This role is to ensure that the District thrives and has the best systems in place to support all adult volunteers including production of a vision for the development of Scouting in Southport. The Commissioner is also ultimately responsible for making Scouting attractive to young people and adults from all backgrounds, while creating an adequate team of supported and appropriate adults working effectively together and with others to meet the Scouting needs of the area. The Commissioner is the line manager for all managers within Southport as well as the direct support point for anyone with a challenge.
Ian BenchDeputy Commissioner
This role is very similar to the Commissioner, however the focus of the role in on Adult support. This can mean training, recruitment, retaining and supporting while also developing those areas. The Deputy Commissioner is jointly responsible with the Commissioner, for creating an adequate team of supported and appropriate adults working effectively together and with others to meet the Scouting needs of the area. The Deputy Commissioner supports the Commissioner in the role of line manager for all managers within Southport as well supporting directly where required by the Commissioner.
Lucy JamesYouth Commissioner
The Aim of the Youth Commissioner is to champion, encourage and lead the work to ensure that, Scouting in the District is shaped by young people in partnership with adults. This is achieved by working in partnership and collaboration and with all adults in the District. The Youth Commissioner is responsible for supporting the shaping of the programme by the youth membership as well as embedding young people in the decision making throughout the District.
Alex ClarkExplorer Scout Commissioner
The Explorer Scout Commissioner has the responsibility for ensuring that adult leaders working directly with our 14-18 members are supported and managed. They are
also responsible for guaranteeing that a quality programme is being delivered to the young people in the Explorer Scout section throughout the District.
Heather SkellandLocal Training Manager
The Local Training Manager is responsible for ensuring the provision of suitable training in Southport so that all adults in Scouting completing a personal learning plan have access to suitable learning opportunities using a variety of methods. The Local Training Manger is also responsible for appointing and assigning new members a Training Adviser. The Training Advisor will work one to one to guide new members through the joining and training process.