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About the organisation

Girlguiding St Pancras

What is Girlguiding?

Girlguiding UK is the largest organisation for girls and young women in the country, with around 600,000 members. Part of a worldwide movement, the organisation enables girls and young women to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteers.

What does Girlguiding do?

Whatever the age group, the key aims of Guiding are personal development and achievement. Girls are encouraged through new adventures to develop confidence, self-respect, personal values, and to gain independence!

These skills are honed through unit meetings which take place on weekday evenings during term time, in addition to termly weekend day trips and annual camps/sleepovers. Our activities vary, so can be unit-based and involve craft, cooking, public speaking, sports, etc. or outdoors where we do anything from fencing to swimming to abseiling. All our activities emphasise giving the girls and young women we lead fun and adventure!

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. By volunteering with us you can help us create amazing opportunities for thousands of girls. Guiding happens thanks to more than 100,000 brilliant volunteers - men and women like you who give their time to ensure that we are active across the UK.

As a Unit Leader you will run or assist in the running of a unit. Requires the Girlguiding adult leadership qualification, support for which will be provided by mentors. Responsibilities include: working with girls to support them in activities, planning activities, organising weekly meetings, running unit accounts and parent communications.

Role Aim: 

As a Unit Leader you will run or assist in the running of a unit. Requires the Girlguiding adult leadership qualification, support for which will be provided by mentors. Responsibilities include: working with girls to support them in activities, planning activities, organising weekly meetings, running unit accounts and parent communications.

Duties: 

Organise events and activities for girls, within weekly meetings and one-off trips. Ensure paperwork is maintained and that good practice regarding health & safety followed. Every unit has at least one leader who has completed the Girlguiding Leadership Qualification. Leaders have overall responsibility for the unit, although duties will be shared between the team. Leaders and assistant leaders work with the girls to plan activities and holidays, so girls are supporting to help them decide how they would like to spend their time in Guiding.

Skills needed: 

Patience, cheerfulness and reliability. Crafts a bonus. Creativity to plan activities. Good attention to detail, and a reasonable degree of numeracy/literacy if doing admin.

Training: 

Girlguiding provides training for leaders to give them a better understanding of the Girlguiding programme, administration, safe space policy, charity accounting rules. We also offer first aid training for all adults, food hygeine and tailored trainings e.g. dealing with challenging behaviour.

Location: 
Around the Borough of Camden
Time commitment: 
3-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Open weekday evenings and occasional weekends