Carole's term of office as the Region's Chief Commissioner ends on 31st May 2021. Her replacement could be any Member aged 18 or over and you can apply for the role yourself, or nominate another Member who you think would make a great Chief Commissioner! Full details of the vacancy and how to apply are now available, but first some words from Carole Pennington on what the new Chief can expect.
"It has been a real privilege to have held the role of Region Chief Commissioner over the last 5 years and it has provided me with a wealth of experiences and opportunities that I never dreamed of. The life of a Region Chief is incredibly varied. One day you might be attending a service at Westminster Abbey with members of the Royal Family in attendance, or hosting a Reception at the Houses of Parliament, or being photographed chatting to Tim Peake and a pilot from The Red Arrows, and the next you could be presenting an award to a Brownie at a local activity centre, or dancing around a fountain and singing in the rain with girls, or attending a meeting to decide on the content for a fabulous new Region resource. The list is endless!
"I have thoroughly enjoyed travelling the length and breadth of the Region and beyond and meeting so many of our inspiring girls and Leaders at Region Roadshows and big events such as RIAT and Legoland, as well as at smaller local events and I have been supported by so many people - our wonderful staff team in Salisbury, my fantastic senior team, other Chief Commissioners and so many volunteers from County Commissioners to Unit Leaders.
"It really has been a pleasure and a privilege and I will miss it all so very much. However now is the time for a new Chief to take up the challenge for the next five years and to make her mark on Girlguiding South West England, to take the Region forward and experience the multitude of opportunities that I have enjoyed. Please do look at the application pack and give it some very careful consideration!"
Click here to download the application pack.
The deadline for nominations is 14th February 2021 and the closing date for applications is 5.00pm on 24th February 2021.