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Unit Leader for 1st Alverstoke Guides

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Get creative, have fun and be an inspiring role model to girls and young women. As unit leader, you'll be responsible for running the unit, leading a team, and planning and delivering a high-quality programme of activities and events.

This is a key role that works directly towards the aims of Girlguiding. If you've got what it takes to be a unit leader, we want you!

1st Alverstoke Guides is a longstanding and active unit with several volunteer unit helpers but they are looking for a Unit Leader.


Each unit leadership team does things a little differently. Here are some of the activities that are part of being in the team: 

  • Help plan and deliver activities which are based on our Girlguiding programme. These are accessible and inclusive. Often they’re planned by volunteers and girls at the beginning of term 
  • You’ll go to your unit meeting each week and run activities with the girls and other volunteers 
  • Safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do at Girlguiding, so you’ll help provide a safe, girl-only space where every girl and young woman can take part 
  • You’ll also be keeping up the Doing Our Best standards for your unit 
  • You’ll complete training for the role and follow Girlguiding policies
  • You may be a trustee for the unit, which means that you have more responsibilities
  • Your whole unit leadership team decides who keeps the accounts and unit records. But you may have overall responsibility, especially if you have a small team (even if your unit has an administrator) 
  • You might communicate with parents, carers and other Girlguiding volunteers 
  • Leaders usually spend two to five hours a week outside of the unit time on the role (depending on how the unit responsibilities are shared and what activities are planned). This might include contacting new members or going to district meetings
  • Leaders share issues and concerns with local commissioners

What training and support do you get? 

  • We’ll give you a thorough induction to your role and to Girlguiding 
  • You’ll have lots of training opportunities – including e-learning, face to face training and live online classrooms that you can do from home 
  • When you start your Leadership qualification you’ll have a volunteer mentor to help you through the qualification 
  • You’ll have a great support network from your fellow volunteers, including a local commissioner and Girlguiding advisers 
  • And there are regular meetings and events to share information 
  • We reimburse agreed expenses (agreed locally, so these may differ across Girlguiding) 
  • Girlguiding has a clear complaints procedure and support to help sort out problems or disagreements 


  • Accessibility
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening Yes No No No No No No


Broderick Hall
Clayhall Road
PO12 2BY

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