Caelón Grant

Career Goal: University Lecturer

My experience with NCS has been amazing. I never predicted such enjoyment or to have gained so much from the experience. I’ve been a Mentor and recently finished my role as a Lead Mentor for Northamptonshire. It’s been an extremely rewarding role that’s given me valuable leadership experience.

Working with so many people from different backgrounds makes you realise how fortunate you are to be in a role where you can give them an experience like no other. The fact we’re all in the same boat for that journey makes it all the sweeter.

Advice

Enjoy every minute of it. What you put into that experience is reflected in how the young people respond come the end. For those 4 weeks you’re the most important person they know – you’ll be tired, but it’s so worth it when you see the journey those young people go on.

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National Minimum Wage + Additional Hourly Rate

As an NCS Assistant Wave Leader, you will help to lead a wave made up of at least 7 teams each consisting of up to 16 participants, and the associated staff members. You will support the Wave Leader with their responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing, safeguarding and engagement of staff & young people on the wave. Working with multiple other seasonal staff members you will ensure the smooth running of your chosen programme, assist with the set-up of the programme and provide leadership for other

Experience working or volunteering with young people in a residential capacity is an essential criterion for this role, as is having a full driving licence with access to a car insured for business purposes. You will need to be available for the entirety of at least one of the waves listed below. It may be possible for a small number of applicants to work Wave 1 & Wave 3.

Thurs 18th June – Fri 10th July

Thurs 25th June – Fri 24th July

Thurs 9th July – Fri 7th Aug

Aim of the role:

  • To provide line management support to Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders and support the Wave Leader in carrying out their main responsibilities.
  • This role may include supporting programme staff with subject matter specialisms as part of its main aim and provide extended pastoral care

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing and engagement of staff and young people on a wave
  • Provide specialist support to young people as appropriate and provide advice to Wave/Team/Assistant Team Leader (where appropriate)
  • Be main point of contact between the phase 1 and 2 venue/accommodation partner
  • Facilitate contact with external partners in phase 3
  • Be the main point of contact for teams and provide advice where needed

National Minimum Wage + Additional Hourly Rate

As an NCS Wave Leader, you will lead a wave made up of at least 7 teams each consisting of up to 16 participants, and the associated staff members. You will have ultimate responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing, safeguarding and engagement of staff & young people on the wave. Working with multiple other seasonal staff members you will ensure the smooth running of your chosen programme, assist with the set-up and close-down of the programme and line manage at least one other member of staff.

Experience working or volunteering with young people in a residential capacity is an essential criterion for this role, as is having a full driving licence with access to a car insured for business purposes. You will need to be available for the entirety of at least one of the waves listed below. For a small number of applicants, it may be possible to work on both Wave 1 & Wave 3.

Tues 16th June – Tues 14th July

Tues 23rd June – Tues 28th July

Tues 7th July – Tues 11th Aug

Please note that Wave 1 consists of 3 weeks on programme with additional set-up time, whereas Waves 2 & 3 consist of 4 weeks on programme with additional set-up times.

Aims of the role:

  • To lead a wave, made up of multiple teams, each having two members of staff and up to 16 participants, through the NCS programme.
  • To provide a point of contact and support for programme staff
  • To be the main point of contact between the wave and the core staff in the delivery partner as well as other outside agencies and stakeholders.

Core Responsibilities:

Pre-Programme

  • Assist operations staff with pre & post programme administration
  • Ensure key planning has been completed for the effective deployment of each phase

On Programme

  • Ultimate responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing, safeguarding and engagement of staff and young people on a wave
  • Behaviour management of young people, in conjunction with the Assistant Wave Leader and Team Leaders
  • Provide regular support to staff including appropriate shadowing and deputisation opportunities
  • Ensure key policies and procedures are followed and admin is completed accurately throughout the wave. ‘Key admin’ may include but is not limited to: turn up numbers throughout the programme, incident reporting, safeguarding reporting, risk assessments, staff management.
  • Ensure programme components and activities are properly delivered using appropriate resources as made available and directed through OPG to delivery partners each year.
  • Relationship management with residential partners
  • Ultimate disciplinary authority on the wave
  • Line management responsibility for the Assistant Wave Leader(s) and/or Team Leaders if there is no Assistant Wave Leader.
  • Quality assurance for both programme and wave staff

