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Guides assistant leader - South Norwood

Children and young people | Children

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Location: St Mark's C of E Church Hall, Albert Road, London, SE25 4JD (see map)

Travel: Norwood Junction station. Harrington Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Provide a safe girl-only space where girls and young women can discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good
  • Provide ongoing leadership and support to members of the unit
  • Take an active role in creating and delivering an accessible and inclusive programme, based on the Girlguiding programme for your section
  • Encourage and support the members of the unit in making decisions within the unit and the wider Girlguiding community
  • Keep up to date with new resources and programme initiatives, and use them as appropriate
  • Maintain clear communication with parents and carers and gain all necessary permissions for activities
Guides looking at the stars with caption 'Show them there's no ceiling'

Guides looking at the stars with caption 'Show them there's no ceiling'

What impact will this have?

  • Encourage more girls to join Girlguiding and support girls as they move on to the next section
  • Promote local, national and international opportunities available within guiding as well as externally, and encourage young members to take part
  • Promote a positive image of Girlguiding at public events and while taking part in activities outside the meeting place

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • This unit meets every Thursday evening during term time from 7:30-9pm.
  • Planning meetings outside the above hours may also be required on an ad hoc basis.

What else do I need to know?

  • Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. We are flexible, and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle

Expenses

  • Reasonable expenses for travel.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Business and management
  • Technology
  • Social media
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Business and management
  • Media
  • Technology
  • Social media

Training

  • If you decide to become an Assistant Leader, you will work towards your Girlguiding Leadership Qualification. An Assistant Leader needs to complete three modules that cover: your role in the unit (specific to Rainbows); your role in Girlguiding; and safety and unit administration
  • While working towards the qualification you will hold the role of Leader in Training, and will be supported in your training by a Mentor, your local Commissioner and other Leaders in your local area.
  • Units are grouped together into local areas called Districts or Divisions, and all Leaders in the area are supported by a volunteer manager called a District or Division Commissioner.

Location

St Mark's C of E Church Hall, Albert Road, London, SE25 4JD

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