Leaders in guiding
Without our many Leaders, guiding in Derbyshire simply would not happen. Being a Leader is one of our most rewarding roles. You can work directly with girls, supporting them and helping them to grow into confident young people.
Becoming a leader
To become a Leader you need to gain your Leadership Qualification. You will need to be 18 years old. If you are a Young Leader aged 16, you can start working on the Leadership Qualification but will not become a Leader until you are 18.
During the Leadership Qualification, you work with the girls, gaining practical experience. You will learn a great deal, in particular about:
Your role in the programme
The Five Essentials - to support the development of girls
Running a unit
How to create a safe environment
Want to find out more?
If you are interested in becoming a leader, speak to your local unit leader or commissioners. Leadership trainees are assigned a mentor and typically take six months+ to gain the qualification.