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Duke of Edinburgh Award Manager - Full-time/Part-time

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5464-118S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:KR7
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed on shortlisting


Start date:            Immediate

Reports to:           Assistant Headteacher

Salary:                   KR7 £25,378

Working:               5 days per week, 52 weeks per year

Hours:                   37 hours a week

This is a unique opportunity to further develop and deliver the Duke of Edinburgh Award programme at all three levels at one of the most successful awarding centres in the South East.  The post involves organising and co-ordinating the Award in this thriving and outstandingly successful school.  It requires strong planning and communication skills and willingness to undertake first aid and other relevant expedition training.  Excellent inter-personal skills and a positive empathy with the school’s values are essential.

The DofE award is a central part of wider educational experience of students at Bennett. The Award is seen as a way of putting into practice the School’s Christian ethos by supporting the wider development of young people.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Liaison with national DofE authority
  • Renewal and updating relevant licences and risk assessments
  • Promoting the Award in School amongst students
  • Maintenance of student log books, including signing off where appropriate
  • Monitoring student progress in meeting with requirements for service, skills and physical recreation
  • Arranging and facilitating opportunities for students to take part in activities which can contribute to service, skills and physical recreation
  • Arranging practice and qualifying expeditions including liaison with tutors, year managers and expedition leaders for group planning, including providing materials
  • Maintenance of expedition equipment and purchase of new equipment as necessary
  • Accompanying and supporting expeditions
  • Line management of DofE Administrator
  • Recruiting and training volunteers
  • To co-ordinate the Y8 Bennett Action Adventure Award programme. This is a weekly after school off-site provision for some Y8 students in the autumn, spring and summer months.


This role would suit someone who

  • Enjoys working with young people 14-18 age range
  • Experience of outdoor activities
  • Ability to encourage young people to overcome obstacles
  • Sympathy with the ethos of the school
  • A preparedness to work flexibly, bring new ideas and collaborate with colleagues

Application forms and further details from school website www.bennettmemorial.co.uk

– follow ‘About us’ link to job vacancies.  Completed Application Forms should be emailed to recruitment@bennett.kent.sch.uk or posted to the school by the closing date. CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 9 am on Tuesday 17th October 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure check.

Information about the school

Situated in Tunbridge Wells, with excellent transport links to London, Bennett is a popular and over-subscribed academy with an enviable record of outstanding academic achievement over many years. A Church of England co-educational school with independent academy status

• 1,903 on roll including 400 in the Sixth Form • Judged Outstanding in every area by Ofsted in 2023 • World Class School Quality Mark reaccreditation in 2021
• Outstanding GCSE and A Level results • Excellent reputation; oversubscribed

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Karolina Seath, HR Manager
  • Address:Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9SH
  • Telephone: (01892) 521595
  • Email: recruitment@bennett.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01892) 514424


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.