Operations Officer

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Coventry and East Warwickshire
£26,000 to £28,000 per annum
14 Jun 2017
04 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Home Based

This role will require the successful applicant to live in Coventry, North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth or Rugby. However, you should be prepared to travel within the Central England Region where required.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives all 14-24 year olds the chance to develop skills for life and work. We engage, inspire and empower over 300,000 young people a year across the UK and from every possible background.

The DofE Award is a game-changer. We know that perseverance and passion for long-term goals is linked to success in education, life and work. Our structured programme of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide and support young people to achieve.

We believe that anything is possible and the possibilities are endless. The positive effects of the DofE are proven and far-reaching. Communities are enriched with passionate and driven volunteers, businesses benefit from work-ready, competent recruits and young people are given the confidence to shine.

We are looking for a replacement Operations Officer to join our Central England Regional Office in Sutton Coldfield.

The Operations Officer will support the operation and development of the DofE across the Central England Region and be responsible for their area's contribution to the performance, programme and financial targets contained within the Regional Operating and Financial Plans.

This is an exciting time for the DofE, our participants, volunteers and supporters. We're looking to recruit a dynamic, creative, proactive and skilled individual who will be a welcome addition to our small but effective team.

You will report to an Operations Manager, and will be responsible for the day to day contact with, and support of, Licensed Organisations.

You will also work with our partners to monitor and enhance the quality of DofE delivery across the Region.

This will include helping our partners to implement changes introduced from time to time to DofE programmes and the way they are managed.

The role will also involve creating regular opportunities to engage with our network of delivery partners, including periodic formal reviews of their DofE Operating Licence.

You will also be responsible for increasing the availability of DofE to the young residents of the Region. This will involve:

• Establishing new Centres in cooperation with existing and new Licensed


• Encouraging non-participating schools and other potential providers to

  start Groups;

• Promoting DofE to other organisations which work with young people,

  particularly those from deprived backgrounds.

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 3rd  July 2017 at 5 pm.

First interviews will take place on Wednesday 12th July 2017 and second interviews will take place on Friday 21th July 2017 at the Central England Regional Office in Sutton Coldfield.

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

The closing date for all applications is Monday 3rd July 2017 at 5pm