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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

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award - Sheffield
Development Worker

2 X 18.5 hours per week posts including regular evening and weekends for sessions and expeditions

Salary £23,213 pro rata

Sheffield Futures are working in partnership with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to recruit a further two Development Workers to deliver, develop and promote The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Sheffield.

The main responsibilities of the role are to plan, supervise and develop provision for young people via The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. To target, develop and support new groups of young people in becoming involved with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award who traditionally have not been attracted to the programme. To work directly with young people and assess their needs, to listen to, support, befriend and advocate on their behalf. To organise social education programmes with young people and external partners to ensure young people can achieve recognition under the DofE.

The post holder will undertake visits to schools, youth groups and other venues to inform young people and other delivery staff about the award. They will work in partnership with other statutory and voluntary agencies to contribute to developing provision and provide support and a point of contact for schools and other key partners. They will assist The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager to develop and deliver a development plan that addresses the needs of priority young people in the area / project.

The ideal candidate will have experience of face to face work with young people from varying backgrounds and cultures, and ideally a working knowledge of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. They will also have experience of leading and supporting expeditions.

The successful candidate will be passionate about ensuring The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programmes are available to all young people. With excellent communication, administration and time management skills they will be competent with ICT and have the ability to work on their own initiative. Teamwork skills are essential as are planning and delivery skills and the ability to interact with a range of people.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum Level 3 qualification in Youth Work or a relevant teaching qualification.
The role would include working regular evening and twilight sessions to provide support to participants and staff, and expedition/residential work often over a weekend and school holidays.

Sheffield Futures is committed to: promoting diversity in the workplace and to equality of opportunities; safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults.
Charity Registration Number 1044940


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