This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. With a third of a million members we are the largest charity dedicated to girls and young women in the UK, and one of the largest and leading youth charities. We are on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our 80,000 amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week. We have recently agreed our 2020+ strategy and begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people and volunteers at the heart of our organisation.
The Girlguiding Programme team has the exciting role of youth content creation - developing and updating a diverse range of youth resources, including badges, activities, awards and programmes for our young members across the organisation. Our programme is developed with the input of girls, volunteers, and their parents. Girls are challenged, inspired and empowered through our programme - and have loads of fun!
This role is a fantastic opportunity to join a creative team and make a real difference to the girl experience at Girlguiding. You will have professional experience of working directly with and for young people aged 4-18 from all backgrounds, delivering and coordinating fun and inspiring activities and experiences in a charity, arts, heritage, leisure or similar non-formal education setting. You will have a 'can do' approach and have clear understanding of what high quality, fun and active youth content and resources look like.
You will report to the Programme Project Manager and will coordinate and manage multiple youth resource projects, across a range of fun and exciting topics in consultation and collaboration with our members. Co-creation with young people and volunteers is at the heart of what we strive for and you will use knowledge of varied learning approaches on how to improve and create high quality and user led youth content. You will work with a wide range of stakeholders, building and maintaining positive relationships, and have strong verbal and written communication skills and negotiation and influencing skills. With the vast range of youth content projects this team is responsible for, you will enjoy nothing short of a fun and engaging working environment.
Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding's young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.
We are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.
We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications.
It is important that you submit all of the above documents with your CV, including the declaration form, supporting statement and diversity questionnaire. We will consider only those applications that include these completed documents.
Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted; however, we will, if required, provide feedback to those who have attended an interview.
Interviews will be held remotely during the pandemic.