We have a number of vacancies that need to be filled within the NCS department.
Vacancy: National Citizen Service (NCS) Coordinator
Location: Mick George Training Academy, Oundle Road, PE2 7EA
Salary: Competitive (dependent on experience)
Hours: Full Time
Closes: 11:59pm – Friday 23rd March 2018.
Interviews commence: 3rd April 2018 (times will be confirmed)
Peterborough United Foundation are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated National Citizen Service (NCS) Coordinator to organise and deliver our NCS project for young people aged 15-17. The successful candidate must have experience of working in a youth or community setting.
NCS is a voluntary four-week programme for 15-17-year olds that will promote:
• A more cohesive society by mixing participants of different backgrounds
• A more responsible society by supporting the transition into adulthood for young people
• A more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their communities.
To plan, implement and co-ordinate the National Citizen Service (NCS) project and lead on the residential and social action elements of the project
To be one of the main contacts with EFL National Co-ordinator and to provide reports as appropriate whilst working to tight deadlines.
To market the NCS opportunity through schools and colleges; use of existing forums and mechanism – e.g., match day programmes, websites and on-going youth activities; and identification of innovative ways to attract young people.
To sell the scheme to partners and recruit young people on to the local programme using a variety of mechanisms including presentations, social activities and innovative ways to engage the target group.
To have a proven track record of project and financial management
To recruit appropriate staff and volunteers to deliver the programme, including a group of youth volunteers to act as Ambassadors for the NCS programme.
To book all necessary venues, activities and arrange other resources needs – for example Residential Centres, transportation and equipment/kit.
Engagement with local volunteer centre, community groups and charities for social action project opportunities.
To work alongside key stakeholders to promote health, education and inclusion in a positive way to the wider community. To liaise with Peterborough United Foundation in order to utilise club resources such as player appearances and marketing
To undertake outreach in the community to engage hard to reach young people and those whose first language may not be English
To create signposting links to other education and volunteering provisions for young people
To attend related networks, meetings and NCS events, supporting partnership and sharing good practice.
To liaise with a range of key stakeholders such as schools and parents to ensure effective engagement and participation in NCS.
To draw down additional funding to increase and enhance the project activities
Keep accurate up to date filing systems, data and records relating to the programme
To undertake project evaluation and monitoring as required
To support the marketing and promotion of NCS related activities
To ensure equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internal and external, actively seeking to eliminate any direct or indirect discriminatory practices/behaviour.
Qualifications and Experience
Graduate or Graduate Calibre
Knowledge of youth and community work
Full and clean UK Driving Licence
Mini Bus Licence
Outward bound related qualifications
FA Level 1 & 2 qualification
Project Management experience
Must have relevant experience. This will include coaching, teaching or mentoring within a sport or youth environment and some management skills. Working within partnership and multi- agency programmes. Activity planning, project management and staff management.
Experience of delivering projects relating to sport and outward-bound activities.
Experience of working in an environment with young people.
A proven track record of working with external partners.
A proven track record of marketing and sales.
A proven ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
Examples of self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative.
Excellent communication skills including written, telephone and interpersonal skills.
Proven planning and organisational skills.
Excellent attention to detail.
Experience of writing reports and coordinating a Monitoring and Evaluation system.
Ability to manage large projects and activities that involve young people's participation
Good networking and facilitating skills
Ability and willingness to work outside normal hours, including evenings, weekends and residential weeks
Experience of applying and accessing external funding.
Working within a Professional Football Club environment.
Good understanding of the NCS programme
If you are interested and can demonstrate you have the necessary skills and experience outlined above, please send your CV with covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org