The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
£28,348 - £31,954 per year
Contract, 18 months, Full-time
Job description

Operations Officer - Maternity Cover

Location: South Bucks / East Berkshire

Salary: £28,348 - £31,954 pa depending on experience

The vacancy

This position is an 18 month fixed term maternity cover contract.

The Operations Officer role is field based covering South Bucks/East Berkshire area

As Operations Officer in the Southeast region, you will support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) through managing a portfolio of Licensed Organisations (LOs). These LOs are mostly schools but we also work with other organisations including colleges, local authorities, charities, pupil referral units, youth groups and young offender institutions.

We very rarely work directly with young people undertaking their DofE Award. Instead, your role will be to support partner organisations setting up and developing their own DofE programmes.

The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings employees work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within a reasonable distance of the portfolio area of South Bucks/East Berkshire.

What we are looking for:

We want to recruit an effective and passionate team player and collaborator to join DofE Southeast region. You will have stakeholder and account management experience. Experience of working with diverse groups is also an advantage.

You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next five years.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent staff benefits including, generous pension contribution, flexible working and an employee assistance programme.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal record check (e.g. DBS/PVG or similar).

If you would like to access the application form in a different format or if would like any assistance that might help improve your experience while completing the application, please contact us by email.

Closing Date: 17th July 2022 – Midnight

Interviews: 27th July 2022 – to be held virtually.

About DofE

Since its launch in 1956, the DofE has empowered millions of young people to become the very best they can be. It was established by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, our Patron, and is still guided by the same set of principles he laid down.

The flexibility and adaptability of DofE have allowed the DofE to spread around the world. We operate through a social franchise model in the UK, licensing and supporting a wide range of organisations to deliver DofE programmes to hundreds of thousands of young people every year.

Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak our ambition to grow the number of young people who can access a DofE programme remains unchanged and we continue to engage new partners and develop innovative ways of working with businesses, the voluntary sector, and policymakers across the UK to ensure that any young person who wants to do their DofE can do so.

Diversity, equality & inclusion

The DofE is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff team and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We recruit, develop, promote and value people without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. In order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of the most diverse generation of young adults ever, our staff need a range of perspectives, skills, and lived experience.

While we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds to join our passionate and friendly team, at present people of colour, disabled people, and people under 25 are not as well represented as we would like. As such we particularly encourage applicants from these backgrounds.

Posted on: 05 July 2022
Closed date: 17 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Business Development, Operations