Applications are now open to become a Girlguiding LaSER Champion and represent our Region!
Do you want to be a spokesperson, get involved with advocacy and be part of some exciting projects?
Are you enthusiastic about guiding, committed to promoting the key messages of Girlguiding, a good networker, friendly and approachable, confident speaking with range of people, from peers to VIPs and a confident public speaker? Then we want you!
Who are the Girlguiding LaSER Champions?
- 20 (approx) members of Girlguiding LaSER who are involved with regular guiding and on Go!
- Age 16 – 26th Birthday (although can see out their core term of 2 years if they are appointed within the period when they will turn 26)
- Representative of all geographical areas in the London and South East England
- Appointed for a 2-year period, which can be extended for 1 year, subject to yearly review
- Represented by a nominated ‘Lead Champion’ who is Lead Champion for a 1-year period
- The campaigning arm of Girlguiding LaSER (similar to Girlguiding’s national Advocates), involved in planning and delivering campaigns, or engaging with existing campaigns
- Representatives for the Region (in the broadest sense; this could mean attending an event with the Chief Commissioners, hostessing VIPs at events; providing feedback for The Senior Section activities and much more.)
- Given media training and spokesperson training
- Given campaigning and advocacy training as relevant
- Given specialist training as required
- Recruited via self-nomination; vacancies to be advertised on the Girlguiding LaSER website and in Raspberry Ripple
- Applications to be processed by the Lead Volunteer for Advocacy, then appointments made in consultation with the Chair of Marketing and Communications (M&C)
- The Chair of Marketing and Communication (M&C) has strategic responsibility for the group, delegating operational responsibility to the Lead Champion and the Lead Volunteer for Advocacy; the Chair of M&C feeds the Champions’ activities etc. into the Girlguiding LaSER Trustees, via the Operations team
- A Lead Champion is appointed for a period of 1 year; she is the group’s representative and communicates on behalf of the group where necessary, meeting with each Champion on an annual basis, in person, or virtually, as appropriate, to review their availability and commitment to being a Girlguiding LaSER Champion
- Meetings will be held once a term, some at the Region Office, some virtually (via Skype, conference calling, or similar), with events involving Girlguiding LaSER Champions to take place as and when
- Girlguiding LaSER Champions are expected to make every effort to attend these meetings; dates will be confirmed and circulated as soon as possible