Duke of Edinburgh Leader

Support the Hampshire DofE Team

About the opportunity

The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. DofE programme has three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, leads to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries. Participants in the Award gain new experiences, meet new people, challenge themselves and have fun, whilst gaining new skills and building confidence.

We are seeking DofE Leaders at our Stuckton, New Forest, Winchester and Havant Open Award Centres.

Tasks and duties

As a DofE leader you will work with young people within an Open Award Centre, alongside other volunteers, to help them achieve their Awards. Leaders are responsible for a DofE group. They lead, guide, inspire and encourage young people, agree their programme choices and approve their progress in eDofE.

  • To assist within a Hampshire Open Award Centre, providing support on evening meetings and/or weekend expeditions.
  • To lead, guide, inspire and encourage young people to complete their Awards.
  • To assist in DofE activity preparation.


You will be able to access DofE specific training – including DofE safeguarding.

There is potential for MiDas, First Aid and Navigation training – this is dependent on centre requirements.


There will some evening and weekend commitments depending on the requirements of the DofE Open Award Centre.

Who we are looking for

You will

  • have previous experience of teaching or working with young people
  • be friendly, enthusiastic, energetic and fun
  • by happy to work in a team as well as independently
  • have a love for the outdoors, walking and camping – a National Governing Body walking qualification is a bonus, but not a requirement.

How to apply

To find out more contact Hampshire Outdoors, phone 01962 876218 or email: [email protected]

Prospective volunteers will need to provide two recent references. A DBS check will be undertaken for this volunteering opportunity.