Become an Action for Change network coach
Coach girls to realise their campaigning dreams and become powerful change-makers. Closes 21 July
Help girls bring their plans to life
Become a network coach and play a key role in Action for Change – our programme to create the UK’s largest girl-led advocacy network.
As a network coach, you’ll help young members in your local area to take on the issues that matter to them. You’ll do this with coaching and support to make sure they’re connected to their peers and fully equipped to make positive change.
What will I do in the role?
First, you’ll play a key role in the inspiration weekends – getting to know young members and facilitating workshops and discussions. During the weekend, you’ll meet and work with a smaller group of two to three young members, who you will then coach and support for the rest of the year through the regional advocacy network.
As a network coach, 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 the voice and campaigns team to prove updates on what individual young members are working towards and to identify any training needs for the girls
How much time will I need to give?
We ask all network coaches to commit to being involved with the project for nine months.
There is an initial training weekend 21-22 September in Birmingham that all network coaches will attend. Then you will attend one of two inspirational weekends (York 25 - 27 October and Hampshire 8 - 10 November). You will be able to attend the one most convenient for you.
From there, each month you’ll need to be available for regular catch ups with the voice and campaigns team and with girls themselves – supporting them to run their projects via email and social media.
It’s no small commitment – but our network coach 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 coach 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 training weekend 21-22 September in Birmingham 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 coach 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 Rangers or a volunteer
Although you don’t need a specific qualification to become a network coach, 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.
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