The football club are seeking four NCS Team Assistants.

Contract: 4 week fixed term contract for Summer Programme

Maximum Salary: £885- £1,107 (Dependent on experience, age, all training days, keep warm events, programme phases and the graduation event being completed) A full breakdown will be explained at interview.

Salary benefit: Accommodation and food provided (residential)

Reporting to: NCS Manager

Job Purpose

To support a team of 15 NCS participants through a variety of activities including two

residential stays and a social action project.

Key Responsibilities

• Support a team of up to 15 participants through all phases of the NCS programme.

• Identify participant’s individual needs and provide tailored support accordingly.

• Support and where appropriate deliver guided reflection sessions, team sessions and discussion sessions as and when required in accordance with the NCS ethos.

• Contact and meet your team before the start of the programme to introduce yourself and your Team Mentor and to encourage full participation and turn-up.

• Work with the Team Leader, outdoor instructors and colleagues to support and ensure the enjoyment and achievement of participants.

• Support your Team Leader to manage participant behaviour and attendance in accordance with the procedures set out in the Staff Handbook.

• Be part of an on call rota during the residential period in association with the Team Leader and colleagues.

• Understand the needs of young people and ensure you offer a level of pastoral support, as outlined in the staff handbook.

• Ensure that the programme encourages and maximises the development of employability skills for all NCS participants.

• Act professionally at all times in accordance with the guidelines of the programme.

• Ensure all health & safety protocols are followed in line with the Staff Handbook.

• Ensure the safeguarding of participants in accordance with the Staff Handbook.

• Ensure the project delivery is in line with the equality and diversity policy and guidelines as outlined in the Staff Handbook.

• Take part in team activities and encourage participants throughout all phases of the NCS programme.

• Enable the project to take full advantage of all social enterprise opportunities for NCS

participants and collaborate with external organisations to identify and pursue sponsorship, volunteering and fundraising activities.

• Support administration as outlined in the Staff Handbook (including registers and surveys).

• Positively promote the NCS programme at all times, especially when in contact with all external parties.

• Be committed to the further development of the NCS programme by providing feedback and suggestions to aid its development.

• Any other duties in line with role, salary and responsibility.



• Have experience of working with the young people from different sections of the community in a professional capacity.

• Have experience of working on NCS programmes or other youth development or educational programmes.

• Able to work one to one with young people who require extra support.

• Have an understanding of delivering effective communication skills.

• Able to positively influence young people who display challenging behaviour.

• Proven ability to work on own initiative.

• Experience of voluntary work.

• Experience of residential work in a professional capacity with young people.

• Experience of supporting young people to enable them to reach their full potential.

• Ability to form a rapport with young people and colleagues.

• Be able to demonstrate that you have a commitment to supporting equality and diversity.

• Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

• Proven experience of excellent team work and collaboration in stressful situations.

• Ability to maintain appropriate personal boundaries with young people.

• Ability to work manage time effectively in conjunction with the NCS programme.

• Flexibility to work at any reasonable location/additional hours when required.

• Committed to young people’s personal and social development and to providing opportunities which enable them to reach their full potential.

• Promotes and works in accordance with NCS values and ethos.

• Demonstrate working with an empathetic approach in difficult situations.

• A positive, enthusiastic and ‘can do’ approach to work.

• Commitment to quality and excellence through evidence of continuous professional development.


• Demonstrate an understanding of relevant safeguarding/child protection issues.

• Knowledge of how to implement health and safety risk assessments.



• Level 2 in English and Maths.


• A recognised First Aid qualification.

• A full driving licence, with access to a car suitable for use on business is desirable but not essential.

This job is on a fixed term contract. Contracts will be rewarded after interview, and successful completion of training.

This contracts covers:

• Staff training.

• Attending an event hosted for the participants prior to departure.

• Attending a meet and greet where you introduce yourself to your team and their parents.

• Monday – Friday, outward bound residential which may include camping.

• Monday – Friday, inbound residential based in Peterborough.

• 2 weeks (minimum of 60 hours) of project work with your team to plan and develop a project to improve an area of the community, chosen and designed by your team.

• Attend graduation event.


Throughout all of this time, you will be responsible for your team of 15 participants.

There are 2 different start dates this summer. All programmes run for 4 consecutive weeks after the programme start date. You will be asked in interview for your first and second preference.

Programme start dates:

Wave 1- 2nd July 2018

Wave 2- 30th July 2018