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What is the purpose of the role?

  • To chair the learning and development subcommittee of county/island advisers and support a range of learning and development opportunities at region to help deliver our region strategy for 2022-2024 and beyond.

Who can do this role?

  • Adult members that are 18 years old and over and have a passion for learning and development. This is a 3-year appointment with the option to extend it for a further two years upon agreement.    

Some of what you will do:

As Chair of Learning and Development, you will work with the Chair of Volunteer Experience, other committees, advisers, and lead volunteers to ensure that the learning and development element of the Region Strategy is achieved. 

  •  Chair the Learning and Development sub-committee and provide support to the county/island advisers. The meetings will be held 3 times a year.  
  •  Attend the Volunteer Experience committee meetings held in February, May, and September.
  •  Support the region to develop a programme of learning and development opportunities that support our adult members and volunteers. 
  • Provide on-going support to the region by giving advice and answering specific queries relevant to learning and development, the Leadership Development Programme and Learning Platform. 
  • Ensure that county/island learning and development advisers share good practice to ensure consistency of opportunities throughout the region.
  • Support and assist with projects, initiatives and actions which are generated from the Volunteer Experience committee.
  • Gather ideas, views, and suggestions from those involved in implanting the Leadership Development Programme to understand what support they need and help generate solutions. 


What training and support do you get?

  • Support and development from fellow volunteers.
  • Help with developing skills and abilities to perform the role by signposting to relevant training opportunities.
  • Reimbursement of agreed expenses.
  • A clear complaints procedure to help sort out any problems or disagreements.

What skills do you need?

  • Passion for creating a rewarding volunteer experience.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Some experience or knowledge at any level of learning and development within Girlguiding


Quick Requirement Check

1.   Disclosure check: Yes

2.  A Safe Space Level: 1-3

3.  Duration: 3 years


We’re keen to hear from volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, races, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and of all faiths and none. We’re flexible, and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle. Girlguiding is committed to making reasonable adjustments to support disabled volunteers, so they have access to the same opportunities and experiences as non-disabled volunteers.

Please note this is a volunteer role and does not form part of any contract of employment.


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