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WSJ Scouts HW Adult Leader Applications

WSJ Scouts HW Adult Leader Applications

The World Scout Jamboree is a World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) event, attended by tens of thousands of Scouts from around the world aged 14 to 17. It happens every 4 years, each time hosted by a different country. The next World Scout Jamboree takes place in South Korea in Summer 2023, and UK scouts who will be aged 14-17 years old may be able to attend as part of the UK Contingent.

Attendees will engage in pre-event activities, preparing, learning, and getting to know other UK Scouts, then travel to the main event in Summer 2023. UK Scouts from all walks of life are welcome. The application stage for the adult volunteer leaders to take the Scouts Hereford & Worcester Unit to the Jamboree is open. Youth application Process will follow later in July/ August/ September/ October. The leadership places are up to 100% funded and welcome any adult leader in Scouting or  adult non-members to apply. We want this to be the most inclusive Jamboree to date. There will also be a revised inclusive policy from County regarding Youth applications too.

Key dates

Initial Briefing Evening:

There will be a briefing evening to help answer questions and explain the approaches of leading a Jamboree Unit. This will be on 20:00 hrs GMT 24th May 2021. You need to register to attend. Zoom Invites will be sent 09:00am 24th May 2021. Register here:

Following updates from the UK Contingent, we will then update the full requirements of the role and processes of application.

Application Dates:

The closing date for applications will be mid July 2021 via email or 23:45 by form submission.

Application forms will be made available once the full criteria of the roles are made public. This should be mid June (if later then the above deadline may change).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview.


The process of supporting the County Commissioner in making an appointment to the role will be undertaken by a search group. The search group is keen to receive applications for the role from a wide range of individuals. When completing the application form please provide as much relevant information as possible as this will assist the search group in considering who may be best suited for the role. Please refer to the role description and address each of the items listed in the person specification to help the search group understand how you meet the requirements of the role. It may be helpful to include experiences outside of Scouting that are relevant to the role such as in professional or other volunteer capacities.

The search group will create a shortlist of candidates for a formal selection process, which we expect to take place in July. This will include a formal interview with members of the search group. Further details will be provided to shortlisted applicants.


There will be the following positions:

  • Unit Leader
  • Assistant Unit Leader (x3 – to be confirmed on unit allocation by UKC)

You can apply for Unit Leader and other leader roles. If unsuccessful for the Unit Leader role, you will be given the opportunity to apply for the other roles.

The proposed recruitment process for all leaders will be:

  1. Apply in a format that suits you e.g. word document, pdf, video or sound file
  2. Invitation to interview via Zoom or Teams platforms
  3. Presentation: applicants will be asked to prepare a 10-minute (max) presentation via an approach of your choosing – “What is your Jamboree Dream?”
  4. Youth Panel Interview
  5. Adult Panel Interview
  6. If Successful – Offer Made
  7. CC, ACCi, Pre-Unit Leader briefing and onboarding (most likely face to face)
  8. Go draw your dream, recruit your unit and get Jamboree ready!

Further information

If you require any further information about the role, or would like an informal discussion, please contact us.

As we get updates we will update here and on social media.

We will provide updates here on how to apply formally.

Note this page was edited and changed on the 24th May 2021 15:30

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