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DofE Award Manager (Senior Youth Worker) - London Borough of Camden - £30,568-£33,392 (+ £3,104 Inner London Allowance)

Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager (Senior Youth Worker)

London Borough of Camden


Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.


Salary: £30,568 - £33,392 + £3,104 Inner London Allowance


Contract Type: Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options


The Role

Are you an experienced Senior Youth Worker looking to make a real difference to the lives of young people in Camden by leading our Duke of Edinburgh Award programme?

Youth Early Help is part of the Integrated Youth Support Service which responds to emerging needs for young people at the earliest opportunity. As the Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager, you will be responsible for all aspects of the promotion, development and delivery of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) to young people across the borough of Camden. You will support young people to access and complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award through the development of DofE in Schools, youth settings and Open Award Centre. You will work in partnership with other agencies to support young people and facilitate their development.


Camden has cultivated a ‘whole family approach’ model, offering tailor made support for young people to stay safe; be healthy; succeed in education, employment and training; and to play a positive role in the community.


The role involves working unsociable hours including evenings between the hours of 18:00 – 21:00, weekends and residentials.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.


About you

We are looking for an inspiring and insightful Senior Youth Worker with significant and demonstrable experience of direct work with young people including the delivery of face-to-face work, ability to analyse information from a range of sources to identify the needs of young people and target resources appropriately. The successful candidate will be a confident communicator who possess a qualification such as an NVQ level 4, degree level or higher in Youth & Community Work and have significant experience in working with young people post qualifying. The ideal candidates will have proven experience of managing, planning, developing, coordinating and delivering programmes of work with young people. You will also have experience of developing partnerships across a range of partners and communities to enhance the local youth offer.


You will have significant knowledge and experience of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme through delivery or participation. You will have the skills and ability to plan and lead all award sections, in particular the expedition section for both participants and volunteers. You will be open to every day being different, whether it be managing the kit store, meeting with schools, assessing new routes or competing performance reports. You will be self-motivated and keen to expand our offer to as many Camden young people as possible.

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.


How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Sunday 14th July 2019

Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 190000FQ

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

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