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Vacancies in Gloucestershire Scouts

Scouting offers young people the chance to have fun, learn new things and to develop new friendships. It provides exciting activities and games and opportunities to gain badges and awards. Through Scouting, young people can acquire the skills and knowledge that can be used for the rest of their lives.

Being a volunteer in Scouting can be incredibly rewarding;  it can also enhance your CV and provide charity trustee experience.

If you would like to get involved in Scouting in any capacity – working with young people, managing adult volunteers or providing administrative support – please contact Louise Little, County Administrator at: . You will then be put in touch with the relevant adults in your local area.

Listed below are some of  the vacancies in Districts within Gloucestershire and in our county team:

So go on, jump in and remember, not all superheroes wear capes!!

We are looking for a new District Commissioner, or District Commissioner Team in two of our Districts:

Scouting relies on volunteers and we are seeking a volunteer manager or a team of volunteer managers, with energy and enthusiasm to lead them in the role of District Commissioner or District Commissioner Team.
The District Commissioner or District Commissioner Team will be the area managers who lead the District Team along with the District Youth Commissioner in supporting the local Scout Groups so that the young people get the best quality scouting they can. We recognise that this role will suit either an individual or a role share with a team of 2 or 3 people.
We’re looking for enthusiastic and keen individuals to take on this exciting role of District Commissioner or District Commissioner Team. You’ll be responsible for inspiring, leading, and supporting the development of all members of the District. You’ll be working closely with our County leadership team and your own leadership team whilst being a key person in the growth of Scouting in Cotswold Vale or Stroud & Tetbury.
Could this be you or do you know someone who has the ability to motivate others? Do you know someone who you think would make a great DC or work well as part of a Team?
There is no requirement to be a current member of Scouting.
What’s in it for you?
You will know that you are making a difference to the young people and the adults within the District. Scouting is flexible and this role is open to role share within a small team. The DC or DC Team will be working with an existing team of adults including our District Youth Commissioners to ensure every young person and adult has what they need to be confident in what they do. You will have access to training relevant to the role and will have an induction to ensure you get the very best start in the role. The skills that you will use as a District Commissioner, such as Leadership, can enhance your CV and can be a great way to demonstrate to prospective employers that you have additional skills.
Why is this so important to Cotswold Vale Scout District and North Cotswold Scout District?
We believe that Scouting in this District has some amazing people. Ordinary people who together make extraordinary things happen giving our young people the skills for life. Helping these leaders and young people to do their best takes support and guidance from an inspiring team.

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What are we looking for?
We are eager to speak with individuals who would like to explore joining us and can offer the following skills sets:
  • Leadership and Management
  • The ability to share skills and knowledge.
  • Having a focus on fun
  • To motivate and bring the best out of people.
  • Being able to bring people together.
  • Working with young people as well as adults
  • Helping our young adults to grow to become our leaders of the future.
As Scouts, we pride ourselves on providing top quality training and learning opportunities. We’ll ensure that you gain all of the skills, knowledge and understanding which you will need to take on this role.
Or complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to Carole O’Donnell@
Closing date for nominations or applications – 31st October 2023

Gloucestershire Scouting supports flexible volunteering where we will look to shape roles around the volunteers who are willing to do them. If interested, and the key responsibilities are something that you believe you can support, then please do apply and find out more.