Media Development Manager

Role: Recruit, train, develop and manage a small team of volunteers to set up and run secure and robust communications channels for North Manchester District.

Overview: We need a manager to recruit, train, develop and manage a small team of media/communications experts to:

  • Manage and update the North Manchester District website
  • Manager the North Manchester District email system via Office 365
  • Design, develop, edit and publish a Newsletter ("NORMAN") for distribution electronically using Office 365email addresses to all Adult Members at a frequency to be determined. Ideas for useful content to be sought by input from the Group Scout Leaders, District Executive and District Team
  • Review the function and use of existing and alternative "Social Media Platforms" as a means of effective 'direct' communication to Members and determine whether this is to be continued (or not) comparing the benefits and inherent issues these platforms can bring to the Scout Association or its Members. Recommendations to be submitted to the District Executive for approval and implementation.
  • Review and determine appropriate external agencies, news outlets, etc.. that would likely publish "good news" stories that promote Scouting in North Manchester district.

 To apply please  contact the District Commissioner for an informal discussion in the first instance. 

District Youth Commissioner

Role: As a member of the District Leadership Team the District Youth Commissioner works in partnership with the District Commissioner and Chairperson of the District Executive Committee. The role is 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 Appointed.

Key tasks: 

  • Supporting youth-shaped Scouting in the Programme
  • Developing Young People
  • Embedding Young People in Local Decision Making
  • Wider Engagement

To apply please  contact the District Commissioner for an informal discussion in the first instance.  

Assistant District Commissioner (Beaver Scouts)

Role: To work in partnership with District Commissioner to ensure that effective operation of the Beaver Scout Section in their District in accordance with the rules as laid down in POR of The Scout Association

 Key tasks: The following are the ‘General’ duties of the role which will be made more specific in accordance with the needs of the District on appointment to the role.

  • Ensure purpose, method, policies and programme are carried out throughout the Section in the District
  • Assist GSLs in the encouragement of all Leaders in the Section to provide a balanced programme
  • Co-operate with DC to support all Leaders and Commissioners in matters relating to the Section and its Leaders
  • Promote and encourage the Section in the implementation of all policies of The Scout Association, especially the key policies as laid down in Chapter 2 of POR
  • Liaise with District Administrators
  • Maintain a working relationship with DC, other ADC (Beaver Scouts) and other Commissioners within the District
  • Work in partnership with DC in the management of the District and the Section’s programme and activities
  • Maintain contact relevant to the Section age group with in the local community
  • Promote the Section’s Scouting to the local Community
  • Support the DC in the development of the District

To apply please  contact the District Commissioner for an informal discussion in the first instance.  

Assistant District Commissioner (Cubs)

Role: To work in partnership with the District Commissioner to ensure that effective operation of the Cub Scout Section in their District in accordance with the rules as laid down in POR of The Scout Association.  

Key tasks: The following are the ‘General’ duties of the role which will be made more specific in accordance with the needs of the District on appointment to the role.

  • Ensure purpose, method, policies and programme are carried out throughout the Section in the District
  • Assist GSLs in the encouragement of all Leaders in the Section to provide a balanced programme
  • Co-operate with DC to support all Leaders and Commissioners in matters relating to the Section and its Leaders
  • Promote and encourage the Section in the implementation of all policies of The Scout Association, especially the key policies as laid down in Chapter 2 of POR
  • Liaise with District Administrators
  • Maintain a working relationship with DC, other ADC (Beaver Scouts) and other Commissioners within the District
  • Work in partnership with DC in the management of the District and the Section’s programme and activities
  • Maintain contact relevant to the Section age group with in the local community
  • Promote the Section’s Scouting to the local Community
  • Support the DC in the development of the District

To apply please  contact the District Commissioner for an informal discussion in the first instance.  

District Explorer Scout Commissioner

Role: The District Explorer Scout Commissioner is the Manager of the Explorer Scout Section.  They are responsible for its effective operation of the developing of quality Explorer Scouting in the District in accordance with the Purpose, Principles and Policies of The Scout Association. This may be with the help of District Explorer Scout Administrators, District Explorer Scout Leaders and Explorer Scout Leader (Young Leaders) as appropriate. Some of the tasks for which the Explorer Scout Leader is responsible may be delegated to others in the District, including Explorer Scout Leaders, Assistant Explorer Scout Leaders and Section Assistant 

Key tasks: The following are the ‘General’ duties of the role which will be made more specific in accordance with the needs of the District on appointment to the role.

  • Ensure that a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme is run for Explorer Scouts across the District taking into account the needs interests and abilities of the young people across the Section.
  • Ensure all Explorer Scouts have the opportunity to participate in the Platinum and Diamond Chief Scout’s Awards, the Queen’s Scout Award and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
  • Ensure there are adequate numbers of Leaders, and that they are supported and trained.
  • Ensure that all Unit Leaders, Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants in the District have access to a Training Adviser and carry out their specific learning and are keeping adequate records of the development of their Personal Learning Plan
  • Ensure that there is an adequate provision of Explorer Scouting in the District.
  • Ensure the safe delivery of the programme across the District in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the District Executive Committee, to ensure that all Explorer Scout Units are adequately and appropriately funded.
  • Ensure that Partnership Agreements are made between Units and any supporting bodies, and ratified by all parties (Unit, District and supporting body).
  • Ensure that all Units have adequate access to funds, equipment and buildings by ensuring that all Partnership Agreements are reviewed/updated regularly.
  • Ensure with the DESA efficient administration of the District databases and finances, and enable regular communication of information to youth members and Leaders in the District.
  • Set up District Explorer Scout Forum to ensure that youth members have the opportunity to contribute to the programme and management of Explorer Scouting in the district.
  • Ensure there is an active forum in each Explorer Scout Unit.
  • Hold a regular District Explorer Scout Meeting, at least annually.
  • Ensure good relationships exist between Explorer Scout Leaders, DESA and the Group Scout Leaders and Scout Leaders to enable and encourage the moving on process from Scouts to Explorer Scouts
  • Actively encourage the moving on process from the Explorer Scout Section to the Scout Network.
  • Ensure the development of a Young Leaders Unit with the ESL (YL) and ensure all Young Leaders receive adequate training, whilst given full access to the wider District Explorer Scout programme.
  • Regularly Review the District provision of Explorer Scouting. Maintain effective communication with the DC, ESLs, DESA, GSLs, SLs, ACC (ES) and the County Scout Network Commissioner and local Scout Network Co-ordinators

To apply please  contact the District Commissioner for an informal discussion in the first instance.