The College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and hardworking Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) Coordinator to lead and manage the College’s DofE Award provision. The successful applicant will be required to work with students to support their progress towards achieving the DofE Gold Award. The post holder will work with other members of the team to maintain equipment and high standards of health and safety.
The post is available from 1 September on a permanent, part-time basis. The post holder will be given an annualised hour’s contract of 780 hours to use, in agreement with their line manager, over the course of the academic year (September to July). Some core hours of work are required between 10.00am and 3.00pm, on three days per week. Although the days are negotiable, the College’s preference would be for Tuesday to Thursday. This is to enable face-to-face sessions with students.
The post requires commitment and flexibility in the approach to work and excellent time management skills. Evening and weekend work for training and expeditions is required, with these hours included in the annualised hour’s contract. Currently, the expeditions are allocated 150 hours from the annualised hours and the training is one weekend in March, a Practice Expedition over a weekend in April and the Qualifying Expedition over one weekend in July.
Previous experience of working with teenagers is essential. The post holder will spend a significant amount of the working day interacting with students, so the ability to feel confident in the presence of and communicating with young adults is essential. The role requires extensive experience of the DofE Award Scheme and expedition coordination.
Reigate College is a DofE approved centre and has approximately 150 students completing their Gold Award. The College uses an external AAP to facilitate the expedition element of the Award, although College staff are required to coordinate the activity and support on the expeditions and training.
The post holder will be supported by two other part-time members of staff who assist with various aspects of the Award including some of the administration.
The salary for this post is from £9,139.99 to £10,570.34 per annum (FTE £19,694 to £22,776 per annum).
Applicants are asked to complete and return the enclosed application form to the Personnel Department by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 1 July 2019.
When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:
• Any experience you have of working as a DofE Coordinator (or similar role)
• Any experience you have of working with the DofE Award Scheme
• Any experience and qualifications you have relating to the expedition element of the Award
• Any experience and/or qualifications you have relating to other areas of the Award that our students may benefit from
• Any experience you have of coordinating large scale trips/expeditions
• Any experience you have of conducting risk assessments and complying with health and safety policies
• Any experience you have of working with young adults
• Any experience you have of working as part of a team
• Any other relevant experience relating to the post
Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. These posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.