Primary Position Title: Unit Leader
Appointed by and reports to: District Manager or equivalent
- Youth member
- Unit Leaders, Assistant Unit Leaders and Unit Helpers in own Unit
- Parents and wider community
- District and Region teams
Terms of Appointment: In accordance with State policy
Primary purpose of the position: Provide effective leadership of the Unit in order to deliver a high quality Australian Guide Program to youth member in a safe environment.
1. Being Part of Guiding in Australia
- Help and support other members of the Unit team.
- Share skills, knowledge and resources with other Leaders, Unit Helpers and youth members.
- Build collaboration relationship with other Leader/Managers in the Unit/District/Region teams.
- Support new Leaders in the District and sign off Leadership Qualification Passport activities as appropriate.
2. Delivering the Australian Guide Program
- Facilitate youth members to develop and implement an effective and well-balanced program relevant to their needs and interest.
- Support youth members to further their understanding and application of the Promise and Law.
- Encourage youth members to progress in the Australian Guide Program.
- Provide opportunities for youth members to develop and use their leadership skills.
- Facilitate self-government in the Unit, enabling decision to be made in a democratic manner.
3. Being a Leader of your Unit
- Take responsibility and accountability for all decisions, activities and matters involving the Unit.
- Promote Guiding in local community.
- Build relationships and communicate effectively with stakeholders in the community.
- Grow youth membership and optimise retention of members.
- Encourage and support other adults to become involved as Leaders or in other roles.
4. Being Safe
- Take responsibility for the health and safety of all members and other adults associated with the Unit.
- Comply with obligations under the relevant national and state Work Health and Safety Acts.
- Comply with Girl Guides Australia/State Girl Guides Organisation policy and procedures.
- Undertake risk assessments and minimise risk on an ongoing basis.
5. Managing your Unit
- Follow current Girl Guides Australia or State Girl Guides Organisation policies and procedures.
- Maintain appropriate Unit records.
- Deal promptly with all correspondence.
- Report on Unit activities as required.
- Ensure accurate financial records are maintained.
- Complete annual audit requirements.
- Maintain equipment and/or property in good working order.
- Lead the Unit Leadership team (with any other Unit Leaders) in a way which utilises the talents of all and fosters an environment of continual learning.
Requirements of appointment to the position
- Member of State Girl Guide Organisation.
- Hold a Leadership Qualification as a Unit Leader.
- Satisfactory Police and Working with Children checks as required by State Legislation.
- First Aid Statement of Attainment – ‘Provide Basic Emergency Life Support’ (includes CPR).
- Acceptance of Girl Guides Australia Code of Conduct.
Capabilities and personal attributes
- Commitment to the principles of Guiding and willingness to make or renew the Guide Promise.
- Commitment to girls/young women and their development.
- Ability to be a positive role model.
- Ability to work collaboratively with others and to bring out the best in them.
- Sound planning and organising skills.
- Effectively communication skills both one on one and in groups.
- Capacity and time to undertake the role.
- Commitment to the Promise and Law.
- Compliance with the Girl Guides Code of Conduct
- Commitment on ongoing self-development and learning.
- Wearing of the Guide uniform.
- Annual refreshment of CPR component of ‘Provide Basic Emergency Life Support’.
- Interim Review completed with District Manager six months following appointment.
- Role currency checks (including First Aid) as required.
- Participation in Review as required.
Last Modified: 21/10/15 at 3:10 PM