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Lead, Access and Inclusion Unit

Safe from Harm Department
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Apply by:
25 Feb 2024

Role Description

Job title: Lead of Access and Inclusion Unit, Safe from Harm Department 

Nature of engagement: Volunteer contract  

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

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

The role of the Safe from Harm Access and Inclusion Unit is to work with the other units in the Safe from Harm Department and 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 maximises opportunities to participate safely and equally in the Jamboree experience. 

To achieve this, the unit will:  

  • draft the Jamboree’s access and inclusion policies for approval by the Jamboree Management Team. 
  • advise on providing the best achievable access to programme, 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 disabilities. 
  • before the Jamboree, set up and manage an access and inclusion forum drawn from people with direct experience of the issues of concern to the unit 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. 

Record keeping and reporting are also part of the unit’s responsibilities. 

The applicant should have experience of and/or qualifications in advising on access and inclusion, preferably in an outdoor activities environment and in Scouting (technical knowledge of physical access requirements would be an advantage, but is not essential, as this could be provided in other ways), the ability to understand and/or have personal experience of access and inclusion restrictions and how to overcome them, the ability, without becoming emotionally over-involved, to demonstrate empathy with people who may have experienced disadvantage or discrimination, an inquiring, objective, creative and solutions-oriented outlook, and excellent communication and diplomatic skills. In addition, the person should be non-judgmental, open to the cultures of others, adaptable and able to understand differences to enable unbiased assessment and prompt resolution of problems. 

Applicant Profile

Applicants from Poland for this role should 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 
  • positive experience of projects at least at regional level (domestic) 
  • ability to communicate freely in spoken and written English  

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

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

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

Knowledge and Skills

  • demonstrating a high level of competence and personal culture 
  • ability to work with volunteers and staff of the Jamboree and members of its contingents 
  • knowledge of how Scouting works in the world, 
  • ability to collaborate and build a positive relationship with colleagues 
  • 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 
  • knowledge of Outlook 365, MS Word, Excel and willingness to learn and use Sharepoint, Teams and Slack 
  • ability to create a database in Excel 
  • organisational skills 
  • ability to create and communicate user friendly materials 

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. Candidates from Poland should request the endorsement from the Regional Commissioner or Chief Commissioner. 

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.