The Duke of Edinburgh Award
Executive Director of Strategy and Engagement
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.
Executive Director of Strategy and Engagement –You will be an experienced communications professional who has worked at executive level and has the drive and passion to build an outstanding communications and engagement function for DofE. With a track record in stand-out communications, marketing and external affairs, you will have the vision to build DofE’s brand to become the most loved, respected and well-known youth award in the UK; not to mention a powerful advocate for young people’s opportunities and inherent value. This role also includes responsibility for strategy implementation, impact measurement and planning and performance, so the ability to think strategically and to lead change will be crucial to success in this role. Championing DofE’s new strategy across the organisation, ensuring that all organisational activities support DofE’s strategic objectives and strengthening DofE’s business intelligence and impact measurement functions will be key objectives for this role in its first two years. You will be responsible for developing impactful brand and commercial partnerships, so the ability to influence effectively, build strategic relationships and work creatively within the resource constraints of the voluntary sector will be key.
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/executive-director-of-strategy-engagement/
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 7 March 2021