Vacancies in the County team
County Commissioners Angie & Jean welcome Hannah Walpole onto the County Team as County Training & Development Adviser & Helen Cressey as County Outdoor Activities Adviser (OAA), Helen is joined by the following people:-
Nicola Dean – Guide Residential & Camp Adviser; Lorraine Caswell & Chris Smith – Brownie Pack Holiday Advisers; Judi Edwards – Duke of Edinburgh Co-Ordinator; Karen Hill – International Opportunities Administrator
Other Outdoor team roles which we are looking to fill are:
County International Adviser
An Adviser is a specialist in a particular field of the guiding programme. An Adviser will advise, motivate and communicate information about the specialism to the Division, County or Country/Region Team and other guiding members, giving more girls and volunteers ways to access opportunities for development, challenge and adventure.Advisers are often responsible for helping to create opportunities for events and take an active part in the wider team. As an Adviser, you will attend meetings and have regular contact with other Advisers, teams at other levels and Leaders.
County Advisers play a key role in promoting activities in their County which open the eyes of members to our unique worldwide organisation. Working with other International Advisers at different levels, they encourage Leaders to offer international opportunities to young members and provide support. The consultation on Girlguiding’s strategy for 2015–2020 revealed that members of all ages would like to travel abroad with guiding, and International Advisers are essential in making that offer possible
Rainbow Outdoor Adviser
This adviser would need to have experience with the Rainbow section. They would be available to support Rainbow leaders with advice on outdoor activities for their girls and also possible residentials. Alongside the Outdoor team they would organise specific Rainbow events for the County once or twice a year. They would be asked to sit on the Outdoor team and attend meetings with them possibly 4 to 6 per year.
Hannah’s team will be responsible for the learning and development side of what we do in guiding; her and her team will organise and often deliver 1st Response training, Safe Space Training and many more other essential elements of being a leader or young leader within guiding. Hannah’s team will also monitor and encourage all our new leaders-in-training and offer support alongside the District & Division Commissioners. Roles we would like people to apply for are:
Leadership Qualification (LQ) Co-Ordinator
A Coordinator is a designated point of contact for a particular element of the guiding programme: for qualifications, communications or for a particular event. A Coordinator is appointed by the relevant Commissioner and may not necessarily be a specialist. However, you should be able to use your excellent organisational skills to support girls and volunteers to access more opportunities for development, challenge and adventure. Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that their area of specialism is organised and all relevant people are aware of their roles within that area. As a Coordinator, you will attend meetings and have regular contact with other Coordinators, teams at other levels and Leaders. A Leadership Qualification (LQ) Coordinator is responsible for matching Leaders in Training (Girlguiding members working towards their Leadership Qualification) with Mentors. You will need to be passionate about supporting Leaders and comfortable with addressing any issues that may arise, with support from a Commissioner (local volunteer manger) if appropriate.
Section Advisers; Rainbow, Brownie, Guide & Senior Section
Section Advisers are experts on a particular part of the Girlguiding programme: this can relate to a specific section (Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, The Senior Section) or a particular award or special event. You will be responsible for giving support to Leaders in your local area by keeping up to date with all aspects of your area of expertise including changes to programme, new initiatives and opportunities for members to get involved.
Last but by no means least we would welcome applications from volunteers who are passionate about growing guiding in or County.
Growing Guiding co-ordinator
This role would include the monitoring of joining enquiries and ensuring that girls are given a place as soon as one is available. Also ensuring that any volunteer enquiries are quickly actioned and volunteers made welcome. It also will include looking at areas of need, whether that be opening new units due to an increase in housing and girls, or publicising volunteer vacancies to stop units closing. This role would work closely with the County Commissioners and Division Commissioners
Applications should be in the form of a letter of interest and reasons why you believe you would be good in the role, and these should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org