Position title
County Health and Safety Advisor

To provide support to members and processes in the area of safety, promoting and supporting compliance with The Scouts’ Safety Policy within the County.


To advise the County Commissioner and Executive Committee on the implementation of the Association’s

Safety Policy within the County and to assist District Commissioners in operating the policy:

  • Provide support across the County on matters of safety i.e. providing advice to executive committees, commissioners, campsite / activity centre managers and wardens and leaders.
  • Ensuring members within the County stay up to date on safety advice, guidance and rules to promote a culture of Safety across the local area. This could be through attendance at meetings or by providing training updates such as webinars or in local newsletters.
  • Reporting of data trends (to include queries and actions, incidents and near misses reported) to the County Executive, assisting them to plan in relation to these.
  • Supporting local learning reviews, ensuring that lessons are learnt from incidents and near misses within the County (including those at Group and District levels).

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 County Commissioner or County Executive.


  • Minimal safety incidents at events run by teams within the County
  • All leaders and adult volunteers fully informed and applying safety best practice
Job Location
West Sussex County
Date posted
6th September 2020
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Position: County Health and Safety Advisor

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