County Section Support Lead – Squirrels

Where: Merseyside Scouts, 3rd Floor, Stanley Buildings, 43 Hanover Street, Liverpool L1 3DN Contact: Nikki Parr Contact Email: nikki.parr@merseysidescouts.com Contact Phone: 01517072671 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited

Assistant County Commissioner

Outline: In partnership with Assistant District Commissioners (Squirrel Sections), provide guidance to Squirrel leaders in the delivery of a safe, fun, inclusive and age-appropriate programme and support the growth of Squirrel Dreys in the County.   

Responsible to: Deputy County Commissioner Programme

Responsible for: County Leaders (if applicable)

Main Contacts: County Commissioner, County Team, including District Commissioners, other Assistant District Commissioners (Squirrel Section), within the County, other Assistant County/Area Commissioners (Squirrel Section).

Appointment Requirements: 

  • Complete the appointment process (including acceptable personal enquiries and acceptance of the Scout Association’s policies), including a disclosure check.
  • Completion of applicable Getting Started training modules, which cover Essential Information, Safety, Safeguarding and GDPR, (within five months of starting the role, if new to Scouts). 
  • Complete the Scout training programme for this role, to achieve the Wood Badge within three years.
  • Renew safeguarding and safety training, when it is due. 
  • Take part in ongoing learning opportunities.

Main Tasks

  • Work with the Assistant District Commissioners (Squirrel Scouts) to make sure that there is a fun, inclusive and age-appropriate programme, for Squirrel aged young people, which is consistent across the County
  • Advise Assistant District Commissioner (Squirrel Scouts) and  District Commissioners on matters relating to the Squirrel section
  • In partnership with Assistant District Commissioners (Squirrel Scouts) promote and encourage Squirrel leaders to follow Scout policies.
  • Be a part of the District and County Team and attend meetings, including Regional and HQ events as required.
  • Organise meetings for Assistant District Commissioners (Squirrel Scouts) to share best practice and identify opportunities to work together.
  • Encourage the Assistant District Commissioners (Squirrels Section) and any county squirrel leaders, to work together to organise and run a county wide programme of activities for Squirrels.
  • Keep up to date with information about 4-5 year olds and what things are happening in local communities, across Districts, which might be relevant to the Squirrels section.
  • In partnership with District Teams and Squirrel Drey Leaders, promote Squirrel Scouts in local communities.
  • Support the County Commissioner with the growth of Squirrel Dreys within the county, including recruiting new volunteers.
  • Support the County Commissioner and the County Training Manager with the learning needs of Leaders and Commissioners in the Squirrel Scout Section.

Note: any other specific tasks are to be agreed with the County Commissioner.

Express Interest in Volunteering

Please wait...
Thanks for signing up. You'll receive a confirmation email shortly.
It looks like you already signed up for this opportunity.
We're sorry, but we weren't able to sign you up. We have no more open spots.
Please fill in every field and make sure you entered a valid email address.