Primary Position Title: District Manager
Appointed by and reports to: Region Manager or equivalent
Key Relationships may include:
- Region Manager
- Assistant District Manager
- District and Region Team members
- Unit Leaders, Assistant Unit Leaders, and Unit Helpers
- Parent, Support Group and wider community.
Term of Appointment: Three years
Primary purpose of the position:
Provide effective management and leadership of the Guiding District in order to develop adult Leaders and Managers and to enable the delivery of a high quality Australian Guide Program in a safe environment.
1. Leading Guiding
- Prepare for, chair and follow-up District Meetings.
- Build collaboration relationships with members of the Unit/District/Region teams.
- Help and support other adult members.
- Share skills, knowledge and resources with others.
- Develop and facilitate an active Support Group Meetings, liaising between the Support Group and the Leaders of the District.
- Build collaborative relationships with parents and friends of Guiding through development of the Support Group.
- Foster relationships with parens to stimulate interest in leadership opportunities.
- Make recommendations regarding the opening, amalgamation or closing of Units with your Region Manager in accordance with your State’s policy and manage the process.
- Attend meetings and events as required.
2. Leading Your Team
- Appoint an Assistant District Manager and establish her areas of responsibility.
- Manage District personnel including recruitment, selection and appointment (including Learning Partners).
- Manage induction and review processes.
- Build and maintain positive relationships through the District.
- Support adults to further their understanding and application of the Promise and Law.
- Encourage and model succession planning.
- Meet regularly with the Leaders, and build a highly motivated Leadership team. developing and valuing individual’s skills and talents.
- Encourage cooperation between Unit Leadership teams.
- Delegate tasks as appropriate.
- Provide opportunities for adults to develop and use their leadership skills and other talents.
- Support new Leaders in the District, and in consultation with the Learning Partner oversee her development, complete Induction responsibilities and sign-off passport activities as appropriate.
- Recognise and value the contribution of adults in the District.
3. Managing operational risk
- Care for the health and safety of all members and supporters.
- 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.
- Ensure that the necessary risk assessments and risk management plans are completed.
- Manage risk on an ongoing basis.
- Monitor accident and incident notifications.
- Ensure social media is being used appropriately and in accordance with State Girl Guide Organisation policy.
4. Managing administration
- Follow current Girl Guides Australia and State Girl Guides Organisation policies and procedures.
- Maintain appropriate records.
- Deal promptly with all correspondence and forms.
- Use State database to generate relevant management reports.
- Report on District activities as required.
- Ensure that an annual budget for the District’s income and expenses is prepared.
- Ensure accurate financial records are maintained.
- Complete annual review/audit in the required timeframe.
- Ensure that equipment and/or property is maintained in good working order.
- Manage venue lease/hire agreements for District managed properties in accordance with State Guidelines/Policy.
5. Building for the Future
- Set membership goals collaboratively and plan for the continuous growth and development of Guiding in the District.
- Support Units to grow youth membership and optimise retention of members.
- Undertake promotional activities to inform the community about Guiding.
- Facilitate development of District events calendar.
- Attend and encourage others to attend relevant community events and ceremonies.
- Build relationships and communicate effectively with stakeholders in the community.
- Encourage and support other adults to become involved as Leaders or in other roles.
6. Being involved in Guide Units
- Model effective communication practices by visiting and regularly communicating with Guide Units.
- Take opportunities to participate in Unit ceremonies.
- Keep up-to-date with WAGGGS global actions and campaigns.
- Actively encourage high quality delivery of the AGP and facilitate the sharing of good practice between Units.
Requirements of appointment to the position
- Be a Member of a State Girl Guide Organisation.
- Hold or be working towards a Management Qualification as a District Manager.
- Satisfy Police and Working with Children checks as required by State Legislation.
- Hold (as a minimum) a First Aid Statement of Completion – “Provide Basic Emergency Life Support” (Theory only).
- Accept the National Code of Conduct.
Capabilities and personal attributes
- Commitment to the principles of Guiding and willingness to make or renew the Guide promise.
- Commitment to the development of girls and women.
- Highly developed people skills including the ability to work collaboratively with others and to bring out the best in them.
- Sound planning, organisation and management skills.
- Effective communication skills both one on one and in groups.
- A positive role model.
- Capacity and time to undertake the role.
- Commitment to the Promise and Law.
- Compliance with the Girl Guides Australia Code of Conduct.
- Commitment to ongoing self-development and learning.
- Commitment to wearing of the Guide uniform.
- ‘New to Role’ Review completed with Region Manager six months following appointment.
- Role currency checks (including First Aid) as required.
- Participation in a Annual Role Review as required.
Last Modified: 19/03/21 at 9:57 AM