County team

The County Team is here to support local guiding, as well as providing trainings, events, and much more.

For details on how to contact a member of the County Team please click here

There are currently some vacancies in the County Team. Please get in touch for more information, or if you have any other skills that you would like to offer.

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Jenny Maskrey

County Commissioner

The County Commissioner is responsible for and accountable to the whole membership in the County, ensuring quality guiding is delivered at a County level.

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Sally Settle

Assistant County Commissioner

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the County Commissioner and is her representative.

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Ruth Ashdown

Assistant County Commissioner

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the County Commissioner and is her representative. Ruth looks after District Commissioners within the County.

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Tina Cornish

Assistant County Commissioner

Undertakes duties assigned to her by the County Commissioner and is her representative.

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Elaine Wilson

County Treasurer

Monitors and maintains the financial administration of the County. I was a Brownie and a Guide as a child growing up in South Africa. We moved to the

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Natalie Inder

County Administrator

Provides administrative support for the County Commissioner, Team and Advisers.

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Rachel Kemp

Assistant County Administrator

Provides administrative support for the County Commissioner, Team and Advisers.

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Sheila Hill

Membership Systems Coordinator

Coordinates the membership systems management in Hertfordshire

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Amy Gilbert

Young Leader Adviser

Advises and supports young leaders within the County

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Catherine Farman

Ranger Adviser

Advises and supports unit Leaders within the County regarding Rangers, encourages the transition from Guide to Rangers, and promotes opportunities to

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Catherine Farman

Youth Opportunities Adviser

Promotes opportunities to young members.

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Lizzie Butler

18-30's Champion

Girlguiding has introducing a new offering for members who are aged between 18 and 30 and a group of champions has been formed to ensure that Anglia

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Rebecca Park

18-30's Champion

Girlguiding has introducing a new offering for members who are aged between 18 and 30 and a group of champions has been formed to ensure that Anglia

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Gill Logan

Special Needs Adviser

Supports members regarding adults and girls who have special and complex needs.

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Joy Grahame

Queen’s Guide Award Coordinator

Advises and supports members of Rangers working towards the Queen’s Guide Award

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Vicki Richards

Safeguarding Adviser

supports and advises members of the county with all aspects of safeguarding.

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Helen Bainbridge

Wellbeing Adviser

supports all volunteers with wellbeing activities and situations, to include first aid, safeguarding and relevant qualifications and ensuring a variety of

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Trish Botten

Guiding Development Adviser

Coordinates and organises the training and ongoing development of Leaders.

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Trish Botten

Peer Educator Co-ordinator

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Katie Hill

Badge Secretary

Liaises with Girlguiding nationally with regard to badges and certificates, and Chairs the County Depots Annual General Meeting

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Lorraine England

International Adviser

Promotes and supports international opportunities, and organises international trips.

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Sarah Wright

Outdoor Activities Adviser

Coordinates the Outdoor Team, organises and supports outdoor events and trainings, liaising with other advisers, and promoting an enthusiasm for the

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Karen Dance

International Adviser

Promotes and supports international opportunities, and organises international trips.

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Hazel Carmichael

Communications and PR Adviser

Promotes Girlguiding Hertfordshire and advising members about marketing and communications.

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Maureen Kell

Guiding Development Coordinator (Leadership Qualification)

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Alison Tuch

County Walking Adviser

Promotes all forms of walking activities from scavenger hunts to mountaineering. Supports members undertaking Walking Scheme training and advises on

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Katie Wright

Duke of Edinburgh Award Adviser

Advises and supports Ranger members working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award

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Sheila Hill

Archivist

Maintains the County Archives covering the history of guiding in Hertfordshire.

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Janice Hyde

Trefoil Guild Chairman

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Latest News

Coronavirus (Covid – 19) Keeping safe message from Girlguiding

19th March 20

For up to date information from Girlguiding with regards to Coronavirus (Covid - 19) please visit the Girlguiding website

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A Safe Space Training in Girlguiding Hertfordshire

18th October 19

Girlguiding launched the updated the ‘A Safe Space’ training in September 2017 to help create an environment where girls can be safe and have fun. All volunteers will need to do Level 1 and your role(s) determine which of the next 3 levels you will need to complete and see below for explanation of levels. By December 2020 everyone will need to have the correct level of training for their role. LEVEL 1 – AN INTRODUCTION: For all volunteers including occasional helpers, GO coordinators, home contacts and parent helpers, peer educators and Young Leaders including those doing the Young Leader

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Searching roles on GO Directory

01st June 18

To find a list of all individuals on the County Team on the GO Directory, type *Hertfordshire County* in the search field or alternatively you can search by a member's role i.e. *Residential Adviser*. There is also a County Directory on the Girlguiding Hertfordshire website member’s area for County members aged 18+. To register for access click here: https://www.girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk/account-signup/

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Coronavirus (Covid – 19) Keeping safe message from Girlguiding

