Nights Away Adviser
Nights Away Adviser

Nights Away Adviser

East Scarsdale Scouts


The Nights Away Adviser role is based around two key areas:

  • Meet with adults to assess them against the eight core skills and as required assist them in gaining an appropriate Permit.
  • Provide general advice on camping and residential matters and to promote nights away opportunities within the District or County/Area.

Responsible to: District Commissioner.

Main Contacts: District Commissioner(s), County/Area Commissioner, Supporter of the Nights Away Permit Scheme (SNAPS), Group Scout Leaders and those adults they are taking through the Nights Away

Appointment requirements: Must successfully complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of The Scout Association’s policies).

Training Requirements: Must complete Module 1 within 5 months of full appointment, and Module 25 within 3 years of full appointment.

Main Tasks:

  • Assessing adults who wish to gain a nights away permit against the eight core skills
  • Supporting adults in gaining the skills and experience they require to gain a nights away permit
  • Providing recommendations for nights away permits based on assessments carried out
  • To ensure that where necessary appropriate restrictions are recommended to Permits
  • Promote nights away events
  • Devise and propose ways of encouraging more young people to be involved in nights away
  • Encourage the sharing of knowledge and good practice with regard to nights away
  • Be aware of and promote local procedures for notifications to appropriate Commissioners (or nominee)

Skills for a Nights Away Adviser:

  • Experienced in leading residential and camping experiences
  • Hold a nights away permit
  • Able to support others in gaining skills to lead nights away events

Note: any other tasks are to be agreed with the Line Manager.

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