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County Commissioner for Durham

Overview of the role

Durham Scouts are looking for an inspiring and motivated volunteer with management experience who wants to make a positive impact within their community as County Commissioner, leading and directing Scouting in Durham. Key attributes needed include good interpersonal skills, confidence to make changes and the ability to encourage, lead and inspire others. 

Do you, or someone you know, have management and leadership experience, excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to motivate, engage and lead a team? Are you a champion of developing scouting in the County and prepared to take risks and make choices which challenge the norm?

The successful candidate will be responsible for taking Durham Scouts forward as a growing organisation relevant to young people and adults alike. Our current youth membership in the County is around 4,528 young people supported by 1,908 adults.

Person specification

How to apply

Please read the vacancy pack carefully and complete an application form below. Once completed please send the form to ​Ian Hill at

The process of supporting the Regional Commissioner in making an appointment to the role is undertaken by a search group. The search group is keen to receive applications for the role from a wide range of people.

When completing the application form please provide as much relevant information as possible as this will assist the search group in considering who may be best suited for the role. Please refer to the role description and address each of the items listed in the person specification to help the search group understand how you meet the requirements of the role. It may be helpful to include experiences outside of Scouting that are relevant to the role such as in professional or other volunteer capacities.

Please note that the search group is interested in you providing evidence of your personal contribution to activities and achievements as well as how you worked with others.

Applications will be considered on the answers to all the questions on the application form together with the general style of the application. Depending on the number of applications and the suitability of applications, not every applicant will be shortlisted for the selection event.

Key dates

The closing date for applications is 12 July 2021.

Interviews will be held August or early September 2021.

Further information

If you require any further information about the role, or would like an informal discussion, please contact Ian (, Regional Commissioner, North East England or Della (, Area Growth & Development Manager (North).

Closing date:
Mon, July 12, 2021, 12:00 PM

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