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken.

How to Apply

Please submit your application to office@wsj2027.pl by 23:59 (CEST) on 31 May 2023. Your application should include:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae, following the Europass standard (https://europa.eu/europass/pl). Your CV should specify your date of birth, contact telephone number, and your membership details in ZHP or WOSM Member Organisation.
  2. A covering letter, up to four paragraphs, showcasing your relevant experience, skills, and explaining why you’re interested in this volunteer opportunity.

The Head of the People Department will connect with candidates who have successfully submitted a comprehensive and timely application. We anticipate finalizing the team composition by the end of June 2023.

We are an organization that values diversity and inclusion and we encourage all qualified individuals to apply. We believe that varied perspectives and experiences enrich our team and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone is respected, valued, and can contribute fully.

Our selection process is designed to be fair and transparent, reflecting our commitment to equal opportunities.

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.

This is a unique opportunity to volunteer and make a significant impact in an international setting, and we look forward to hearing from you.

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Organising Committee for the
26th World Scout Jamboree

Za murami 2-10
80-823 Gdańsk, Poland


Organising Committee for
the 26th World Scout Jamboree

Za murami 2-10, 80-823 Gdańsk, Poland

ZHP National Office (Główna Kwatera ZHP)

Marii Konopnickiej 6, 00-491 Warszawa, Poland

sekretariat[at]zhp.pl, +48 22 339 0645
ZHP Spokesperson: rzecznik[at]zhp.pl, +48 22 339 0688, mob. +48 601 246 164

Staff Members

Karol Gzyl – Executive Director
Artur Glebko – Finance Director
Piotr Pietrzak – Manager, Executive Office
Safe from Harm Team
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.