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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

  • Advertised from 2nd May 2024
  • Salary depending on experience. 17.5 hours per week


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.

Application notes

To find out more and apply please visit our website

The deadline for applying for this role is: Midnight on the 22nd of May 2024

Interviews will be: on the 7th of June 2024 in person within the portfolio area.

Second Interviews (if required) will be: w/c 10th of June 2024.