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.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive staff team and to be an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of our work both inside and outside of the office.

We recruit, develop and value people without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.

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.

Current opportunities

  1. Monitoring and Reporting Officer
  2. Operations Manager

Monitoring and Reporting Officer

Position: Contract, this role is funded for two years through a partnership with UNICEF

Location: Flexible (but European time zone required)

Closing on: 12:00pm (BST) 12 August: Cover letter and CVs to be submitted to [email protected]

Salary: Salary and benefits are location dependent

About the role

As Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, you will report to the Senior Operations Manager and help to develop and implement monitoring and reporting processes across the Foundation’s grant-giving activities.

To be successful in the role, you must have excellent knowledge of results-based monitoring and reporting, including experience in sampling techniques and the use of computer software in support of monitoring, reporting and statistical analysis; demonstrate strong organisational and administrative skills, and ideally have experience working with colleagues from different  cultural backgrounds.

The initial focus of this role will be monitoring and reporting in relation to the implementation of a UNICEF funded programme, Stand By Me. This programme is a collaboration between the Foundation and the Award in Romania,  Slovakia and the Czech Republic, leveraging the Award’s framework for non-formal education and learning as a tool for community inclusion. This role will also work closely with colleagues from the Operations and Finance
team to ensure accurate information is delivered to key stakeholders.

Read the full job description here.

Cover letter and CVs to be submitted to [email protected]

Operations Manager

Position: Fixed term contract of up to five years (funding dependent)

Location: Flexible

Closing on: 12:00pm (BST) 12 August: Cover letter and CVs to be submitted to [email protected]

Salary: Salary and benefits are location dependent

About the role

The role of the Operations Manager is to 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.

The focus of the role will be to grow participation in the Award by providing support and operational advice to our Operators and to ensure compliance with licence requirements. An understanding of the environment in this area is desirable and flexibility to work within the relevant timezone is essential.

A significant proportion of the role will entail new business development by identifying new partners with which we can work (to ensure as many young people as possible are able to participate in the Award).

Read the full job description here.

Cover letter and CVs to be submitted to [email protected]

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.

Skills for the future