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Deputy County Youth Commissioner (Events & Governance)

As a member of the County Team, the Deputy County Youth Commissioner (Events & Governance) works in partnership with the County Youth Commissioner and other Deputy County Youth Commissioners. The role is to ensure that young people between 6-25 years old are involved and engaged in every decision that shapes their Scouting experience locally and to empower young people to share their ideas and have a meaningful voice in planning, implementing, and reviewing their programme and opportunities. This appointment is specifically to support Youth-Shaped governance in the County and to support and run Youth Shaped events at District and County level respectively. 

  • Work with the County Chair, District Chairs, District Commissioner and District Youth Commissioners in promoting and supporting young people on Executive Committees and becoming Charity Trustees.
  • Support young people on sub-committees and Appointments Advisory Committees both at County and District level.
  • Support the County Youth Commissioner and District Commissioners through the appointments process of District Youth Commissioners.
  • Support District Youth Commissioners to plan events in their Districts. 
  • Work with the County Youth Commissioner to plan and help run Youth Commissioner Meetings and events.
  • Set up and manage the County Youth Forum as the County Youth Forum Lead. 
  • Attend County events where necessary to promote Youth-Shaped Scouting.
  • Attend County Youth Commissioner team meetings and video calls.
  • Attend County Executive meetings as a Charity Trustee (non-mandatory).
  • Visit District events to talk and inspire young people about Youth-Shaped governance in Scouting and what is happening within the County.
  • Support the County Youth Commissioner when attending events and meetings, stepping in when required.
  • Anything else as deemed necessary by the County Youth Commissioner, to be agreed on an individual basis. 
  • Ability to lead and participate actively in teams 
  • Excellent written and communication skills 
  • Be computer literate 
  • Be a self-motivator and have the ability to motivate others positively 
  • Ability to be proactive in order to fulfil the tasks of the role 
  • Able to work well in meetings (can be held virtually) 
  • Presenting and facilitating skills 
  • Ability to work and engage with a broad range of both young people and adult volunteers 
  • Ability to work within predefined limits (for instance, timescales) 
  • React positively to responsibility 
  • Ability to speak publicly 
  • Ability to be persuasive 
  • An understanding of the Scout Association’s structure and procedures
  • An understanding of the National Strategy: Skills For Life
  • As with all appointments in Scouting, you will be required to undertake the relevant training for this role and complete a Wood badge. You will have a Training Adviser appointed who will help you develop and undertake a relevant training plan. See what is involved here. 
  • An induction will be provided on commencement of the role and it is a condition of appointment that you participate in this process. This will involve an introduction to the County and meetings with volunteer colleagues 
Job Benefits for you
  • Employability skills 
  • Management experience 
  • Strategic thinking 
  • Key volunteer for a national not-for-profit organisation
  • Build confidence 
  • Training available if required
  • Expenses incurred whilst undertaking the role are reimbursed in line with the County expenses policy
Job Location
Date posted
16th February 2021
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Position: Deputy County Youth Commissioner (Events & Governance)

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