Assistant Chief Commissioner – National Positions Available

Girl Guides Australia (GGA) is pleased that following a period of transition and transformation, the Governance Framework of GGA has been updated to improve the effectiveness of the delivery of Girl Guiding in Australia and elevate the voice of girls and young women.

This presents more opportunities for Guiding members to work in a national role. Young women are encouraged to consider the new opportunities. There will be a transition to the updated framework over the next six months and roles will be advertised at different intervals.

The first roles to be advertised are two Assistant Chief Commissioner positions. These roles will work closely with and support the Chief Commissioner of Girl Guides Australia (GGA) to lead Girl Guiding in Australia (GGiA). Each of the Assistant Chief Commissioner roles has a specific focus within the GGA Governance Framework.

Members of State Girl Guide organisations who are looking for a new challenge are encouraged to apply and join the GGA team of volunteers focussed on enabling girls around Australia to experience and grow through Girl Guiding.

Assistant Chief Commissioner (Young Women)

As a key support to the Chief Commissioner, the primary role for the Assistant Chief Commissioner (Young Women) will be to establish, chair, and co-ordinate the GGA Young Women’s Forum. The Forum will bring together the voice of ten members aged 16-30 from all around Australia to provide insight to the Board of GGA.

Specific requirements:

Applicants for this role must be aged under 30 years, be a member of a State Girl Guide organisation, and have extensive knowledge of Girl Guiding in Australia.

Assistant Chief Commissioner (International)

As a key support to the Chief Commissioner, the primary role for the Assistant Chief Commissioner (International) will be to manage the WAGGGS strategic relationships and provide oversight of international opportunities.

Specific requirements:

Applicants for this role must be a member of a State Girl Guide organisation, have extensive knowledge of Girl Guiding in Australia, and a strong understanding of WAGGGS and World Guiding.

Further Information:

Parties interested in seeking further information for this role can contact Trish Manten, the GGA CEO, by email.

Applications by individuals with a passion for supporting girls and young women, demonstrated skills and experience, proven communication skills, leadership, and ability to engage and work with people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply to the role please visit the GGA website.

Applications close on Tuesday 17 September 2019.

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