Post-Programme

  • Assist operations staff with wave close-down activities

National Minimum Wage + Additional Hourly Rate

As an NCS Team Leader, you will lead a team of up to 16 participants through their NCS experience. You will ensure the safety and engagement of young people in your team, offering pastoral support where appropriate and leading on sessions of guided reflection. You will also take part in all of the activities that your team members undertake, acting as a role model for their development.

Experience working or volunteering with young people is an essential criterion for this role. You will need to be available for the entirety of at least one of the waves listed below. Transport, food & accommodation are provided during residential phases. . It may be possible for a small number of applicants to work Wave 1 & Wave 3.

Thurs 18th June – Fri 10th July

Thurs 25th June – Fri 24th July

Thurs 9th July – Fri 7th Aug

Aim of the role:

  • To safely lead a team of up to 16 young people through each of the 3 phases of the NCS programme and plan/deliver activities where appropriate (depending on model of programme delivery).
  • To supervise the Assistant Team Leader and co-ordinate the workload with them considering their development in the process

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensure young people are engaging in activities and manage behaviour issues
  • Responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing and engagement of young people on a wave
  • Engage with Young People and offer pastoral support
  • Lead Guided Reflection
  • Complete key admin tasks including submitting registers and attendance documents to Wave Leader
  • Feed key information to Wave Leader by set deadlines

National Minimum Wage

As an NCS Assistant Team Leader, you will support the Team Leader in leading a team of up to 16 participants through their NCS experience. You will help to ensure the safety and engagement of young people in your team, offering pastoral support where appropriate and leading on sessions of guided reflection. You will also take part in all the activities that your team members undertake, acting as a role model for their development.

Experience working or volunteering with young people is an essential criterion for this role. You will need to be available for the entirety of at least one of the waves listed below. Transport, food & accommodation are provided during residential phases. . It may be possible for a small number of applicants to work Wave 1 & Wave 3.

Thurs 18th June – Fri 10th July

Thurs 25th June – Fri 24th July

Thurs 9th July – Fri 7th Aug

Aim of the Role:

  • To safely support a team of up to 16 young people through each of the 3 phases of the NCS programme and deliver activities where appropriate (depending on model of programme delivery).
  • To support the Team Leader in carrying out their main responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

  • Deliver Reflection sessions and develop rapport with young people
  • Responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing and engagement of young people on a wave
  • Take part in activities with young people as appropriate
  • Provide additional support to young people to enable them to engage fully in each stage of the programme
  • Support Wave/Team Leader with management of boundaries and behavioural issues
  • Support Team Leader in following Policy and procedure in relation to key admin
  • tasks (i.e. reporting, recording, risk assessing)

 

National Minimum Wage + Additional Hourly Rate

As an NCS Team Leader, you will lead a team of up to 16 participants through their NCS experience. You will ensure the safety and engagement of young people in your team, offering pastoral support where appropriate and leading on sessions of guided reflection. You will also take part in all of the activities that your team members undertake, acting as a role model for their development.

Experience working or volunteering with young people is an essential criterion for this role. You will need to be available for the entirety of at least one of the waves listed below. Transport, food & accommodation are provided during residential phases.

