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  • Vacancy for Accounts Assistant

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 20th August 2018

    Salary: £18,000-£20,000 FTE pro-rata

    Hours: 20 hours per week

    Location: Glasgow

    Closing date: 12noon on Friday 31st August

    Clyde Scouts is looking for a part-time, permanent Accounts Assistant to join our dedicated staff team based at Elmbank Street, Glasgow. The role will assist the Accountant with day-to-day financial processes.

    Main duties will include (though not limited to):

    • Processing purchase and sales ledger transactions
    • Supplier/bank payment runs
    • Posting of bank and other transactions to Sage
    • Banking cash/cheques
    • Petty cash management
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Assisting with month end processes
    • Ongoing review of systems and controls
    • Liaising with the Regional Treasurer


    • Applicants should have an HND or equivalent in accountancy and/or experience in a similar role
    • A good knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Ability to work well as a member of a team and independently
    • Enthusiastic and motivated
    • Ability to prioritise tasks
    • Good attention to detail
    • Ability to communicate with members of the public and volunteers involved in Scouting
    • Well organised

    It would also be desirable if applicants had an appreciation of The Scout Associationís aims and experience of Sage.

    About Clyde Scouts

    Scouting exists to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society. Through the adventure of Scouting, young people get to take risks in a safe environment, and have their first taste of responsibility.

    Clyde Scouts is one of eight geographical areas that supports Scout Groups and Districts in Scotland and it is recognised as a Scottish Charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. The Council is led by unpaid Committee members and volunteers who generously give of their time. The Regionís membership continues to grow with over 8,200 members, 25% more than in 2008.

    The Scout Councilís core activities fall into 3 main categories:

    • Promotion and development of Scouting across the Region
    • The supply of Scout uniforms, books, badges and outdoor clothing and equipment through The Glasgow Scout Shop that supports the programme undertaken by our youth members
    • The running of an outdoor centre at Auchengillan which provides a focus for the provision of adventure based programme and development activities for young people in local Scout Groups and other organisations.

    To apply for this position, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the job as listed above to

    If you would like more information on this vacancy, please contact Gary Bainbridge (Chief Operating Officer) on 0141 248 6022.

    No Agencies

    Applicants should be available for interview on 5th or 6th September.

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  • Could you support water activities at Pinkston?

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 21st June 2018

    For more than four years, Clyde Scouts has been offering easy access to canoeing and kayaking in Glasgow, through Pinkston Watersports based in the North of Glasgow City Centre.

    The team that deliver these sessions is a volunteer Scout Active Support Unit who coordinate the sessions with the staff in the Regional Office and organise a rota of kayak and canoe instructors to deliver sessions between 6pm and 8pm and 8pm and 10pm every week.

    Are you a keen kayaker or canoeist who might be prepared to join this team on a Tuesday evening? We're looking to grow the team of volunteers to help continue this excellent facility.

    Please contact Gary in the Regional Office if you'd be interested in joining this team.

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  • Vacancy for Assistant Regional Commissioner (Adult Training)

    Author: Gary Bainbridge | Date: 1st June 2018

    Later this year, Ann Gordon will step down from the role of Assistant Regional Commissioner (Adult Training) after more than a decade in post.

    We're looking for a successor to step in to this important role that supports our volunteers to be equipped wth the skills to carry out their roles in Groups and Districts across Clyde.

    The main tasks of this role are:

    • Create and manage an annual calendar of training events including dates, venues, participants numbers and staffing.
    • Manage a group of Regional Trainers, including ensuring that they have completed appropriate training.
    • Support and advise Assistant District Commissioner's (Adult Training) in our 8 Districts.

    A more detailed role description and nomination form can be found here.

    The programme of adult training for 2018/19 has now been agreed and the new post holder will have time to liaise with Ann before she steps down.

    If you'd like to discuss this role, nominate someone or express an interest in it, please contact Gary in the Regional Office by Monday 18th June.

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