It is an exciting time to be involved in Scouting, as we develop and progress our Skills for Life strategy, in order to prepare better futures and deliver skills for life to young people who want to access Scouting.

The District Lead Volunteer (District Commissioner) role is an important Northumberland Scouts appointment within the Northumberland Team, responsible for providing inspirational and effective leadership for one of the 10 Districts.  As District Lead Volunteer (District Commissioner) you will take the lead for implementing our 2018-25 strategy with your District team and ensuring they feel motivated and supported to lead the Scout Groups and units to success.

You will be joining a team of talented, focused volunteers who are all passionate about bringing brilliant Scouting to every young person who wants to take part.

The role of District Lead Volunteer (District Commissioner) is a demanding one, but we believe that it is critical to our success as well as being a highly rewarding challenge for the right volunteer. We are looking for individuals who can lead and inspire their team by being a great coach, critical friend and motivator. This is a senior manager role within Scouts and comes with significant responsibilities. It also offers a unique opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of young people in your District through building, nurturing and leading a team to deliver our shared vision. This role provides the opportunity to be at forefront of our continued success within Northumberland Scouting.

Peter Thorp, County Commissioner of Northumberland  

Read the role information pack


Thank you for your interest in volunteering as District Lead Volunteer (District Commissioner) within the Northumberland Scouts Leadership Team. On the following pages you will find more information about the role, as well as what the team is all about and what’s in it for you as a volunteer joining us.

You can apply for the role yourself using the application form, or nominate someone else using the nomination form. Nominated people are under no commitment to apply unless they wish to. Apply or nominate online:

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A search group has been put together to oversee this process and will review all applications and nominations in order to make decisions as to who to invite to attend the selection stage of this process.

Key dates

The closing date for applications is midnight on 30th November 2023.

Interview dates: During December 2023

Further information

For more information, or for an informal chat about this vacancy, please contact:

Peter Thorp – County Commissioner, Northumberland

Email: [email protected]