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Girls Friendly Society (GFS) is recruiting a part time (21 hours) Regional Development Coordinator for North West England to join the team during an exciting period of significant change. We are about to embark on a new strategy to grow our work and as such we are developing our structure and capacity for supporting and developing new and existing GFS groups.
The post will cover our North West region, which roughly includes Cheshire, Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual as there is considerable scope for development. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Regional Development Coordinator will be part of the growing team of Regional Development Coordinators across the country supporting existing groups and creating new ones.
Established in 1875 GFS is one of the oldest UK registered charities working to support girls and young women.
We help girls and young women through the difficult transitions from childhood to adolescence to young adulthood by providing opportunities for them to have fun, make friends and develop their understanding about themselves and the world around them - to enable them to fulfil their potential and live as independent women.
Our staff of 20 and national network of more than 170 trained volunteers deliver a gender-specific variety of activities, services and support to girls and young women in a safe, single gender, non-judgmental environment throughout England and Wales designed to:
We provide guidance, advice and information about a number of topics, issues and themes including friendship, healthy lives, positive relationships, happiness and independent living. We also support and promote campaigns addressing issues affecting girls and young women such as sexualisation, abusive relationships, discrimination, everyday sexism and the lack of equality in the workplace.