Youth Group Leader (Guides)
Girlguiding Scotland are looking for Youth Group Leaders for Guides in Arbroath.
About the Role
The purpose of the role is to give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure. As a leader you have responsibility for the unit you work with but you don’t need to do everything by yourself! Tasks can be shared with other leaders and volunteers – working together to make the most of the skills and time you are able to give. Some of these tasks include:
- Providing a safe girl-only space where girls can discover their full potential.
- Creating and delivering an accessible and inclusive programme as set out by Girlguiding.
- Encouraging and supporting members in making decisions within the unit and the wider Girlguiding community.
- Completing relevant training for the role and encouraging other members of the team to develop their skills.
- Overseeing unit administration and finance.
- Complying with Girlguiding policies and regulations.
Being a Guide is all about having the space to try new things through a programme of age-appropriate activities, trips and adventures – both in their unit meetings and at special events. Guides is for all girls aged ten to fourteen and are supported by a group of trained, inspirational leaders to explore, challenge themselves and have fun.
Organisation aims and objectives
Girlguiding Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women. Every year we empower 50,000 girls to be their best and face the challenges of growing up today. We’ve been doing this through adventure, friendship and fun for over 100 years. We inspire girls. We give them space to grow, and strive to ensure that each one of them can get involved – no matter what their background or ability. We have more than 12,000 amazing volunteers who, along with our fantastic supporters, make that happen. We’re dedicated to creating a better world for girls and young women. What we do makes a positive difference to the lives of all girls and young women across Scotland – not just our members.
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings.
Frequency and commitment details
Guide units typically meet every week or fortnight during the school term. If this feels like too much of a commitment, you might want to consider becoming an assistant or unit helper.
- Unit Leaders are women aged 18 or over. They need to be, or must be willing to become, a member of Girlguiding. All volunteering roles are subject to current Scottish Government Coronavirus Guidelines.
- Experience required: You will be given all the training and support you need to carry out your role but here are some skills and qualities you will need for starters: • Good communication skills. • Friendly, approachable and organised. • Open and approachable manner. • Reliable and trustworthy. • Creative and enthusiastic. • Committed to ongoing personal development. • Fun-loving with a sense of humour. • Enjoys working with young people.
- Travel details: We’re currently operating a blended model for guiding. This will include a mixture of indoor, outdoor and virtual guiding taking place. All our activities are carefully risk assessed. When you register interest, you’ll be able to discuss which form of guiding is best suited for you at this time.
- Minimum age: 18
- Expenses paid: Yes
- Expenses details: Expenses are paid in line with Girlguiding’s expenses policy. Funding is available to help with membership fees – Personal financial circumstances are no barrier to joining Girlguiding!
- Taster available: Yes
- Taster details: You can discuss this once you register your interest.
- Training details: You will receive all the support and training you need to undertake your role. Here are some of the things we offer: • An invitation to attend a welcome evening followed by an induction. • Visits to units so you can see what it’s like! • Ongoing support from other volunteers as well as the lead volunteer for your area.