Accrington Stanley Community Trust are recruiting temporary autumn staff for the roles of NCS Team Leader (4 vacancies) and Assistant Leaders (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 autumn 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. More details can be obtained from

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


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


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.

We are providing you with the following free training days that are mandatory to go on:

  • Training at Oswaldtwistle Mills Business and Conference Centre here you understand the programme and plan your own activity. Date 5th October 2019 13:00-18:00pm
  • You will then have a training at Oswaldtwistle Mills Business and Conference centre, here you will briefed on the programme, safeguarding and your roles and responsibilities. Date 6th October 13:00pm-18:00pm

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.

Expected performance

Completion of Social Action Project

  • 100% turn ups to all phases
  • Timely completion of all paperwork
  • At least 80% attendance at graduation


Pre programme

 You will need to attend keep warm activities for the students

  • Information evening at Accrington Academy Wednesday 16th October 2019 at 18:00pm – 19:00pm. This gives parents and students an opportunity to ask any question about NCS
  • Information evening at Accrington and Rossendale College – Tuesday 15th October 2019 at 18:00pm-19:00pm. This gives the parents and students an opportunity to ask any questions about NCS.

*We will add more dates closer to the time.

1.5 week programme

Group 1,2,3,4 | Phase 1: Outdoor pursuits residential – Meet at Accrington Academy Monday 21st October 2019 to head up to your residential at  Kingswood, Dearne Valley, returning Friday 25th October 2019 approx.1:00pm. Here you will be monitoring young people’s behaviour whilst they are participating on activities and monitoring nights.

Group 1 & 2 | Phase 2: Social Action Planning – Saturday 28th October (09:00-17:00), Sunday 29th (15:00-19:00), Monday 30th (15:00-19:00) October 2019 at Accrington and Rossendale College

Group 3 &4 | Phase 2: Social Action Planning – Saturday 28th October (09:00-17:00), Sunday 29th (15:00-19:00), Monday 30th (15:00-19:00) October 2019 at Accrington Academy

Social Action delivery- 15 Hours have to be completed before 22nd November 2019. 15 hours of charity or community work.

Here you’ll deliver sessions to your team as well as monitoring behaviour when your team has a speaker / activities. You’ll then either raise money for a chosen charity, raise awareness of local issues or regenerate public spaces.

Phase 4: Graduation. 23rd November 2019 at 14:30pm-18:00 at Accrington Stanley Football Club


Pay per full day: £ 80.16


Pay per full day: £ 69.28

Keep Warm activities per hour:

Age below 24: £8.00

Age over 25: £9.00

Induction / Graduation Event

Fixed rate: £22.50


Interview process

Successful applicants will need to participate in a 2 part interview. Part one will be a formal interview followed by part two, planning and leading a session/ ice breaker for 15/17 year olds for 15 minutes. This will be with students that have already completed NCS.

Interview dates are on 30th September 2019

How to Apply

Please request an application form from CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for this role is 5pm on Friday 25th September 2019. To apply, please email your application form and covering letter to

Assessment process

Following a successful interview you will only be allowed to work if:

  • DBS Cleared
  • Able to attend all dates
  • Successful training with knowledge, understanding and practical skills
  • Successful keep warm activity
  • First aid qualified before 25th September 2019
  • Safeguard trained before 25th September 2019


  • Someone who has worked when young people with challenging behaviour.