LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATION COORDINATOR
Who can do this role?
LQ 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. As a Coordinator, you will attend meetings and have
regular contact with other Coordinators, teams at other levels and Leaders.
A Leadership Qualiﬁcation (LQ) Coordinator is responsible for matching Leaders in Training (Girlguiding
members working towards their Leadership Qualiﬁcation) with Mentors. You will need to be passionate
about supporting Leaders and comfortable with addressing any issues that may arise, with support from
a Commissioner (local volunteer manger) if appropriate.
What will I do in the role?
The list below outlines the general responsibilities of an LQ Coordinator, but you will be working within
a wider team and responsibilities may vary. You may also like to delegate parts of the role.
zz Provide ongoing administrative support to the Country/Region, County or Division by coordinating
and organising matters related to the LQ, 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-speciﬁc meetings and events as appropriate.
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 Encourage growth of the pool of Mentors available.
zz Match Leaders in Training with a suitable Mentor.
zz Brief and support Mentors in their role, to support Leaders in Training.
zz Monitor timescales and progress of Leaders in Training using Go!, and update Mentors’ Go! records
with details of their role.
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Leadership Qualiﬁcation (LQ) Coordinator