Girlguiding Ulster - Development Officer (RIIG)


Girlguiding Ulster has a small, dedicated staff team who meet the needs of over 1500 amazing volunteer leaders and over 6,000 girls.

Our staff team provide a very varied service to the organisation which is rewarding, interesting and fulfilling. All team members enjoy promoting opportunities for girls and young women throughout Northern Ireland and we hope that you will share in this passion when working with us.

About the job

Basic job details
Job Level: £23,000 per annum
Job Title: Development Officer (RIIG)
Reports to: Girlguiding Ulster CEO
Homebased, covering Armagh, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry/Londonderry
Fixed term contract (Dec 2023)

Overall purpose of job

To support local volunteers and guiding to explore and innovate new delivery models, through a co-creation approach with underrepresented communities.
To support delivery of the wider Regional Innovation, Inclusion and Growth project - which covers Scotland, Cymru and Ulster - developing new ways of working with local communities, building suitable offers that appeal to and meet the needs of girls in underrepresented or marginalised communities.

Main areas of responsibility

1. To broker relationships with community group leaders, external partners and/or service providers working with underrepresented or marginalised communities, using a variety of communication methods.
2. To co-create new approaches to delivering guiding with organisations, girls, young women and their families.
3. To co-design and deliver pilots to enable girls to access guiding opportunities.
4. To support and strengthen the local guiding infrastructure so that it’s ready to embed new ways of delivering guiding.
5. To collaboratively work with a variety of central and country staff, local volunteers and communities, to help pilot new tools and approaches from the co-creation work – sharing ideas, resources, developments and best practise to support the on time and to budget delivery of the project, and wider country/national priorities.
6. To proactively build positive, professional relationships with all stakeholders using strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills, ensuring that they are interacting with the project effectively, and constructively sharing feedback in agreed timeframes.
7. To collect and analyse quantitative and qualitative feedback data following testing of all pilots with girls, young women, their families and potential volunteers.
8. To identify, report and escalate risks in the development of the RIIG project to the Project Coordinator and Project Manager for decision.

Additional information

To undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required to fulfil the duties of this post.
This is a flexible, homeworking role, where regular evening and weekend working would be required. Time off in lieu will be given if weekly hours are exceeded.
This post holder will be required to work unsupervised at times , directly with girls and young women as part of consultation, testing and co-creation groups. Therefore, the post holder will be required to undertake an Access NI check with a children’s barred list check.

How to apply

Please email your C.V and a supporting statement explaining how you meet criteria detailed in the person specification to along with the Equality Monitoring Form below or upload these to the Indeed website. If you fail to send both a C.V and supporting statement, your application will be rejected.

A diverse workforce is important to us and therefore we request that you complete our Equality Monitoring Form here:

The closing date is Monday 5th September at 9am.

We ask that you make your submission as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications.

Interviews will be held the 8th-14th September.