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Duke of Edinburgh Support Officer

Employer: Thurrock Council

  • Reference: AUG20170433
  • Published on: Thu 03/08/2017 12:42 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 20/08/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Permanent
  • Hours: vacancy duration as Permanentand workpattern as Part Time
  • Salary: 16302 - 19641 Pro Rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Civic Offices, New Road, Grays

The Learning and Skills team delivers a broad range of services to young people and the community in Thurrock.

This award winning team provides programmes and support in Youth work, IAG, Apprenticeships and Outdoor Education in a variety of locations and establishments.

The Duke of Edinburgh Support Officer would primarily be to provide support to the expedition/ residential elements of DofE whilst supporting and delivering the marketing & promoting of the Outdoor Education Offer across Thurrock.

There are two positions available, both of which are part time consisting of 18.5 hours per week.

Key experience and skills required:

  • To support young people to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme
  • To co-ordinate the planning and delivery of expeditions at Bronze/Silver/Gold Level within the DofE framework
  • To support the completion of all relevant paperwork and processes associated with AAP practices
  • To create/deliver an ongoing advertising package prompting the DofE delivery at Inspire – Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre within the framework of the Inspire promotional strategy
  • To contribute and support management in the costing and finance of the delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Programme
  • To effectively liaise with Assessors/OA and DofE Regional Office as and when necessary
  • To support the marketing of the work around the Inspire – Outdoor Education and the Youth Offer across Thurrock
  • To support and identify potential funding streams to support the ongoing development of the Duke of Edinburgh awards programme

It is desirable that you have a WGL or equivalent qualification.

The successful candidate should also have a First Aid Qualification to support the delivery of the DofE programme.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check at an Enhanced level is required for this role.

Our vision – Thurrock: a place of opportunity, enterprise and excellence where individuals, communities and businesses flourish.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills . We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside , and breath-taking countryside all around. We are an area of massive growth, which is creating jobs and new industry, but with great transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

Thurrock Council is committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. Job share applications are also welcome. Most departments operate a system of flexible working hours.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.

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