Assistant Unit Leader

Position Description

Primary Position Title:    Assistant Unit Leader

Appointment by:    District Manager or equivalent

Reports to:    Unit Leader

Key Relationships:

  • Youth Members
  • Unit Leaders, Assistant Unit Leaders, and Unit Helpers in own Unit
  • Parents and wider community
  • District and Region teams

Term of Appointment:    In accordance with State policy.

Primary purpose of the position:    As part of the Unit leadership team deliver high quality Australian Guide Program to youth members 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.
  • Communicate effectively with other Leaders/Managers in the Unit/District/Region.
  • Support new Leaders in the District.
          2. Delivering the Australian Guide Program
  • Facilitate your members to develop and implement an effective and well-balanced program relevant to their needs and interests.
  • 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 decisions 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.
  • Lead the Unit as required in the absence of the Unit Leader.
          4. Being Safe
  • Contribute to 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 assessment and manage risk on an ongoing basis.
Requirements of appointment to the position
  • Member of State Girl Guide Organisation.
  • Hold a Leadership Qualification as an Assistant Unit Leader or Unit Leader.
  • Satisfactory Police and Working with Children checks as required by State Legislation.
  • First Aid Statement of Completion – ‘Provide Basic Emergency Life Support’ – theory only.
  • 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.
  • Effective communication skills both one on one and in groups.
  • Capacity and time to undertake the role.
Ongoing requirements
Appointment review
  • ‘New to Role’ Review completed with District Manager six months following appointment.
  • Role currency checks (including First Aid) as required.
  • Participation in Annual Role Review as required.

Last Modified: 17/02/21 at 7:42 AM