Volunteer Vacancy | Regional Commissioner

15 January 2021

Are you a driven, top-notch leader who's passionate about Scouts?

Great! We have an exciting volunteer opportunity to join us as Regional Commissioner, South West Region Scouts!

The Role

As Regional Commissioner, you will provide strategic leadership across the Region. The Region is a mixture of urban and rural areas and there are several parts of the Region which fall into the 20% most deprived areas of Scotland. The Region covers the Council areas of North, East and South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. There are 5 Districts, North Ayrshire and Arran, Ayrshire East, Kyle and Carrick, Dumfriesshire, and Galloway. 

You will be responsible for making sure that the Region is run effectively and that Scouting in South West Scotland develops in line with the rules and policies of The Scout Association. You will also be responsible for supporting a positive Scouting experience for thousands of young people and adult leaders in the Region and promoting Scouts to the wider world.

In January 2020 membership of the Region stood at 3,644, made up of 2,847 young people and 797 adults. A strong Regional Team is currently in place to support the Regional Commissioner.

Sound good? Contact margaret.craik@swscouts.scot for an informal chat before submitting your application. 


To apply, simply download and complete the application form below:

Download the role description

Download the application form

Completed applications should be emailed to margaret.craik@swscouts.scot

The closing date for applications is midday on Sunday the 31st January 2021.


Applicants will be informed if they've been chosen for an interview by Sunday 7th February 2021. Interviews will take place on Sunday 21st February 2021.

If you require any further information about the role please contact the Chief Commissioner of Scotland, Andrew Sharkey on andrew.sharkey@scouts.scot