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Deputy District Youth Commissioner – Programme

Where: Mersey Weaver, Cheshire Contact: Membership Enquiries Contact Email: Contact Phone: 01928352124 Open Volunteer Spots: Unlimited


This role is an excellent opportunity and experience for a young person aged 18 – 25 to play a key role in shaping Scouts locally. As a member of the District Team the Deputy District Youth Commissioner works in partnership with the District Youth Commissioner to ensure that young people from 6-25 years are involved and engaged in every decision that shapes their Scouting experience locally and to empower young people to share their ideas and have a meaningful voice in planning, implementing and reviewing their programme and opportunities.


  • Working with District Youth Commissioner and Youth Shape Team to make sure the Scouts in Mersey Weaver is modern, inclusive and youth shaped
  • Assist the District Youth Commissioner with the running of regular meaningful Youth Forums
  • Work as a key part of the District Team contributing and taking an active part in the delivery of the District Development Plan.
  • Working with District Team and Assistant County Commissioner (Top Awards) to promote top awards and support section leaders to ensure every young person has the opportunity to complete their award.
  • Working with events organisers to make sure events are youth shaped and well represented 
  • Working as part of the wider District Team to promote balanced and youth shaped programmes
  • Working closely with the Deputy District Commissioner – Programme to support our team of ADCs and ASU Managers.
  • Visit Section Meetings to talk and inspire young people and young adults about youth-shaped Scouting and what is happening within their District
  • Work with all members of the District to ensure that the views of young people are represented in decision making.
  • Encourage the creation and greater participation in meaningful Youth Forums
  • Work with the County Youth Commissioner to develop youth-shaped Scouting within the County, providing feedback to adults and young people.
  • Work with other local Youth Commissioners to feed into the UK Youth Commissioner Team including taking part in national training and conference opportunities (often virtual).

Responsible to

District Youth Commissioner, District Commissioner and Deputy District Commissioner

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