Meet the team

Here’s an overview of members of the DofE South East England team who work with LOs in Hampshire:

Hayley Meredith – Operations Manager for Surrey, West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Hayley manages a team of Operations Officers who support LOs to deliver the DofE. She regularly delivers training and support alongside her team.

You can contact Hayley on [email protected] or 07876 882 409.

Aaron Warwick, Nick Glover and Kirsty Sandiford – Operations Officers, Hampshire.

Aaron, Nick and Kirsty support Hampshire LOs and will be your daily points of contact within the DofE charity. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to contact them.

You can reach Aaron on [email protected] or 07771 505 194.

Stephanie, Kelly, Sarah and Donna – the regional office team.

The office team are your administrative contacts. Kelly coordinates training and events, Sarah covers invoices and Donna works on licences, communications and Award verification. Stephanie is our Office Manager and also has responsibility for finance.

Contact us on [email protected] or 01753 727 450 (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).

Training

During the Hampshire transition, we will be offering a number of free courses to help you prepare your staff for their roles. These are:

– Introduction to the DofE: This course acts as a general introduction to the DofE and delivery roles. Please note this is not for DofE Ambassadors.

– Expedition Supervisor Training Course: This course gives an understanding of the Supervisor role as the person responsible for the health and safety of an expedition team.

– Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme: This training provides a route to accreditation for those who wish to assess DofE expeditions. Assessors check that expeditions meet the 20 Conditions.

– Managers’ Training: This course covers the basics of running DofE in your LO.

Useful resources

For walkthroughs, eDofE guides and promotional videos, please visit our YouTube channel.

Forms and materials can be found in the Resources Centre and on our South East England noticeboard.

The DofE has recently launched its first ever app for participants, allowing young people to easily plan their activities, connect with their Leaders and upload evidence from their smartphones. It’s available to download for free for Android and iPhones.