Our County Team

Robert Sidley
County Commissioner

Locally known as Sid, his role is to lead the Scouting in the County. Previously, Sid has been mainly involved with the 5th Worcester Sea Scouts and throughly enjoys all elements to Scouting.

Harry Bantham-Jones
County Youth Commissioner
Jamie Sandison
County Chair

Jamie leads the the executive committee and trustees of the County. Working collaboratively with the County Commissioner to develop and support the strategic vision of Scouting UK and our local County policies and provision.

Jo Turnbull
County Secretary

Jo is the hub of the executive committee dealing with all correspondence, keeping the County Commissioner in line and supports the trustees to develop and support the strategic vision of Scouting UK and our local County policies and provision.

Ian Newman
County Treasurer

Ian has been on the County of executive committee for a number of years providing key support to number of functions including our Kinver Campsite. Ian is responsible for all matters relating to money, property and insurance.

Alan Lane
Trustee and County Appointments Chair

Alan has been involved in scouting since a child and sits on the executive committee as a member. Alan supports the trustees to develop and the strategic vision of Scouting UK, including our local County policies and provision. Alan is also Chair of the appointments committee which ensures the safe appointments of County volunteers.

Hannah Oliver
Trustee
Nicola Hedley
Trustee and Deputy County Youth Commissioner
Rob Nicols
Trustee

Rob is an independent trustee to the executive committee and enjoys no connections to scouting to enable a different view. Rob supports the trustees to develop the strategic vision of Scouting UK, including our local County policies and provision.

Gareth Roberts
County Appointments Commitee Secretary
Pete Dodman
Deputy County Commissioner - Perception
Mel Brammer
Deputy County Commissioner - People
Val Leddington
Safeguarding Advisor

Val champions safeguarding within the County and supports provision to ensure members are up to date and aware.

John Day
Assistant County Commissioner - Executive Support

John has been in Scouting for over 40 years holding numerous roles. John know advises executive committees on training and governanace support.

Ann Clark
Deputy County Commissioner - Programme

Ann offers support on all elements programme and advises and processes the administrative side of International trips. Ann is also the chair person for Operation Bald Eagle – a very popular County Scout challenge camp.

Robert Williams
Deputy County Commissioner - 14+

Robert manages the programme within the County for the 14+. Within his portfolio of Scouting he leads Explorers, Young Leaders, D of E Network and Top Awards. Robert is supported by Matt Fox (Assistant County Commissioner Network), Martin Bradley (Assistant County Commissioner Young Leaders), Bob James (D of E Advisor) and Ali Shaw (D of E Advisor).

Rob Williams
Deputy County Commissioner - Kinver

Rob manages the Kinver Camp site within our county assets. Currently, Rob is also the Warden at Kinver.

John Clark
Deputy County Commissioner - Activities

John is responsible for all things activities in the County.

Matt Fox
Assistant County Commissioner - Network

Matt holds a few other Scouting roles and injects Scouting knowledge to support the executive to develop the strategic vision of Scouting UK, including our local County policies and provision.

Martin Bradley
Assistant County Commissioner - Explorers

Martin looks after all things to do with Young Leaders in the County.

John Stribblehill
Activate Scout Active Support Manager

John is the County’s SASu manager who specialises in adult training for adventurous permits and along the way delivers a number of activities for the various sections. John is supported by a number of County activity assessors all who are dedicated and highly experienced

Sian Telfer
Assistant County Commissioner - Young Leaders
Melanie Andrews
Assistant County Commissioner - Mental Wellbeing
Andy Hopkins
Assistant County Commissioner - Inclusion and Diversity
Phil Lacey
Assistant County Commissioner - Pride
Joe Angel
County Nights Away Advisor
Bryony Francis
County Scouter
Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls