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Development Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,000
  • Girlguiding Scotland headquarters, Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th February 2021

  • Advertised from 8th February 2021
  • 35 hours per week. Fixed term until 31 March 2023


The core function of this role is to identify opportunities to establish and expand guiding opportunities for girls ages 10+ in areas of deprivation and/or where there is an increased risk of girls being impacted by crime or antisocial behaviour. The role is funded through the Scottish Government’s Generation CashBack project and the successful candidate will be required to contribute to targets associated with this Scotland-wide project. During the period of the contract, the post-holder will be expected to:

• In year 1 support volunteers in target areas to: expand existing or open new Guide or Ranger units

so that at least 50 girls have the opportunity to join or stay in guiding

• Promote CashBack Grow funding and support volunteers to access these monies so that existing

young members of Guide and Ranger age in target areas can benefit from increased opportunities

• Share the work of the project using social media (in line with Girlguiding policies) to contribute to

communications targets

We are looking for an individual with an enthusiastic and positive outlook. In this role you will be representing Girlguiding Scotland to a wide range of stakeholders including potential members, potential volunteers, other community groups and voluntary sector organisations. You will need to be well

presented, articulate, diplomatic and approachable, with the ability to build good relationships quickly with a wide range of people.

You will need to be able to manage and report on your own workload so you will be proficient at working independently and meeting deadlines. You will be proactive and will seek to learn from other staff and volunteer teams as required. You will work with volunteers in target areas to define the scope of your work to meet the overall project targets so you will need to possess a high degree of motivation, innovation and creativity.

There is some flexibility in the working pattern but the role will require regular evening and weekend work, for which time off in lieu will be given. While much of the support offered to target areas will be delivered remotely, there may be a need to travel to other areas of Scotland. This may include overnight stays. Expenses for such travel will be reimbursed in line with Girlguiding Scotland’s travel and subsistence policy.

This role will be employed by Girlguiding Scotland and will be line managed by our Membership Development Manager. The role will be based at Girlguiding Scotland Headquarters in Edinburgh.

Application notes

To apply go to:

Application closing date: 5pm on 24 February 2021