Region Team

Girlguiding North West England has a comprehensive team of volunteers who ensure the work of the charity is undertaken, led by the region chief commissioner and her two assistants. The volunteers are supported by a friendly and approachable staff team, who are based at our Region Headquarters in Preston. The staff team support the volunteers to ensure that Girlguiding North West England is operating in an effective manner and providing the best opportunities to our members. 

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Julie Walton

Julie Walton

Region Chief Commissioner

The chief commissioner is the lead volunteer for Girlguiding North West England and has overall responsibility for the running of the organisation and its volunteers.

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Kathryn Qattan

Kathryn Qattan

Deputy Chief Commissioner

The deputy chief commissioner is responsible for supporting the chief commissioner in her role as the lead volunteer for the organisation.

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Emma Dixon

Emma Dixon

Assistant Region Chief Commissioner

The assistant chief commissioner is responsible for supporting the chief commissioner and deputy chief commissioner in her role as the lead volunteer for the organisation.

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Diane Scarborough

Diane Scarborough

Region Chair of Awards

The region chair of awards is the head of the region awards committee which meet twice per year to consider applications for region and national awards. The committee is responsible for ensuring that each application meets the criteria of the award as set out by Girlguiding and Girlguiding North West England.

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Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown

Region Membership Systems Adviser

The region membership systems coordinator provides support to the region office team, region advisers and county lead volunteers for Membership Systems and works proactively with them on projects involving membership systems and processes.

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Claire Worth

Claire Worth

Region Adventure and Challenge Adviser

The region adventure and challenge adviser is responsible for coordinating all activity relating to adventure and challenge within the region, including the outdoors, residentials and external partnerships.

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Christine Joyce

Christine Joyce

Region Residential Adviser

The region residential adviser is responsible for coordinating all activity relating to residentials, and encourages leaders to take their girls away as part of their unit's programme. They provide support to members undertaking residentials.

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Rosie Diver

Rosie Diver

Region Duke of Edinburgh's Award Adviser

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award adviser supports county advisers and leaders who are working with young members working on their DofE Award. The adviser is supported by the Region Headquarters team who help to register DofE groups and approve completed Bronze and Silver Awards.

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Andy Horsfield

Andy Horsfield

Region Walking Adviser

The region walking adviser is responsible for increasing awareness of walking qualifications in the region and to ensure safe walking practices are undertaken.

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Rose Bode

Rose Bode

Region Arts Adviser

The Arts Adviser is responsible for increasing access to the arts for all our members. They specifically offer support to members who are working towards their Arts Award.

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Clare Dackombe

Clare Dackombe

Region Queen's Guide Adviser

Our Queen’s Guide Adviser is the point of contact for county advisers or other members or participants who want to or who are undertaking their Queen’s Guide Award. They can answer any questions that you may have, promote the award, as well as identifying any opportunities available to meet the criteria for the award.

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Melissa Vaughan

Melissa Vaughan

Region International Adviser

The region international adviser supports members to take advantage of the international opportunities available to them, such as region trips and GOLD (Guiding Overseas Linked with Development). They provide training and support for leaders to take girls abroad with confidence. They facilitate events and provide resources to encourage members to look at the international aspect of guiding as part of their programme.

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Anne-Marie Knott

Anne-Marie Knott

Region Sport Adviser

The sports adviser is key in supporting the guiding development young members adviser and the sport development worker within a wide range of tasks such as meetings, events, activities and qualifications.

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Jenny Long

Jenny Long

Action for Change Lead Volunteer

The Action for Change Lead Volunteer is responsible for supporting Action for Change within the North West Region. They work closely with members of the Region and Girlguiding to ensure that the project is a success.

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Jocelyn Hetherington

Jocelyn Hetherington

Region Guiding Development (Adult support) Adviser

The focus of the region guiding development (Adult Support) adviser is to coordinate all activity relating to leader support; including commissioner support, the Leadership qualification, First Response, A Safe Space, and Trainers.

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Sue Lomas

Sue Lomas

Region Tutors and Prospective Trainers Coordinator

The Region Tutors and Prospective Trainers Coordinator ensures that Tutors and Prospective Trainers receive the support and training they require to deliver the Training Qualification.

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Krystina Littlehales

Krystina Littlehales

Region Trainer Renewal Adviser

The Region Rainer Renewal Adviser is responsible for the trainer renewal process for our team of region trainers. The post involves liaising and working with trainers to ensure that they renew their qualification every three years.

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Nicola Wareing

Nicola Wareing

Region Trainer Support & Development Adviser

The Region Trainer Support & Development Adviser supports our team of trainers across the region. The post-holder is also responsible for trainer development, identifying and providing training opportunities across the North West.

