The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

Charity number 1072490

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a UK Charity that aims to make a difference to young people's lives. Over 275,000 young people per year from every possible background work with us to broaden their horizons, develop their leadership skills, learn to work with others, volunteer in their local communities, increase their employability, and prove to themselves they can succeed at a serious challenge. Sometimes we completely change the direction of their lives.


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Operations Officer- Part Time

  • Part time
  • £28,580 – £33,624 pro-rata
  • Field based North East Scotland (Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City) (Remote)
  • Closing 22nd May 2024

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

This is a Permanent Part Time role of 17.hours per week ( we can offer flexibility on hours/days and this can be discussed at interview stage).

This is an opportunity to join a small, dynamic, ambitious and welcoming team that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships. Operations Officers support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) through managing a portfolio of Licensed Organisations (LOs).

LOs range from local authorities, state and independent schools to youth organisations, secure units and community groups. The DofE Scotland Operations team works with these licensed organisations to build their capacity, support their reach into more marginalised communities and ensure quality and compliance with the Award framework.

The DofE Scotland office covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 150 Licensed Organisations and over 20,000 young people in the last year alone. Each Operations Officer manages a portfolio based on broad geographic region.

The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings, employees will work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within the region.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and proactive team player, who is able to embrace innovation and change. You will be a confident and effective communicator and collaborater and have experience of building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders across the education and/or youth and community sectors.

You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE and motivated by the charity’s strategic ambition to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next four years.

A full job description can be viewed below.

What will you get in return?

The opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic charity that has the development of young people at its heart and the wellbeing and development of its people constantly in focus.

You will be joining a team of empowered colleagues working together.

A salary between £28,580 - £33,624 per annum (pro-rata) dependent on experience.

From day one we offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension, volunteering hours, Healthcare cash plan and an employee assistance programme (pro rata).

Through our Flexible Working policy, the DofE provides an opportunity to work flexibly to meet yours and our business needs.

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Communications Assistant

  • Part time
  • £23,482 – £27,626 pro-rata
  • Homebased with occasional travel within Scotland (Remote)
  • Closing 14th March 2024

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, proactive and effective communications assistant to join the small yet ambitious DofE Scotland team.

To support with communication activities, such as maintaining webpages, gathering case studies, supporting social media content, and creating newsletters in line with the DofE’s brand, tone and writing guidelines.

The role will involve:

  • liaising with the DofE central Strategy & Engagement Team
  • Assisting with the organisation of annual events and conferences.
  • Photo, video and website editing.
  • Support the smooth running of the DofE’s operations in Scotland.
  • Provide a high level of administrative and customer support to all stakeholders.

We’re looking for someone with

  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a passion for people.
  • Knowledge of using social media in relation to community or business accounts would be desirable.
  • Knowledge of using video/ photo and website editing software
  • Knowledge of using a mailing software
  • Excellent organisational skills to manage priorities and deliver work to agreed deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to learn.
  • Great collaboration and problem-solving skills, with a solutions-focused mindset and the ability to take independent initiative.
  • Experience of Microsoft applications. (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams).

We are empowering, inclusive, dynamic, and always looking for ways to increase the positive impact of our partnerships for young people.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a generous pension contribution, flexible working, Heath care cash plan, life assurance, attractive holiday package, ongoing training, and an employee assistance programme.

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Operations Officer

  • Part time
  • £27,000 – £30,428 pro-rata
  • Perth, Kinross, Dundee City and Angus
  • Closing 20th August 2023

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

This is a part time opportunity of 17.5 hours a week, to join a small, dynamic, ambitious and welcoming team that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships. Operations Officers support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) through managing a portfolio of Licensed Organisations (LOs).

LOs range from local authorities, state and independent schools to youth organisations, secure units and community groups. The DofE Scotland Operations team works with these licensed organisations to build their capacity, support their reach into more marginalised communities and ensure quality and compliance with the Award framework.

The DofE Scotland office covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 140 Licensed Organisations and over 19,000 young people in the last year alone. Each Operations Officer manages a portfolio based on broad geographic region.

The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings, employees will work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within the region.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and proactive team player, who is able to embrace innovation and change. You will be a confident and effective communicator and collaborater and have experience of building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders across the education and/or youth and community sectors.

You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE and motivated by the charity’s strategic ambition to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next four years.

A full job description can be viewed below.

What will you get in return?

The opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic charity that has the development of young people at its heart and the wellbeing and development of its people constantly in focus.

You will be joining a team of empowered colleagues working together.

