Introducing our Commissioner Support Co-ordinator

What does the role of Commissioner Support Co-ordinator involve, What do you hope to achieve as part of this role?  

The role of Commissioner Support C0-ordinator is part of the Adult Support team. it involves arranging New Commissioner weekends, Commissioner Conference and Commissioner days. It covers supporting all commissioner levels and ensuring that they receive training to assist them in fulfilling roles. All the events above allow them to network with their peers and support each other too.

I would like to ensure that commissioners feel supported by Midlands Region, have fun at events as well as training and developing different ways of support, to enable them in turn to support their volunteers.

What other roles do you have in guiding?

I am a Brownie leader, Commissioner Menor and County ID verifier  

What relevant previous experiences have you had which led you to this Region role?

I have been a district Commissioner for 5 years and then County Commissioner for  5 years

 What is your favourite thing you have done, or your greatest achievement, as a member of Girlguiding?

The role of County Commissioner, although challenging at times, was an amazing experience. it was fantastic to be able to attend events at all levels, meeting our volunteers, watch the girls have fun, push themselves because they felt comfortable to do so and see them gain confidence from it. I also am passionate about taking the girls on residentials as it gives you the opportunity to really get to know them and have time for activities not in unit time.

 What do you enjoy outside guiding?

I have a large dolls house which has not had much done to it during my role as CC but will now get my attention.  I do cross stitch, some knitting and gardening. A spend as much time as I can, given the distance between us with my 4 grandchildren, 2 boys and twin granddaughters.

What is your favourite biscuit and why?
Ginger nut as it is hard, tasty and good for dunking! 

 What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? 

Fun, enthusiastic, determined