Leading Scouting in the Bury St Edmunds District

Suffolk Scouts has a vacancy for the District Commissioner in Bury St Edmunds District. You do not need to live in the District nor do you need to be an existing member of Scouts to apply.

About Bury St Edmunds District:

  • it spans over west Suffolk covering communities bordering two of Suffolk’s other Scout Districts of Sudbury, Stowmarket, and neighbouring Newmarket which is in Cambridgeshire. Indicative of the District’s area Groups are located in Bury St Edmunds, Lakenheath, Brandon, Mildenhall, Red Lodge, Great Barton, Horringer and other centres.
  • it comprises thirteen Scout Groups, six Explorer Units, one Young Leader Unit, one Scout Network and one District Scout Active Support Unit
  • it has1261 young people and 289 Leaders members

There is now an opportunity for you to apply or to put forward the name/s of someone you know for consideration as the next District Commissioner. We encourage you to nominate those whom you believe are suitable for the role. All nominations are received in confidence. If you want to find out more about what is involved, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Deputy County Commissioner. Don’t hold back; ask for more information. You may find yourself placed to take on the challenge!

Leading your DC Team, you will focus on:

  • its direction and strategy ensuring an excellent programme is in place for the District and its Groups/Sections
  • working with Leaders to ensure that new ways for delivering programmes are shared and implemented so top awards are earned by young people
  • advocating and supporting the Skills for Life work streams

You will know how and be able to motivate people, lead a team, produce plans and have the charisma to inspire other adult volunteers. Above all, you will believe passionately in Scouting for all, helping Scouting grow, to make it more inclusive, more youth shaped and for its positive impact in the local communities in which it operates.

There will be full training for the role with mentoring and team building to support you in your new role. Applications/nominations must be received no later than midnight on Wednesday 31st July 2024.

The full information pack and the Application and Nomination forms are on the links below: