We have an amazing full-time opportunity to get involved within our NCS programme:
Vacancy: NCS Programme Delivery & Extension Officer
Location: Mick George Training Academy, Oundle Road, PE2 7EA
Salary: £16,000-£18,000 (depending on age and experience)
Hours: Full Time
Closes: 11:59pm – Friday 22nd November 2019.
Interviews commence: Monday 25th November 2019 (times will be confirmed)
Peterborough United Foundation are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated NCS Programme Delivery & Extension Officer 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.
Develop the detailed curriculum for the NCS Programme, ensuring that it has the key elements required by the NCS Trust guidance (adventure, Discovery and Social Action and flagship experience) and meets the NCS Quality Framework criteria.
Plan delivery of the NCS Programme including working with the residential accommodation/activity provider, third party suppliers, volunteer supporters and managing travel arrangements for young people.
Design and deliver celebration events
Plan delivery of the NCS Extension offer which includes managing and recruiting graduates for our youth board
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 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 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
A level Calibre
Knowledge of youth and community work
Emergency first aid
Full and clean UK Driving Licence
Mini Bus Licence
IOSH Managing safely
Youth work in practice award level 1
First Aid at work
Ability to co-create and implement effective plans to achieve agreed organisational objectives and to help make clear, informed and timely decisions.
Good and demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills to enable successful influencing, listening and negotiating.
Good planning and organisational skills with the ability to manage and deliver a challenging workload related to programme design and delivery, whilst ensuring effective prioritisation and balancing of the needs of a range of stakeholders.
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 working in an environment with young people.
A proven track record of working with external partners.
A proven track record of marketing and sales.
Examples of self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative.
Excellent attention to detail.
Experience of writing reports and coordinating a Monitoring and Evaluation system.
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