North London Scout District DC search

Date: 19th Oct 2019 Author: Joe

The North London District Commissioner, John Cronin, is close to the end of his second, 5-year term and as such is set to retire by or before 30th April 2020 and 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 help me I have asked Thomas Graham to lead a small search group to identify and submit to me their recommendations for consideration as a successor.

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 the enclosed form (NLSD DC Nominations 09 Oct 2019) by email or letter (in an email/envelope marked ‘Personal and Confidential-District Commissioner Nomination’ to:

Thomas Graham
20 Brendon Grove
N2 8JZ

or by email at

Nominations should be received on or before 9th November 2019.

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, 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 ideally be submitted without approaching the individual concerned. If you have discussed the matter with the individual then please indicate on the form that the nominee is aware. Self-nomination is acceptable, however please be aware that unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted to inform them of outcomes.

I would therefore ask you to give serious and urgent 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.

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 in Scouting

Andrew Donn
County Commissioner
Greater London North

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