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Meet the Team

Please find below a list of volunteers within county who are in advisory or coordinator roles. We hope that this list helps you to find the contact details (and know the friendly face!) of the main volunteers you may need to speak to. The table at the bottom of the page gives a complete list of all county roles and contact details. Division commissioner contact details can be found here.

We would welcome contributions to the news section of this website as well as the annual county review booklet – we love seeing and hearing about all the exciting things units in South Yorkshire get up to. Please send photos (ensuring correct permissions) and news stories using the form on this page.

Helen Cook – County Commissioner

“Hi I’m Helen and I began my term as County Commissioner in September 2023. I am a Brownie, Guide & Ranger leader in Doncaster and have been involved in guiding since I joined as a rainbow aged 5! I am passionate about international guiding as well as giving girls as many opportunities as possible to explore the outdoors, learn new skills, gain new experiences and have lots of fun!”

Contact: countycommissioner@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Terri Smith – Assistant County Commissioner

Hi, my name is Terri and I am excited to be appointed as Assistant County Commissioner to support Helen and the County Team. I have been a leader for almost 20 years, a member of Girlguiding since I was a Brownie and I am currently a Brownie Leader in Rotherham and County International Advisor. I have some amazing memories of my time growing up as a member of Girlguiding and formed some lifelong friendships. As well as guiding I love to get creative through baking and crafts, that is when I am not out for a run or hiking up a hill somewhere. I am passionate about creating exciting opportunities to help girls become confident empowered women, with big doses of fun, friendship and laughter along the way.

Contact: assistantcountycommissioner@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Jane Metcalfe – County Administrator

I loved my time as a Brownie, Guide and Ranger when I was growing up and have fond memories of camping trips, friendships and lots of exciting new things to learn. After many years working in charity and events, I’m looking forward to using my experience to support our volunteers in their work, so they can give our members the best Guiding experience and opportunities. If you have a query I can help with please get in touch.

Contact: admin@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Moira Johnson – County Trading

I have 2 linked roles at County Trading:
As County Badge Secretary, I am the person through whom all Restricted Badges, including Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards must be purchased.
As Volunteer Shop Manager, I can order ANY item available in the catalogue or online shop rather than you buying direct from Girlguiding. The benefit to units is that County pays the postage costs, and we still manage to make a profit due to discounts we receive. Units who spend more than £125 in any given year receive a rebate to unit funds as well. Find out how to place an order here.

Contact: trading@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Keeley Stephenson – Residential Adviser (Rainbows & Brownies)

Hi my name is Keeley and I am excited to have been appointed as Residential Advisor for Rainbows and Brownies, I have a passion for adventure and to help make this happen for our younger members and be part of making memories, just like my first guide camp all those years ago, is a privilege. I have held outdoor roles for a number of years and had the opportunity to do this at UK level when I was National Residential Lead for 3 years. I have been a leader in Rainbows, Guides and Rangers for over 16 years and have a very enthusiastic Rainbow myself at home. Please do get in touch if you need any guidance or advice I would be more than happy to help. If you are looking into completing your Going Away With Licence and/or need a mentor just drop me a message!

Contact: residentials@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Genaya Smales – Residential Adviser (Guides & Rangers)

Hi, my name is Gen and I’ve loved being a part of Guiding since being a Brownie myself. Many of my fondest and earliest Guiding memories involve pack holidays – I still see ‘my’ Brown Owl now and we reminisce about the fun (and mischief) of those adventures. As a Guide leader, it’s been a pleasure to be a part of girls developing new skills and facilitating their growth through a range of residential activities whether that’s a night under canvas or a weekend in a cottage with a log burner! As an educator with twenty years experience in the primary age range, I equally am passionate about residential opportunities for school-aged pupils as the benefits on their social and emotional development is second to none. I’m more than happy to support leaders in ensuring that they are able to offer high-quality residential experiences. Don’t hesitate to get in touch! 

