Lead and Inspire in Houghton-le-Spring

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Do you know the next Leader of Houghton-le-Spring Scouts?

Houghton-le-Spring Scouts are looking for a new lead volunteer (District Commissioner) to take the District forward and ensure that the District is growing, youth focused, inclusive and making a positive impact in the lives of young people in the Hetton, Houghton and Washington areas of the City of Sunderland.

Who Are We?

Houghton-le-Spring Scout District offers an adventurous, vibrant and busy programme for more than 800 young people aged 6-25 and exciting opportunities for more than 180 adults volunteers. We will be looking for someone to lead us as we meet the growing demand for Scouting.

Who Are You?

As District Commissioner you would be responsible for leading the Scout District and ensuring that we provide high quality Scouting for our young people, provide great support to our volunteers and for ensuring that we work in line with the Scout Association's vision. There are opportunities to role share and spilt responsibilities and individual or 'team' applications will both be viewed positively by our search group.


A comprehensive induction is provided which covers traditional Scouting knowledge and previous membership is not essential. We also provide management and development training and as part of the role induction you will be invited to our UK HQ at Gilwell Park to meet with the HQ staff who will provide you with advice and support. Support is also provided by a team of Assistant Commissioners in the District as well as the District Executive Committee and the Durham Scout County Commissioner.

Find Out More?

Please download the vacancy pack below which provides more information on the role, or contact County Commissioner David Stokes now for a 'no obligation' discussion.

HLS District Commissioner Vacancy Pack

E-mail: CC@durhamscouts.org.uk

Nomination / Application Form

If you're ready to apply - or ready to nominate someone you think would be great in the role - please fill in the form below or return a copy of the form included in the Vacancy Pack. Note that the deadline for applications is 20th March 2018.