Overview of the role
The County Commissioner is a key volunteer leadership role within Scouting with responsibility for providing outstanding management and support for the six Districts within the County. The primary focus for the County Commissioner is to ensure that Scouting is able to reach every young person in the County; open to all regardless of faith, colour or social background, because we believe Scouting has the ability to change lives. This is achieved by leading the team of six District Commissioners, and other County appointments as well as working with the Regional Services Team (employed staff) to provide enough places to meet the demand for Scouting, and by ensuring that every youth member has access to a high-quality balanced programme that is challenging, relevant and rewarding.
Regional Commissioner for West Midlands England, via a search group process responsible to the UK Headquarters Appointments Advisory Committee
Regional Commissioner for West Midlands England
District Commissioners, Deputy County Commissioners, Assistant County Commissioners, County Training Manager, and all other County appointments, however it is expected that line management for other roles are delegated to Deputies/Assistants.
Deputy County Commissioners, Assistant County Commissioners, County Chairman, County Network Scout Commissioner, members of the County Executive Committee and its subcommittees, District Commissioners, County Training Manager, County Scout Active Support Managers, members of the Regional Services Team, other County Commissioners in the Region, Chief Commissioners of England, members of the local community, schools and other youth organisations in the County.
The initial length of appointment is at the discretion of the Regional Commissioner, through discussion with the appointee, and is usually for a period of three years initially up to a maximum of five before a formal appointment review. County Commissioners may complete a maximum of two terms of five years, so no more than a total of ten years in the role. Renewal and continuation of appointment is at the discretion of the Regional Commissioner and appointment reviews may be conducted at any time at the request of the role-holder and/or Regional Commissioner.
Note: Many of the tasks for which the County Commissioner is responsible may be delegated to others in the County, including a Deputy County Commissioner, if appointed. Whilst the new appointee will inherit an existing team of volunteers in key County appointments, it is expected that new County Commissioners will review and reorganise their team’s objectives and roles as they see fit.
You can apply for the role yourself using the application form, or nominate someone else using the nomination form.
Nominated people are under no commitment to apply unless they wish to.
A template version of the form is available within the application pack.
Shortlisting will be based solely on the information provided by each candidate in their application form. All applications should address the requirements of the role, as laid out in the role description and person specification.
The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 22 May 2022.
Interviews will be held on the evening of 13 June 2022 in Birmingham.
Sun, May 22, 2022, 11:59 PM