is coming to Northamptonshire Experience around the world in 6 days at Cubjam 2019. To find out more visit www.cubjam.org.uk
Job advert – Sir John Lowther County Scout Centre Cleaner/Housekeeper
Northamptonshire County Scouts have a vacancy for a paid cleaner at the Sir John Lowther County Scout Activity Centre at Glendon near Kettering. The centre is a fully fitted 40 bedded accommodation centre used by young people’s groups including scouts and guides, schools and commercial adult bookings.
The post currently attracts a remuneration of £7.50 per hour. Hours will be 10 per week and are flexible to meet the requirements of the centre.
This is a permanent role.
To assist with the effective and efficient running of cleaning and housekeeping functions at the Sir John Lowther County Scout Centre (County Centre).
This will include working in a team with other staff. There will be a requirement for dealing with customers face to face. The candidate will also be required to work alone in the centre with minimal supervision from time to time, have a strong customer service ethos and be a team player.
The ideal candidate would have a friendly personality with experience of the needs of a busy residential activity centre.
Job Description and Person Specification is available to download here.
Applicants should submit a CV by 10am on Monday 20th November with a covering letter indicating their experience and how they fit the person specification either by post to:
Sir John Lowther County Scout Activity Centre Rushton Road Glendon Kettering Northamptonshire NN14 1QF
Please put ‘Application for SJLC Housekeeper’ in the subject bar.
Interviews will be held on Friday 1st December during business hours. Please make sure you are available on this day before you make your application.
World Walk Adventure
Nearly 400 young people in Northamptonshire Scouts got the opportunity to use an activity tracker to monitor their steps as they walked from here to Kenya (virtually) – over 8000 miles.
Being active every day helps us to stay healthy, raise our mood and improves concentration at school, work or play. The virtual World-Walk Adventure was created to promote the physical and mental wellbeing of Scouts and Scout Leaders in the Northamptonshire area whilst having fun at the same time. A total of 370 Young People and their Leaders are participated ranging in age from 83 to 10 years of age. The World-Walk Adventure was a total of 8,265 miles long and after 3 months of walking one team covered an astounding 4,375 miles, making their daily average step count of 12,112 steps for each participant within this group.
Northants inaugural Marathon Walk took place last Saturday with fifteen teams taking part in total. The weather was kind to the participants with no rain and moderate temperatures.
The event had two categories the first for the Scout Section which was 13.1 (Hunty) miles and the second for Explorer Scouts, Network and Adult teams which was 26.2 (Hunty) miles. Please note a Hunty mile is slightly more than a regular mile.
I am really pleased with the way all teams grasped the spirit of the event with all teams learning something along the way and still smiling at the finish
The quickest full teams around the course were -
Half Marathon – Scout Section – 4th Northampton in a time of 6hrs 58 minutes although 1st Roade with a Team of 3 did finish in 6hrs dead!!!!!
Full Marathon – Explorers and above – Northampton Explorers A – 11 hours 26 minutes.
I thank all participants for their support and look forward to seeing you all back next year.