19/03/20

For up to date information from Girlguiding with regards to Coronavirus (Covid - 19) please visit the Girlguiding website

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County Office

17/03/20

Please be aware that the county office staff are currently working remotely from home during the school term 9.30am-1.30pm until further notice.  If you have any queries, you can still contact us via email: countysec@girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk Natalie and Rachel, County Administrators

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Introducing the Youth Opportunities Team

02/03/20

This new team has been created to bring together all the opportunities Guiding can offer to young people aged 13+. Headed up by Catherine Farman, the team have already begun work on their strategy and will soon be finalising a name, launching a logo, newsletter and first round of activities. When a young person gets to 13 years old, we want them to know that they don’t only have to be a young leader or just choose Duke of Edinburgh; they can do as much as they want to. The group, whose name is to be confirmed, comprises of DofE, Queen’s Guide, young leaders, Rangers, peer educators and

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New Fundraising Related Policies

13/12/19

In the 4 December's Making guiding happen members were told about the new donation acceptance policy and the partnership screening policy. Girlguiding want everyone to be familiar with these policies before taking any donations or applying to receive money from third parties such as trusts, partners or businesses. Please ensure you have read these.

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2020 Subscriptions

23/10/19

This is advance notice that the subscription for members of Girlguiding Hertfordshire for 2020 will be £35.00 (i.e. £16 HQ, £10 Anglia and £9 Hertfordshire). Please remember that your Division and/or your District may add their own levy on top of this.  If you are likely to have any concerns with being able to pay please contact your Commissioner.  Commissioners can contact the County Treasurer at ctreasurer@girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk. We appreciate that this may be an unwelcome increase from last year but unfortunately, due to fewer members paying the subscription as well as increasing

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A Safe Space Training in Girlguiding Hertfordshire

18/10/19

Girlguiding launched the updated the ‘A Safe Space’ training in September 2017 to help create an environment where girls can be safe and have fun. All volunteers will need to do Level 1 and your role(s) determine which of the next 3 levels you will need to complete and see below for explanation of levels. By December 2020 everyone will need to have the correct level of training for their role. LEVEL 1 – AN INTRODUCTION: For all volunteers including occasional helpers, GO coordinators, home contacts and parent helpers, peer educators and Young Leaders including those doing the Young Leader

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Macmillan Challenge Guide

20/09/19

To support Girlguiding Anglia's partnership with Macmillan, Macmillan have put together a Macmillan Challenge Guide where you will find lots of ways to support units getting involved in the Macmillan Challenge, including taking action, raising awareness and fundraising events.

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18-30’s County Champions

02/09/19

Girlguiding is introducing a new offering (yet to be named) for members who are aged between 18 and 30.  Anglia have formed a group of champions to ensure that our region provides a full offering of activities and opportunities for our 18-30s members. Lizzie Butler and Rebecca Park have been selected to be Hertfordshire’s champions and will be spending the next couple of months networking with others in the region. Watch this space for more information.

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New County Commissioner Appointment

03/06/19

Dear members of Hertfordshire County, I am very pleased to inform you that Jenny Maskrey has accepted the role as County Commissioner from September 2019 when Sue and her team step down. Jenny will now be designate and shadow Sue and her team for the next three months.  Jenny is very passionate about being part of the Guiding family and loves seeing how Guiding continues to make a difference to young girls. I am sure Hertfordshire will continue to flourish and grow, building upon its firm foundations. Thank – you Tracy Foster, Region Chief

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County Awards Evening 2019

29/04/19

At the 2019 County Awards Evening we welcomed volunteers and other guests from across the County to celebrate the contribution of volunteers. This included presenting Long Service Awards, and awards recognising service given above that which is expected, and for delivering exceptional guiding experiences to members. On behalf of young members, parents, and fellow volunteers I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for your amazing contribution towards Girlguiding Hertfordshire.For photos of the event visit our Flickr album. More information on these awards and how to nominate a volunteer can be

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Searching roles on GO Directory

01/06/18

To find a list of all individuals on the County Team on the GO Directory, type *Hertfordshire County* in the search field or alternatively you can search by a member's role i.e. *Residential Adviser*. There is also a County Directory on the Girlguiding Hertfordshire website member’s area for County members aged 18+. To register for access click here: https://www.girlguidinghertfordshire.org.uk/account-signup/

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Lifesaving defibrillator at the Hertfordshire Guide Centre

10/11/16

There is now a defibrillator at the Hertfordshire Guide Centre in Cottered which is all set up and ready for use should it be needed. These machines are designed to be used by anyone (suggest 16+). A course to use it is not necessary but can be helpful and your 1st Response Course or refresher should include defibrillators.  Leaders would be expected to follow usual procedure for a non breathing person: call ambulance, start CPR, then someone should get the defibrillator and open the lid for instructions to greatly improve chances of survival. We are still raising money to buy and fit a

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