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Alan and Janice Thompson

Alan and Janice Thompson

Region First Response Advisers

The role of a First Response adviser is to support all leaders and units with any first aid queries such as qualifications, forms, equipment and badges, as well as organising training.

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Megan Nethercott

Megan Nethercott

Region Inspire Adviser

The Region Inspire Adviser will play a key role in empowering young women in the region to be part of Inspire, Girlguiding’s offer for young adult members aged 18-30.

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Ellie Chambers

Ellie Chambers

Region Archivist

The region archivist is responsible for maintaining the heritage of Girlguiding North West England, taking particular responsibility for looking after its archives.

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Chloe Harrison

Chloe Harrison

Region Peer Education Coordinator

The Region Peer Education Coordinator has been trained through Girlguiding's Peer Education scheme and encourages other Ranger members to become peer educators too. The role also includes organising Peer Education training for prospective peer educators and supporting peer educators in the region, as well as representing Girlguiding North West England's peer educators nationally.

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Helen Humphreys

Helen Humphreys

Region Safeguarding Adviser

The region safeguarding adviser is responsible for providing support to ensure safe guiding for all of our members.

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Emili Campbell

Emili Campbell

Region Social Media Adviser

Our Social Media Advisers feed into and help with great ideas for our social media content, and also help provide out of hours social media cover.

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Rosie Walker

Rosie Walker

Region Chair of Express!

Express! is the Region’s Youth Forum which is made up of a chair, vice-chair and a county representative from every county within the region. Express! meets four times a year to discuss important issues affecting Rangers within the region and come up with solutions.

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Kelly Hunter

Kelly Hunter

Executive Manager

The Executive Manager is responsible for the strategy, governance, income generation, partnership work and the leadership of Girlguiding North West England’s staff.

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Caroline Conry

Caroline Conry

Growth and Engagement Manager

The Growth and Engagement Manager is responsible for overseeing PR and Communications, Membership and Growth projects within Girlguiding North West England.

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Louise Lee

Louise Lee

Retail & Support Services Coordinator

The Retail & Support Services Coordinator is responsible for making sure the administration of the office, events and Region Headquarters shop run smoothly.

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Becky Collinson

Becky Collinson

Memberships Systems Coordinator

The Memberships Systems Coordinator is responsible for managing, reporting and maintaining Girlguiding North West England’s Membership Systems; delivering a comprehensive support service to volunteers. Becky also line manages our county coordinators.

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Helen Fitton

Helen Fitton

County Coordinator

As County Coordinator, Helen is responsible for providing a wide range of administrative support to the counties of Girlguiding Manchester, Cheshire Border, Sefton and the activity centre, Guy’s Farm. Helen provides full assistance to volunteers at local and county level to support various initiatives.

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Sally Tolley

Sally Tolley

Growth and Communities Coordinator

The Growth and Communities Coordinator is responsible for creating new units and more spaces for girls and volunteers to join Girlguiding. Sally’s role is funded by the Pears Foundation to grow guiding in Girlguiding Lancashire South East, Manchester and Stockport.

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Olivia Stafford

Olivia Stafford

Designer

The Designer is responsible for creating fun and engaging visual pieces for print and social media, as well as our exciting challenge packs and resources.

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Lynne Scales

Lynne Scales

Finance Officer

The Finance Officer deals with all of our accounting!

Lauren Wheeler

Lauren Wheeler

Council Representative

The Council is a forum where four members from Girlguiding North West England - one of nine countries and regions in the UK - represent members to influence decisions made about Girlguiding. Members of the Council bring a cross-section of their own views, and consult locally to bring the views of a wider group of people, to inform top-level policy and strategy decisions. The Council appoints the Patron, President and Vice Presidents, as and when needed, and agree on the recruitment process for the Chief Guide and participate in the selection and voting on her appointment.

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Cerys Hanson-Jones

Cerys Hanson-Jones

Growth & Development Assistant

The Growth & Development Assistant supports the Growth & Engagement Manager, looking after awards, training and other growth and development opportunities.

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Sally Tolley*

Sally Tolley*

Council Representative

The Council is a forum where four members from Girlguiding North West England - one of nine countries and regions in the UK - represent members to influence decisions made about Girlguiding. Members of the Council bring a cross-section of their own views, and consult locally to bring the views of a wider group of people, to inform top-level policy and strategy decisions. The Council appoints the Patron, President and Vice Presidents, as and when needed, and agree on the recruitment process for the Chief Guide and participate in the selection and voting on her appointment.

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