The Duke of Edinburgh Award
Chief Financial Officer
DofE has been equipping young people for life and work since 1956. But today, as we battle a global pandemic and its economic and social fallout, our work has never been more vital. DofE helps young people to explore who they are, grow in confidence and independence, and develop the skills they need to successfully navigate adult life. Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity, background or geography. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition and it’s not about being first. It’s all about expanding your horizons, setting personal challenges and pushing yourself to achieve them.
As we prepare to launch our new Strategy, we are looking to recruit three new Executive Directors to make this goal a reality. We are seeking applications for a Chief Financial Officer, an Executive Director of Operations and an Executive Director of Strategy and Engagement. Building on strong foundations you will combine passion for our mission with the confidence of someone who is at the top of their game professionally. A true collaborator, with the ability to inspire others, you will bring fresh thinking and the ability to bring our strategy to life through operational excellence and innovation. If you are passionate about empowering young people and have the drive to lead and inspire the DofE team and our 40,000+ volunteer leaders to help young people thrive in a rapidly changing world, we’d love to hear from you.
Chief Financial Officer - You will be an experienced Financial leader who has worked at an executive level and can provide strong, motivational leadership to DofE’s corporate services functions. Our ideal candidate will have strong commercial experience and be able to bring a strategic and commercial perspective to the challenges of pricing, licensing, income generation and overall cost/benefit in order to create a sustainable DofE offer. This ‘hard-headed’ commercial perspective needs to be coupled with an appreciation for the charitable purpose of the DofE and the need to find a financially sustainable way of reaching young people from lower income backgrounds who otherwise couldn’t afford to participate. The right candidate also needs to appreciate the resource constraints of the voluntary sector and the fact that this role has a wide range of responsibilities beyond finance that need effective leadership and a clear development plan. Experience of leading broader corporate functions including IT, HR, Property and Governance functions, as well as a track record of leading on audit and risk would be ideal.
If you would like to find out more about this opportunity and how to apply, please visit our microsite: https://search.green-park.co.uk/dofe/chief-financial-officer/
For an informal discussion about the role or selection process, please email Charities&SocialEnterprise@green-park.co.uk or call 07780 431 273 and ask for Paul Ballard.
Closing date for applications: 11.59pm Sunday 14 March 202