GFS Pheasey - Activity Leader: Our mission is to support and inspire girls and young women. As an Activity Leader, you will create spaces where girls feel safe and valued, so that they can build strong foundations that will prepare them for life’s challenges. GFS Activity Leaders are people who want help deliver fun and inspiring sessions to girls and young women, with the opportunity to lead on certain tasks. Our GFS Pheasey Group runs in The Beacon Church, Collingwood Drive.

What you will be doing:

· Engaging with and listening to girls and young women weekly, to make them feel supported, valued and inspired to try new things.
· Treating every girl with respect and kindness, helping her to feel proud of who she is.
· Helping run activities for the girls, organising any materials needed for the sessions and helping with set up, tidy up and refreshments
· Supporting and contributing to termly planning team meetings to create a programme of activities alongside the Group Leader/Coordinator. We’ll also provide support through themed session plans and step-by-step activity guides on the GFS website.
· Leading on activities as agreed with the volunteer team
· Sharing ideas and feedback given by the girls to the Group Leader/Coordinator to help create a truly girl-led termly programme.
· Helping with First Aid or Food Hygiene in the group as needed
· Keeping girls safe by informing your GFS Staff contact about any issues or concerns for girls’ wellbeing and report safeguarding concerns that you, or any other volunteers, have as soon as possible.
· Treating every girl, parent, volunteer and task within the GFS values of being girl-focused, brave, feminist, ambitious, inclusive and fun.
· Understanding GFS policy and procedures and follow them, especially safeguarding

What makes an Activity Leader?

· Happy to be a supportive member of the volunteer team, helping out wherever needed and communicating with the Group Leader/Coordinator and fellow volunteers about availability
· A passion for building the confidence of girls and young women through fun and inspiring activities
· Ideas for activities to run with girls or a willingness to learn about how to plan and run activities
· Willing to take a training course in First Aid or Food Hygiene
· Help to report and safeguarding or wellbeing concerns to GFS staff as soon as possible
· Able to work with and within diverse communities

Need to know:

Equity Diversity and inclusion is of strategic importance to GFS. We encourage applications from ethnically and racially minoritised, disabled and from LGBTQ+ people to build our best volunteer teams and reflect the girls we serve.

For our roles that work directly with girls, we can only accept women volunteers under the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.

This role requires a DBS check which is paid for by GFS

Time commitment

We are ideally looking for people who could commit to a minimum of a year’s volunteering (term time only).

For this role, we ask that volunteers complete around 2 hours of training online/ as part of your onboarding process. Additional training may also include First Aid or Food Hygiene.

On a weekly basis, volunteers would commit to roughly 2 – 3 hours per week, plus an extra 1 – 1.5 hours for planning every term.

Weekly:

2 hours direct delivery at your group including set up and tidy up

1 hour prep and planning for sessions

Termly:

1 – 1.5 hours termly planning meeting

Occasional trip out

https://girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk/gfs-groups/group-finder/pheasey/