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Subcamp Leader, Subcamps Management Department


Subcamp Leader, Subcamps Management Department

Subcamp Management

1 open position

Position Summary

Subcamp Leader will be responsible for proper operation and functioning of one of 8 Jamboree subcamps. The tasks will include organisation of the subcamp ensuring it is properly equipped and run, providing unit leaders with all necessary information, problem solving and support in daily activities as well as supplying the units with logistics and creating safe, sustainable and eco-friendly environment for the best educational experience for Guides and Scouts.

The work will begin before the Jamboree and will continue during the event.

Recruited people will join already established team of Subcamp Leaders and Subcamp Deputy Leaders. The recruited Subcamp Leader will join already recruited Polish-speaking Deputy Leader. This team of two will be leading the subcamp.

This role will involve

  • Previous experience in being a member of the team organising national (country level event with a significant number of international participants), regional (WOSM or WAGGGS region level) or world (World Scout Jamboree) jamboree/international event, size above 5000 participants;
  • Previous experience in working within the programme and symbolic framework area;
  • Strong Scouting and/or Guiding background;
  • Time availability which will allow to be in contact with members of department, Subcamp Leaders, other departments and members of the Planning Team;
  • High creativity, willingness and initiative to design programme elements and symbolic framework around subcamps’ names and in line with symbolic framework of the European Jamboree;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and mentor staff and to coordinate teams, delegating tasks and prioritising tasks;
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills in international environment, ability to work individually and in the team;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, problem solving skills;
  • Very good communication skills;
  • Ability to adapt to various situations prioritizing multiple work assignments simultaneously;
  • Demonstrable computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams) and internet in a business environment (online collaborative tools);
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment;
  • English language fluency (speaking and writing); ability to speak other language will be an asset;
  • Precision and responsibility for given scope of responsibilities.

Nice to have

  • Previous experience in being a member of the subcamp management team for an international Scout/Guide event

What do we offer?

  • Service Agreement complying with Polish Law on Public Benefit and Volunteer Work
  • Access to Office365 Platform and EJ2020 Intranet
  • Introduction training for the role
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • Planning team volunteer kit
  • Work in a young team
  • The experience of being part of an international event for 17 500 participants

How to apply

To apply, please follow the instructions on this link. Applications must be received by midnight on Tuesday 30th September 2020 Warsaw local time (GMT+2). The Host Organisation will ask the NSO/MO for endorsement of an applicant during the assessment process (WOSM/ WAGGGS members only). The registration fee for planning team members is 200 PLN.

Related links

Official Website of the European Jamboree 2020:


Assistance in the application process is provided by the Volunteers Support Department at [email protected]


30 September 2020

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