4 (PEER EDUCATION) COORDINATOR
Who can do this role?
Coordinators can be any adult over 18 years old. They should already be, or be willing to become, a
member of Girlguiding.
Do I need a qualification?
You don’t need a specific qualification to become a coordinator and you will be provided with training
on a particular subject depending on your specialism.
What is the purpose of this role?
A coordinator is a designated point of contact for a particular element of the guiding programme:
for qualifications, communications or for a particular event. A coordinator is appointed by the relevant
commissioner and may not necessarily be a specialist. However, you should be able to use your
excellent organisational skills to support girls and volunteers to access more opportunities for
development, challenge and adventure.
Coordinators are responsible for ensuring that their area of specialism is organised and all relevant
people are aware of their roles within that area. They will attend meetings and have regular contact
with other coordinators, teams at other levels and leaders.
4, Girlguiding’s peer education programme, empowers 14- to 25-year-old members to deliver activity-
based sessions to Brownies, Guides and Rangers on topics which are important to their lives. These
sessions are informative, fun and interactive, providing young members with the space to explore
subjects in a safe, girl-led environment.
As a 4 (Peer Education) coordinator you will work collaboratively with other team members to promote
and support peer education in your area, organising appropriate training and coordinating relevant
administrative processes in order to support the smooth running of the programme. Y
ou should be
enthusiastic about how girls and young women can benefit from delivering and participating in peer
education, and enjoy inspiring young members to become part of it.
What will I do in the role?
The list below outlines the general responsibilities of a 4 (Peer Education) Coordinator, but you will be
working within a wider team and responsibilities may vary.
zz Provide ongoing administrative support to the country/region or county by coordinating and
organising matters related to peer education, often by email.
zz Lead on the day-to-day tasks in managing your area of expertise, working with the local
commissioner and advisers on implementing activity.
zz Demonstrate a working knowledge of and enthusiasm for your specialism.
zz Support Peer Educators to provide a safe girl-only space where girls and young women can discover
their full potential through all areas of the programme.
zz Attend level-specific meetings and events as appropriate.
zz Ensure there are adequate training opportunities within your specific area of expertise.
zz Administer any applicable training or qualifications in your area of responsibility.
zz Keep up to date with new resources and programme initiatives, and use them as appropriate.
zz Complete relevant training for the role and ensure the wider team’s skills are up to date.
zz Manage a local budget, liaising with the level treasurer and commissioner as necessary.
zz Develop and implement a local plan for 4 (peer education) in the context of the national operation
of the programme.
zz Raise awareness of 4 (peer education) throughout the area, using appropriate communication
channels to promote trainings, topics and sessions.
zz Gather feedback on the effectiveness of sessions, monitor whether peer education is put into
practice, and use the Learning to Lead resource.
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Volunteer Role Description
4 (Peer Education) Coordinator