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New District Commissioner – Nominations sought

After a very distinguished time leading the District through a period of sustained growth and future development, Eddy Hills has decided to step down as District Commissioner (DC) at the 2017 District AGM.  He will be considering options available to himself to continue his scouting journey. We thank him for his dedication to Scouting.

Crawley District is now moving into its next phase of development and we are looking for a new DC. The DC is a volunteer manager who ensures all the Scout Groups are supported, motivated and developed, ensuring that young people get the best quality Scouting possible.

How can I help?

A small Search Group has been formed to assist the County Commissioner in a search for a new DC. We know there are some amazing people within the District and we want to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to nominate people they feel could undertake this role and make a difference.

Therefore, you are now invited to contribute to this search by submitting a nomination, or even nominations, of persons, including yourself, whom you feel should be considered for this important and rewarding role.

As well as considering those for nomination you are asked to forward this to all contacts you have both in Scouting and those currently not in Scouting,

Who can I nominate?

Self-nominations are actively encouraged and expected, let’s be honest, if you believe you can bring the right skills and expertise to the role and you are enthusiastic and motivated then why not nominate yourself? If you don’t, you may miss this rewarding opportunity if you are not nominated by someone else.

To nominate others or yourself please complete the nomination form included. You can of course at any point contact Peter Few, the Search Group Chairman to have an informal chat about the role and what it entails.

It does not matter if the individual you want to nominate is new to scouting; we welcome nominations of and from external candidates. Scouting has a comprehensive training scheme which can provide training and support for anyone new to scouting, enabling the individual to develop. What is important though, is for them to bring the leadership and skills that will continue to help move Crawley District forward.

What’s in it for me?

In the role of DC you can be safe in the knowledge that you are making a real difference to the local young people by working with a team of like-minded adults to develop the District.
You will be responsible for ensuring each adult has what they need to be confident in their role by creating a network of support to help and guide them.

You will have access to training relevant to your role and will have an induction to ensure you get the very best start in your new role.

How do I nominate?

This is the easy part, please complete the enclosed nomination form and forward it to the Search Group Chairman. You can do by post or email as detailed in the attachments below.

The search will close on Friday 17th February 2017 so please ensure your nomination is received by this date.

What happens next?

Nominations will be reviewed by the Search Group and a shortlist drawn up for consideration by the County Commissioner.

If you are unsure or would like a non-committal chat about the role or any nominations, you wish to make then please do contact either myself as Search Group Chairman or one of the search team.

Important Documents

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