Being part of your local guiding area
zz Promote local, national and international opportunities available within guiding as well as externally,
and encourage young members to take part.
zz Promote opportunities for training, activities and fundraising.
zz Maintain good communications with other Assistant Commissioners and Commissioners in your area.
zz Keep up to date with new resources and programme initiatives, and use them as appropriate.
Being part of Girlguiding
zz Be committed to undertaking relevant training.
zz Learn about the structure of Girlguiding and how your responsibilities and position ﬁt within it.
zz Be willing to learn about Girlguiding’s national and local strategic aims and how these are being
zz Learn about Girlguiding’s policies and Code of Conduct.
zz Be an ambassador for the values of Girlguiding.
zz Represent the County, Division or District at external events where possible.
zz Promote a positive image of Girlguiding at public events.
zz Familiarise yourself with Girlguiding’s key messages and promote these in your
What will Girlguiding do for me?
zz Provide a thorough and appropriate induction to the role and organisation.
zz Help to develop skills and abilities to perform the role by providing relevant training opportunities
(including e-learning where possible).
zz Provide guidance via The Guiding Manual.
zz Provide support and development from fellow volunteers, including a local Commissioner and
zz Host meetings and events to share information at a local level.
zz Reimburse agreed expenses (agreed locally and may differ around the UK).
zz Provide references.
zz Provide a clear complaints procedure and support to resolve problems or disagreements.
Am I right for the role?
An Assistant Commissioner is one of the key roles that support volunteers to help girls and young
women to experience how great Girlguiding can be. While we can offer you training and support we
would expect you to possess the personal qualities outlined below.
zz An open and approachable manner.
zz Reliable and trustworthy.
zz Creative and enthusiastic.
zz A commitment to ongoing personal development.
zz Enjoyment of meeting new people and having fun!
Skills and abilities
While these skills and abilities are not essential when starting, they should be developed as part of
zz Excellent communication skills.
zz Ability to manage time and prioritise tasks.
zz Good decision-making skills.
zz Ability to motivate and inspire adult volunteers.
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