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Operations Officer (London)

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
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24 Sep 2021

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Operations Officer (London)Location: Field-based contract, LondonSalary: £30,508 to £32,418 pa dependant on experienceThis is a permanent, full time vacancyThe VacancyEvery 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 an Operations Officer to join our London Regional Office.The Operations Officer will support the operational delivery and development of the 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, for example.You will involve working alongside a team of Operations Officers within DofE London, each of whom will have a portfolio of LOs to support. The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings or delivering training in person, you will work from home most of the time; you should live within or very close to the portfolio area, outlined above.We are looking to recruit a dynamic, proactive and effective team player to join DofE London. You will report to an Operations Manager and will be responsible for the day to day contact with, and management of, LOs in order to support delivery of the DofE London business plan.You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE and be driven to realise the DofE's strategic ambition to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next five years.A full job description can be viewed below. If you think you have the desired skills and experience, then please apply online.As part of the application process, you will be expected answer competency-based questions relevant to the role to help us assess your application. We encourage you to explain your experience and skills using examples by following the pattern: Situation, Task, Action and Result (STAR). E.g. what was the situation/background, what was the task, what did you do and what result or outcome did you achieve.The closing date for all applications is 23rd September 2021.First interviews will take place on Wednesday 15th September 2021.Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.About the DofEThe DofE charity works with organisations across the UK to help young people gain essential skills, experience, confidence and resilience to successfully navigate adult life.
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