As many of you may be aware we have recently completed the search for a new County Lead Volunteer for Nottinghamshire, after an extensive and comprehensive national volunteer appointment process, I am pleased to announce that Jordan Phillips has accepted the role of County Lead Volunteer for Nottinghamshire Scout County effective from 14th June 2024.

For those of you who do not know Jordan, he has been involved in Scouting as a young person, achieving his Queen’s Scout Award, and began his volunteer journey as a leader with the Scout section. Since then, he has gone on to take on numerous other roles, such as Nottinghamshire’s first county youth commissioner, county trainer and training adviser and a member of the county trustee board. He has a real passion for adventure and holds several adventurous activity permits as well as being an assessor for archery. More recently, Jordan has been part of the core team organising the Big Weekend. In his professional life he is a team lead at London Stock Exchange, managing a team of automation software developers based all around the world. He is responsible for delivering a quality product, which is something that I know he also strives for when volunteering with Scouts.

I am sure that you will all support Jordan in his new role as he continues to lead the development of Nottinghamshire with the county and district teams to continue to grow and develop especially with the Transformation journey we have embarked on as a Movement sharing our ambition of supporting more young people to gain #skillsforlife.

I would also like to thank Steven for all the hard work in supporting the delivery of quality scouting in the county and the enthusiasm he has shown in the role over the last six years, to take Nottinghamshire to where it is now. Steven has been relentless in supporting young people’s opportunities and enabling adults alike. Steven will now work with Jordan on a handover until 14th June.

I look forward to seeing Nottinghamshire Scouting continue to flourish and I am sure you will join me in wishing both Steven and Jordan well in their next scouting adventures.

Paula Evans
Regional Lead Volunteer
East Midlands