Assistant UK Youth Commissioner for Programme

Are you confident, passionate and ready to get stuck in? If this sounds like you and you are up for a challenge, this role may be for you.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant UK Youth Commissioner for Programme who will have the opportunity to work closely with our current UK Youth Commissioners to support 500,000 scouts from across the UK in becoming more Youth Shaped.


The role* will be focussed on delivering the Programme objectives of the Youth Shaped strategy to 2020 to ensure that the Programme in all sections will be designed and delivered by young people in partnership with Young Leaders and adult volunteers. This includes:

• Ensuring young people are able to make decisions on the badges, activities and residential experiences they want to participate in and the running of lodge, six and patrol schemes.

• Ensuring Scouts, Explorers and Scout Network members have the tools to plan, deliver and review sectional programmes.

• Supporting sectional forums to be run and managed by young people supported by leaders and local Youth Commissioners.

• Support and championing of the YouShape campaign.

*Please note this role is specifically for young people aged 18-24 years old at the time of applying.


Please take a look at the role description and recruitment pack and submit your application form via email to by Wednesday 17 May 2017 at midday.

Interviews will take place at Gilwell Park on Sunday 28 May 2017, you will need to be available on this date from 10am - 4pm.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified and invited to interview by Sunday 21 May 2017.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend an induction weekend from Friday 9 - Sunday 11 June at Gilwell Park.

If you require any further information about the role, or would like an informal discussion about it, please contact Georgie Mavrakis (Senior International Officer) by telephone on 020 8433 7146 or by email at