New DESC required!




The search is on for a new District Explorer Scout Commissioner for Blackpool District Scouts, and we need you to think about anyone you know who would thrive in this role!

So what is the role?

In a nutshell, the District Explorer Scout Commissioner (DESC) needs to:

  • Inspire and enthuse people
  • Apply strategic thinking to a challenge
  • Build and lead a team of key volunteers
  • Be resourceful and energetic
  • Believe passionately about developing young people and volunteers

The role

The DESC leads the District Explorer Scout section, supporting other volunteers to provide great Scouting either individually or as a role share. Working in partnership with the District Executive Committee they ensure that the leaders are supported, the section is well managed and that there is a plan for growth and development. This means that the Unit Leaders can concentrate on planning and delivering fantastic Scouting to young people, knowing that someone is overseeing the management of the District provision. Scouting is flexible and this role is open to role share within a small team.

What do I need to do?

We need you to nominate someone, or some people, who you think would make a great contribution to the role of DESC. You may wish to apply for the role yourself, that would be great! We would also consider a ‘team’ nomination or other opportunities to share the role. Any nomination you make will be kept in the strictest confidence.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Barbara Hughes, County Development Officer on 07827 344135 or email at

There are a number of different ways to apply or nominate someone else:

Download the nomination form or application form from the District Website.

Contact Barbara Hughes at or 07827 344135 for the full DESC Vacancy Pack, nomination or application forms.

The closing date for receiving applications is Sunday, 25th June 2017.

Thank you for taking the time to consider the role carefully, and if you have any questions please do get in touch!

Steve Williamson

Chair, DESC Search Committee

On behalf of Blackpool District Scouts


If you would like to apply for the role then please complete this form…. DESC Application Form

If you would like to nominate someone for this role then please complete this form…DESC Nomination Form

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