Become medical advisor for the Girlguiding awards committee
Work with the other committee members to award Guiding Star, Laurel and Silver Fish awards
Being on the Awards Committee has been a brilliant experience and a real privilege, from reading about fantastic volunteers to working with a great team; it’s been one of the best things I’ve done in guiding. - Moira, current medical advisor
Ensure our outstanding members are recognised for their achievements
Be part of the Girlguiding awards committee to consider nominations for the Silver Fish, the Laurel and the Guiding Star award. As medical advisor, you will also use your wealth of experience to advise the committee on the impact of serious or long-term medical conditions.
What will you do as medical advisor?
The Girlguiding awards committee meet twice a year to consider nominations for the three Girlguiding awards.
You will be responsible for:
- determining nominations with the committee
- advising the committee on the medical conditions of nominations
- ensuring consistency in the consideration and granting of awards
- reviewing and updating the awards criteria, guidance and documentation
- providing guidance to country and region awards committees
- promoting thanks & recognition
Why should you apply?
You will thank and recognise our outstanding members with awards, encourage and inspire leaders to give girls the best experiences, and recognise the achievements of bravery and exceptional fortitude in our young members.
This is a great opportunity for you to gain experience of working in Girlguiding at a national level and as part of a committee. To develop your skills in communication and committee working. It may also be a stepping stone for you to move into other roles in the future.
A unique and humbling insight into the best of what Girlguiding members achieve. - Dinah, committee chair
How much time will you need to give?
Awards committee members serve a term of 3 years, with the opportunity to extend this by a further 2 years.
You will need to attend 2 full day meetings a year, where you will consider around 20 nominations which you will be given to read over in advance. Occasionally you will need to advise on emergency Guiding Star award nominations by email or phone.
There may also be the opportunity to take part in additional activities such as staffing an award stand at the county commissioner conference.
Who can apply?
All Girlguiding members over 18 who have the relevant skills, knowledge, time and experience can apply.
How do I apply?
Interested? Then complete the following steps:
- Download the role description
- Make sure you read it thoroughly to check that you meet the requirements
- Complete the online application form
- Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview
Applications should be submitted by 11pm Friday 1 December.
If you have any questions about this role, please email Charlotte York, Executive Assistant to the Directors