Help support our continued success!

Date: 3rd Feb 2020 Author: Craig Kidd

The search is on for a new District Commissioner (DC) for Northampton District Scouts and we need you to think about anyone you know who would thrive in this role! This is an exciting opportunity to work with Northampton Leaders to build on the successes of the past few years by continuing to focus on Growth, Inclusion, Youth Shaped and Community Impact.

Do you know someone who:

  • can inspire and enthuse
  • applies strategic thinking to a challenge
  • could build and lead a team of key volunteers
  • is resourceful and energetic
  • believes in developing young people and volunteers in your area?
  • or could it be you?

The role

The role of DC is rewarding and is an opportunity to develop yourself or perhaps someone you know. The DC will have the opportunity to meet young people and adults, whose lives have been changed by Scouting, and to inspire and help Groups grow and deliver even more exciting and adventurous activities to even more young people. Scouting is flexible and this role is open to role share within a small team.

It is not necessary to have had a management role in Scouting before as there is specific training for manager roles as well as a one to one induction period.

What next?

There are several ways in which you can contribute to the search for a DC. If you feel you have the skills, ability, enthusiasm and motivation to fulfil the role of DC, please complete the Application Form at the end of the Volunteer Vacancy Pack attached and return it by 13th March 2020

If you know someone who you think should be considered for this role, please complete the Nomination Form and return by 13th March 2020. (Please note you may submit more than one Nomination Form and those who are nominated will be contacted and asked if they are interested in applying for the role). Please mark Nomination Forms ‘Personal and Confidential’ and return it to the email below.

DC Vacancy Pack

If you would like to ask any questions about the role, please contact Gillian Dowling on 07817 857 187 or

The closing date for applications or nominations is 13th March 2020

Kind Regards

Gillian Dowling
Deputy County Commissioner (District Support)

Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls