This role description covers Mentors for all Girlguiding qualications including the Leadership
Qualication, the Going Away With Licence and becoming a Commissioner.
Who can do this role?
Mentors are women over 18 years old and should already be experienced Girlguiding members.
Do I need a qualication?
A Mentor must hold, and have current or recent experience of, the qualication she is mentoring for.
What is the purpose of this role?
To support a fellow volunteer in their training towards a Girlguiding qualication, for example
the Leadership Qualication. A Mentor will be matched with a member completing a qualication
(referred to in this document as a ‘Learner’), and will be responsible for supporting them through their
qualication, ultimately deciding when they are qualied.
What will I do in the role?
The list below outlines the general responsibilities of a Mentor, but you will be working within a wider
team and responsibilities may vary depending on different specialisms.
zz Ensure that each Learner acquires all the necessary skills, knowledge, attitude and behaviour to
achieve their qualication.
zz Maintain good, regular communication with the Learner, sharing knowledge and resources,
maintaining support and enthusiasm.
zz Conduct the visits required throughout the qualication - or arrange for someone else to do so - to
observe the Learner’s skills and help the Learner to reect on and learn from their experiences.
zz Encourage people in a range of roles to sign off the Learner’s qualication and inform the relevant
Commissioner and relevant Advisers/Coordinators so they can mark off completed modules on Go!.
zz Evaluate the Learner’s progress regularly, making sure they understand their role and what is
expected of them, helping to identify areas for development.
zz Motivate, support and encourage each Learner in successfully gaining their qualication.
zz Maintain communication with the Learner’s local Commissioner and relevant Advisers/Coordinators
or Unit Leader if appropriate, to keep them informed of the Learner’s progress and any relevant
difculties or opportunities to full requirements for their qualication.
zz Signpost the Learner to relevant local training opportunities and help them to register for these.
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