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National Citizen Service (NCS) - Team Leader

Posted 25 January by Reed In Partnership Ended

National Citizen Service Delivery Provider - Somerset Rural Youth Project (SRYP)

Job Purpose:

To work as a member of the SRYP Youth Work team on the NCS Programme to deliver work with young people that meets the organisation’s aims and objectives.

To be responsible for leading an NCS group of 12-15 young people (aged 15-17) through the NCS programme.


SRYP delivers NCS across the whole of Somerset. Programme delivery will be from a residential venue, and then a location local to the group of participants

Main Tasks:

1 To lead a group of 12-15 young people through the NCS programme ensuring that they:

- Take part in residential activities

- Develop team work, communication and leadership skills

- Learning about their own communities

- Plan and run their own social action projects.

2 To lead the development of the group, and to manage the behaviour of the group.

3 To initiate and build positive relationships with young people which are based on value and trust.

4 To lead activities that enhance young people’s skills, confidence, personal and social development.

5 To lead guided reflection activities to support the learning of young people.

6 To assist with keep warm activities to engage young people prior to the programme

7 To keep effective records (e.g. registers, social action project details, financial records) and ensure they are returned to the Wave Leader

8 To positively promote equal opportunities for all young people participating in SRYP youth work sessions and activities

9 To establish a positive working relationship with other NCS staff and volunteers, as an effective team member

10 To adhere to the policies and procedures of Somerset Rural Youth Project, including safeguarding, health and safety and financial regulations

11 To complete other tasks, as directed by the Wave Leader that support young people to successfully complete the NCS programme

Key Information:

Team Leaders will be expected to attend training events (2 x Days) prior to the programme starting

Region/likely locations for base: Somerset.

  • Phase 1 on Exmoor; Phase 2 in Trull; Phase 3 locations across the county.
  • Salary bracket: £1,350 per programme.

DBS requirement: Appointment subject to a clear enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

NCS Team Leader - Person specification

Essential Compentancies:

Key Competence

An ability to engage with young people from a range of backgrounds


A minimum of 1 year experience of working with young people

Experience of working with adults

Experience of residential work

Experience of managing group behaviour


Ability to work within a team

Ability to lead groups

Clean driving licence

First Aid qualifications

Other qualifications relevant to work with young people


Knowledge of appropriate boundaries with young people

Knowledge of the NCS programme


Health and Safety

Issues relevant to young people

Equal Opportunities

Planning programmes with young people

Personal Qualities

Self Motivation

Cooperation with a team

Willingness to learn and to train


Able to follow instruction


Aged 18+

Able to act as a positive role model to young people

Able to work independently



Required skills

  • NCS
  • Team Management
  • Pastoral Care
  • Youth Work
  • Programme Delivery

Reference: 34323762

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