Friday’s Featured Vacancy: NCS Opportunities


If you would like to work with young people to help them undertake the National Citizen Service scheme, we have a couple of opportunities for you: 


Inspira are the leading Organisation delivering Personal Development and Career Management for Young People and Adults in the North West.

Salary:           £750 – £1250 + food and accommodation

Location:       Cumbria and Lancashire

Could you lead, inspire and mentor a small group of 15-17 year olds through a life-changing experience? We are recruiting a large number of seasonal summer staff for our Summer NCS programme – a groundbreaking, action-packed, personal development programme enabling young people to challenge their limits, develop new skills and discover the satisfaction of doing good in their own communities.

Our summer staff are the essential ingredient in our NCS recipe – they are the ones that elevate our programme out of the ordinary, ensuring that every member of their team of young people has an experience of a lifetime. If you are a confident, enthusiastic, motivated self-starter who enjoys working with young people, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

This isn’t just another job vacancy – this is a chance to go on a personal development journey of your own and have a hand in shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Opportunities exist for Team Leaders and Team Assistant to work across North, South and West Cumbria and areas of Lancashire.  These roles are suitable for people who are available for paid work for varying periods of time during summer 2017 and who are looking for opportunities for training and development.  Various dates for work are available from 26th June 2017 onwards.

Working with groups of young people, both residentially and in the local community, you will be responsible for the pastoral care, behaviour management and support needs of your allocated group of young people.  You will facilitate and support activities whilst inspiring and assisting in the participants’ personal development through the residential and community focused elements of the NCS programme.

Closing date: please get your applications to us as soon as possible.  Selection centres will be held at various dates and locations during January, February and March 2017. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

For further details, and to apply, go to


The Challenge

Earn money during the summer months with one of our 4,500 paid seasonal roles – work as little as three days or up to 3 months.

The Challenge is the UK’s leading charity for building a more integrated society and the largest provider of National Citizen Service (NCS). A single NCS The Challenge programme lasts three weeks and includes a range of physical activities and residential stays aimed at bringing young people from different backgrounds together, building their confidence, and challenging them to make a difference in their local community.

If you enjoy working with young people or are interested in gaining experience in project management, leadership and youth work, our seasonal roles can provide CV enhancing skills. We have roles to suit all backgrounds and experience levels and provide a stepping stone to full time positions in youth and community work, education or the third sector.

Browse our seasonal opportunities in:
• Youth and community leading and mentoring
• Inclusion and 1-2-1 support
• People and project management
• Drama, art, music, enterprise, film and photography skills facilitation

Find out more and apply: