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Responsibilities of Appointments in the Scout County

  1. The County Commissioner sv

    1. The County Commissioner is responsible to the Regional Commissioner for:
      • the development of Scouting in the County;
      • promoting and maintaining the policies of the Association;
      • the local management of the Safety Policy together with the County Executive Committee;
      • ensuring that all adults working within the Scout County (including members of any County Scout Active Support Units) are appropriate persons to carry out the tasks given them;
      • encouraging and facilitating the training of Members of the Movement as appropriate throughout the County;
      • promoting the organisation and effective working of the County Scout Council;
      • securing the services of persons suitable for appointment as Commissioners;
      • promoting the effective working of Scout Districts within the County;
      • promoting the effective working of the County Scout Network, if applicable;
      • performing all other duties specified in these Rules for County Commissioners, particularly:
        • making recommendations for conferring decorations and awards;
        • arranging to cover the duties of vacant District Commissioners posts;
        • giving decisions and, where so provided, reporting to Headquarters as appropriate all matters referred to the County Commissioner, particularly disagreements between District Commissioners and District Scout Councils or any other disputes;
        • co-operating with all bodies whose work is relevant to Scouting and ensuring that the Movement's interests are represented on local authority youth committees;
        • encouraging the formation, operation and effective working of the County Explorer and Scout Network Forum or similar;
        • encouraging the formation, operation and effective working of the County Patrol Leaders' Forum;
        • matters relating to the admission of members of County Scout Active Support Units;
        • agreeing the service agreement of County Scout Active Support Units and reviewing them at least annually.

    2. The County Commissioner may not hold the appointment of County Chair, nor may they nominate any other Manager, Leader or Supporter to that appointment.

    3. The County Commissioner is an ex-officio member of the Council of The Scout Association.

    4. The County Commissioner has the right of attendance at all Councils and Committees and their sub-Committees within the County.

    5. The County Commissioner has the right of attendance at meetings of the Board of Trustees of The Scout Association.

    6. If the office of County Commissioner is vacant, the Regional Commissioner will either perform these duties on a temporary basis or nominate an Assistant County Commissioner or another Commissioner to act in this capacity. sv

    7. In respect of the County Scout Council and the County Executive Committee the County Commissioner must nominate the County Chair and certain members.

  2. The Deputy County Commissioner sv
    1. Deputy County Commissioners may be appointed to assist and deputise for the County Commissioner.

    2. The duties of the appointment will be defined by the County Commissioner at the time of appointment.

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  4. County Training Manager sv
    1. A County Training Manager may be appointed to assist the County Commissioner with the delivery and validation of learning.

    2. The functions of the appointment are to:
      • determine, review and maintain the appropriate structure for management and support of learning opportunities in the County;
      • appoint and act as line manager for those involved in the management, delivery and administration of training;
      • plan and ensure the delivery of the learning provision in the County so that all adults in Scouting completing a ‘Personal Learning Plan’ have access to suitable learning opportunities using a variety of methods;
      • ensure that people involved in training are suitably qualified (that is have attained or are actively working towards the relevant module) and effective;
      • ensure that the recommendation of Wood Badges is carried out;
      • implement The Scout Association's Adult Training Scheme within the County, in line with the key principles of the scheme.
    3. County Training Managers must complete Module 33 Planning a learning provision and Module 34 Managing a learning provision within three years of appointment.

  5. Local Training Managers sv
    1. Local Training Managers may be appointed to assist the County Training Manager.

    2. The duties of the appointment will be defined by the County Training Manager at the time of appointment. Any of the County Training Manager’s responsibilities may be delegated to a Local Training Manager.

  6. Assistant County Commissioners sv
    1. Assistant County Commissioners are appointed to assist the County Commissioner with general or particular duties (e.g. General Duties, Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorer Scouts).

  7. County Scouters
    1. County Scouters may be appointed to fulfil specific functions.

    2. The duties of such appointments will be defined by the County Commissioner.

    3. County Scouters are required to complete training appropriate to their duties.

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  9. Port Commissioners
    1. Port Commissioners may be appointed by County Commissioners in appropriate Counties for the purpose of supervising the Movement’s interests, particularly in respect of Deep Sea Scouts.

  10. County Youth Commissioner
    1. A County Youth Commissioner may be appointed.

    2. the functions of the appointment are:

      As a member of the County/Area Leadership Team the County/Area Youth Commissioner works in partnership with the County/Area Commissioner and Chair of the County/Area Executive Committee. The role is to ensure that young people from 6-25 years are involved and engaged in every decision that shapes their Scouting experience locally and to empower young people to share their ideas and have a meaningful voice in planning, implementing and reviewing their programme and opportunities.

    3. A County Youth Commissioner must be appointed between the ages of 18-25. The appointment must take place before the members 25th birthday. A member should be in post for a maximum term of three years, therefore, any given member must only hold this appointment until the day before their 28th birthday.