Become an Action for Change Network Coordinator
Coach girls through our network to realise their campaigning dreams and become powerful change-makers
Help girls bring their plans to life
Become a Network Coordinator and play a key role in Action for Change – our programme to create the UK’s largest girl-led advocacy network.
As a Network Coordinator, you’ll help young members in your local area to take on the issues that matter to them – by providing coaching and support to make sure they’re connected to their peers and fully equipped to make positive change.
Applications are currently closed. Check back here for the latest opportunities.
What will I do?
First, you’ll play a key role in each local inspiration weekend – getting to know young members and facilitating workshops and discussions. During the weekend, you’ll meet and work with a smaller group of five to ten young members, who you will then coach and support for the rest of the year through the regional advocacy network.
As a Coordinator in the network, you’ll encourage each girl in your group to put the skills they’ve learned during the weekend into practice. This could include:
- working with young members - on their own or together - to advise them on how to develop their individual or group ideas
- coaching individual young members and guiding them towards possible solutions to any problems or challenges they face
- providing remote pastoral support for each young member through email, phone, social media or face to face meetings
- encouraging the girls to proactively use and contribute to the network
- working with a Youth Advocacy Network Officer to prove updates on what individual young members are working towards and to identify any training needs for the girls.
We’ll also be calling on you to encourage young members to engage in national Girlguiding advocacy and campaigns.
How much time will I need to give?
We ask all Network Coordinators to commit to being involved with the project for one year. Initially, you’ll be required to attend a one-day training event, and our two-day inspiration weekend. From there, you’ll need to be available for regular catch ups with a Youth Advocacy Officer and with girls themselves – supporting them to run their projects via email and social media.
It’s no small commitment – but our Network Coordinator role is incredibly rewarding, and one which will have a real impact on your skills and experience in communication, campaigning and project management.
What support will I receive?
Being a Network Coodinator is a key role – and we want you to feel fully supported to be your best. We’ll make sure you’re provided with:
- a day-long induction to the role before your inspiration weekend
- help to develop skills and abilities to perform the role through relevant training opportunities
- a network of fellow local volunteers – including other Network Coordinators in your area – who can provide peer support
- agreed expenses
- references if you need them
- support to resolve any issues or disagreements you may encounter.
Who can apply?
We’re looking for those who are:
- over 18 years old
- a member of The Senior Section or a volunteer.
Although you don’t need a specific qualification to become a Network Coordinator, we’re looking for members who are passionate about being involved with social action and have experience:
- mentoring or supporting young people
- facilitating or leading groups
- using digital platforms, especially social media.
To ensure a diverse and inclusive programme, we actively encourage applications from members who are disabled, LGBT and from black or minority ethnic groups.
How can I apply?
Recruitment for Network Coordinators has already happened in the North East Region, London and the South East (LASER), Scotland, Ulster and Wales - and we'll be visiting all Countries and Regions by the end of 2018! Fill out your details below so we can keep you updated.
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