County Vacancies

Our current County vacancies are:

County Commissioner for Central Yorkshire

District Commissioner – Pontefract & Castleford

Scout Active Support Manager – Bramhope

Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS)

Duty Wardens – Bramhope

If none of these roles are suitable for you, but you do wish to join our Team, please contact Geoff Noble, County Chair at

County Commissioner for Central Yorkshire

Could you lead a team and take them with you to achieve Scouting’s vision in Leeds and Wakefield. We have a great team who are all working hard to lead and manage Central Yorkshire Scouts – what they need is a leader to support them to achieve the best they can. Ask yourself if not me, then who? If not now, then when?

We are looking for a volunteer to be our new County Commissioner for Central Yorkshire. The role of a County Commissioner is a varied and exciting one, with enormous opportunity to make a huge impact for young people across a large area. We want someone who can inspire, motivate, encourage and lead our volunteers across Leeds and Wakefield.

Being a County Commissioner does not require a 24/7 commitment, nor does it require an individual to do everything to keep a Scout County running. Being a County Commissioner is about building a team and taking them with you to achieve Scouting’s vision for the County. We have a great team who are all working hard to lead and manage the County – what they need is a leader to support them to achieve the best they can.

By taking on the role of County Commissioner for Central Yorkshire Scouts, you are joining us at an incredibly exciting time in a County with a strong team of dedicated volunteers currently leading the County. We do not want a clone of the previous role-holder, we want someone who will take us forward as we work hard to bring high quality Scouting programme to even more young people in Leeds and Wakefield.

Whilst we would usually seek to appoint one volunteer to this role, we are open to hearing from groups of individuals who would like to be considered as a team to approach the role. If considering the role you find yourself worried about the timing in your life or you think there is someone else who would be better for the role, we would urge you to ask yourself if not me, then who? If not now, then when?

To help us find the right person for this role we have a search group established with volunteers and staff who work within the County and the wider North East England region. The search group would like to invite interested individuals to submit an application for the role. We would also like to invite nominations for individuals who meet the criteria we are looking for.

The deadline for applications/nominations is Thursday 7th November 2019, at 12noon.

We are provisionally looking to invite people who the search group would like to explore the role with to a session on Sunday 1st December in Leeds.

Please read the County Commissioner Volunteer Vacancy Pack which contains the core role description as well as more detailed information about the role, the team and the support that is in place for the appointed candidate.

Apply/Nominate here

If you would like to discuss the role then please feel free in the first instance to contact Vanysha Sahota, Growth & Development Officer on 07966 186371 or or Ian Hill, the outgoing County Commissioner on


District Commissioner – Pontefract & Castleford

Purpose: To provide leadership, motivation and guidance to our adult volunteers in the Pontefract & Castleford District

We’re currently looking for a District Commissioner. This is a management role, and we need someone who can provide leadership, motivation and guidance to our other adult volunteers.
A large part of this role involves supporting managers of local Groups. For any adult volunteer in Scouting, their manager will be a regular point of call for support. You don’t need any prior experience of Scouting to apply for this role: we’ll make sure you’re fully trained and supported.

Pontefract and Castleford Scouts

Pontefract and Castleford District, is located within Central Yorkshire County, and is made up of 9 Groups. This covers the entire of Pontefract and Castleford with groups currently in meeting in Pontefract, Castleford, Fryston, Normanton, Altofts, Featherstone and Ackworth.

Pontefract and Castleford Scouts’ total membership is currently 615, which includes:

  • 144 Beaver Scouts (6 – 8 year olds)
  • 167 Cub Scouts (8 – 10 ½ year olds)
  • 119 Scouts (10 ½ – 14 year olds)
  • 28 Explorer Scouts (14 – 18 year olds)
  • 157 Adults (18+ year olds)

Want to apply? Want more information?

Take a look at the Volunteer Vacancy Pack.

