Length of time in the role

  • 3 years + 2 years

Supported by  County Commissioner

  • County Leadership/GAW Verifiers
  • County Mentors

Number and type of meetings         

  • Division termly meeting
  • County Executive meetings – approx. 3 per year.
  • Meetings as required to run the division


Can this role be a job share?

  • Yes

What will I do

  • Lead and support a dedicated team of volunteers to ensure high quality guiding is happening in your area, focusing on providing more opportunities for girls to get the most out of guiding.
  • Ensure local guiding business is conducted efficiently and effectively via team meetings; establish appropriate methods of communication and build effective relationships throughout the team.
  • Recognise the commitment of all adults within the area, giving informal thanks and, where appropriate, nominating individuals for awards.
  • Help members of the team to identify and fulfil training needs.
  • Recognise when support is needed by members of the team and respond appropriately.
  • Manage enquiries, complaints and disputes in a timely fashion
  • Promote local, national and international opportunities available within guiding as well as externally, and encourage young members to take part.
  • Work closely with District Commissioners.
  • Help to arrange events for girls and socials for the leaders.
  • Promote opportunities for training, activities and fundraising.
  • Maintain good communications with other Commissioners in your area.
  • Keep up to date with new resources and programme initiatives, and use them as appropriate.
  • At Division and District level, visit units in your area to promote high quality guiding and to build successful working relationships

What skills will I have?         

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritise tasks.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire adult volunteers.
  • Computer literate and comfortable with using databases and email.
  • High level of organisation, and ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage a team effectively.
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations
  • Friendly, can do attitude.

What next?    

  • If you would like to apply for this role, please send us a statement of no more than 500 words or a short video considering the following:
  • What skills you have for the role
  • What would be your first consideration in the role?
  • How will you encourage adults to take up trainings in order to keep up to date?.

Closing date :- September 15th 2021

Applications to County Commissioner :- Lisa@girlguidingdorset.org.uk