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.

Current opportunities

  1. Operations Manager
  2. Operations Manager
  3. Partnerships Manager
  4. Philanthropy Manager
  5. Project Manager, Global Youth Mobilization 

Operations Manager

Position: Contract, 12 months, full time

Location: Flexible, UK

Posted on: 20 January 2022

Closing date: 11 February 2022

Salary: £34,000 per annum

About the role:

We are currently looking for a full-time fixed term Operations Manager (Maternity Cover) within the UK to join our team.

The Operations Manager 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 expected to work to targets, and have experience of managing youth programmes and project management.

The focus of the position will be to grow participation in the Award by providing support and operational advice to our Operators and to ensure compliance with licence requirements. This role supports Operators globally from Europe to East Asia, and therefore has the need for flexibility to facilitate working across these varied time zones.

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).

Find out more and apply here.

Operations Manager

Position: Permanent, full-time

Location: Flexible, worldwide

Posted on: 26 January 2022

Closing date: 11 February 2022

Salary: up to £35,000 per annum, according to location

Find out more here

Apply here, via CV and Cover Letter – [email protected] 

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. This role supports Operators predominantly in the Middle East, specifically the United Arab Emirates. An understanding of the environment in this area is desirable and flexibility to work within the relevant time zone 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).

Partnerships Manager

Position: Permanent, full time

Location: London, UK

Posted on: 18 January 2022

Closing date: 11 February 2022

Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum, dependent on experience

About the role:

We are currently looking for a Partnerships Manager to join The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.

The Partnerships team is responsible for securing income from corporates, trusts and foundations. As a relatively new team, this is an exciting time to join us in creating a sustainable income stream for the future of the Award. The team is focused on securing and developing partnerships with sector leading global organisations, predominantly corporate, who share our vision and aspire to invest in The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation (the Foundation) over the long term.

As Partnerships Manager, you will play a crucial role on the Partnership team with responsibilities that include building new business, account management and promoting the value of partnering with the Foundation to the corporate and foundation community. Strong relationships skills, a passion for fundraising and the creativity needed to develop compelling propositions will enable you to thrive in this role.

Find out more and apply here.

Philanthropy Manager

Position: Contract, 18 months maternity cover, full time

Location: London, UK

Posted on: 19 January 2022

Closing date: 28 January 2022

Salary: £35,000 – £37,000 per annum, dependent on experience

About the role

We are currently looking for a fixed term Philanthropy Manager to join The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation.

As Philanthropy Manager, you will be an experienced and self-assured major gifts fundraiser who can proactively lead, cultivate and steward major donors internationally, predominantly with a focus on 5/6 figure gifts. You will also have experience in leading and managing various projects such as the creation and publication of fundraising specific documents.

Find out more and apply here.

Project Manager, Global Youth Mobilization (GYM) – Local Solutions and Accelerator Programme

Position: Contracted full time from February 2022 – 31 December 2022

Location: Remote, worldwide

Posted on: 10 January 2022

Closing date: 24 January 2022

Salary: Salary commensurate with responsibilities, experience and location

About the role

The Project Manager will manage the continued development and implementation of the GYM’s flagship ‘Local Solutions’ funding programme, including the development of the platform and overall review and award process for grant recipients. The Project Manager will also launch and manage the Accelerator Programme, working with partners and Big Six colleagues to design and deliver a high-impact programme. In addition, the role will support the monitoring and evaluation of other aspects of the GYM, including the national projects.

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a cover letter (maximum two pages) here.
Please ensure that you save the file with your name in the file name and include your email address on your CV. If you have any issues, please contact [email protected]

Staff

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.

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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