Key Dates

The closing date for applications is 22nd November 2019
Interviews will be held on the week commencing 4th December 2019


Alternatively, If you’d like more information or an informal chat about the role, please feel able to contact Sarah McAtominey – Deputy County Commissioner (Development) at or on telephone number 0113 2605917

Scout Active Support Manager – Bramhope

Could you lead and inspire a brilliant team of volunteers to provide Skills for Life and nights away experiences to thousands of young people?

We are proud of the improvements that have been made to the facilities at Bramhope Campsite – these are a credit to our team of volunteers. The recent appointment of our Campsite Manager will be pivotal in delivering the next stage of development at Bramhope, by expanding what the site offers to visitors and improving the quality of the facility.

To support these exciting developments we are seeking a volunteer Active Support Manager who will work alongside the Site Steering Group and Campsite Manager to develop and deliver our vision for Bramhope.

Role Description

  • Be a member of the Site Steering Group coordinating the operation and development of the site.
  • Take on and lead development projects as agreed by the Steering Group.
  • Working with the Campsite Manager lead and develop the amazing group of volunteers who make the site work.
  • Coordinate the volunteer journey including recruitment, training and development of the volunteer team.
  • Work with the Campsite Manager to ensure that sufficient volunteers are available to deliver a great experience to the sites visitors.
  • Be a member of the County Team

Want to apply? Want more information?

Contact: Geoff Noble, County Chair
M: (0) 7842 58 00 22

Manager of the Activity Permit Scheme (MAPS)

Purpose: To co-ordinate and moderate the provision of regular, high quality training and assessment for adventurous activity permits in Central Yorkshire

Key Tasks:

  • To manage, support and develop a team of suitably qualified County Assessors who will provide (under your co-ordination) consistent, high quality assessment opportunities for adventurous activity permits in Central Yorkshire. This might include:
    1. Recruiting, inducting, reviewing and supporting County Assessors
    2. Providing regular opportunities for County Assessors to meet, discuss and moderate assessments.
    3. Ensure continued professional development opportunities for Assessors are available and utilised.
    4. Ensure that all permit training and assessment opportunities across Central Yorkshire are open to young people as well as to adult volunteers, and ensure that this opportunity is well advertised.
  • Act as the key contact for queries about the Adventurous Activity permit scheme within the County. This might include:
    1. Directing volunteers towards suitable training and assessment opportunities, within Central Yorkshire where possible.
    2. Providing advice to volunteers about the application of the permit scheme within a balanced fun, challenging and adventurous programme. This may involve utilising information from the Clear Process document available here.
    3. Supporting District Commissioners with their role in the Adventurous Activity Permit process.
  • Carry out an annual moderation of the County permit scheme provision by the end of January each year.
  • As a member of the County Team, to work with all County team members ensure that the County delivers an exciting range of programme opportunities and events. This might include:
    1. Contributing to County Team meetings (usually held 5-6 times per year)
    2. Where other commitments allow, supporting the delivery of wider County events and programme opportunities.

Line management responsibilities: County Assessors

Key contacts: County Assessors, District Commissioners, County Commissioner, Deputy County Commissioner (Programme), Assistant County Commissioner (Activities), HQ Activities team.

The role requires a DBS check and the holder will need to complete a Managers and Supporters Wood Badge.


Duty Wardens – Bramhope

Bramhope have now put together the 2019 rota for Wardens at Bramhope Scout Campsite and Activity Centre.

For Wardens staying overnight on site (we need a responsible person to stay Friday and Saturday nights) we provide comfortable centrally heated bungalow accommodation with open plan living space. There is separate sleeping accommodation including twin and double bedrooms along with shower and toilet.

From 2019 we are introducing a new concept of Assistant Warden in recognition of the increased popularity and usage of Bramhope. This role will not be required every weekend, it depends on how busy the site is. In most instances this will only involve attending at the busiest time of the weekends – normally Friday night and/or Sunday afternoon when demands on the Warden are the greatest.

Or if you want to have real fun we are looking for volunteers to open and run the shop on weekends.

If you’re interested in a Behind the Scenes day at Bramhope, please contact Jo Collins at

Please contact Jo Collins to register an interest or for more information.



Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
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