National roles pool - 18 to 25’s

This an exciting opportunity to join a new pool of 18-25 year olds who have an interest in taking on a National role in UK Scouting. As part of the pool you will have the opportunity to register your interest in exciting roles as they come available, some of which will be at short notice. As well as working alongside Team UK and other volunteer colleagues you will be expected to work in partnership with staff across the UKHQ team.

From being a member of a Project Board on one of our Programmes of Work, to interviewing for a new National Comissioner, there will be a range of short and long-term roles available to members of the pool. Some members will find themselves a new role quickly and will be supported and mentored in their new role as part of the next steps as they move out of the pool. For short-term roles of less than one year, you will be able to stay in the pool until you find a longer-term position.


The process of supporting the UK Youth Commissioner to recruit the pool is being supported by Kester Sharpe, Deputy UK Chief Commissioner. We are very keen to receive applications for the role from a wide range of individuals.

When completing the application form please refer to the role description and person specification in the vacancy pack to help the search group understand how you meet the requirements of the roles. It may be helpful to include experiences outside of Scouting that are relevant to the role. It is very important that the questions are written are answered comprehensively.

Additional volunteers and staff members are likely to be brought in to the interview process, details of which will follow.


Please submit your application or nomination by Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 12pm. Once the shortlist is drawn up, the interviews are expected to take place via Skype, with dates to be confirmed. Shortlisted candidates will be notified of the selection process and the format of the interview.


If you require any further information about the role, or indeed would like an informal discussion about it, please contact Ollie Wood (UK Youth Commissioner) by email at