Youth Programme Leader at NCS The Challenge

Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Application Deadline
1st May 2019
Regions
Central London and City Greater London North West South East West Midlands Yorkshire and Humberside
Town/City
Greater London, Maidstone, Reading (and wider Bucks & Berks), Epsom (and wider Surrey), Birmingham, Coventry, Warwickshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield
Salary
£1,300 – £1,790 per 10-14 day placement
Role May Involve
Charity/Non Profit Education/Teaching Logistics and Operations Social Work

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“Working face to face with young people was a very intense environment to operate in, but was overall really rewarding and I felt I contributed to the long term development of my team's lives…” - Read full review

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Youth Programme Leader

Top up your salary, boost your CV and make a difference this summer! Flexible paid roles throughout June-September with NCS The Challenge.

Join The Challenge, the UK’s largest provider of NCS, this summer as a Youth Programme Leader and play an integral role in our pastoral seasonal staff team.

NCS (National Citizen Service) is a government-backed initiative with a mission to equip 15-17 year olds with the confidence, skills and support they need to make a real difference in their local communities.

Working closely with the core staff team at The Challenge, Youth Programme Leaders act as the ‘face’ of NCS on-site. Our leaders oversee the smooth day-to-day running of the programme, taking on responsibility for the safety and well-being of up to 84 young people, and line-managing a team of seasonal staff through the NCS programme.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Pastoral Care Lead to manage and support challenging behaviour
  • Providing performance feedback to your seasonal staff team
  • Liaise with core The Challenge staff to ensure the programme runs to schedule
  • Hold all sensitive information about participants in line with The Challenge’s data protection policies.

Person Specification

  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience of line-managing a team of staff or volunteers
  • Experience of motivating large groups
  • Ability to manage and support challenging behaviour
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, make decisions under pressure and adapt working styles for different groups
  • Understanding of safeguarding and health & safety guidelines
  • Positive and motivated attitude, with a passion for building stronger communities

This partly residential role is perfect for an experienced professional with a background in the education or youth work sector.

About NCS The Challenge

NCS allows young people to take part in outdoor activities, skill development and community volunteering. Last summer over 44,000 young people participated in our action packed three to four-week programme. 2019 is our most ambitious programme to date, and its lasting impact relies on the 4,500 seasonal staff members who will inspire their journey.

The Challenge is the UK's leading charity for building a more integrated society and the largest provider of NCS. Our mission is to design and deliver programmes that bring different people together to develop their confidence and skills in understanding and connecting with others. We have jobs available in London, Surrey, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire, West Midlands, Manchester, Lancashire or Yorkshire

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