about 2 years ago
What is the purpose of this role? Becoming a Commissioner offers a fantastic opportunity to influence guiding in your area and create real change that improves the opportunities for girls and young women to experience guiding. It is also an opportunity to engage with teams across your area, meet new people, work together and have fun!
The County, Division or District Commissioner is responsible for and accountable to the whole membership of her guiding area. By leading a team of dedicated and skilled volunteers you will ensure that quality guiding is delivered.
As Commissioner you are both an internal and an external 'figurehead' for guiding. You should be a visionary leader who can formulate and follow a strategic plan, communicate effectively at all levels and network with local communities. You will need to give time to building up relationships and managing people; a County Commissioner directly supports Division Commissioners who in turn support District Commissioners, where this structure exists.
A Commissioner role can be shared between two or more people if required, as Joint Commissioners, and you may also appoint Assistant Commissioners. The Commissioner role sits within a team of area level volunteers and many of the tasks can be delegated to others, making the role flexible and collaborative.
Am I right for the role?
A Commissioner is one of the key roles that support volunteers to help girls and young women to experience how great Girlguiding can be. While we can offer you training and support we would expect you to possess the personal qualities outlined below.
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.
As this role works directly with young people, you will be required to complete a criminal record disclosure check, carried out by a local verifier.
Please note this is a volunteer role; this role description does not form part of any contract of employment.
To apply please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.