Creative Workshop Facilitator at NCS The Challenge

Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Application Deadline
1st May 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
£110 - £220 per 1-2 day placement
Role May Involve
Charity/Non Profit Education/Teaching Internet/e-Commerce/New Media Media

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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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Creative Workshop Facilitator

Share your passion, boost your CV and make a difference in your community. Flexible paid work placements throughout June - September with NCS!

Join The Challenge, the UK’s largest provider of NCS, and inspire young people to boost their skills, embrace social enterprise and make a difference in their communities.

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.

Creative Workshop Facilitators run weekly two-day workshops, working with a new cohort of up to 84 young people each week. Supported by the Team Mentors, our facilitators share their expertise in digital storytelling, creative media, and/or social enterprise and start-up skills, with the aim of the young people taking their new skills forward as they design and deliver a series of Social Action Projects.

The facilitators also support teams of young people in their visits to local community organisations & charities, such as nursing homes, care homes and respite centers, encouraging teams to use their new skills to communicate and engage with these groups.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Adapting the set curriculum to make it accessible & engaging for a large, diverse audience.
  • Use basic equipment & technology (e.g. point-and-shoot cameras, smart phone apps & editing software) in innovative ways to teach digital storytelling.
  • Build a positive rapport with the Team Mentors and work collaboratively to ensure all young people are engaged and included.

Person Specification

  • Experience of facilitating groups and following set curriculums.
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Ability to adapt sessions/content to make it engaging & inclusive for different audiences.
  • Background knowledge in either or both: social enterprise (development, marketing & pitching) or digital/creative storytelling (we will train you further in the NCS curriculum).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and be adaptable & flexible at short notice.

This non-residential role is perfect for experienced facilitators and/or freelancers, with the confidence and charisma to fully engage and teach large audiences.

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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