Safety Advisor

Safety Advisor

Role Description - Safety Adviser

The Regional Safety Adviser will work with our Regional Commissioner to support members and processes, in the area of safety, across the Region.


You will support the promotion of a safety culture, promoting and supporting compliance with The Scouts’ Safety Policy across the Region (see Safety Policy link above and also here).

Responsible to: Regional Commisioner

Who you will be working with:

You will need to enthusiastically work with and support a wide variety of people and teams in Scouting, to deliver your work and support the implementation of our key policies.

Key tasks:

  • Provide support across the Region on matters of safety i.e. providing advice to executive committees, commissioners, campsite/activity centre managers and wardens and leaders, supporting with local understanding of risk assessment.
  • Ensuring members within the Region stay up to date on safety advice, guidance and rules to promote a culture of Safe Scouting across the local area. This could be through attendance at meetings or by providing updates such as webinars or in local newsletters.
  • Providing a level of assurance for the local Executive. This can include but is not limited to: reviewing risk assessments, auditing safety procedures for premises (such as local Campsites) and other tasks as requested by the Regional Commissioner or Regional Executive.
  • Collaborate with all adults to ensure that The Scouts Safety Policy is understood and implemented at all levels.
  • Provide information and support to event organisers on how to ensure events are delivered safely and in line with Scouts policies.
  • Support the Regional Commissioner, District Commissioners and Group Scout Leaders to use tools and checkers (such as the ‘Keeping Scouting Good’ and ‘Safe Scouting premises checker’ and be available to offer help and support in implementing resulting actions.
  • Keep up to date with national Scout developments relating to safety, using the information available (including management information and data, local and national learnings) to support and develop a culture of Safe Scouting within the Region.
  • Supporting local learning reviews, ensuring that lessons are learnt from incidents and near misses within the Region (including those at Group and District levels).

Person specification

Skills and abilities:

  • Inspire and motivate people
  • Support adults in a voluntary environment
  • Contribute to strategy development and identify practical actions to achieve strategic objectives
  • Communicate effectively
  • Contribute effectively in meetings
  • Be able to cope with challenging situations
  • Listen to others and counsel when necessary
  • Use technology to carry out a range of tasks
  • Undertake the appropriate Adult Training requirements
  • Work in partnership with any relevant staff members, including at Scouts Scotland and Scouts UK

Knowledge and experience:

  • Thorough knowledge of the Scouts Safety and its applications
  • Previous experience of effective support for volunteers
  • Previous experience of working with adults across a wide geographical area and from various personal backgrounds
  • Experience in dealing with safety issues, outside Scouting (desirable)

Personal qualities:

  • Approachable
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and empathy
  • Excellent time management and a commitment to the role
  • A demonstrable commitment to The Scout’s Purpose, Values and
  • Method
  • This role is not within the scope of the PVG scheme.

Get in touch to find out more, or to apply. 


Phone: 0141 248 6022

Address: 21 Elmbank Street, Glasgow, G2 4PB