Primary Position Title: Region Manager
Appointed by and reports to: Dependant on State Guidelines
Key Relationships may include:
- State Personnel
- Assistant Region Manager
- District Managers and Region Team members.
- Unit Leaders, Assistant Unit Leaders, and Unit Helpers.
- Support Groups.
Term of Appointment: Three Years
Primary purpose of the position:
Provide effective management and leadership of the Guiding Region in order to develop adult Leaders and Managers and to enable the delivery a high quality Australian Guide Program in a safe environment.
1. Leading Guiding
- Prepare for, chair and follow-up the Region Meetings.
- Build collaborative relationships with Managers in the District/Region/State teams.
- Help and support other adult members.
- Share skills, knowledge and resources with others.
- Maintain awareness of State Girl Guide Organisation goals, initiatives and plans.
- Maintain links with the Trefoil Guilds in Region.
- Make recommendations regarding the opening, amalgamation or closing of Districts in accordance with your State’s policy.
- Attend meetings and events as required.
2. Leading Your Team
- Appoint an Assistant Region Manager and establish her areas of responsibility.
- Manage Region personnel including recruitment, selection and appointment, (including Learning Partners).
- Manage induction and review processes.
- Build and maintain positive relationships throughout the Region.
- Support adults to further their understanding and application of the Promise and Law.
- Encourage and model succession planning.
- Meets regularly with the Region Team and District Managers, and build a highly motivated Management Team, developing and valuing individual’s skills and talents.
- Encourage and model cooperation between Districts.
- Delegates tasks as appropriate.
- Provide opportunities for adults to develop and use their leadership and management skills.
- Recognise and value the contribution of members in the Region.
- Promote and utilise the Girl Guides Australia Awards system for Adult volunteers and various local, State and National Volunteer recognition systems.
- Work with Learning & Development personnel to ensure Leader and Manager learning/training needs are met effectively.
- Support new Managers in the Region, and in consultation with the Learning Partner oversee their development, complete induction responsibilities and sign-off passport activities as appropriate.
3. Managing operational risk
- Demonstrate a commitment to providing a healthy and safe environment for 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.
- Ensure Leaders and Managers have completed relevant risk management training.
- Model safe work practices and actively seek to manage risk on an ongoing basis.
4. Managing administration
- Follow current Girl Guides Australia and State Girl Guide Organisation policies and procedures.
- Ensure that appropriate records are maintained.
- Deal promptly with all correspondence and forms.
- Use State database to generate relevant management records.
- Report on Region activities as required.
- Ensure that an annual budget for the Region’s income and expenses is prepared.
- Ensure accurate financial records are maintained.
- Complete annual audit/review requirements in the required timeframe.
- Ensure that equipment and/or property is maintained in good working order.
- Manage venue lease/hire agreements for Region 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 Region.
- Undertake promotional activities to inform the community about Guiding.
- Support Districts to grow membership and optimise retention of members.
- Build relationships and communicate effectively with stakeholders in the community.
- Attend and encourage others to attend relevant community events and ceremonies.
- Encourage and support other adults to become involved as Leaders, Managers or in other roles.
6. Being involved with Guide units.
- Model effective communication practices by visiting and regularly communicating with Districts.
- Take opportunities to participate in District and/or Unit ceremonies and special events.
- Keep up-to-date with WAGGGS global actions and campaigns and facilitate the sharing of good practices between Districts.
Requirements of appointment to position
- Be a member of State Girl Guide organisation.
- Hold or be working towards a Management Qualification as a Region 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).
- Demonstrated acceptance by modelling the 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 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 State Commissioner six months following appointment.
- Role currency checks as required.
- Participate in Annual Role Review as required.
Last Modified: 25/05/17 at 2:00 PM