zz Coordinate, along with the Country/Region Trainer Coordinator, delivery of the Travelling Abroad
Training Programme, ensuring that trainings are available to Leaders on a regular basis and
promoting these as opportunities to gain the skills and condence to take girls overseas.
zz Share information as needed with Girlguiding’s national-level International Team on Country/Region
trips and international camps.
zz Assist the Leaders of Country/Region trips with problem solving, engaging with Assistant Leaders,
parents and participants as required.
zz Collate statistics on members from the Country/Region who travel abroad, and report these to
Girlguiding at national level. Collate reports from international travellers for use in promoting
international opportunities, including via newsletters.
zz Coordinate arrangements for any visits from other WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl
Scouts) members to the Country/Region.
zz Coordinate the delivery of the ICE (International Community Experience) programme within the
Country/Region, if it is part of their international offer.
Being part of your local guiding area
zz Run an annual event to recruit Leaders and girls for international trips organised at Country/Region
level, ensuring it is promoted widely to eligible members and is accessible to any member who
would wish to take part.
zz Be responsible for forming the teams of Leaders and girls taking part in Country/Region international
trips, and for running brieng and debrieng events.
zz Support County International Advisers, meeting them regularly to share best practice.
zz Ensure there is support available to girls and Leaders from the Country/Region taking part in
international trips in all aspects of their preparations, including fundraising.
zz Support the Country/Region ICE leadership team where relevant.
zz Maintain clear communications with County Commissioners and County International Advisers,
supporting them with queries about Residential Event Notication forms and other
zz Promote local, national and international opportunities available within guiding as well as externally,
and encourage young members to take part.
zz Promote GOLD (Guiding Overseas Linked with Development) and the ‘Going for GOLD’ selection
event throughout the Country or Region.
zz Support Country/Region participants in GOLD projects.
zz Work with the Deputy GOLD Coordinator to utilise the skills and experience of members who have
completed GOLD projects in suitable ways to enable the promotion of international opportunities
and also to further develop those members.
Being part of Girlguiding
zz Be committed to undertaking relevant training, or equivalent.
zz Learn about the structure of Girlguiding and how your responsibilities and position t 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 Actively use the national-level Yahoo Group for Country/Region International Advisers.
zz Have a working understanding of fundraising approaches and knowledge of national and
Country/Region grants that are available to support members.
zz Represent the Division, County or Country/Region at 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
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Country/Region International Adviser