DofE Expedition Manager

Funded by the Pears Foundation
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000, plus target-related bonuses
Part-Time Position: 4 days per week (full-time possibility)
Based: JLGB HQ - this opportunity will include field work across the UK
Reports to: Delivery Manager

Almost 1,000 young people take part in JLGB’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) provision each year to broaden their horizons, develop their leadership skills, learn to work with others, volunteer in their local communities, increase their employability, and prove to themselves they can succeed at a serious challenge.

JLGB have created a new role to lead our DofE team, with responsibility for the safe delivery of over 40 expeditions each year, managing all aspects, including the staffing roster, school and partner liaison, and health and safety.

Outside of expedition season you will develop, support and promote the delivery of the DofE within JLGB, leading the recruitment, training and completion of young people through all sections of the Award.

You will be organised, hardworking and passionate about working with young people to support them to succeed.

 

What will be required of you?

Managing JLGB’s DofE provision

Leading the DofE Team

Person specification

Essential

Desirable

Knowledge and experience of DofE, all it’s sections and the requirements involved.

Participated in your own DofE Award.

Run DofE expeditions or residential camps.

Knowledge of current issues affecting young people.

Experience of working with young people.

Experienced at driving vans or minibuses.

Ability to organise and plan effectively.

C1/D1 license.

Experience and ability to manage staff effectively.

Formal qualifications in outdoor leadership (e.g. BEL or ML awards).

Build, maintain and facilitate effective working relationships with a wide range of partners, including teachers, community workers and faith leaders.

 

Able to provide inspirational leadership and motivate staff, adults, volunteers and young people.

 

Initiative to plan, manage and monitor your own tasks and time.

 

Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.

 

Commitment to DofE’s guiding principles and ensuring high standards.

 

Sensitive to the needs of faith communities when working with JLGB’s young stakeholders and their families, and be respectful of their observance, dietary and practise needs.

 

Full UK driving license required.

 

Please note this role will require additional evening and Sunday work along with overnight camping throughout the expedition season.

All roles at JLGB are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check, either a current or new application that can be made through JLGB.

What makes JLGB unique?
For over 125 years, JLGB has prided itself on being here to give all young Jewish people a safe space to be themselves, plus a wealth of experiences and opportunities to be the very best version of themselves they can be and a force for positive change in the world. We run weekly groups across the UK, annual camps and tours and offer the opportunity for Jewish young people to take part in national awards and volunteering opportunities that many would otherwise not be able to participate in.

Since DofE started in 1956, JLGB has been running a faith sensitive DofE provision for the Jewish community. We have an exceptional track record of providing training and assessments that meet the religious and cultural needs of Jewish young people each year.

How to apply?
Please send your CV and a Cover Letter detailing how you fit the Job Description to vacancies@jlgb.org

Deadline: Sunday 28th November 2021

 

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