Application for the role of Regional Commissioner, South East Scotland Scouts

Do you have the drive, passion and skills to lead Scouting in South East Region?  

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to take on the role of Regional Commissioner in South East Scotland Region. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to build on the successes within the Region over the past few years, and take the Region forward.

As Regional Commissioner you will provide strategic leadership across the seven Districts – Borders, Braid, Craigalmond, East Lothian, Edinburgh North East, Midlothian and Pentland. This is a large and diverse Region covering major towns as well as rural communities, each with their own unique opportunities and challenges. 

You will be responsible for ensuring that the Region is run effectively, and that Scouting in South East Scotland develops in line with the rules and policies of The Scouts. You will also be responsible for supporting a positive Scouting experience for thousands of young people and adult leaders in the Region and promoting Scouts to the wider world.

Download the Role Description for all of the details about the role.

I’d love to hear from you if you think this could be you! Equally if you would like to talk to me about someone else that you think would be the ideal person then please let me know.  Feel free to contact me for an informal chat about the role.  

Closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 23rdOctober 2020. Applicants will be informed if they have been selected for interview by Friday 30th October 2020. Interviews will then take place during November 2020.

If you would like to put yourself or someone else forward for the role, please fill in the application form and send it to John Cannon, Regional Chair via Please make sure you have read the Role Description and make it clear in your application how you or your nominee meet the criteria. 

If you require any further information about the role please contact the Chief Commissioner of Scotland, Andrew Sharkey on

John Cannon
Regional Chair