Media / Digital Team


The Durham Scout Media / Digital Team are responsible for supporting communications within the county, raising the profile of scouting locally – including in local districts - and for supporting our digital tools and resources.

Membership is ideal for those who already possess skills or experience – or who want to get involved with: web design and management, social media, photography and videography, video editing, writing press releases and other copy writing (e.f. the county newsletter), managing county or supporting district IT infrastructure etc. You’ll occasionally be asked to work to some tight deadlines, but the end result is well worth it

What does the Media/Digital Team Do?

Cz3e2JvXUAA4ogIThe Media/Digital Team are responsible for supporting the county by:

  • Developing and maintaining the County website
  • Developing appropriate media content including press releases, photography, video, web pages and posts, including attending county events
  • Promoting appropriate content via multiple media channels including:
    • Local media outlets (TV, radio, print and on-line journalism)
    • E-mail (via MailChimp)
    • Social media channels, via integrated platforms (e.g. Hootsuite)
  • Working with the HQ media team, as required
  • Managing county IT infrastructure and systems
  • Providing 'digital' support to districts
  • Developing software and 'apps' to support scouting in the county
  • Supporting the roll out of HQ digital tools

What is a Scout Active Support Unit?

Scout Active Support allows people to give their time to Scouting on a flexible basis. People can still be involved in Scouting without the full-time commitment of being a leader. Find out more on the Scout Active Support website.

Please note that membership of a County SASU brings with it a responsibility to assure the safety, safeguarding and data of our young people and fellow adult volunteers. If not already completed in another Scouting role, membership of a County SASU therefore brings with it the necessity to complete certain training within five months of joining the SASU. This consists of Module 1 ("Essential Information"), GDPR training and from September 2020, online safety and safeguarding training.

How does the team work?

The team is made up of like minded people who gave a specific interest in media and digital activities. Here is how it works:

  • We'll sort out all your paperwork (including adding your new role to Compass and a DBS check if you're not already a member), so you're ready to roll.
  • You'll be kept up to date with all the latest news about
    • Upcoming events and activities where media team support is needed,
    • Routine jobs that need doing on a regular basis
    • Specific tasks where we need help
  • When we're in the process of organising media/digital tasks and support, we'll ask you if you want to volunteer to help
  • You may decide to take on a specific role - such as taking overall responsibility for the media coverage associated with an event, or taking on a regular role such as helping write the county newsletter, managing a media channel or maintaining a system or database



Apply here to join the Media/Digital Team

Use our online application form to apply for membership of the county media/digital team

Once you've joined, keep an eye out for our emails about the next job that needs support.

Contact Us

If you've got any questions, please get in touch with Jamie Ion, Media/Digital Team Manager at [email protected]