gap adult members

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 Advocacy Liaison Officer:
- Indicate your name, region and contact details; your preferred mentor role; relevant experience to this role; and any current appointments/roles in Guiding. 


Welfare Officer

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

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.