A salary between £27,000 - £30,428 per annum (pro-rata) dependent on experience.

From day one we offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension, volunteering hours, Healthcare cash plan and an employee assistance programme.

Through our Flexible Working policy, the DofE provides an opportunity to work flexibly to meet yours and our business needs.

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Senior Fundraising Manager Scotland

  • Full time
  • £34,650 – £39,999
  • Home based with regional travel
  • Closing 9th August 2023

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) empower young people from all backgrounds, support them learn new skills, overcome obstacles, and build confidence and resilience. They help young people build a life-long belief in themselves, take on extraordinary challenges, follow their passions and discover talents while, at the same time, being supported by exceptionally committed and passionate adults.

To continue raising funds to support the Charity’s strategic growth in Scotland, we’re looking for an enthusiastic Senior Relationship Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small, dynamic, ambitious, and welcoming team, that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships.

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser who has worked with high-net-worth individuals and, ideally, Trusts & Foundations, with a strong track record of driving income. This role will be crucial in raising funds to support the Charity’s strategic growth in Scotland to increase access to DofE and ensure all young people have the opportunity to take part.

Knowledge of the Scottish education system, within a wider policy context, as well as a good understanding of working with Local Authorities would be helpful but not essential.

Working closely with the Director for Scotland, you will maximise funding opportunities and design bids which meet the needs of DofE’s operational activity in Scotland. You will be responsible for maintaining and growing income, developing relationships with existing and prospective donors, and work closely with the Head of Philanthropy on the development and delivery of the philanthropy strategy in Scotland.

The role is home-based, but we anticipate regular travel across Scotland to attend meetings and/or training.

The teams you’ll be working with:

The Scotland Team

The DofE Scotland team covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 160 licensed organisations and 3,500 adult leaders, to support more than 30,000 young people in their DofE journey.

It’s an exciting time to join the Scotland team. As part of the charity’s Youth Without Limits strategy, the team has ambitious plans for growth with new and innovative projects in the pipeline to increase access to DofE, particularly for marginalised young people.

The Philanthropy and Major Giving Team

The Philanthropy and Major Giving team is responsible for an annual budget of at least £3m with an ambition to grow this annually to at least £5m by 2025. During 2021/22 the team doubled its target after the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh provided a significant opportunity to raise both awareness, and the profile of the Charity.

The Philanthropy and Major Giving team looks after a variety of relationships with high-net-worth individuals, family trusts and foundations, many of whom are long-term supporters of the Charity. The team is proactive when it comes to new business, seeking opportunities from our current networks and events.

To be considered for the role, you must have a passion for youth work in Scotland, have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrable success in fundraising, networking and relationship building at the very highest level which has led to significant financial support. You should have proven experience in generating new business and managing and growing a diverse portfolio with exceptional communication skills and the ability to influence senior stakeholders. Experience in writing inspiring bids and proposals to secure significant sustainable income, through multi-year pledges, from Trusts and Foundations would also be advantageous.

This is a high-profile role working for a fun, exciting and progressive charity.

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Operations Officer – Equity & Inclusion

  • Part time
  • £27,000 – £30,428 pro-rata
  • Scotland/ Hybrid
  • Closing 23rd July 2023

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

This is an opportunity to join a small, dynamic, ambitious and welcoming team that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships. This is a new and innovative post aiming to develop and grow the accessibility of the DofE for young people from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Operations Officers support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) through managing a portfolio of Licensed Organisations (LOs) and Centres.

The DofE Scotland Operations team works with these Licensed Organisations and Centres to build their capacity, support their reach into more marginalised communities and ensure sustainability, quality, and compliance with the Award framework.

The DofE Scotland office covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 150 Licensed Organisations and over 20,000 young people in the last year alone.

The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings/ training, employees will work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within Scotland.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and proactive team player, who is able to embrace innovation and change. You will be a confident and effective communicator and collaborator and have experience of building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders across the education and/or youth and community sectors.

You will also need to demonstrate significant understanding, and experience of working with, young people from minority ethnic backgrounds.

You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE and motivated by the charity’s strategic ambition to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next four years.

A full job description can be viewed below.

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Senior Relationship Manager - Scotland

  • Full time
  • £34,650 – £39,999
  • Home based
  • Closing 5th July 2023

This is an opportunity to join a small, dynamic, ambitious, and welcoming team, based in Scotland, that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships.

We are looking for an experienced fundraiser, with specialist knowledge of working with Trusts & Foundations and major donors and a strong track record of securing five- and six-figure gifts. This role will be crucial in raising funds to support the charity’s strategic growth in Scotland to increase access to DofE and ensure all young people have the opportunity to take part.

