There is an NCS Team Leader role available within the Posh Foundation.

The Peterborough United Foundation are seeking to recruit an NCS Team Leader.

Salary: £10 – £12 per hour, depending on age and experience plus holiday

Reporting to: NCS Wave Leader

Closing Date: 31st March 2022

Job Purpose

We are looking for seasonal NCS Team leaders to lead teams of up to 15 young adults aged 15-17 years old through our summer NCS Programme. The applicant should be a passionate individual with experience working with groups of young people.

Team Leaders lead, inspire and develop their team of participants through the NCS programme, will involve staying and working residentially. Team Leaders will support and lead the other staff allocated to their team (Team Assistant and Volunteers) to ensure the successful delivery of the NCS experience.

Main Duties and Accountabilities

1. To lead, motivate and inspire your team to succeed and complete all phases of the NCS programme, including pre-programme engagement, Monday – Friday, outward bound residential. Monday – Friday, based in Peterborough, social action planning & delivery and graduation events

2. Provide pastoral care, guided reflection and discipline of young people especially those within their team.

3. Plan, prepare and facilitate the set Peterborough United Foundation NCS timetable.

4. Work alongside, guide and support other staff allocated to your team.

5. Ensure the participants remain safe and adhere to Health and Safety guidelines, throughout the programme and during their social action project phase.

6. Complete all administrative paperwork & monetary requirements relating to the programme to the set deadlines and criteria.

7. Undertake monitoring and evaluation where required.

8. To resolve issues on a daily basis; to ensure that the wave leader is aware of all safeguarding issues and accidents in line with processes

9. Manage challenging behaviour from young people

10. Liaise regularly with your wave leader to keep them informed of any issues and progress.

11. Engage and build positive relationships with young people and their parent/carers to provide effective support on a one-to-one or group basis to achieve NCS outcome targets

12. Attend regular supervision sessions with the NCS Co-ordinator and compulsory training to enable all duties to be carried out effectively

Other Duties

You may be required to work on a four-night-five-day full-time residential, which you will be expected to undertake night duty on a rota basis

To make sure that you read, are familiar with, and follow all Peterborough United Foundation policies and procedures and to read and accept key Peterborough United Foundation policies

To act as an ambassador for Peterborough United Foundation, upholding and promoting our corporate values

To undertake any other duties which can be reasonably expected of you within the level of your job

This post may involve overnight stays and it will also involve some evening and weekend working

Person Specification

Criteria Essential Desirable Qualifications and Experience
Experience of working directly with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds
Experience of planning, delivery and evaluation of activities for and with young people
Proven experience of excellent team work and collaboration in stressful situations.
Success in managing and motivating people in challenging environments.
Experience in a residential youth environment (e.g., youth camp, scout
camp, boarding school etc.)
Professional qualification in a relevant discipline e.g. Youth and Community Work, Social Work, Education,
Counselling, Health, or Sports Coaching qualifications
Experience and understanding of the issues affecting young people at risk of social exclusion/offending
Experience of youth-led programme development and participative techniques
First aid qualification


Knowledge of the NCS programme
Understanding of relevant safeguarding/child protection issues.
Working knowledge of alcohol, drugs and their effects

Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, orally and in writing
Ability to use IT effectively
Be able to problem solve in a pressured environment
Ability to maintain appropriate personal boundaries with young people.
Ability to work on your own initiative to an agreed action plan
Ability to organise your own work routines effectively with a minimum of supervision and support
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential issues with tact and diplomacy

Equal Opportunities

An awareness and understanding of Equality & Diversity issues

Ability to promote equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities ofindividuals


Sound judgement and a responsible attitude
Punctual and reliable
Well organised
Creative and flexible and able to work well with others in a team
Commitment to personal and professional development
Able to work within a flexible timetable and to commit to at least one 2 or 3 week programme
A full UK driving licence and access to a car for work purposes

Application is via the submission of an application form to Those who pass an initial screening will be invited to attend an interview. Successful applicants will receive two and a half days of mandatory training as well as needing to complete several online training modules.

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

25th July – 5th August + Graduation Event

15th August – 26th August + Graduation Event

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