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Voluntary placements with the DofE

We sometimes offer exciting opportunities for voluntary placements within our various offices. 

Jobs with our partners

DofE Licensed Organisations often have vacancies for roles to support the DofE in their area – from DofE Managers who are the main contact with the DofE Charity, to development workers and administrators.  We publish them on this page when we are notified of them.

Please see below for details of any current vacancies and please ensure you apply direct to them.

If you are a Licensed Organisation or DofE centre with a current vacancy you'd like us to advertise (for free!), please email the details to

Current partner vacancies

ACFA Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Development Manager

Full Time Employment

Competitive Package

Commencing 17 November 2014

ACFA is seeking to replace the current incumbent who retires in December 2014 after a long and successful tenure. We are seeking someone who is widely experienced in working with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, with an absolute minimum qualification of the Certificate in DofE Leadership; someone who is proficient in the use of eDofE, the DofE’ s online management system, who has competent administrative skills and who is able to self-manage and to work effectively from home. He/she will be able to manage a budget, motivate, enthuse and manage others, especially volunteers, and work flexible hours to support volunteers to promote and deliver the DofE.

Applicants will need to fill in an ACFA job application form which can be obtained, along with a detailed role specification, from Simon Wooldridge on  

Application forms should be with Simon Wooldridge by Thursday 2nd October, with interviews at Holderness House, London on Tuesday 14th October. Please do not apply if you are unable to attend for interview.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Island Award Centre
Sessional Youth Worker Vacancy

Closing Date: 18th September 2014

Job Description

The Jersey Youth Service Island Award Centre is looking for a Sessional Youth Worker to work 3 hours per week on a Monday evening plus additional hours at the weekend during practice and qualifying expeditions averaging approximately 5 hours per week.

Applicants need to have volunteered within the Jersey Youth Service over the last six months and have undertaken the Introduction to Jersey Youth Service course. The applicant must also have experience in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award by completing the Induction to Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as the Supervisor’s Course. Skills in camp and navigation are also required.

For additional information please contact Mitch Couriard, the Award Manager, on (01534) 280403.


Graveney School, Tooting (London)

DofE Leader

Part Time – 3 days per week [22 hours per week]

Actual Salary £15,906 - £16,837

Graveney is an extremely popular oversubscribed and successful co-education 11-18 School, situated in Tooting, SW17 on a pleasant site with excellent facilities. We have a commitment to providing the best opportunities to all students and to developing the professional skills and career opportunities of staff.

We are seeking a specialist to lead the Gold, Silver and Bronze DofE activities and expeditions in this busy London school. We currently have 400 students enrolled on the award and  require a suitably qualified, dynamic and experienced individual who wants to make a difference to young people’s lives by expanding the opportunities they have access to through the DofE and  other out of school activities.

For an application form and job description, please visit 

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: 12 noon on Thursday 25TH September 2014 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 1st October 2014 


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