Girlguiding Scotland
Girlguiding Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC005548

We’ve been helping girls push the limits for more than 100 years – listening to them and changing with the times so we stay one step ahead.

Current vacancies

Girl Voice Project Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh - flexible
  • Closing 11th August 2021

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding Scotland. With 45,000 young members we are the largest charity for girls and young women in Scotland. Girlguiding Scotland has been around for over 100 years and we have much to be proud of in that rich and vibrant history, but we know that to remain exciting and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

The Girl Voice Project Coordinator will lead on our work to strengthen Girlguiding Scotland’s profile as an expert in girls’ lives and an inclusive and impactful youth organisation. You’ll be the key staff contact for Speak Out, our youth forum, and our MSYPs (Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament), supporting them to shape our advocacy work and act as spokespeople for the organisation. You’ll also support delivery of our membership engagement strategy to ensure that the voices of girls and young women are at the heart of everything we do.

This is a great opportunity to help prepare young women to share their views and experiences to decision makers, influencers, and in the media to advocate for change.

You’ll be a self-starter and have excellent communication, listening and organisational skills, and an ability to prioritise when working under pressure.

While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to inclusivity.

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Volunteer Experience Project Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £22,500 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh - flexible
  • Closing 11th August 2021

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding Scotland. With 45,000 young members we are the largest charity for girls and young women in Scotland. Girlguiding Scotland has been around for over 100 years and we have much to be proud of in that rich and vibrant history, but we know that to remain exciting and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

The Volunteer Experience Project Coordinator will work in partnership with lead volunteers and provide professional support for the delivery of a wide range of projects and events for adult members across Scotland. You’ll lead on our work to make sure volunteers are well supported and able to delivery great guiding experiences for girls. Pivotal to your success will be attention to detail, ability to built strong relationships and flexibility.

We’re looking for someone with great communication, organisational and IT skills, and who has an ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines when working under pressure. A willingness and ability to work flexibly and effectively as part of a staff-volunteer partnership is also key. Please read through the full application pack to find out more.

While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and are committed to inclusivity.

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Project Support Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £28,000
  • Girlguiding Scotland headquarters, Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st April 2021

The core function of this new role is to design and deliver the materials required to support local guiding counties (branches) meet their governance responsibilities. This will involve working with our Governance Implementation team of volunteers to identify the needs of our volunteers, taking the lead in creating or updating support materials as required and commissioning new materials or updates from other Girlguiding Scotland teams as appropriate.

This role will also be a central point of contact for senior volunteers seeking support with governance issues. The post-holder will become an expert in seeking out and signposting sources of support and be able to use their judgement as to when to refer queries to other Girlguiding Scotland teams.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to demonstrate good planning and organisational skills and have an ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines and business needs when working under pressure. A willingness and ability to work flexibly and effectively as part of a staff-volunteer partnership – sharing information and communicating well with a wide range of individuals will be essential.

This is a 12 month fixed-term post which will be based at Girlguiding Scotland Headquarters in Edinburgh once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. There is some flexibility in the working pattern, however, the candidate will be required to work 35 hours a week which will include regular evening and weekend work.

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Widening Participation Officer

  • Full time
  • £24,000 – £28,000
  • Flexible
  • Closing 5th May 2021

The The core function of this new role is to work directly with Girlguiding Scotland staff, members and potential members and external stakeholders to identify opportunities for innovation and change to overcome socio-economic barriers to participation.

This role will engage with Girlguiding’s inclusion and diversity team and consider how the UK-wide strategy can be implemented in Scotland. This will involve reviewing current participation rates and exploring real and perceived barriers to participation through a series of focus groups and engagement opportunities involving internal and external stakeholders. After 12 months, a series of ‘quick wins’ will have been implemented and a series of longer-term recommendations for action set out.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to demonstrate good planning and organisational skills and an ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines and business needs when working under pressure. A willingness and ability to work flexibly and effectively as part of a staff-volunteer partnership, sharing information and communicating well with a wide range of individuals will be essential. The role will need an awareness and understanding of the socioeconomic barriers that impact youth and volunteer participation and be able to identify and build relationships with potential partner organisations.

This is a 12 month fixed-term post. There is some flexibility in the location and working pattern, however, the candidate will be required to work 35 hours a week which will include regular evening and weekend work.

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