Somerset County Youth Commissioner      

We are looking for a young person (aged 18-25), who has the passion and drive to help us ensure Youth Shaped Scouting is embedded into all aspects of our work. Following two years of membership growth, we are about to embark on a Strategic Plan which will help us to further develop Scouting in Somerset by 2023.

Having a movement that is shaped by young people in partnership with adults continues to be a key part of our vision and strategy, so we are looking for a young person who can play an important role as we embark on a new and exciting chapter.

The Somerset Youth Commissioner’s role will include the following:

  • Champion, encourage & lead the work to ensure that Scouting in Somerset is shaped by young people in partnership with adults.
  • Participate as a member of the County Executive Committee to represent the views of Young People of the County.
  • Work with the other members of the County Team to increase the role and participation of young people in the leadership & management of the County.
  • Establish a robust method of communicating with the other members of the County Team and young people within the County.
  • Support Districts to provide local youth engagement opportunities including forums.
  • Encourage the creation of and greater participation in meaningful Youth Forums at District and County level, ensure that recommendations are considered at county level, and effective feedback on outcomes to the Youth Forums is in place. Ensuring that the voice and opinions of younger sections are heard and regarded will require creative solutions.
  • Work with other local Youth Commissioners to participate in the Regional YC Team – including taking part in national training & conference opportunities.
  • Represent Somerset at national forums including the Scout Association annual general meeting at Gilwell Park.

This is an excellent opportunity for a young person to gain experience and develop their personal skills in a senior volunteer role within the largest co-educational youth movement in the UK.

This role is for 2 years and the successful candidate must take up the appointment before reaching their 25th birthday

If you are interested in this role or wish to nominate someone, please email either Peter Sampson (ACC 14-25) acc14-25@somersetscouts.org.uk or Sandie Ashford (County Administrator)  countyadmin@somersetscouts.org.uk

The closing date for applications and nominations is 22nd June 2018

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