District Commissioner Search Process

Your District Commissioner, Chris Lomas, ends his term on 31st July 2015. With this in mind, the process of finding a successor needs to begin.

The procedure has changed over the years and it is now a much more open process. To assist me I have asked George Lowe, our Deputy County Commissioner to bring together a small search group of members of the District to identify and submit to me their recommendations for consideration as a successor. To assist him, George will identify two non-uniformed adults, two uniformed adults and a younger adult member to create a search group of 6 people.

I now invite you personally to contribute to the search by submitting a nomination (or nominations) of persons whom you feel should be considered for this important voluntary appointment.

Nominations should be submitted, either using this form or by letter, in an envelope marked ‘Personal and Confidential-District Commissioner Nomination’ to: –

George Lowe, 54, Dunoon Close, Preston. PR2 3ZS
Email: – george.lowe@westlancsscouts.org.uk

Nominations should be received on or before 5th June 2015.

In order to ensure the widest possible consultation you are asked, in addition to submitting your own nomination, to circulate this request for nominations to all members of the District and Group Scout Councils within your area of responsibility. This may be verbally, by mail or via newsletters. Please note that in order to ensure confidentiality, and prevent building up false hopes, nominations should be submitted without approaching the individual concerned.

Self-nomination is acceptable, however please be aware that unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted to inform them of outcomes. Applications and nominations for individuals who are not currently members of the District are also welcomed.

I would therefore ask you to give serious consideration to people with whom you work in Scouting, at work, or in the wider community, and to identify anyone who you believe has the qualities to be your District Commissioner.  When considering a possible candidate please do not compare them against the current or any previous DC’s.   At this stage it is important to draw up a list with as wide a cross section of people as possible, so that the search group can begin the process of preparing a short list.

Finally may I remind you that as a recipient of this letter you are likely to be in the best position to know the needs of the District and potential candidates. Please play your part in ensuring that due consideration is given to all possible candidates by submitting your nomination. Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Yours sincerely,

Carl Hankinson

County Commissioner
West Lancashire County Scout Council

Nomination Form