Scouts New Zealand

BOARDS/COMMITTEES - Chairperson - Waiora Campsite and Training Centre



 We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Chairperson with CEO or equivalent experience ideally within a Business Development, Buildings and Venues Management environment to lead the Campsite Committee, review the Governance Policy and develop the strategic direction to ensure the facility is driven towards a sustainable and profitable future. 


Basic knowledge of SCOUTS would be an advantage but not essential but experience within a non-profit environment would be desirable.  Marketing, Fundraising and Health and Safety would be advantageous to support this position; however there is the opportunity to form subcommittees with specific expertise in these areas.  This is a Volunteer Position. 


If you feel you have the passion, commitment and have the capability of being a strong chair and facilitator of meetings then we would like to hear from you even if you do not meet the above criteria as a being strong leader is paramount to this position rather than meeting all of the desired criteria.


If you are a parent or university student with a long term background in Scouts and understand its culture, you have experience of leading and facilitating diverse and challenging teams (this could be through sports etc) and you are interested in this position please contact me for more info as you would also be considered for this position.


Waiora Scout Camp situated in Whare Flat, Mosgiel is a core part of our Scouting culture here in the Otago Region.  Since when it was purchased in 1948 by The Scouting Association of New Zealand it has offered Scouting groups and members of the public fantastic opportunities to challenge themselves, experience the great outdoors, wander through our 35 hectares, enjoy a wedding or birthday party close to the natural world as well as being an excellent venue for creative thoughts using our conference facilities.  Waiora Scout Camp is now its own Charitable Trust operating under its own committee and any profits are used to benefit Scout groups within Otago.   Two members of staff are employed by the campsite.




Experience ideally to CEO level.  Chairmanship, Strategic Plan Development,  HR management.

Marketing, Fundraising and Health and Safety would also be advantageous to support this position, however there is the opportunity to form subcommittees with specific expertise in these areas.

The main criteria is that our new Chairperson will be comfortable living the values of the SCOUT Law in all undertakings.

  • Have Respect - For yourself and others, For the environment
  • Do what Is Right - Be trustworthy and tolerant, Have integrity
  • Be Positive - Accept challenges with courage, Be a friend to all.




  • Central Dunedin – Filluel Street. 
  • Home based. 
  • Campsite in Whare Flat.


The committee meets monthly. 


Smart, Casual.


This positions administrative functions are fully supported by the Regional Office in Dunedin and The Chair position reports directly to the Regional Development Manager.

  • Administrative support from Regional Office
  • Office space can be made available for this position.
  • In house induction into Scouts NZ




  • At least two, non family members, ideally one ex employer or professional person.
  • Character, commitment and integrity.


  • This will be discussed on appointment, but must be agreed in advance of expenditure and receipted provided. 
  • Mileage logs would be required to be kept for meetings external of Dunedin or Whare Flat.

Volunteers will undergo  police vetting.


Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day