We are currently looking for:

  1. Learning and Development Manager – full-time, permanent
  2. Operations Manager – full-time, maternity cover, 12 months
  3. Supporter Engagement Manager – full-time, maternity cover, 12 months

Who we are

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a non-formal education and learning framework operating in more than 130 countries and territories around the world, through which young people’s achievements outside of academia are recognised and celebrated.

We at The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation are the engine that drives and supports the Award’s growth, access, and impact across the globe.


Role: Operations Manager at The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation

Salary: circa £34,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Job type: Full-time, maternity cover, 12 months

Close date: 3 November 2021. Start as soon as possible

How to apply: Operations Manager (Maternity Cover) | The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation | | CharityJob.co.uk

Candidates can be based anywhere in the UK or international.

About you

This person will support the delivery and growth of the Award through provision of guidance and support to our Operators – a network of local and national organisations around the world, licensed directly by the Foundation to deliver the Award.

You will have previous experience of providing strategic support in a volunteer NGO environment, along with being able to build and maintain excellent client relationships. This role will require you to communicate and network effectively at operational and Board level and across a wide variety of cultures. You will be focused on results and targets, and have experience of managing youth programmes and project management.

Good luck!


Role: Learning and Development Manager at The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation

Salary: circa £35,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Job type: Full-time, permanent

Close date: 22 October 2021. Start as soon as possible

How to apply: Learning and Development Manager | The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation | | CharityJob.co.uk

Candidates can be based anywhere in the UK or international.

About you

You will need to have previous experience in Learning and Development, talent consulting, or a related field. You will use a responsive and thoughtful approach to support the Foundation and help embed a culture of learning, reflection, and adaptation into its work.

It is essential you understand the theory and practice of helping others learn, including how best to present information. You will draw on your technical research skills and manage relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

This role requires you to have experience of delivering in-person and virtual training to a variety of stakeholders with different learning styles and levels of understanding.  This is a global role so it is essential that you are culturally sensitive and have experience of working with cultures other than your own.

Good luck!


Role: Supporter Engagement Manager at The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation

Salary: circa £35,000 per annum dependent on experience

Job type: Full-time maternity cover for 12 months

Posted on: 18 August 2021

Close date: 17 September 2021

How to apply: Please apply here.

Please download the full Job Specification here.

Candidates can be based anywhere in the UK or international.

About you

The donor journey is critical to the success of our Fundraising team. The Supporter Engagement Manager plays an important role in increasing income from prospects and donors by developing and delivering a tailored programme of activities designed to attract, engage and retain our highest value supporters and partners around the world.

The Supporter Engagement Manager will project manage engagement activities for new prospects and current donors across our Philanthropy and Partnerships income streams. They will ensure these activities increase engagement with our work, make donors feel recognised for their generosity and proud of their contribution towards helping young people become #worldready.

Success will be seen through new partnerships and donations secured, an uplift in giving value and retention of existing commitments.

Working with the Communications team, they will be an energetic self-starter with a great eye for detail and have a passion for creating the right narrative and content to promote an incredible cause. They will create an engaging ‘voice’ for the fundraising team’s multiple audiences. The successful candidate will be a team player who has experience communicating with various internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects are executed on time and to budget.

Working with the Events team, they will act as key liaison for all Philanthropy and Partnership
events, ensuring that every aspect of an event from planning to execution and follow up provides the most logical and impactful donor journey as possible, to ensure the greatest ROI for events

Good luck!

Foundation staff

Recruitment: Why choose us?

Talk to any member of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation and they’ll tell you what a rewarding place it is to work.

From the way we value our people, to the work we do, the Foundation brings together multiple perspectives and world views to form our unique organisation culture.

We believe that today’s young people are our most important global resource – and that championing and challenging them should be a top priority. Everyone at the Foundation is dedicated to working towards our global long-term ambition – that every eligible young person will have the opportunity to participate in the Award.

If you believe you’re the person to help us achieve these goals, then come and join us and we’ll support you every step of the way.

Our community

We’re a truly global family. Our colleagues can be found all over the world; yet with the help of technology, mutual collaboration, trust and support, it often feels as though we’re working side by side.

Although we believe that you don’t have to travel the world to create a global mind set, working with the Foundation can sometimes also involve international travel.

Your role here

We’re a hard-working, but sociable and friendly office group, who spend time together both in and out of the workplace.

We recognise and appreciate that our staff are made up of a vibrant and motivated mix of individuals. To reflect this, we aim to create an environment focused around experiences that work for everyone. As an equal opportunities employer, we recognise and celebrate that every individual is different and should feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work.

Whatever your skills, experience and ambition, you can benefit from our learning and development opportunities and coaching. We try to push our employees as best we can and our internal development programmes give you the chance to grow professionally in a supportive working environment.

We never forget the importance of health and wellbeing. It’s part of our culture, and we’re tirelessly committed to creating a beneficial working environment for all of our ambitious and dedicated staff. Our broad range of world-class benefits ensure you receive rewards that go beyond your base salary. We strive to be a competitive employer in every location we are staffed and our flexible benefit packages reflect this. In addition to country-specific perks, we also have universal offerings, including a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance and private healthcare.

Right to work

We are unable to offer the Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a work permit), apart from exceptional circumstances. Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 immigration status to work in the UK may not be considered if there are a sufficient number of other suitable candidates. To apply for a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, employers need to demonstrate that they are unable to recruit a resident worker, before recruiting an individual overseas.

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