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Assistant District Commissioner

Description of the role:

As Assistant District Commissioner (ADC), you are not directly involved with young people in a Scout Group or District, but these young people and the Leaders who work with them will be the end users of all your endeavours. The practical reality of the needs of Scouting at local level within your Section should be your focus and priority.

Helping more young people to enjoy better Scouting through delivery of a Balanced Programme and supporting adults committed to delivering this on a regular basis, is where the ADC comes in. As young people progress through the Movement, the Programme and activities will become more challenging. For the adult, there is the task of developing a progressive Programme to meet the young person’s expectations. To do this, they will need support by way of expertise, resources, information and training. Finding ways of how to meet their needs and make the job easier is the challenge facing ADC’s.

Opportunity Activities: Community Work, Mentoring, Teaching, Training and Coaching, Trusteeship and Committee Work, Youth Work
Availability required:


What skills are needed?

You will know how to motivate people, produce plans and have the charisma to inspire your team. Above all, you will believe passionately in Scouting for All, helping Scouting grow, become more inclusive, more youth shaped and make a positive impact in local communities.

What skills will be learned / gained?

It’s a challenging role, but the rewards are huge, improving the outcomes of thousands of young people across Suffolk

DBS Check Required: Yes
Driving Licence Required: No
Mandatory training required for role: Yes
Details of mandatory training:

Safeguarding, Safety, GDPR plus Scout Wood Badge

Extra information:

About the Opportunity Host Organisation

Host Organisation: Suffolk Scouts
Organisation Profile:

The aim of Scouting is to develop young people to their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potential.