MEMBERSHIP GROWTH COORDINATOR
Who can do this role?
Membership Growth 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 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.
As Membership Growth Coordinator, you will work with the Commissioner and area team to grow
guiding, reaching more girls and adult volunteers with the opportunities that Girlguiding has to offer.
What will I do in the role?
The list below outlines the general responsibilities of a Membership Growth Coordinator, but you will
be working within a wider team and responsibilities may vary with.
zz Provide ongoing administrative support to the Country/Region, County or Division by coordinating
and organising matters related to growing guiding, 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 Manage a local budget, liaising with the level Treasurer and Commissioner as necessary.
zz Work with the Commissioner, staff team and appropriate committees/working groups to create and
implement a Membership Growth or Growing Guiding action plan, with targeted and
zz Use Go! and Join Us data to understand the current membership prole and to identify areas within
the guiding area that need targeted support.
zz Work with Communications and PR Advisers to ensure that strong and positive messages, supporting
Growing Guiding, are incorporated into media work.
zz Ensure that internal communications with Commissioners, Advisers and Leaders highlight the need
to incorporate Growing Guiding into everyday guiding activity. Make appropriate use of the internal
Growing Guiding key messages.
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Membership Growth Coordinator