Who can do this role?
GO 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 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 provide behind-the-scenes support for 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.
Girlguiding’s Guiding Organiser (GO) is a database that allows our members and recognised volunteers
to record and manage their guiding information. We use it to record details about unit members,
emergency contacts, roles held by volunteers, qualications and disclosure checks, and to help
communicate with our members.
As GO Coordinator you will coordinate and support GO usage in your County or Country/Region.
A GO Coordinator is appointed by the local Commissioner to support her with keeping systems up to
date, promote their correct usage and provide training opportunities for the area. In some areas this
role is performed by paid staff.
What will I do in the role?
The list below outlines the general responsibilities of a GO 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 GO, 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
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 Support GO users and work with Trainers and the Trainer Coordinator to coordinate GO training.
zz Promote County GO as a tool to support guiding in your area.
zz Assist with the subscription process as required.
zz Monitor data quality and ensure data cleansing is completed.
zz Provide links and communication about GO through the various County committees and
zz Understand and refer to Girlguiding’s Data Protection and Digital Communication Policies and abide
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