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We have linked with Volunteer Suffolk which may have further  specific volunteer positions advertised for local scout groups - please go to the Volunteer Suffolk website for more information and where you can see an outline of all the roles advertised.

Please find below some of the current vacancies that we have in Suffolk. Details are available in the links associated. 

Please contact the County Office in these cases.


Assistant County Commissioners

We are rolling out our Skills For Life Strategy and we require people to help groups, districts and the county to run quality programmes so that young people can achieve top awards and ultimately the Queen Scout Award. Over 1,000 top awards were earned in 2018 and we need adult leaders to support our section leaders to deliver exciting and stretching programmes for young people to equip them with Skills For Life.

There is now an opportunity for you to apply or put forward someone you know for Assistant County Commissioner role for Beaver Scouts. If you want to find out more please contact Mark Pearson, County Commissioner, to find out more about what’s involved. Don’t hold back, ask for more information and you may find yourself qualified to take on the challenge!

As an Assistant County Commissioner (ACC), you are not directly involved with Leaders in a Scout Group or District, but these Leaders and the young people they work with will be the end users of all your endeavours.  The practical reality of the needs of Scouting at local level within your Section is your focus and priority. Helping more young people to enjoy better Scouting through delivery of a Balanced Programme and supporting adults committed to delivering this on a regular basis, is where the ACC comes in.  As young people progress through the Movement, the Programme and activities will become more challenging. For the adult, there is the task of developing a progressive Programme to meet the young person’s expectations. To do this, they will need support by way of expertise, resources, information and training.  Finding ways of how to meet their needs and make the job easier is the challenge facing ACC’s and the Sectional Assistant District Commissioners.

You will know how to motivate people, produce plans and have the charisma to inspire your team. Above all, you will believe passionately in Scouting for All, helping Scouting grow, become more inclusive, more youth shaped and make a positive impact in local communities.

It’s a challenging role, but the rewards are huge, improving the outcomes of thousands of young people across Suffolk. There will be full training, mentoring and team building to support you in your new role.  Drop me a line today as applications need to be in by 30th November 2019. 

Suffolk Scouts is part of the Scouts, offering fun, friendship and skills for life to over 460,000 young people across the UK.

Mark Pearson
County Commissioner

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District Commissioner - Stowmarket

Many of you, especially those who are involved in scouting in the Stowmarket District, will already know that Nickie Phillips is moving away from the area and will be stepping down from the role of Stowmarket District Commissioner. We send her and Michael all best wishes for the future as they make their new home in Shropshire.

We're really pleased that she will not be leaving scouting and will continue in her roles as an HQ Specialist Adviser for Inclusion and Diversity and as a member of the Eastbourne First Aid Team SAS unit and Shropshire have already recognised Nickie’s talents and she will also be taking on a DC role there.

Moving forward.

The search for her successor is underway, and names of suitable candidates are being sought for consideration by the County Commissioner to succeed Nickie and to continue and build on the sterling work she has put into the district and the success which she has achieved during her time as DC.

How can you help?

There are some amazing people out there and it is important that everyone gets the opportunity to nominate those they feel could undertake this role and equally to be able to nominate themselves.

You are therefore invited to contribute to this search by submitting a nomination, or multiple nominations of those (including yourself) whom you feel should be considered for this important and rewarding role.

Please do not be put off from nominating someone because you believe or think they would not accept the role; if you think they are capable then please put their name(s) forward.

Please do not discuss any of your nominations with the nominees or anyone else.

Who can I nominate?

Self-nominations are actively encouraged.  Let’s be honest, if you believe you can bring the right skills and expertise to the role and you are enthusiastic and motivated then why not nominate yourself?  If you don’t you may miss this rewarding opportunity if you are not nominated by someone else. It does not matter if the nominee is new to Scouting; all nominations are welcome. What is important is for them to bring the leadership and skills which will continue to help move Stowmarket District forward.

What’s in it for them?

It’s a challenging role, but the rewards are huge, improving the outcomes of local young people working with a team of like-minded adults to develop the District. They will be responsible for ensuring each adult has what they need to be confident in their role by creating a network of support to help and guide them. They will have access to the training relevant to the role and an induction to ensure they get the very best start in their new role.


How do I nominate?

To nominate others or yourself please forward their/your details with a brief note outlining why you think they would be suitable for the role either:

By post:   Please send any nominations in a sealed envelope by first class post to:

       Peter Jarvis, FAO STM DC Search, 116, Colville Road, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft. Suffolk, NR33 9QZ

OR

by e-mail to:  Peter Jarvis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Using a Subject Line of - STM DC SEARCH - (click on the link above)

In the case of an electronic submission please ensure that you ask for an acknowledgement – a read receipt.

The acceptance of nominations closes at midnight on Saturday 31st May 2020. 

Any nomination submissions received after this time regrettably cannot be accepted.


 

COUNTY YOUTH COMMISSIONER

NOTE: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10TH JUNE.

As you may know, Ollie Smith will be standing down as County Youth Commissioner, a role he has held for the past 4.5 years to take on the role of Deputy UK Youth Commissioner for programme. We send him all best wishes for the future.

Although his national role will be his primary role, it is planned that he will continue to head up the County Programme and Youth Shaped workstream.

You will also be aware that the search for his successor is underway, and names of suitable candidates are being sought for consideration by the County Commissioner to succeed Ollie and to continue to build on the sterling work he has put into the role and the initiatives which he has instigated across the county during his time in post.

How can you help?

We all know that there are some amazing young people out there with talents and skills that would make them ideal candidates for this role; although they may not realise it themselves! (See enclosed SCYC Vacancy pack for details of role).

It is important that nobody gets overlooked to have the opportunity to be considered for this key role in the county and that everyone gets the chance to nominate those they feel could undertake this role and equally to be able to nominate themselves.

We want you to contribute to this search so please have a think about whom you feel should be considered for this important and rewarding role by submitting a nomination, or multiple nominations (including yourself) for consideration.

Please don’t be put off from nominating someone because you believe or think they would not accept the role; if you think they are capable then please put their name(s) forward.

Please do not discuss any of your nominations with the nominees or anyone else.

 

Who can I nominate?

Anyone between the ages of 18-24 years old.

Self-nominations are actively encouraged. Let’s be honest, if you believe you can bring the right skills and expertise to the role and you are enthusiastic and motivated then why not nominate yourself? The nominee does not have to be a current member of Scouting.

What’s in it for them?

It’s a challenging role, but the rewards are huge, improving the outcomes of local young people working with the county team to ensuring young people have a say in and are represented across all spectrums of scouting in Suffolk. As well as being a member of the County Executive and therefore a trustee of Suffolk Scouts they will also be a member of the National Council thereby having a vote on decisions which influence the direction of the entire movement.

How do I nominate? 

That’s the easy bit. To nominate others or yourself please email their/your details with a brief note (using attached nomination form if you wish) outlining why you think they or you would be suitable for the role to:

Peter Jarvis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please use a subject line of - CYC SEARCH (click on link that automatically opens mail)

The acceptance of nominations closes at midnight on Wednesday 10th June 2020.

Any nomination submissions received after this time regrettably cannot be accepted.