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Director – Scotland

About the role

Attractive package plus Company Car
Based Edinburgh

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.

DofE is looking for a replacement Director to join their Scotland Office in Edinburgh.  This is an exceptional opportunity to join a committed team and to lead the Scottish office of this world leading youth charity.

Purpose of the role:

  • Provide leadership and direction for all DofE activity in Scotland ensuring it aligns with DofE’s mission, vision, strategic objectives and annual performance targets
  • Oversee the delivery of high quality DofE programmes to growing numbers of young people in Scotland, through effectively licensing and supporting DofE centres.
  • Act as a champion and advocate for the DofE mission in Scotland, building and maintaining effective stakeholder relationships in order to maximise DofE’s reach and impact.
  • Contribute to the overall leadership and direction of DofE through active engagement and collaboration with other Directors and as a member of the UK Executive Team.

Mission, Vision and Values:

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

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

Our Vision is to 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 focused; 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.

If you think you have the desired skills and experience then please apply to Ailsa Sutherland, Director, FWB Park Brown at with a covering letter (maximum of 2 sides of A4), current package details and your CV.

The closing date for all applications is Sunday 2nd February 2020 at midnight.

First interviews will take place on Thursday 13th February 2020 and second interviews will take place week commencing 17th February 2020 in Edinburgh.