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Operations Officer (North Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £30,428
  • North Scotland - Field based
  • Closing 15th August 2022

  • Advertised from 25th July 2022
  • Dependent on experience


The Role

This is an opportunity to join a small, dynamic, ambitious and welcoming team that believes in the transformative power of youth work and the power of partnerships. Operations Officers support the operational delivery and development of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) through managing a portfolio of Licensed Organisations (LOs).

LOs range from local authorities, state and independent schools to youth organisations, secure units and community groups. The DofE Scotland Operations team works with these licensed organisations to build their capacity, support their reach into more marginalised communities and ensure quality and compliance with the Award framework.

The DofE Scotland office covers DofE activity across the length and breadth of Scotland, working with over 140 Licensed Organisations and over 17,000 young people in the last year alone. Each Operations Officer manages a portfolio based on broad geographic region.

The role will be field-based and when not attending meetings, employees will work from home. You will need to have an appropriate home office set up and live within the region.

What we are looking for:

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and proactive team player, who is able to embrace innovation and change. You will be a confident and effective communicator and collaborater and have experience of building and sustaining relationships with stakeholders across the education and/or youth and community sectors.

You will be a passionate advocate for the work of the DofE and motivated by the charity’s strategic ambition to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in our life-changing programmes, over the next four years.

If you think you have the desired skills and experience, then please do apply online. As part of the application process, you will be expected to complete a statement of suitability and answer competency-based questions relevant to the role to help us assess your application.

We offer excellent staff benefits including a competitive salary, generous pension contribution, flexible working, volunteering days, Healthcare cash plan and an employee assistance programme.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal record check (e.g. DBS/PVG or similar).

Application notes

To find out more and to apply please visit our website

Closing Date: Monday 15th August 2022 at Midnight

First Interview: 22nd/23rd August 2022

Second interview: 29th August 2022