Contact: residentials@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Terri Smith – International Adviser

Hi, my name is Terri Smith and began as County International Advisor in July 2023. I am a Brownie Leader in Rotherham but over the years have also been a Ranger Leader and multiple County Advisors. International travel is a passion of mine and I love to explore off the beaten track.

I was fortunate enough to go on multiple Girlguiding trips as a Guide/Ranger and then lead a County Trip to Sangam, India in 2013. My role is to primarily support any leaders within County to take their girls abroad including the annual County International Trip. However, I am also happy to support any international related opportunity and experience including those without the need to travel. Please do not hesitate to get in contact.

Contact: international@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Helen Cook – DofE Coordinator

“Hi I’m Helen and I have been the county Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Coordinator since 2014. I completed the bronze, silver and gold awards myself as a teenager and have continued my passion for the award by facilitating expeditions and opportunities to complete the award within South Yorkshire County. As a county we run bronze, silver and gold expeditions every year and have seen almost 100 awards being achieved in the last 5 years. More information about DofE can be found on the wider opportunities page of this website”

Contact: DofE@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Nicola Wrazen – Queen’s Guide Award Coordinator

“Hi! My name is Nicola and my role is to guide and support members to work towards and achieve the Queens Guide Award. It is the highest award members can work towards in Girlguiding and I love that it not only prompts members to reach out at all the amazing opportunities available in Girlguiding, but also to create new opportunities for themselves. I provide information and support to mentors and mentees and send off completed awards to HQ to be signed off. I’m always happy to help in anyway I can so don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions at all.”

Contact: queensguide@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Charley Owen – Peer Educator Coordinator

“Hi! My name is Charlie and I have recently qualified as a Peer Educator. However, being on the older end of the scale for a peer educator, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to help in a different way. I look forward to helping and encouraging the peer educators in the area and promoting peer education to all units in South Yorkshire.

We currently offer the ‘Breaking Free’ Peer Education session which is a tremendous way to get your unit identifying and challenging gender stereotypes. Sessions can be tailored to all Brownie, Guide and Ranger units regardless of size or meeting space so if you are considering it, please get in touch!”

Contact: peereducation@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Terri Barraclough – Training Coordinator

Hi I am Terri, this is my first guiding role in South Yorkshire, I have been involved in Guiding in the Midlands since I was 5, I have been in a variety of roles from unit leader to division commissioner. My proudest moments in guiding are making life long friends, taking my brownies to a sleepover at the sealife centre and watch them wake up to penguins swimming above their heads, completing my Queens Guide award and taking part in 2 Gold projects to Ghana. Iam excited to work with you all to develop the training opportunities with South Yorkshire, please get in touch if you need any help and support.

Contact: training@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

Becky Prigmore – Young Leader Coordinator

Hi I’m Becky and I’m a Rainbow, Brownie & Guide leader in Barnsley. I am passionate about supporting young people to become volunteers in Girlgudiing as they are the adult leaders of the future! If you have a young leader in your unit, let me know and I’d be happy to provide support and guidance for them to complete their safe space training and young leader qualification.

Contact: youngleaders@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk

NameRoleEmail
Patricia WaistnidgeCounty Archivistarchivist@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Tracy MaherCounty First Response Trainerfirstresponse@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Katy ButterfieldCounty First Response Trainerfirstresponse@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Sue MilnesCounty GO Coordinatorgo@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Zoe StewartCounty Membership Growth Coordinatorgrowth@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Jocelyn SandersonHesley Wood Guide House Booking Secretaryhesleywoodguidehouse@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Vicky SpibyCounty Diversity & Inclusion AdviserInclusion@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Ann HarrimanCounty Leader in Training Coordinatorleadershipqualification@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Kirsty RobertsCounty Communications and PR Advisermarketing@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Daphne WoffindenCounty Presidentpresident@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Judith StaniforthCounty Thanks & Recognition Coordinatorthanks@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Daphne WoffindenCounty Secretarysecretary@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk
Pamela StevensonCounty Treasurertreasurer@girlguidingsouthyorkshire.org.uk