JOBS: Summer Vacancies for NCS Team Leaders and Assistants

Accrington Stanley Community Trust are recruiting temporary summer staff for the roles of NCS Team Leader (4 vacancies) and NCS Assistant Team Leader (4 vacancies).

We are looking for passionate individuals who are ready to build up their experience with a demanding role as part of an intensive summer NCS programme. This role is suitable for a dynamic and confident person with experience of working with groups of young people, and who is able to both motivate them and command their respect. NCS is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity open to all 16 & 17 year olds in England that helps them build skills for work and life, whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends.

The groups are composed of approximately 12-15 young people and the leader will be expected to work under the direction of the NCS Officer and assist with the pastoral care and support the development of the young people. Previous experience would be welcome but is not essential.

This role would be suitable for anyone interested in youth work who may wish to develop their skills and expertise in this area as well as benefiting from this experience.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be to;

  • Lead, inspire and take responsibility for the pastoral care for a group of participants, ensuring their safety and assisting their personal development throughout two weeks residential.
  • Lead by example and get involved in outdoor and community volunteering activities, keeping the group motivated at all times.
  • Work as part of a larger team of staff to support the planning and delivery of a Social Action Project.
  • Work with and support all other staff to deal with any challenging behaviour from young people.
  • Ensure that appropriate safeguarding, health & safety and other relevant policies are implemented and followed.
  • Provide support to staff and young people in a variety of settings to ensure that they have a positive NCS experience.
  • Work within the ethos of the NCS programme

Paid leave entitlement

No leave entitlement is payable

DBS Check

The post will be offered subject to satisfactory DBS clearance

Travel

No travel allowance is payable in this post – transfers to and from Residential will be provided for staff and young people by coach

Disciplinary and grievance

ASCT Disciplinary and Grievance policy applies to this post

Training

Successful candidates are required to attend 3 training workshops in advance of the programme commencing – the training is mandatory and the salary includes payment for attending.

Equality and Diversity

The post holder must be aware of equality and diversity principles and comply with the ASCT equality and diversity procedures.

Health and Safety

All staff are responsible for the implementation of the health and safety procedures so far as it affects them, their colleagues and their team. The post holder is also expected to complete all risk assessments for their team’s activities and ensure the safety of the young people and staff within their team throughout the programme.

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Title: NCS Programme Team Leader

Five week contract – You will be allocated a team and a start date.

Training, planning and induction with your team;

  • Mandatory training / meetings up to 3 sessions prior to event.
  • 3 Keep warm activities -dates to be confirmed
  • Info evening on Thursday 19th July 2018 5:00pm-7:30pm.

Week one (Monday 30st July- Friday 3th August 2018) – Outward bound residential at Kingswood, Dearne Valley, Doncaster

Week two (Monday 6th August -Friday 10th August 2018) – Local residential (independent living week) at the Lancaster University, Lancaster.

Week three (Monday 13th August- Friday 16th August 2018) – Social Action Planning week at Accrington Stanley FC.

Week four (Monday 19th August – Thursday 24th August 2018) – Social Action Delivery in local area. Varied times as chosen by group.

Graduation (Friday 7th September 2018) Graduation at Accrington and Rossendale College 5:00pm-7:30pm

In addition, you will be expected to attend the graduation which will be included in the mandatory sessions above.

Salary

Basic Pay

Phase 1 – Outdoor Residential £250

Phase 2 – University Residential Week £250

Phase 3 – Social Action Planning Week £150

Phase 4 – Social Action Delivery £150

Total £800

Performance Payments

Completion of Social Action Project £50

100% turn ups to all phases £50

Timely completion of all paperwork £50

At least 80% attendance at graduation £50

Total: £200

Total (basic + performance) £1000

How to Apply

To apply send your CV to kathryn.hoyle@stanleytrust.co.uk

Essential

  • DBS Cleared
  • Able to attend a residential
  • To participate in activities

The closing date is 12pm Friday 9th February 2018

Dates and Hours of work

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Title: NCS Programme Assistant Team Leader

Training, planning and induction with your team;

  • Mandatory training / meetings up to 3 sessions prior to event.
  • 3 Keep warm activities -dates to be confirmed
  • Info evening on Thursday 19th July 2018 5:00pm-7:30pm.

Week one (Monday 30st July- Friday 3th August 2018) – Outward bound residential at Kingswood, Dearn Valley, Doncaster

Week two (Monday 6th August -Friday 10th August 2018) – Local residential (independent living week) at the Lancaster University, Lancaster.

Week three (Monday 13th August- Friday 16th August 2018) – Social Action Planning week at Accrington Stanley FC.

Week four (Monday 19th August – Thursday 24th August 2018) – Social Action Delivery in local area. Varied times as chosen by group.

Graduation (Friday 7th September 2018) Graduation at Accrington and Rossendale College 5:00pm-7:30pm

In addition, you will be expected to attend the graduation which will be included in the mandatory sessions above.

Salary

Basic Pay

Phase 1 – Outdoor Residential £200

Phase 2 – University Residential Week £200

Phase 3 – Social Action Planning Week £150

Phase 4 – Social Action Delivery £150

Total £700

Performance Payments

Completion of Social Action Project £25

100% turn ups to all phases £25

Timely completion of all paperwork £25

At least 80% attendance at graduation £25

Total: £100

Total (basic + performance) £800

How to Apply

To apply send your CV to kathryn.hoyle@stanleytrust.co.uk

Essential

  • DBS Cleared
  • Able to attend a residential
  • To participate in activities

The closing date is 12pm Friday 9th February 2018