Opportunity – District Commissioner, South West Norfolk

We’re looking for a principle volunteer to lead the District of South West Norfolk through the next stages of development, as we focus on Scouting’s strategy to 2023.

The District Commissioner is a key member of County Commissioner, Matthew Burrell’s team.

Scouting is strong in South West Norfolk, which has seen a significant growth in both Young People and Adult Volunteers, however there are still challenges which include refreshing and establishing an accessible Explorer Scout provision, re-introducing a Scout Group in Watton and creating a structure and support model to help develop the District’s amazing campsite facility.

Maybe these sound like the sort of strategical and focused projects you would like to lead or you might know someone else with the skills?

South West Norfolk contains a mixture of rural village Scout Groups and Groups based in market towns. It is geographically quite spread out and this can be a barrier to working together, the District Commissioner will need to be able to communicate and engage using a multitude of techniques and technologies.

The District is currently being led by Acting District Commissioner, Rowland Smith who is also District Commissioner in North West Norfolk. Rowland and Matthew are keen that there is a smooth, gradual handover to a new volunteer to ensure that there are not overwhelmed and best placed to achieve.

Rowland has agreed to finish two or three key projects he has started, and be the Training Adviser (Mentor) for a new volunteer.

If you would like a bit more insight into the role please contact either Matthew Burrell or Rowland Smith for an informal chat.

While an understanding of Scouting is an advantage, being a new volunteer to our organisation is not a barrier to being successful in this role, District Commissioner, being Rowland’s first adult appointment in Scouting.

We look to appoint a new District Commissioner in early 2018.

District Commissioner Application Pack

District Commissioner Role Description