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County Commissioner - Suffolk

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 eight 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 eight 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.

Person specification

How to apply

You can apply for the role yourself using the application form, or nominate someone else using the nomination form - both available in the vacancy pack. Do take a look at the pack for more details about Suffolk Scouts and what's in it for you as a a County Commissioner. 

Nominated people are under no commitment to apply unless they wish to.

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.

Key dates

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 22 October 2021. Interviews will be held early November 2021.

Further information

For more information, or for an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact: Graham Woolley - Regional Commissioner, East of England, Email: or Kathryn Andrews - Area Growth & Development Manager (Greater London & East of England), Email:

CC Vacancy Pack Suffolk
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Closing date:
Fri, October 22, 2021, 12:00 PM

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