SW1V, London
£26,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Every year the DofE inspires hundreds of thousands of 14 to 24-year olds from all walks of life to transform their lives.


By providing a framework through which young people can develop skills, get physically active, give service to others and experience adventure and independence, the DofE can play a critical role in their personal development outside the classroom.


DofE is the world’s leading personal development programme for young people. Part of a vibrant international organisation, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association, DofE in the UK supports young people to set their own goals, record their own progress and have their achievements recognised. This gives them a unique, internationally recognised, award that is valued by employers and education institutions the world over.


We are looking for a new Challenge Events Executive to join our Fundraising Team in London.


The DofE’s Event Team complements existing income mechanisms by delivering a varied programme of events including golf days, challenge events, exclusive dinners, gala balls and business breakfasts.


As Challenge Events Executive you will work with the Head of Fundraising Events to raise funds by recruiting, inspiring and developing support for the charity through sports and challenge fundraising events.


The portfolio of activities will include: third party events and challenges like Royal Parks Half Marathon, skydives and our own mass participation events: DofE Adventure and DofE Challenge.


The role will also play a substantial part in increasing supporter engagement, in close collaboration with colleagues.


Please visit the DofE website for full details.


If you think you have the desired skills and experience then please apply online.


The closing date for all applications is Monday 7th December 2020 at 12 noon.


First interviews will take place on Friday 11th December 2020 and second interviews will take place on Tuesday 15th December 2020.


Successful applicants will be required to undergo either a Basic or Enhanced DBS check.


All DofE staff support the charity’s Mission, Vision and Values;


Our Mission is to inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.


Our Vision is to reach more young people from diverse backgrounds and equip them as individuals to succeed in life.


Our Values are:


Together we have passion

We have strong belief in our Vision, Values and Mission; We care about the cause; We care about the results of our actions; We want to make a positive difference.


Together we are ambitious

We are driven; We are achievement focussed; We have a desire to succeed.


Together we are better

Together we are greater than the sum of our parts; We achieve more by collaborating with colleagues.


Together we demand quality

We will be and do our best; We expect maximum individual commitment and performance; Each of us will make a positive difference




Posted on: 25 November 2020
Closed date: 07 December 2020
Tags: Fundraising