What does a District Manager do?

A District Manager’s main responsibility is to support Guide Leaders in their District, with the help of local Guiding volunteers and the team at Girl Guides Victoria.

District Managers chair meetings, handle administration and volunteer management, and visit Guide meetings from time to time.

This is a flexible role that is suitable for job sharing.

How do District Managers make a difference?

  • Attract and retain volunteers
  • Support volunteers to gain and maintain their qualifications
  • Solve problems
  • Attend award presentations for youth and adult members
  • Network with local organisations to promote and support Guiding
  • Ensure policies and risk management procedures are followed
  • Oversee access to and suitability of youth meeting venues

Do District Managers need previous experience?

No previous Guiding experience is necessary, but you are more likely to be suitable for this role if you have experience managing people, events, risk, and/or property.

What are the time requirements?

  • Weekly administration (flexible hours)
  • Monthly/bimonthly meetings with the volunteers in your District (2 hours per month)
  • Quarterly meetings with volunteers in your wider Region (2 hours per quarter)
  • E-learning and face-to-face training (3-5 days per year)

What requirements do District Managers need to meet?

  • First Aid Certificate, Working With Children Check, and a Police Check (costs covered by Girl Guides Victoria)
  • This is a twelve month position, with the opportunity to extend your skills in the same or another role

What skills and experiences do District Managers develop?

  • Volunteer management
  • Administration
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Property management
  • Event planning
  • Communication

Which districts are currently seeking a District Manager?

  • Hume
  • Maribyrnong
  • Whittlesea
  • Yarra City

Would you like to learn more or apply to become a District Manager?

Contact the Girl Guides Victoria Volunteer Support Officer by emailing volunteer@guidesvic.org.au or calling (03) 8606 3500.

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