Chichester Scouts – District Commissioner

The search is on for a new District Commissioner for Chichester Scouts, and we need you to think about anyone you know who would thrive in this role!

So what is the role?

In a nutshell, the District Commissioner (DC) needs to:

  • Inspire and enthuse people
  • Apply strategic thinking to a challenge
  • Build and lead a team of key volunteers
  • Be resourceful and energetic
  • Believe passionately about developing young people and volunteers

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.

What do I need to do?

We need you to nominate someone, or some people, who you think would make a great contribution to the role of DC. You may wish to apply for the role yourself, that would be great! We would also consider a ‘team’ nomination or other opportunities to share the role. Any nomination you make will be kept in the strictest confidence.

To apply or nominate someone else download the Vacancy Pack which contains a full role description, a nomination form and an application form.

Thank you for taking the time to consider the role carefully, and if you have any questions please do get in touch!

County Leader Diversity and Inclusion


Do you want a new or extra challenge?

Would you like to be part of a team that is committed to ensuring that Scouting in West Sussex is diverse and inclusive?

I am looking to build a team to support and
promote inclusivity. The areas I am looking to promote and support are; Special needs,
Behaviour, LGBT, Ethnicity, Girls in Scouting and Mental health.

Do you think you have the skills, energy and knowledge to support? If so get in touch!


Contact: Suzanne Few – DCC Diversity and Inclusion below

Assistant County Commissioner – Growth

Every year we help over 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. And it’s not just young people who can get in on the action. Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.

The Assistant County Commissioner for Growth will support the County Commissioner in encouraging and supporting growth across West Sussex.

The role holder will:

Understand, embrace and lead the plan to achieve our County growth goals.
Work closely with District Commissioners and relevant growth facilitators to encourage, support and deliver growth in all ten West Sussex Districts.

Collaborate closely with both the Assistant Regional Commissioners
(Growth), the Regional Services Team and local growth and development
staff to deliver growth (both retention and recruitment) through targeted
projects and initiatives.

This role, is part of the County Management Team and could be undertaken
as a role share. You’ll need to be able to travel across the County and attend
approximately ten weekend meetings per year plus occasional evening
meetings and have time to response to emails and calls.

Take a look at the full role description.

or contact Robert Sawyer below