Could you be our new Chief Commissioner of Scotland?

Could you be our new Chief Commissioner of Scotland?

14 September 2017

After seven successful years, Graham Haddock will come to the end of his term as Chief Commissioner of Scotland in July 2018.  We are now beginning the search for our next Chief Commissioner

Scouting is the largest mixed volunteer-led youth movement in Scotland and the whole of the UK. We are an important part of the fabric of Scottish communities and offer life-changing adventure to nearly half a million young people, helping them realise their full potential and take their place in society. 

Delivering a new strategy

The new Chief Commissioner will be responsible for the volunteer team across Scotland and implementing the new strategy of the Scottish Board that is due to be launched in Spring 2018.  This is a crucial time for Scouting in Scotland as we seek to build on the positive changes implemented over the last few years and power our work to deliver more opportunities for young people across the country.

Positive impact

Our aim is to make Scouting a movement that is continuing to grow, even more inclusive, shaped by young people, and making a positive impact in our communities.  

Moray Macdonald, Chair of the Scottish Board, said: “Graham has been a hugely successful and inspiring Chief Commissioner. He has led a brilliant Scottish team and spent countless hours supporting and inspiring volunteers across the country. Scouting in Scotland is in a much improved position thanks to the reform, initiatives and efforts led by Graham.  

“We are now looking for a new Chief Commissioner for the next stage of our journey.  Someone with vision, dynamism, and the ability to lead us from strength to strength.”

As our Scottish Chief Commissioner you will report to Tim Kidd, UK Chief Commissioner, and form part of the key relationship between Team UK, the Scottish Board of Trustees, and the professional team. You will provide strong leadership and inspiration to Scouts Scotland’s 11,000 volunteers through an effective team of Commissioners. You will also be a Trustee of Scouts Scotland.   

The appointment is for an initial term of 3 to 5 years. The time commitment is considerable – but we are open to different ways of working to achieve the aims of this role and considerable staff support will be given to the successful candidate. 

For more information on the role and how to apply, please download the recruitment pack. 

Download the recruitment pack.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 27 October 2017 at 17.00.