Team UK & HQ Volunteers - UK Commissioner Programme (Assurance)

With the launch of our new strategy a number of new roles were created at UK HQ. We are currently looking for an individual to join the team to lead and support Scouting as the Beyond 2018 strategy starts.

The current vacancy is for UK Commissioner for Programme (Assurance), is to lead the strategic development of the youth programme (the curriculum and compliance) with the outcome of increasing the number of young people involved in UK Scouting.

To advise on the development of the Scouting programme especially around updates and changes to the programme content and technical advice, the rules and procedures around all adventurous activities designed to keep members safe, and guide on implementation of the provision of direct support on these issues to the Movement by UK HQ.  

The appointment will be for an initial term of 3 years (subject to annual review with the volunteer line manager), with the potential for re-appointment for a further period.

This is a voluntary leadership role and as such is unremunerated, however, reasonable expenses in line with the Association’s Expenses Policy will be paid.

In common with all national appointments, the successful candidate for the role will be assigned a Training Adviser and will undertake a manager Wood Badge. The successful applicant must also become a member of The Scout Association, including successful conclusion of our vetting process and making the Promise.

Please ensure you carefully read the competency matrix at the end of the application pack prior to making your application, and refer to how you meet these competencies within your application. The application form can be downloaded here.

All applications must be submitted by Friday 20 July 2018 at midday via email to Leah Cross at Shortlisted candidates will be notified and given an outline of the selection process.

If you require any further information about the process or the roles, please contact Deputy UK Chief Commissioner Mark Tarry by email at