Being a BYC delegate is a great opportunity for anyone interested in speaking out and campaigning on issues facing girls and young women. It's a chance to make sure both your thoughts, and the opinions of Girlguiding's young members, are listened to.
I've always been eager to have my views heard, and I really want to raise my voice and help people - being part of Girlguiding's BYC delegation has really helped me to make a difference.- Simi, Girlguiding LaSER 2015 delegate.
The BYC is the national youth council of the UK. It aims to connect member organisations and networks of local youth councils, in order to empower young people aged 25 and under, wherever they're from, to have a say and be heard.
Delegates play a key role in Girlguiding's work to give girls a voice.
Girlguiding's BYC delegation includes 10 members of The Senior Section from across the UK, including the Chair. Together they'll represent the views of the Girlguiding membership and suggest what issues the BYC should campaign on. The whole of the BYC will then vote on which campaigns they want to support.
The delegation meets four times a year in London. There will also be other opportunities, research and campaigns delegates can take advantage of between these meetings.For more information about what you'll be doing read the role description.
Being part of the BYC has really improved my confidence.- Beth, Girlguiding Cymru 2015 delegate
Delegates get training in media and public affairs skills to help them get the most out of the experience. It will also look fantastic on your CV.
More than that though, this is a chance to make a real difference. For example, last year the Girlguiding delegation suggested the BYC support campaigns on protecting girls and young women internationally. The entire membership voted in favour of the motion, which means that international girls' rights is now a central part of BYC's campaign manifesto.
It has made me more aware of politics, and it's very inspiring to see so many young people standing up for what they believe in.- Faith, Girlguiding Ulster 2014 delegate
Eight places are available for this exciting opportunity. No experience is necessary, but to apply you must be aged 14-24, and passionate about Girlguiding and giving girls and young women a voice.
We are recruiting one delegate from the following regions:
As well as one extra delegate from any region, which comes to eight delegates in total.
Those who are successful will be expected to hold the post from May 2016 to April 2018, and meet with the rest of the delegation four times a year.
All travel, accommodation and food expenses are covered by Girlguiding.
To ensure a diverse and inclusive panel we actively encourage applicants from minority groups, including those with disabilities.
Deadline for applications is Tuesday 12 April
To apply, fill in the online application form. We will let you know within three weeks of the deadline if you have been shortlisted and invite you to a Skype interview if so.Apply online today