Volunteer Vacancies

Below are a list of volunteer vacancies that we currently have in Girlguiding Staffordshire. If you would like more information regarding the posts please email county.admin@girlguidingstaffordshire.org.uk for a full role description or to apply.

A county 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 divisions and county giving more girls and volunteers ways to access opportunities for development, challenge and adventure. As an adviser, you will attend meetings and have regular contact with other advisers, teams at other levels and leaders.

Advisers can be any adult over 18 years old. They should be, or be willing to become, a member of Girlguiding.

Many of our county advisers are headed by a team leader.

County Commissioner

Maureen Recine’s and Julie Tanner’s role as County Commissioners for Girlguiding Staffordshire end on August 31st 2019 and we are beginning a new process to find their successor/s.

The role of County Commissioner is exciting, fun, challenging, and very rewarding. As our County Commissioner you are responsible for, and accountable to, the membership in Staffordshire. You will lead a team of dedicated and skilled commissioners and advisers who, with you will ensure that quality guiding is delivered across Staffordshire.

As our County Commissioner you are both the internal and external ‘figurehead’ for Girlguiding Staffordshire. You should be a visionary leader who can formulate, with the Division Commissioners, and deliver a strategic plan, communicate effectively at all levels and network with local communities.

You will be a Trustee for the County, Beaudesert Trust, and Midlands Region and you will be given all the help, support and training needed so that you get to know your role and responsibilities.

We have a fantastic county team of advisers who will support you in your role and enable you to have the opportunity to drive guiding forward in Staffordshire. You can bring about change that improves the opportunities for girls and young women to experience guiding. You will have five years in which to lead, contribute and grow both yourself and the county. The County Commissioner role is also an opportunity to challenge yourself, meet new people and, most of all, have fun!

To ensure that the County Commissioner has support in the role we have three paid members of staff to support you and have recently increased those hours to ensure effectiveness.

Background Information
Girlguiding is the United Kingdom’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with around half a million members including about 100,000 trained volunteer adult leaders and supporters. Young members are grouped by age into four sections: Rainbow Guides, Brownie Guides, Guides, and Rangers.

Through a range of exciting activities and challenges chosen by the girls, we provide opportunities for our members to gain self-confidence and self-esteem within a safe, female-only space, enabling girls and young women to develop their potential and to make a difference to the world.

Guiding is independently operated through three countries, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and six English regions. Girlguiding Midlands is made up of eleven counties one of which is Staffordshire.

Girlguiding Staffordshire consists of 17 areas (Divisions) and has a membership in excess of 8,500 girls and volunteer leaders. The County Commissioner leads the County. The County have their own headquarters employing a small core administrative staff team.

The Headquarters is based at its own property in Hixon near Stafford where three part time staff members are currently employed to support the County Commissioner and our membership.

What’s the plan?
Are you interested?
Do you know some one who you believe could carry out the role?
If the answer to either of the above is yes then here are next steps…

If you are interested and would like to find out more an “informal open evening with a coffee and chat” will be held at our County Headquarters in Hixon on March 14th 2019 at 7pm – coming along does not commit you to anything but will allow you to speak to Maureen, Julie and Abi Salter Region Chief Commissioner and find out more about the role.

If you would like to nominate someone then please complete the form online and return it no later than 10th March 2019. Forms are available on the Girlguiding Staffordshire website.

The closing date for applications is 8.00pm on March 25th 2019. Completed forms should be marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and posted to Anne Allman Region Manager at Girlguiding Midlands, 21 Lower Church Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AB or emailed to Anne.Allman@girlguiding.org.uk

Interviews will be held on week commencing 1st & 8th April 2019 at County Headquarters
The new County Commissioner Designate will be appointed from May 1st 2019 which will enable her to work alongside Maureen and Julie for a four month period to enable a smooth transition for the County.

We really do want to build on all that has been done over the last 102 years and want our next County Commissioner to continue to build on all that has gone before. To help keep Girlguiding Staffordshire as one of the foremost providers of youth provision throughout Staffordshire which is available thanks to the fantastic volunteers we have across the county.

Downloads:
Application Form
Nomination Form
Role Description

 

Arts Team Leader

The Arts Team Leader heads the county Arts & Crafts Team. The post holder will ensure that all aspects of the art are encouraged within the programme through hosting training sessions and events across the county. It goes without saying that the post holder should be enthusiastic about the arts and be willing to use this enthusiasm to create an Arts & Crafts Team that offers expertise in many aspects of the arts such as drama, dance, music, crafts.

Rainbow Overnight Adviser

This adviser would need to have experience with the Rainbow section. They would be available to support Rainbow leaders with advice on residential opportunities for Rainbows. The Rainbow Overnight Adviser reports to the Outdoors Team Leader

1st Response Trainers

Do you have a passion for 1st Aid? Maybe you already hold a 1st Aid role in your workplace. We’re looking to increase our team of 1st Response trainers across the county. No previous training experience is required as full training will be provided. Our 1st Response trainers report to the Training Team Leader.

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