Who can do this role?
Trainer Coordinators can be any adult over 18 years old. They should already be a member of
Girlguiding, and be an experienced Trainer.
Do I need a qualification?
To become a trainer coordinator you will need to have completed the Trainer Qualification,
including Module 5.
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. 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.
The country or region trainer coordinator supports the country/region chief commissioner,
where necessary, to support Trainers. You will ensure that Trainers receive the necessary training and
support to carry out their role.
What will I do in the role?
The list below outlines the general responsibilities of a trainer coordinator, but you will be working
within a wider team and responsibilities may vary.
zzProvide ongoing administrative support to the country/region by coordinating and organising matters
related to training, often by email.
zzLead on the day-to-day tasks in managing your area of expertise, working with and supporting the
local commissioner and advisers on implementing activity.
zzSupport the commissioner, where necessary, to support trainers.
zzDemonstrate good knowledge of and enthusiasm for your specialism.
zzSupport leaders to provide a safe girl-only space where girls and young women can discover their
full potential through all areas of the programme.
zzAttend level-speciﬁc meetings and events as appropriate, including two full-day meetings in
London per year.
zzKeep up to date with new resources and programme initiatives, and use them as appropriate.
zzEnsure trainer roles are recorded appropriately on GO.
zzEnsure that trainers receive the necessary training and support to carry out their role.
zzIdentify the needs of trainers by reviewing their Personal Development Plans at least annually and
arranging training as required, either locally or nationally.
zzDesign and implement quality assurance systems for the country/region, which ensure national
objectives are met and consistency and standardisation are achieved.
zzEnsure all the necessary records are maintained.
zzEnsure that trainers in the guiding area undertake the renewal process on their qualification every
three years, if they wish to continue to train.
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