We're looking for Adult Members to fulfill the following mentor roles on the GAP team.
Help our next generation of Guides shine in their leadership and governance skills.
How to apply
- All expressions of interest must be submitted by 17 January 2017.
- Please email Emily Milton Smith (Advocacy Liaison Officer): advocacy(at)girlguides-nswact(dot)org(dot)au
- Indicate your name, region and contact details; your preferred mentor role; relevant experience to this role; and any current appointments/roles in Guiding.
The Welfare Officer ensures and supports the wellbeing and safety of GAP representatives.
Potential Welfare Officers should have a genuine interest in working with, and empathy for, girls aged 14–18 years old. First Aid qualifications and an interest in advocacy are desirable.
Time committment: This is a one-year commitment, and includes attending all GAP meetings (including two GAP weekends).
Sub-committee Mentors hold special interest skills, and coach and facilitate the individual sub-committees within GAP. These sub-committees accelerate work within GAP, focusing representative's efforts on key workpieces. Recommendations and prototypes arise from these sub-committees, helping to influence change and amplify the ways in which Guiding evolves to be relevant for the girl of today.
The Sub-committee adult mentors will join the other GAP mentors and enable greater accountability for sub-committees as well as provide key insights by bringing their skills and interests to the table.
Sub-committees have designated worktime during the two GAP face-to-face weekends and are expected to meet via teleconference outside of the whole-of-panel teleconferences. Sub-committees appoint a GAP coordinator to manage the work input and output.
Time committment: Sub-Committee Mentors will be required to attend (in full or part) the two GAP weekends, as well as teleconferences outside of GAP's standard meetings.
In 2017 the sub-committees are:
- Consultation Support: encourages youth consultations at relevant region and state events and through other communication means. This helps to ensure an evidence-base of girls' voices to decision-makers.
- Governance and Advocacy: supports youth participation and mainstreaming of youth representation in decision-making processes in Guiding.
- Marketing and Communications: supports girl-led engagement with communication channels in Guiding and advises on opportunities to connect with digital natives.
- Community Action: supports programming focus on service and community work and will advise on Sustainable Development Goals and Day of the Girl Child initiatives.
- Health and Wellbeing: focussing on health- related programming for youth members.