Youth Programme Leader

NCS The Challenge
31 May 2019
22 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Join The Challenge, the UK's longest-standing provider of NCS, this summer as a Youth Programme Leader and play an integral role in our pastoral seasonal staff team.

National Citizen Service is a government-backed initiative with a mission to equip 16 year olds with the confidence and skills they need to make a real difference in their communities. We are hiring a large number of seasonal staff across the UK to support the delivery of the programmes on-site.

Main responsibilities:

Line manage a team of seasonal staff throughout the programme (2-3 weeks), providing performance feedback, and assisting with behaviour management
Ensure the safety, wellbeing and safeguarding of up to 130 young people on the programme
Oversee the smooth day-to-day running of the programme
Liaise with core staff at The Challenge throughout the programme

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.

The Challenge is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.