Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 04/04/2014 – National Citizen Service (NCS) Summer 2014 – Job Vacancies

Summer Youth Programme Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders


Fylde Coast YMCA is looking for enthusiastic, self motivated individuals to work on the NCS programme during July and August 2014 – either as a Team Leader or Assistant Team Leader.

National Citizen Service – NCS – is a national, government funded programme and part of the Big Society Initiative. Fylde Coast YMCA has delivered NCS in the Fylde Coast and Lancaster areas since 2012. NCS is open to all young people in Years 11 and 12 (or age equivalent) and staff will work with socially mixed teams of up to 14. These young people have volunteered to do the programme following recruitment via schools, college and online.

The NCS Team Leaders/Assistant Team Leaders are required to lead and motivate their team through this exciting summer programme. The programme, which runs for 15 days over three weeks, combines physical and mental challenges and culminates in a community project.

Week one and two are residential and staff will be required to stay away from home during this period (not including weekends). The third and final week is non-residential and will be based in the team’s local area (Fylde, Wyre or Lancaster), where they will create, plan, market and deliver a social action project to benefit their local community.

Each young person who completes the programme will graduate and receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister. Staff will be required to commit to attending the NCS graduation in September (this will be either a Saturday or Sunday).

The Fylde Coast YMCA will operate up to 28 teams of young people over a period of 6 waves/start dates throughout July and August. We are offering 5 week fixed term contracts for leaders and assistants. This includes the 3 weeks programme plus paid time for training, planning and preparation. Details of this are available with the application pack.

Salary for a Team Leader is £1718 and for an assistant is £1263 on a 5 week, fixed term contract.

If you are interested in finding out more or would like an application pack please contact Rachel in the NCS Team

CVs will not be accepted!

01253 893928 (extension 2020)

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Applications accepted until noon on Thursday 10th April.

Applicants need to be 18 or over from 1st July 2014.