Vacancy Chief Executive Officer

SCOUTS South Africa (SSA) is an independent, non-profit educational movement dedicated to the development of young people in achieving their full potential as individuals and responsible citizens. Central in this programme is a continuous transference of values such as honesty, loyalty, responsibility, respect; all aimed at governing individual behaviour and the development of strong leadership skills that will equip members to be of service to others and to their communities.  Given current societal developments, SSA’s vision is “to create a better South Africa by giving a million young people an opportunity to live the Scout Experience”.

The Scout programme is delivered to more than 90,000 children and youth (boys and girls) aged between 5 and 17 years throughout South Africa.  Members aged 18 to 30, can then further progress into the SSA young adult development programme.

SSA is looking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”).  This is a permanent appointment.

Role Purpose

The CEO will lead, coordinate, and oversee the administration of the organisation.  The CEO reports to the Scout Board and the Chief Scout and will be based in Cape Town, South Africa.


The role calls for an individual with natural leadership and communication skills.  SSA is a volunteer organisation, thus the individual needs to understand and commit to a servant leadership model.  The nature of the organisation requires the person to have the ability to engage and align members from different social and economic backgrounds to the values and strategic objectives of Scouting.  The individual should be a self-starter, solution orientated and committed to good governance.

View key responsibilities, competencies, and requirements HERE.

Application date has been extended to 31 January 2023
. Email your CV and motivational letter to Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.