Vacancy: District Youth Commissioner

Could you drive our Youth Shaped strategy?

Deadline: Sunday 28th February 2021 5pm

We have recently launched our District Strategy to 2023, and we would like to take this opportunity to find the best person to lead the Youth Shaped strand of that strategy.

Given that this strand is all about ensuring that the voices of our Young People are heard, this role is only open to those aged between 18 and 24. You don't have to have been involved in Scouting previously, you may have relevant experience elsewhere in your life. What is crucial is that you have the passion, energy and time available to support our District Team, together with Scout Groups which meet throughout Caerphilly County Borough. Have a look at where our groups meet here

This is a really exciting time to be joining our adventure, as we are working towards our Skills for Life strategy, with particular emphasis on:

  • Growth
  • Inclusivity
  • Youth Shaped
  • Community Impact

What does the role entail?


The functions of the appointment are to:

  • assist the District Commissioner with the delivery and development of the Youth Shaped strand of our strategy throughout Caerphilly County Borough, including the personal support and encouragement of Leaders;
  • form a District Youth Forum, which the District Youth Commissioner will chair;
  • advise the District Chairperson on incorporating the voices of young people in decisions of the Executive Committee, and in recruiting for a trustee aged between 18 and 25. 
  • visit Scout Groups and their trustees throughout Caerphilly County Borough and provide Youth Shaped advice;
  • advise on how to gain the voices of young people in the planning of District events;
  • carry out such other duties as may be delegated by the District Commissioner;
  • support the District Commissioner and District Team in the delivery of new Scouting provisions in areas of deprivation;
  • have a good understanding of the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association


As a uniformed organisation, the successful candidate will proudly wear our uniform and will be expected to take the Scout promise and abide by the Scout law. The successful candidate will receive full management training in their role, culminating in the awarding of the Wood Badge. 


We are committed to providing flexible opportunities for volunteering, and so would encourage applications from anyone who feels that they may be able to volunteer in an alternative way, or where you may not be able to undertake all of the duties and responsibilities but could support the district with some of them. An example role description can be found here, however a specific role description will be agreed with the successful candidate. 

Think you'd like to give-it-a-go?

If you have questions about the role, send a message to Symon our District Commissioner who can be contacted on our 'Meet the Team' page.  

The appointment will be made by our District Commissioner, and will require approval by our Appointments Advisory Committee before starting the role. A DBS check is one of the processes that will be undertaken, and references may be required.  

To apply for the role, simply fill out your details below by 5pm on Sunday 28th February 2021 and they will be sent to our Appointments Secretary, who will be in touch for the next step in the process. Include a very brief message about why you are interested in the role. 

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