Event Services Active Support Unit Manager

September 21, 2017 08:36 | Posted by | |
Where: Cheshire Contact: Owen Campbell Contact Email: District.Commissioner@merseyweaverscouts.org.uk Contact Phone: 01928352120 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Mersey Weaver is launching a new Event Services Active Support Unit! The Unit’s focus is to respond to requests for practical support and resources related to the life-enriching experiences we run for our youth membership in the Widnes, Runcorn, Frodsham and surrounding villages. This could be anything from the planning stages right through to event break down when it’s all over – and most things in between!

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to manage a team of volunteers and delivery of the ASU’s remit so we can put on great events and help our Adult Leaders concentrate on ensuring their youth members get the most out of the amazing activities and experiences we provide. The manager will be an effective communicator and responsible for liaising with our other ASU Managers and the rest of the District Team. It will be manager’s responsibility to ensure they share the latest communications and strategies with the Unit’s members. The ASU Manager will report directly to the District Commissioner and their Deputy.

No previous experience of Scouting is needed, so whether you just enjoy event planning as a side interest or are studying an Event Management qualification and want some experience then we would really like to hear from you.

Services of the ASU include:

  • Event Management
    • Promotion and Marketing of the event
    • Managing responses
    • Sending out confirmation information
  • Event People
    • Site preparation, setup and takedown
    • Admission control and administration
    • Catering
    • Marshalling
    • General Activity support
    • Car Park stewarding
    • Pedestrian routing
    • Site Services & Logistics
    • Security
    • Construction & Technical Advice
    • Fundraising/Retail
    • Plus more!

The ASU’s services complement those of our other “specialist/technical skills based” ASUs (Technology/IT, Hillwalking & Trekking, Target Sports) who are focussed on the delivery of technical content of events (Archery instructors, Rifle range Officers and Instructors, 3D printer instructors, etc.)

We understand not everyone can spare the time to become a leader but joining an Active Support Unit is a great way of getting involved with Scouting. There is no need to have been involved in Scouting or Guiding before; all that is required is a willingness to give some of your time. In return, you will make friends and be able to join with others helping make a difference for our adult and youth members through experiencing great events.

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