Be our commissioner review lead volunteer

We’re looking for a lead volunteer who can engage members and bring new ideas to our commissioner review project. Deadline 9am on Tuesday 27 August 2019.

We’re currently looking at ways to make sure our local commissioners are better supported and that the roles are more manageable. We’re looking for a positive, enthusiastic lead volunteer who can champion the review with members and help us find creative solutions and new ways of working.

About the role

As part of the role you will:

  • Work with the Quality Projects Development Manager to develop and implement the commissioner review and monitor its progress
  • Work with key staff and volunteers to create new training and development opportunities for commissioners to support and empower them in their roles
  • Help shape member communication plans for the commissioner review and future communication channels and tools for commissioners
  • Help support the development of new role descriptions for commissioners

Find out more about what you’ll be doing in the role description.

Who can apply?

We are looking for someone who is positive, empathetic and collaborative. Someone who can help people with different opinions and experiences to find common ground and motivate other volunteers to get involved in this project. 

You’ll be open to new ideas, and willing to experiment and learn as we go along.  You’ll be able to encourage others to think creatively, make changes and try new things too.

You’ll have an understanding of what it’s like to be a commissioner in Girlguiding, whether you’ve been one yourself or worked alongside them. You might also have experience of supporting and developing volunteers and volunteering in other charities or organisations that we could learn from.

You’ll also have great leadership skills, a good knowledge of both online and offline communications, and will be a current Girlguiding member aged 18 or over.

Find out more about the experience we’re looking for in the role description.

Time commitment

This is a flexible volunteering role, and the time commitment is likely to vary from week to week, depending on the needs of the project and your availability. On average, the role is likely to take 2-3 hours a week. This might include taking part in project meetings and events (remotely or in person), contributing to and reviewing project documents and resources, and catching up with the staff team.

Before you start the role, we'll talk to you to make sure the role works alongside any other commitments you have, and you have the support you need. We’re also happy to answer any questions you have about the role before you apply, just email us at [email protected].

How to apply

Complete the application form and return to [email protected] by 9am on Tuesday 27th August 2019.

Download the application form