This role description covers all Coordinator specialisms that do not have a separate role description,
including ID Verier Coordinator and Queen’s Guide Award Coordinator.
Who can do this role?
Most Girlguiding Coordinators can be any adult over 18 years old, although some Coordinator roles are
available to women only, depending on the specialism. You should already be, or be willing to become,
a member of Girlguiding.
Do I need a qualication?
You don’t need a specic qualication 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 qualications, 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. As a Coordinator, you will attend meetings and have
regular contact with other Coordinators, teams at other levels and Leaders.
What will I do in the role?
The list below outlines the general responsibilities of a Coordinator, but you will be working within a
wider team and responsibilities may vary with the different Coordinator specialisms.
zz Provide ongoing administrative support to the Country/Region, County or Division by coordinating
and organising on a specic topic, often by email.
zz Lead on the day-to-day tasks in managing your area of expertise, working with and supporting the
local Commissioner and Advisers on implementing activity.
zz Demonstrate a working knowledge of and enthusiasm for your specialism.
zz Support Leaders 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-specic meetings and events as appropriate.
zz Work with the Trainer Coordinator and Trainers to ensure there are adequate training opportunities
within your specic area of expertise, for Leaders and other volunteers.
zz Administer any applicable training or qualications 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.
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