What does a Region Manager do?

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

How do Region Managers make a difference?

  • Coordinate the Region team (specialised volunteers)
  • Solve problems
  • Ensure that policies and risk management procedures are followed
  • Network with local organisations to support and promote Guiding
  • Present awards to youth and adult members

Do Region Managers need previous experience? 

No previous Girl Guide experience is necessary, but it would be useful to have experience managing people, events, risks, and/or property.

What are the time requirements?

  • For the most part, the Region Manager role is a weekly administration role with a flexible time commitment
  • The Region Manager will also need to chair quarterly meetings with volunteers in the region (2 hours per quarter)
  • Incident management response (occurs infrequently, but requires immediate action)
  • E-learning and face-to-face training (3-5 days per year)

What requirements do Region 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 Region Managers develop?

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

Which Regions are currently seeking a Region Manager?

North West Region is seeking a new Region Manager.

Would you like to learn more or apply to be a Region Manager?

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

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