We are looking for someone with knowledge of the Scottish education system, within a wider policy context, as well as a good understanding of working with Local Authorities. Experience of working on consortium bids would be beneficial.

Working closely with the Director, you will maximise funding opportunities and design bids which meet the needs of DofE’s operational activity in Scotland. You will be responsible for maintaining and growing unrestricted and restricted income, developing relationships with existing and prospective donors, and work closely with the Head of Philanthropy on the development and delivery of the philanthropy strategy in Scotland.

The teams you’d be working with:

The Scotland Team

The DofE Scotland team covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 160 Licensed Organisations and 3,500 adult leaders, to support more than 30,000 young people in their DofE journey.

It’s an exciting time to join the Scotland team. As part of the charity’s Youth Without Limits strategy, the team has ambitious plans for growth with new and innovative projects in the pipeline to increase access to DofE, particularly for marginalised young people.

The Philanthropy and Major Giving Team

The Philanthropy and Major Giving team is responsible for an annual budget of at least £3m with an ambition to grow this annually to at least £5m by 2025. During 2021/22 the team doubled its target after the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh provided a significant opportunity to raise both awareness, and the profile of the charity.

The Philanthropy and Major Giving team looks after a variety of relationships with high-net-worth individuals, family trusts and foundations, many of whom are long-term supporters of the charity. The team is proactive when it comes to new business, seeking opportunities from our current networks and events. We collaborate with multiple internal stakeholders including our CEO and Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Trustees and Regional Directors.

You will be Responsible for:

• Work with the Scotland Director and Head of Philanthropy to develop a strategy to grow fundraising income over the next three years in Scotland.

• Work with the Prospect Research Development Manager to ensure a strong and diverse pipeline is developed and managed.

• Secure significant new and sustainable income, through multi-year pledges, from Trusts and Foundations and individual philanthropists.

• Develop strong, long-standing relationships with current and prospective supporters, engaging them in our work and understanding their motivations to give, as well as maximising their involvement in advocating for DofE and facilitating introductions to support fundraising efforts.

• Attend high level cultivation events/meetings, representing the DofE with passion and integrity.

We’re looking for someone who:

• Energy, enthusiasm, and a passion for people

• Holds strong interpersonal skills with demonstrable success in fundraising, networking and relationship building at the very highest level.

• Proven experience in generating new business, ideally six figures and above, including multi-year gifts, and managing and growing a diverse portfolio.

• Exceptional written (including proposal/grant writing) and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate and influence senior stakeholders.

• Success in initiating and leading on new ideas and projects.

• Ability to plan and prioritise to deliver work to agreed deadlines.

The role is home-based, but we anticipate regular travel across the country to attend meetings and/or training. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within the region with access to a vehicle.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a generous pension contribution, flexible working, Heath care cash plan, life assurance, attractive holiday package, ongoing training, and an employee assistance programme.

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Operations Officer - (South East Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £30,428
  • Field Based Role
  • Closing 15th March 2023

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

This is an opportunity to join a small, dynamic, ambitious and welcoming team that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships. Operations Officers support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) through managing a portfolio of Licensed Organisations (LOs).

LOs range from local authorities, state and independent schools to youth organisations, secure units and community groups. The DofE Scotland Operations team works with these licensed organisations to build their capacity, support their reach into more marginalised communities and ensure quality and compliance with the Award framework.

The DofE Scotland office covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 140 Licensed Organisations and over 19,000 young people in the last year alone. Each Operations Officer manages a portfolio based on broad geographic region.

The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings, employees will work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within the region.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and proactive team player, who is able to embrace innovation and change. You will be a confident and effective communicator and collaborater and have experience of building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders across the education and/or youth and community sectors.

You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE and motivated by the charity’s strategic ambition to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next four years.

What will you get in return?

The opportunity to work for a successful and dynamic charity that has the development of young people at its heart and the wellbeing and development of its people constantly in focus.

You will be joining a team of empowered colleagues working together.

A salary between £27,000 - £30,428 per annum dependent on experience.

From day one we offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension, volunteering leave, Healthcare cash plan and an employee assistance programme.

Through our Flexible Working policy, the DofE provides an opportunity to work flexibly to meet yours and our business needs.

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Operations Officer (North Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £30,428
  • North Scotland - Field based
  • Closing 15th August 2022

The Role

This is an opportunity to join a small, dynamic, ambitious and welcoming team that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships. Operations Officers support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) through managing a portfolio of Licensed Organisations (LOs).

