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Administrators and Advisers

  1. The District Chair and the District Commissioner must be able to work in partnership.

  2. To assist the formation of this partnership the District Chair is nominated by the District Commissioner.

  3. The appointment of the District Chair is approved by the District Scout Council at its Annual General Meeting. The role may not be held by a Leader, Manager or Supporter where that could lead to any real or potential conflict of interest within the charity or directly related charities. For
    example, a Group Chair should not be the District Chair in the same Scout District but could be District Chair in a different Scout District (subject to having the time and skill to undertake both roles).

  4. Every effort should be made to find a District Chair. Only in extreme circumstances may the District Commissioner act as District Chair for a short period.

  5. The District Secretary - unless employed by the District - is elected by the District Scout Council at the Annual General Meeting every year. The role may not be held by a Leader, Manager or Supporter where that could lead to any real or potential conflict of interest within the charity or directly related charities. For example, a Group Secretary should not be the District Secretary in the same Scout District but could be District Secretary in a different Scout District (subject to having the time and sill to undertake both roles).sv

  6. The District Treasurer is elected by the District Scout Council at the Annual General Meeting every year. The role may not be held by a Leader, Manager or Supporter where that could lead to any real or potential conflict of interest within the charity or directly related charities. For example, a Group Treasurer should not be the District Treasurer in the same Scout District but could be District Treasurer in a different Scout District (subject to having the time and skill to undertake both roles).sv

  7. No individual may hold more than one of the appointments of District Chair, Secretary or Treasurer of the same Executive Committee. Neither may the appointments be combined in anyway.

  8. Other Administrators and Advisers may be appointed by the District Executive Committee with the approval of the District Commissioner as per POR: The Appointment Process.

  9. Administrators and Advisers appointments may be terminated by:

    • the resignation of the holder;
    • the unanimous resolution of all other members of the District Executive Committee;
    • the expiry of the period of the appointment;
    • confirmation by Headquarters of the termination of the appointment in the event of the
    • cancellation of the registration of the District.

  10. The appointment and termination of all District Administrators and Advisers appointments must be reported to the District Secretary who should maintain a record of such appointments.