After leading the District through growth and development the current District Commissioner (DC) is stepping down and will consider the options available to continue his scouting journey.
Chichester District is now moving into its next phase of development and we are looking for a new DC. The DC is a volunteer manager who ensures all the Scout Groups are supported, motivated and developed ensuring that young people get the best quality Scouting possible.
For more information see the District Commissioner volunteer Pack
How can I help?
A small Search Group has been formed to assist the County Commissioner in a search for a new DC. We know there are some amazing people within the District and we want to ensure everyone gets the opportunity to nominate people they feel could undertake this role and make a difference.
Therefore you are now invited to contribute to this search by submitting a nomination, or even nominations, of persons, including yourself, whom you feel should be considered for this important and rewarding role.
As well as considering those for nomination you are asked to forward this to all contacts you have connected to Scouting, both currently and previously.
Who can I nominate?
Self nominations are actively encouraged and expected, let’s be honest, if you believe you can bring the right skills and expertise to the role and you are enthusiastic and motivated then why not nominate yourself? If you don’t you may miss this rewarding opportunity if you are not nominated by someone else.
To nominate others or yourself please complete the nomination form included. You can of course at any point contact Robin Strange the Search Group Chairman to have an informal chat about the role and what it entails.
It does not matter if the individual you want to nominate is new to scouting; we welcome nominations of and from external candidates. Scouting has a comprehensive training scheme which can provide training and support for anyone new to scouting, enabling the individual to develop. What is important is for them to bring the leadership and skills that will continue to help move Chichester District forward.
What’s in it for me?
In the role of DC you can be safe in the knowledge that you are making a real difference to the local young people by working with a team of like minded adults to develop the District.
You will be responsible for ensuring each adult has what they need to be confident in their role by creating a network of support to help and guide them. You will have access to training relevant to your role and will have an induction to ensure you get the very best start in your new role.
How do I nominate?
This is the easy part, please complete the enclosed nomination form and forward it to the Search Group Chairman. You can do this in a number of ways-
By Post:- please send any nominations in a sealed envelope to:
2 Offington Drive
By Email:- ChiDCS@virginmedia.com
The search will close on 10th December 2016 so please ensure your nomination is received by this date.
What happens next?
Nominations will be reviewed by the Search Group and a shortlist drawn up for consideration by the County Commissioner. If you are unsure or would like a non committal chat about the role or any nominations you wish to make then please do contact me below.