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District Commissioner

  • Leader
  • Crawley

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We are on the search for our new District Commissioner.

In a nutshell, a District Commissioner (team) needs to:

  • Inspire and enthuse people
  • Apply strategic thinking to a challenge
  • Build and lead a team of key volunteers
  • Be resourceful and energetic
  • Believe passionately about developing young people and volunteers

The role is both rewarding and challenging, providing an opportunity to develop yourself and those around you. There will be opportunities to meet young people and adults from all walks of life, whose lives have been changed by Scouting. Working with the wider District team you’ll inspire, support and develop local scout groups to grow and deliver even more exciting and adventurous activities for more young people.

This role can be shared within a small team.

Core Tasks

  • Ensure that the District thrives and has the best systems in place to support the Groups, to support all adult volunteers in the District and to develop Scouting in the District.
  • Provide line management and support to the adults in the District that directly report to you including setting objectives for their work and holding regular reviews and one-to-one meetings.
  • Produce a vision for the District and implement a development plan to meet that vision.
  • Ensure that Scouting in the District is attractive to young people and adults from all backgrounds in the District.
  • Ensure that the District has an adequate team of supported and appropriate adults working effectively together and with others to meet the Scouting needs of the area.
  • Ensure that problems within the District are resolved so that excellent Scouting is provided to young people in the District.
  • Work with the County Commissioner and other District Commissioners in the County to ensure that the Scouting in the County thrives.

Core Skills

  • You’ll need to be an effective manager, with good communication skills and able to build relationships with a broad range of people.
  • You should have good IT skills and access to your own computer.
  • You should be prepared to attend evening meetings locally (approx. 5 to 10 per month) and undertake other tasks from home at a time that suits you.
  • Approximate time commitment between 6 and 15 hours per week.

If you would like further details, please get in touch with Robert Sawyer (County Commissioner for West Sussex Scouts).

To enquire about this volunteer role, please email your details to cc@westsussexscouts.org.uk

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