We're looking for a Deputy GOLD Coordinator

Could you help young women achieve their international dreams? Closes 1 February

Give girls the chance to explore new horizons

We’re looking for a volunteer to support GOLD, our programme giving girls and young women incredible overseas experiences.

About the role

As Deputy GOLD Coordinator, you’ll play a key role in our fun Go for GOLD selection event and support over 100 young women along their GOLD journeys. You’ll also have a unique chance to travel and meet with different WAGGGS member organisations, giving you a unique insight into guiding overseas. 

The role includes:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for Go for GOLD (the GOLD selection event) and helping make it a fun and inspiring event
  • Working with GOLD participants after their trips to help them continue their guiding journey
  • Forging new relationships with the GOLD coordinator, WAGGGS member organisations, Girlguiding staff partners and young women in guiding.

Find out more in the role description

Length of role

There is a designate period of nine months (1 April – 31 December 2019) with the current Deputy GOLD Coordinator. The appointment itself is a three-year term (1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022) which could be extended for a further year if agreed by the International Commissioner, Chief Guide and GOLD Coordinator.

How much time do I need to give?

You’ll have a mix of face-to-face and admin commitments. You’ll also need to be available to attend Go for GOLD on 27-29 September 2019. You can find out more about the amount of time you need to give in the role description.

Who can apply?

We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about international opportunities for our members, and members of other WAGGGS organisations. You’ll have strong communication skills with the ability to inspire and motivate others.

Applicants must be between 18 and 30 at the start of the role (1 April 2019).

How do I apply? 

Complete an application form and return by midday Friday 1 February 2019 to [email protected] or GOLD, Girlguiding, 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PT.

Interviews will be held at Girlguiding HQ in London on Saturday 9 March. We'll cover reasonable expenses for travel to the interview.

A word from Nikki, our current Deputy GOLD Coordinator

A word from Nikki, our current Deputy GOLD Coordinator

I’ve had a great four years as Girlguiding’s first Deputy GOLD Coordinator. My role is focussed on the start and end of our members’ GOLD journey. I work with amazing volunteers and staff to plan Go for GOLD each year. and then with GOLD participants on their return to share their passion for international guiding and use their skills at a local level. 

But that’s not all, I’ve visited new countries to set up GOLD projects and have run training sessions to improve members’ skills and prepare them for their projects. 

Being Deputy GOLD coordinator can be busy and hard work. But the rewards of working with amazing young women making a real difference to our guiding sisters around the world make it all worthwhile.