TRAINER QUALIFICATION COORDINATOR
Who can do this role?
Trainer Qualiﬁcation (TQ) Coordinators can be any adult over 18 years old. They should already be a
member of Girlguiding, and be an experienced Trainer, Tutor and Reviewer.
Do I need a qualiﬁcation?
To become a Trainer Qualiﬁcation (TQ) Coordinator, you will need to have completed the Girlguiding
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 Qualiﬁcation Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the training
of Prospective Trainers. You will offer support to active Tutors and Reviewers as they assist their
Prospective Trainers to achieve their Trainer Qualiﬁcation.
What will I do in the role?
The list below outlines the general responsibilities of a TQ Coordinator, but you will be working within
a wider team and responsibilities may vary.
zz Provide ongoing administrative support to the Country/Region by coordinating and organising matters
related to the TQ, 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 Support the Commissioner, where necessary, to appoint a team of Reviewers for the Country/Region.
zz Demonstrate good 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, including two full-day meetings in London
zz Keep up to date with new resources and/or programme initiatives, and use them as appropriate.
zz Allocate Tutors to their Prospective Trainers and allocate a Reviewer to each partnership.
zz Ensure that Prospective Trainer, Trainer, Tutor and Reviewer roles are recorded appropriately on Go!
zz Ensure that Reviewers and Tutors receive the necessary training and support to carry out their role.
zz Identify the training needs of Prospective Trainers, Tutors and Reviewers by reviewing their Personal
Development Plans at least annually and arranging training as required.
zz Design and implement quality assurance systems for the Country/Region, which ensure national
objectives are met and consistency and standardisation are achieved.
zz Ensure that all the necessary records are maintained.
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Trainer Qualiﬁcation (TQ) Coordinator