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Voluntary placements with the DofE
We sometimes offer exciting opportunities for voluntary placements within our various offices.
Due to unprecedented levels of demand, an opportunity has arisen for a part-time Volunteer to assist in the administration of our Quality Assurance processes.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to gain experience of being involved with a highly-regarded charity in the Youth Sector. You will have the opportunity to volunteer as part of a small but well-established team which licences organisations to deliver DofE activities in the South East. Our office is at Windsor, Berkshire.
We are hoping that you will have excellent organisational and IT skills (Microsoft Office). We would hope that the successful volunteer will be able to help us with ensuring that we can offer a consistently high quality of support to our licensed delivery partners. Knowledge of the DofE would be useful but not essential (training will be provided).
The successful volunteer will have the opportunity to assist the Client Support Officer, who is responsible for Quality Assurance and Development processes in the Region. We anticipate the volunteer position would be open for an initial 3 month period and would hope that the successful volunteer would be available for around 10-15 hours per week. Although the post doesn’t attract a salary, reasonable expenses can be paid to cover your travel and lunch costs when supported by receipts.
We would hope that the volunteer would be willing to be involved with:
- Assisting in Quality Assurance & Licensing Administration
- Organising dates for Reviews
- Compiling Licensing documentation
- Collecting policies & documentation
- Creating surveys and collating results (using ‘Survey Monkey’)
- Organising Peer Reviewers/ Review Teams
- Creating Review Packs for the Review Team
- Collating and distributing the finalised Review Report
To apply for this opportunity please email your CV along with a detailed statement (no more than 1 side of A4) which outlines your suitability for this volunteering opportunity.
Please send these to Orla Fenn, Client Support Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 22nd November 2013.
If you would like to informally discuss this opportunity with her she can be contacted on 01753-727455.
Please be aware that you will be required to undertake Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) check.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
South East Region
Berkshire SL4 1EU
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 webmaster@DofE.org.
Current partner vacancies
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are currently recruiting a part time position in the Achievement Team to cover a period of extended parental leave from January 2014 – August 2014.
The part time position they have available will be responsible for:
Coordinating the DofE for Epic CiC/RBKC and supporting the Achievement Team/Epic CIC to meet its Accreditation Targets .The role will involve developing and working with young people, Epic CIC/RBKC Staff and partners in the delivery of Accreditation to young people. (21 hours per week with possibility of additional hours as and when needed) JOB PROFILE
Interested candidates can submit their experience of interest in writing to Louisa.Guthrie@RBKC.gov.uk no later than Friday 15th November, outlining how they meet the various specifications criteria outlines in the attached job description.
Area Development Worker – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Oxfordshire County Council
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join the Youth, Engagement and Opportunities Team as Area Development Workers for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
You will be responsible for ensuring the development and delivery of the programme across Oxfordshire, ensuring that the scheme engages vulnerable young people and supports skills and learning linked to future employability.
You should have previous experience of working with children and young people and operating The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, strong communication skills and the ability to work flexibly and travel throughout the county and elsewhere as required. Applicants should also have a walking group leader qualification.
Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.
Closing Date: 25 October 2013 (Closing time for all vacancies unless otherwise stated is 4:00pm)
Interview date: 14th November 2013
To apply for this vacancy please select the below link.
Area Development Worker – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award