1. Is the role of a Programme Coordinator a formal role?
No. This is primarily an informal role to assist District Scout Network Commissioners in ensuring participation in the programme, particularly with regard to projects.
It is anticipated that this role is fulfilled by members from within the Scout Network although provision is made for people over the age of 25 to take on this role, but as a District Scouter.
2. Are there training requirements for the role?
As it is not an Adult Appointment, there are no official training requirements.
3. Does the Programme Coordinator have to manage every project?
No. Members manage the projects and events, Programme Coordinators are there to support this with experience. The Programme Coordinator is not a project coordinator. They are there to support Members of the District Scout Network in shaping their projects and participation in the programme so that they get the most out of their time in the Scout Network.
4. How many Programme Coordinators can/should a District have?
The number of Programme Coordinators will depend on the functions that are needed to successfully support the District Network section.
It will therefore be up to the District Scout Network Commissioner and District Commissioner to discuss the number of coordinators needed.
5. Why can’t Programme Coordinators have access to the website?
Scout Network members should be the project and event managers and owners and not the Programme Coordinators. The role is about advice and guidance which is best done through conversation which will need to be outside of the UK Scout Network website.