Community Logistics Manager at NCS The Challenge

Internship (1-4 Months)
Application Deadline
1st April 2019
Central London and City Greater London North West South East West Midlands Yorkshire and Humberside
Greater London, Maidstone, Reading (and wider Bucks & Berks), Epsom (and wider Surrey), Birmingham, Coventry, Warwickshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield
£22,000 pro rata (2 month contract)
Role May Involve
Administration/Secretarial Charity/Non Profit Logistics and Operations

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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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Community Logistics Manager

Put your project management skills to the test this summer. Flexible, paid & fully residential seasonal work this summer with NCS!

Join The Challenge, the UK’s largest provider of NCS, and help us ensure the smooth running of our youth and community programme on-site throughout July to September this summer.

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.

Community Logistics Managers stay residentially throughout the NCS summer programme, living at one of our accommodation providers (usually a university halls of residence) and overseeing the smooth logistical running of the second phase of the programme. They also manage the relationship between NCS and the accommodation provider, ensuring strong lines of communication throughout the summer delivery period, and line-manage a number of seasonal staff (Workshop Facilitators & Public Speaking Trainers).

Other responsibilities include:

  • Conducting and monitoring risk assessments for the residential site, day venues and evening spaces used on the programme.
  • Ordering and distributing large quantities of food, and oversee the evening cooking sessions conducted by the young people.
  • Ensure the smooth delivery of the programme by organising transport, equipment, accommodation and health & safety briefings for each new cohort of young people and seasonal staff.

Person Specification

  • Willing to work residentially with staff teams and large numbers of young people
  • Proven organisational and logistical skills
  • Proven ability to manage professional relationships
  • Experience of working in a customer-facing environment and communicating with a range of people
  • A flexible approach to work and the ability to adapt working style to different environments

This fully-residential role is perfect for an experienced relationship and project manager looking to take their skills somewhere a little different this summer. Free accommodation and food will be provided throughout your role.

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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