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Does the idea of helping young people achieve things they never dreamed give you a buzz?  Would you like to be part of a dynamic team that believes in doing rather than just talking?  Then we’d like to hear from you…


All of our jobs are advertised through our dedicated jobs site:  



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 [email protected].

Current partner vacancies:

Director of Outdoor Education

King Henry VIII School, Coventry

Required January 2018

We are looking for an outstanding leader with a real passion for inspiring young people to be involved in outdoor education.The successful candidate will have strong experience within outdoor education, although not necessarily a qualified teacher.

Candidates must complete and return the Application Form by 12 noon on Friday 23rd June 2017.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Officer

  • Remuneration + benefits: £16,000 - £23,500
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Contract type: Full time fixed term until the 30th June 2019
  • Location: Turf Moor, Burnley, BB10 4BX
  • Closing Date: Monday 3rd July 2017 (9am)
  • Interview Date: Friday 14th July 2017

Burnley FC in the Community continues to embark on an exciting new chapter in its commitment to serving Burnley
and the surrounding areas. The club’s official charity is now looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated
individual to the full-time role of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Officer, in addition to supporting across Burnley FC in the
Community’s Social Inclusion projects. The role will involve working closely with the Social Inclusion Manager on a
range of community based initiatives, ensuring our projects are accessible to all.

As part of this role, you will be required to;

  • Manage the delivery of the DofE, in-house and in partnership with schools
  • Work closely with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (North Area) to ensure that the Award in Burnley grows in line with expectations
  • Engage and recruit eligible young people onto all Social Inclusion programmes, whilst assessing and establishing their needs and levels of support required
  • Co-ordinate and deliver an expanding range of provision for young people
  • Take part in regular outreach work in Burnley and the surrounding areas, promoting all BFCitC projects
  • Co-ordinate a team of casual coaches to ensure all sessions are delivered to the highest quality
  • Develop and deliver activities and workshops to a variety of participants
  • Be a passionate advocate for all BFCitC Social Inclusion projects

With the support of the Social Inclusion Manager, the successful applicant will also be required to ensure strict
monitoring and evaluation processes are followed, in order to provide the necessary evidence to all programme

An ideal candidate will have;
• A degree/HND in a relevant subject such as Youth Work, Sport or Community Development
• Outdoor education qualification that will enable you to lead DofE Expeditions e.g. BEL, Hill and Moorland Leader,
Mountain Leader
• A 1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football
• Experience of working on football/sport based youth diversionary projects including experience of working with
hard to reach young people
• Experience of delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
• Excellent communication and organisation skills
• Experience of working on youth intervention projects
• A good understanding of the East Lancashire community
• A broad knowledge of barriers that service users may face and strategies to address where appropriate
• D1 driving licence (mini bus)
Applicants will need to have a flexible approach to work and be able to work evenings, weekends and match days as
required. You will require a full, valid UK driving licence and access to a suitable vehicle.

Please apply by downloading and completing the job application form which can be found on Burnley FC in the Community website – Careers and Opportunities.

Burnley FC in the Community no longer accept CV’s.
Burnley FC in the Community is committed to safeguarding children and young people and is an equal opportunities
employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Successful applicants will be subject to an
Enhanced Criminal Record Check (DBS).
*Please note only candidates selected for interview will be notified.



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