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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:


District roles

Cotswold and North Cotswold are both searching for a new District Commissioner, or District Commissioner Team.

Scouting relies on volunteers and both Cotswold and North Cotswold 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 are looking for volunteer adults who want to make a difference in their local communities, someone who has enthusiasm and enjoys working with other adults and young people.

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 and North Cotswold Scout Districts?
We believe that Scouting in these two Districts 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.

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.

For an initial discussion please contact : 

  • Tony Fleming for Cotswold: email
  • Ricky Campbell for North Cotswold: email

Or complete the Expression of Interest Form and return to Carole O’Donnell@

County roles
Gloucestershire Scout Activities Support Unit (SASU) Manager

We have now formally established the Gloucestershire Scout Activities Support Unit (SASU).

The purpose of the SASU is to support Young People and Adults in undertaking activities (for fun), permit training and permit assessments across the County.

The SASU needs a manager – could this be you or someone you know? Ideally we would like someone who doesn’t have other roles so that they can focus on establishing the SASU, however, applications are open to anyone over the age of 18 so please contact us to discuss further if you are interested.

The Manager is responsible for the management, leadership and day-to-day running of the SASU. They will work under the Leadership of the ACC – Activities, alongside the MAPS to support the provision of permit assessments and provide Line Management of the Skills Instructors. The Manager will ensure the SASU agreement is reviewed annually to ensure that the targets set are being accomplished.

Should you wish to apply for the role, or have a discussion about it, please contact

County Media & Comms Manager

As you will all know, effective communications are at the heart of effective Scouting amongst adults. With this in mind, the County Commissioner wants to place a significant focus on how we can use communications effectively together to achieve amazing Scouting across Gloucestershire. This new role will involve:

  • Working with the Senior Leadership team to develop a communication strategy that reflects our National and County brand and tone of voice.
  • Working with our “Web Monkeys” team and magazine editor to develop our outward facing website and our information for our adults in Scouting.
  • Liaise with Districts to support County-wide communication strategy.
  • Helping adults get the information they need, when they need it.

Additional Information
Please submit your application form along with a short (maximum 100 word) statement as to why you would like to undertake the role to

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.