There are a number of job vacancies within the NCS department that need to be filled!

NCS Team Leader and Team Assistant roles:

We are looking for organised, energetic, patient and empathetic staff with a passion for helping young people to fulfil their potential. You will encourage and support a group of young people through the three- or four-week National Citizen Service programme (NCS).

The NCS is the government's flagship youth programme for 15- to 17-year olds, launched nationwide in 2013. Over 400,000 young people have participated in NCS since it began, contributing millions of hours of social action in the process. The programme is delivered over the summer, with start dates from early July until early August. NCS has several distinct phases:

Phase 1: one week residential at an outdoor activity centre that focuses on adventurous and challenging physical activities

Phase 2: one week residential in a cottage accommodation where young people engage in skill-building workshops and grow their independence.

Phase 3: two weeks of non-residential social action where teams research, design, and implement a Social Action Project to positively impact their local community.

Phase 4: a graduation event to celebrate young people's achievements on the programme

Key responsibilities are as follows:

Lead a team of 15 young people through all NCS activities, from their residentials to their graduations

Encourage young people to meet their potential throughout the programme

Establish and run daily reflection sessions with the young people

Ensure the enjoyment and pastoral care of the young people

Facilitate or help deliver skill-building sessions

Manage young people through the Social Action Project

Manage requisite paperwork for submission to senior programme staff and handle sensitive data responsibly

Liaise with and report to senior programme staff to report or resolve any issues as the role demands

Essential Characteristics

Experience of working and building a rapport with young people from different backgrounds

Proven teamworking ability

Proactive and adaptable with the ability to think on your feet

Well-organised with a professional attitude to paperwork and record-keeping

Comfortable reporting to and working closely with staff members

Capacity to work in a demanding environment and the ability to remain calm under pressure

Ability to inspire and motivate a team of young people and colleagues

Willing to fully participate in all aspects of the programme, these include: camping, cooking, outdoor activities, and skill-building workshops

A cheerful disposition and a can-do attitude

Be able to interact comfortably with guests and external providers

Empathetic with an ability to build trust with a team

Desirable but not essential, the candidate would be first aid trained

Assessment and Logistics

NCS is powered by The Peterborough United Foundation. There are two weeks of residential stays (Monday to Friday) during the programme and staff are expected to make their own way to a collection point for the first residential and second residential stays. Staff are expected to make their own way each day to the non-residential section of the programme when young people are based in their local community (Monday to Friday).

Application is via the submission of a CV and application to Those who pass an initial screening will be invited to attend a selection day (that will include a face-to-face interview). Successful applicants will receive two days of mandatory training (provisionally Saturday 13th & 27th April) as well as needing to complete several online training modules.

Closing date: 28th January 2019

You will need to attend our selection day that will be held at the Mick George Training Academy (provisionally) in Peterborough on Saturday 16th February 2019 between 10am - 2pm

Employment is subject to the provision of satisfactory references and the completion of an enhanced DBS Check. All candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

Wave dates:

1st – 26th July 2019

8th July – 2nd August

5th August – 30th August

If you are available for more than one wave, please let us know when applying for the role.

Salary: £1,070.10 - £1,479 Per Wave plus holidays*

Job Types: Temporary Contract

*You will be paid a month after completion of wave for example, if you finish the wave at the end of August, you will be paid at the end of September.