Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and Enrichment Co-ordinator

The Board of Trustees is looking to appoint a self-motivated and inspirational individual, experienced with working with young people, to run the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme at the school and to oversee the design and delivery of our bespoke enrichment and Going Beyond programme.  The Kingston Academy operates a unique timetable on a Friday afternoon with all pupils participating in a programme of activities such as conservation, campcraft and navigation, lifeskills, first aid, drama, amongst many other activities.  We also pride ourselves on the very broad programme of enrichment opportunities available to our pupils after each school day.

Key Dates

Closing date for applications:                     midday on the 4th October 2017

Candidate shortlisting:                                    6th October 2017

Candidate assessment day:                           11th October 2017


Details of the Role

  • Job Title: Duke of Edinburgh Award Leader and Enrichment Co-ordinator
  • Job Purpose:  The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and leading all areas of the award including expeditions with a target uptake of 100 bronze, 50 silver and 25 gold.  They will oversee broader enrichment opportunities and participation, promoting engagement of our disadvantaged pupils and coordinating the Going Beyond programme, developing links with local providers.  They will be responsible for some lesson cover as required but no more than 5 periods per week.
  • Salary Grade G, Spinal points 31-35 [Full Time Annual Salary £33,153 to £37,642,  Actual Pro-rata Salary £29072 to £33008]  Paid Annual leave 5 weeks plus Bank Holidays.
Based on working 45.6 weeks across the calendar year as this will include some out of term time working  running Enrichment activities for pupils.  Actual Working pattern to be discussed further at Interview

Reporting Line:                  Deputy Head or Assistant Head Teacher

Start Date:                          October 2017

Tenure:                               45.6 weeks of the year (to be negotiated) to include                                                                                             expeditions during the school holidays

Location:                             The Kingston Academy, Richmond Road, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 5PE

DISCLOSURE LEVEL: Enhanced – The Kingston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks, checks with past employers and eligibility to work in the UK.  Identity and qualification documents will be checked prior to any offer being made.

Job Description

Details on the job description can be found in DofE Award / Enrichment Leader JD

Application Process

To apply for this role, applicants are invited to fill in the application form and monitoring form.  Please return these to lthomas@thekingstonacademy.org by midday on the 4th October.  They are also asked to include with their application a statement detailing in no more than 500 words why they are uniquely qualified for this role.

Prospective candidates are very welcome to come for an informal visit to the school prior to applying for the role, although not doing so will not be a disadvantage to your application.  Should you wish to visit the school, please contact Lesley Thomas on 0208 465 6200.

General Application Form – OPERATIONS Staff

Monitoring Form