This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week. We have recently agreed our 2020+ strategy and begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people and volunteers at the heart of our organisation.
Girlguiding is a UK-wide network of groups and organisations who together provide great experiences for girls and young women. At the highest level the UK is split into nine countries and regions, plus British Girlguiding Overseas.
Over the past year countries and regions and Girlguiding UK have reviewed and clarified our roles and responsibilities, and principles for partnership working. We call this our ‘Ways of Working Together’. This fixed term role will play a key role in making the Ways of Working Together come to life during the first year of implementation.
The role-holder will do this by facilitating increased networking and collaboration between Girlguiding UK and countries and regions; developing and embedding new tools and processes to enable this; and supporting all teams to build their skills and confidence to work in this way on an ongoing basis
This is a fixed term position initially to the end of December 2021. The post is part of our delivery partnerships team who are based in our London office but we are open to the role holder being based elsewhere with regular travel to London and around the UK, subject to Covid restrictions lifting.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.
We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications.
It is important that you submit all of the above documents with your CV, including the declaration form, supporting statement and diversity questionnaire. We will consider only those applications that include these completed documents.
Interviews will be held remotely during the pandemic.