Head of Department

Solidarity Operation Department
Operation Area: Engagement
Apply by:
31 May 2023

Role Description

Position: Head, Solidarity Operation 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 serve as the Head of Solidarity Operations for our Jamboree Planning Team for the World Scout Jamboree 2027. This crucial role involves overseeing the Solidarity Operation, an initiative designed to ensure Scouts from all economic backgrounds can participate in the Jamboree.

As the Head of Solidarity Operations, your primary responsibility will be to establish and manage a solidarity fund. This fund aims to raise substantial resources to provide as many Scouts as possible with the opportunity to attend the World Scout Jamboree 2027, regardless of their economic circumstances. A key focus will be on Scouts from countries that lack the resources to send participants to the Jamboree.

An additional component of your role will involve initiating and overseeing economic activation programmes and trainings. These programmes will form an integral part of the Solidarity Operation, enhancing the skills and capabilities of Scouts and thereby promoting their economic empowerment.

You will work closely with National Scout Organizations (NSOs) and partners of World Scouting who contribute to the solidarity fund, and coordinate with the World Scout Bureau (WSB) Regional Support Centres. These centres oversee the accommodation of Scouts from financially assisted NSOs at the Jamboree.

Furthermore, you will ensure that Scouts supported by the solidarity fund have access to the same facilities and experiences as all other World Scout Jamboree participants, including the look and feel of the Jamboree experience.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and managing a solidarity fund,
  • Implementing economic activation programmes and trainings,
  • Fundraising to maximize resources,
  • Collaborating with NSOs, partners, and WSB Regional Support Centres,
  • Ensuring equal experience for all Jamboree participants.

This volunteer role is a unique opportunity to contribute to the inclusive spirit of Scouting by ensuring that economic circumstances do not limit participation in the World Scout Jamboree 2027.

If you are passionate about making a significant impact in the world of Scouting and possess the required skills, we invite you to apply.

Join us in creating a more equitable and inclusive World Scout Jamboree 2027, where the spirit of Scouting can be shared by all.

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:

  • Proven experience in fundraising or related operations,
  • Experience in implementing economic activation programmes and trainings,
  • Strong leadership and team management skills,
  • Excellent collaboration and coordination abilities,
  • High level of integrity and commitment to Scouting principles,
  • 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
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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.