LOs range from local authorities, state and independent schools to youth organisations, secure units and community groups. The DofE Scotland Operations team works with these licensed organisations to build their capacity, support their reach into more marginalised communities and ensure quality and compliance with the Award framework.

The DofE Scotland office covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 140 Licensed Organisations and over 17,000 young people in the last year alone. Each Operations Officer manages a portfolio based on broad geographic region.

The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings, employees will work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within the region.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and proactive team player, who is able to embrace innovation and change. You will be a confident and effective communicator and collaborater and have experience of building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders across the education and/or youth and community sectors.

You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE and motivated by the charity’s strategic ambition to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next four years.

If you think you have the desired skills and experience, then please do apply online. As part of the application process, you will be expected to complete a statement of suitability and answer competency-based questions relevant to the role to help us assess your application.

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

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

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Operations Officer - West Scotland

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £30,428
  • West Scotland Field-based
  • Closing 1st June 2022

The vacancy

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

This is an opportunity to join a small, dynamic, ambitious and welcoming team that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships. Operations Officers support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) through managing a portfolio of Licensed Organisations (LOs).

LOs range from local authorities, state and independent schools to youth organisations, secure units and community groups. The DofE Scotland Operations team works with these licensed organisations to build their capacity, support their reach into more marginalised communities and ensure quality and compliance with the Award framework.

The DofE Scotland office covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 140 Licensed Organisations and over 17,000 young people in the last year alone. Each Operations Officer manages a portfolio based on broad geographic region.

The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings, employees will work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within the region.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and proactive team player, who is able to embrace innovation and change. You will be a confident and effective communicator and collaborater and have experience of building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders across the education and/or youth and community sectors.

You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE and motivated by the charity’s strategic ambition to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next four years.

DofE are also recruiting Operation Officers throughout East & Central Scotland

If you think you have the desired skills and experience, then please do apply online. As part of the application process, you will be expected to complete a statement of suitability and answer competency-based questions relevant to the role to help us assess your application.

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

Successful candidates 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 you would like any assistance that might help improve your experience while completing the application, please contact us by email recruitment@dofe.org

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. To find out more visit DofE.org/about.

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.

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Business Support Assistant (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £17,795 – £21,160
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Closing 18th April 2022

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

Main purpose of the role:

  • Support communication activities, such as maintaining webpages, gathering case studies, supporting social media content, and liaising with the central Communication Team.
  • Assisting with the organisation of annual events and conferences.
  • Photo, video and website editing.
  • Support the smooth running of the DofE’s operations in Scotland.
  • Provide a high level of administrative and customer support to all stakeholders.

The post holder will also:

  • Be an enthusiastic, authentic ambassador for the DofE and engage positively
  • with stakeholders providing a high level of customer service.
  • Uphold the values of the DofE working collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrate the DofE’s commitment to building a diverse and inclusive
  • organisation.
  • Follow the DofE’s Safeguarding and Data Protection policies and procedures
  • at all times complying with legislation and statutory duties.
  • Ensure that all health and safety procedures are always followed.

Person Specification Experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience of delivering good customer service.
  • Experience or ability to work well in a team and with internal stakeholders at all levels.
  • Experience of using ICT applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams).
  • Good organisation and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience of using social media in relation to community or business accounts, and of using video/ photo and website editing software would be desirable.

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

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

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Operations Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £34,650 – £36,877
  • Field-based contract
  • Closing 18th March 2022

The vacancy

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

This is an opportunity to join a small, dynamic, ambitious and welcoming team that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships. The Operations Manager is responsible for managing a team of geographically dispersed Operations Officers to support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) across Scotland.

DofE operates through a licensed model of delivery partners and licensed organisations range from local authorities, state and independent schools to youth organisations, secure units and community groups. The DofE Scotland Operations team works with these licensed organisations to build their capacity, support their reach into more marginalised communities and ensure quality and compliance with the Award framework.

The DofE Scotland office covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 140 Licensed Organisations and over 17,000 young people in the last year alone. There are two Operations Managers in the team, each with a distinct geographic remit and together with the Business Support Manager and the Director, they form the Scotland Management team, developing and delivering the Scotland business plan, and supporting the Access, Reach, Impact and Quality strategic goals set out in DofE’s “Youth Without Limits” 5 year strategy.

The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings, employees will work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within the region.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be an experienced people manager, who is able to embrace innovation and change and has experience of managing remote/hybrid teams. You will be a confident and organised manager, an effective communicator and collaborator and have experience of building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders across the education and/or youth and community sectors.

