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Digital Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £21,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th February 2020

  • Advertised from 3rd February 2020


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) is a world leading youth charity which gives all 14-24 year olds the chance to develop skills for life and work. We engage, inspire and empower over 300,000 young people a year across the UK and from every possible background.

The DofE Award is a game-changer. We know that perseverance and passion for long-term goals is linked to success in education, life and work. Our structured programme of volunteering, physical and skills based challenges inspire, guide and support young people to achieve.

We believe that anything is possible and the possibilities are endless. The positive effects of the DofE are proven and far-reaching. Communities are enriched with passionate and driven volunteers, businesses benefit from work-ready, competent recruits and young people are given the confidence to shine.

We are looking for a replacement Digital Communications Officer to join our Scotland Regional Office in Edinburgh.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a UK charity that makes a difference to young people’s lives.

Nearly 300,000 young people a year from every possible background do a DofE programme to broaden their horizons, develop their leadership skills, learn to work with others, volunteer in their local communities, increase their employability, and prove to themselves they can succeed at a serious challenge. Sometimes we completely change the direction of their lives.

This is an exciting time to be joining The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The charity is undergoing significant development in many areas, including the use of our programmes to significantly reduce re-offending and increasing its use with more young people with barriers to participation, refreshed use of of the brand and continued developments in the digital space.

The Digital Communications Officer will provide support to the Scottish DofE Office with specific responsibility for external communications. You will co-ordinate and develop our communications function to ensure the DofE network of Licensed Organisations and volunteers are inspired, enthused and are well informed of our work. The channels include social media, internal platforms, press and media and printed material.

Application notes

Please visit the DofE website for full details.

If you think you have the desired skills and experience then please apply online.

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 16thFebruary 2020 at midnight.

First interviews will take place on Monday 24thFebruary 2020 in Edinburgh.

All DofE staff support the charity’s Mission, Vision and Values;

Our Mission isto inspire, guide and support young people in their self-development and recognise their achievements.

Our Vision isto reach more young people from diverse backgrounds and equip them as individuals to succeed in life.

Our Values are:

Together we have passion

We have strong belief in our Vision, Values and Mission; We care about the cause; We care about the results of our actions; We want to make a positive difference.

Together we are ambitious

We are driven; We are achievement focussed; We have a desire to succeed.

Together we are better

Together we are greater than the sum of our parts; We achieve more by collaborating with colleagues.

Together we demand quality

We will be and do our best; We expect maximum individual commitment and performance; Each of us will make a positive difference