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UK Leadership Team roles

In September 2021, we will be forming a new UK Leadership Team (UKLT) led by our new UK Chief Commissioner, Carl Hankinson. We have five opportunities to join the team:

  • Deputy UK Chief Commissioner (Support)
  • Deputy UK Chief Commissioner (Transformation)
  • Chief Commissioner of England
  • UK Commissioner for People
  • UK Commissioner for Programme

These are exciting volunteer opportunities to lead and support our members as we recover from the impact of the global pandemic and help young people gain skills for life.

Working in partnership with the UK Leadership Team and staff colleagues to deliver the transformation work need to realise our strategy, we have one vacancy to join the team of Programme Sponsors:

  • Programme Sponsor for Volunteer Experience

Below you can read specific detail about each role. 


You'll be able to read detailed information on each role, and the person specification in the application packs below.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Thursday 1 July 2021 at 5pm.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a selection event on Sunday 18 July or Saturday 31 July or Sunday 1 August 2021.  It would be helpful if you could confirm availability for any of these dates.

The process of supporting the UK Chief Commissioner (Designate) in making an appointment to the role is undertaken by a selection panel. The selection panel is keen to receive applications for the roles from a wide range of individuals. When completing the application form please provide as much relevant information as possible as this will assist the selection panel in considering who may be best suited for any of the roles. Please refer to the role description and address each of the items listed in the person specification to help the selection panel 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.

The selection panel will create a shortlist of candidates for a formal selection process which we expect to take place in July and August, as detailed above, and will involve a formal interview with members of the selection panel. Further details on the specifics of the selection process and what it will entail will be provided to shortlisted applicants.

The selection pannel

The selection panel is chaired by Carl Hankinson, UK Chief Commissioner (Designate), and has the following members:

  • Sanjay Chandarana, Deputy County Commissioner (Greater London Middlesex West)
  • Carl Hankinson, UK Chief Commissioner (Designate)
  • Liz Henderson, County Commissioner (Somerset)
  • Ella MacLeod, Trustee
  • Ross Maloney, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer
  • Rhian Moore, Chief Commissioner of Wales

Further information

For further information or to arrange an informal discussion about the roles please contact Carl Hankinson, UK Chief Commissioner (Designate) at or Ross Maloney, Chief Operating Officer, at

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London

Closing date:
Thu, July 1, 2021, 5:00 PM