You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE and motivated by the charity’s strategic ambition to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next four years.

If you think you have the desired skills and experience, then please do apply online by clicking on the apply button. As part of the application process, you will be expected to complete a statement of suitability and answer competency-based questions relevant to the role to help us assess your application.

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

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

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. To find out more visit DofE.org/about.

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.

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Business Support Assistant (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £17,795 – £21,160
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 18th March 2022

The vacancy

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

The role:

We are looking for a Business Support Assistant to help with the smooth running of the DofE’s operations in Scotland, by providing a high level of administrative and customer support to all our stakeholders.

You will be the first point of contact for general enquiries by telephone and email and will be expected to provide advice and support on all aspects of the Award.

In addition, you will be responsible for the communication activities for the Scotland region, including creating social media content, maintaining the webpage, and gathering case studies.

You will also support with a variety of administrative tasks including helping with presentations and supporting the rest of the Business Support team, as well as the wider Scotland team, where required.

This is an office-based role; as a regional office, we don’t work directly with young people undertaking their DofE programme.

What we are looking for:

· Experience of delivering good customer service.

· Experience or ability to work well in a team and with internal stakeholders at all levels.

· Experience of using ICT applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams).

· Good organisation and time management skills.

· Good written and verbal communication skills.

· Self-motivated.

· Attention to detail.

· An ability to spot opportunities to improve efficiency.

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

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. To find out more visit DofE.org/about.

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.

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Operations Officer - Community Engagement (West Central Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £29,258
  • Field-based contract in the area of West Central Scotland
  • Closing 14th March 2022

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

Working on a new and innovative UK-wide project, you will lead on the setup and development of new DofE Centres in Scotland. You will engage with, and build a network of, Voluntary and Community (VCS) organisations in West Central Scotland support them to become DofE Centres. These Centres will give marginalised young people the opportunity to participate in the DofE and to build their confidence, skills, and resilience. Through providing support and funding, you will enable VCS organisations to develop high quality DofE programmes across the portfolio area.

Testing new ways of the DofE reaching young people, you will be working on an exciting and innovative project at the heart of the DofE’s five-year strategy, Youth Without Limits.

What we are looking for:

You will have experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders across the voluntary and community sector, to ensure the successful implementation of community-based projects. You will be motivated and passionate about supporting young people and giving them the best opportunities in life, with a strong track record of creating positive outcomes for local communities. You will be an enthusiastic, collaborative individual who thrives working in a fast-paced environment, with the ability to drive this project forward.

If you are excited about the prospect of working for the DofE and believe you have the desired skills and experience to make a real success of this role, then we are keen to hear from you.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a 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).

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Business Support Assistant

  • Part time
  • £17,795 – £21,160 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 11th February 2022

The vacancy

We help young people to build life-long belief in themselves, supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their own passions and discover talents they never knew they had. Because when you prove to yourself that you’re ready for anything nothing can hold you back.

Do you want to be part of that?

The role:

We are looking for a Business Support Assistant to help with the smooth running of the DofE’s operations in Scotland, by providing a high level of administrative and customer support to all our stakeholders.

You will be the first point of contact for general enquiries by telephone and email and will be expected to provide advice and support on all aspects of the Award.

In addition, you will be responsible for the communication activities for the Scotland region, including creating social media content, maintaining the webpage, and gathering case studies.

You will also support with a variety of administrative tasks including helping with presentations and supporting the rest of the Business Support team, as well as the wider Scotland team, where required.

This is an office-based role; as a regional office, we don’t work directly with young people undertaking their DofE programme.

What we are looking for:

• Experience of delivering good customer service.

• Experience or ability to work well in a team and with internal stakeholders at all levels.

• Experience of using ICT applications (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams).

• Good organisation and time management skills.

• Good written and verbal communication skills.

• Self-motivated.

• Attention to detail.

• An ability to spot opportunities to improve efficiency.

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

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Business Support Manager

  • Full time
  • £31,785 – £35,281
  • Edinburgh with hybrid working
  • Closing 8th December 2021

You will be responsible for the smooth running of the DofE Scotland office base, managing a small highly motivated team covering admin, local stakeholder events and specific local policy needs. You will also support the Scotland Director on the achievement of wider strategic and business aims and work closely with the Scotland Operations Managers to support the effective running of DofE operations across the country.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for a highly organised team player that shares our commitment to the transformational power of youth work. You will be joining an enthusiastic, skilled and creative team, based across Scotland, committed to an ambitious delivery plan.

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

Appointment to this position will be subject to a satisfactory PVG check.

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