Available programme dates:

  • Thurs 25th June –Fri 17th July
  • Thurs 2nd July – Fri 24th July
  • Tues 9th July – Fri 31st July
  • Tues 16th July – Fri 7th Aug

Aim of the role:

  • To safely lead a team of up to 16 young people through each of the 3 phases of the NCS programme and plan/deliver activities where appropriate (depending on model of programme delivery).
  • To supervise the Assistant Team Leader and co-ordinate the workload with them considering their development in the process

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensure young people are engaging in activities and manage behaviour issues
  • Responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing and engagement of young people on a wave
  • Engage with Young People and offer pastoral support
  • Lead Guided Reflection
  • Complete key admin tasks including submitting registers and attendance documents to Wave Leader
  • Feed key information to Wave Leader by set deadlines
  • Follow Safeguarding, incident, information governance, health and safety and risk assessment protocol
  • Ensure activities are inclusive
  • Positively engage with community partners and manage the relationship.

National Minimum Wage + Additional Hourly Rate

As an NCS Assistant Wave Leader, you will help to lead a wave made up of at least 7 teams each consisting of up to 16 participants, and the associated staff members. You will support the Wave Leader with their responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing, safeguarding and engagement of staff & young people on the wave. Working with multiple other seasonal staff members you will ensure the smooth running of your chosen programme, assist with the set-up of the programme and provide leadership for other

Experience working or volunteering with young people in a residential capacity is an essential criterion for this role, as is having a full driving licence with access to a car insured for business purposes. You will need to be available for the entirety of at least one of the waves listed below.

Available programme dates:

  • Thurs 25th June –Fri 17th July
  • Thurs 2nd July – Fri 24th July
  • Tues 9th July – Fri 31st July
  • Tues 16th July – Fri 7th Aug

Aim of the role:

  • To provide line management support to Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders and support the Wave Leader in carrying out their main responsibilities.
  • This role may include supporting programme staff with subject matter specialisms as part of its main aim and provide extended pastoral care

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing and engagement of staff and young people on a wave
  • Provide specialist support to young people as appropriate and provide advice to Wave/Team/Assistant Team Leader (where appropriate)
  • Be main point of contact between the phase 1 and 2 venue/accommodation partner
  • Facilitate contact with external partners in phase 3
  • Be the main point of contact for teams and provide advice where needed

National Minimum Wage

 As an NCS Assistant Team Leader, you will support the Team Leader in leading a team of up to 16 participants through their NCS experience. You will help to ensure the safety and engagement of young people in your team, offering pastoral support where appropriate and leading on sessions of guided reflection. You will also take part in all the activities that your team members undertake, acting as a role model for their development.

Experience working or volunteering with young people is an essential criterion for this role. You will need to be available for the entirety of at least one of the waves listed below. Transport, food & accommodation are provided during residential phases.

Available programme dates:

  • Thurs 25th June –Fri 17th July
  • Thurs 2nd July – Fri 24th July
  • Tues 9th July – Fri 31st July
  • Tues 16th July – Fri 7th Aug

Aim of the Role:

  • To safely support a team of up to 16 young people through each of the 3 phases of the NCS programme and deliver activities where appropriate (depending on model of programme delivery).
  • To support the Team Leader in carrying out their main responsibilities

Main Responsibilities

  • Deliver Reflection sessions and develop rapport with young people
  • Responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing and engagement of young people on a wave
  • Take part in activities with young people as appropriate
  • Provide additional support to young people to enable them to engage fully in each stage of the programme
  • Support Wave/Team Leader with management of boundaries and behavioural issues
  • Support Team Leader in following Policy and procedure in relation to key admin
  • tasks (i.e. reporting, recording, risk assessing)
  • Develop rapport with young people and support positive engagement with external partners

National Minimum Wage + Additional Hourly Rate

As an NCS Wave Leader, you will lead a wave made up of at least 7 teams each consisting of up to 16 participants, and the associated staff members. You will have ultimate responsibility for the health, safety, wellbeing, safeguarding and engagement of staff & young people on the wave. Working with multiple other seasonal staff members you will ensure the smooth running of your chosen programme, assist with the set-up and close-down of the programme and line manage at least one other member of staff.

Experience working or volunteering with young people in a residential capacity is an essential criterion for this role, as is having a full driving licence with access to a car insured for business purposes. You will need to be available for the entirety of at least one of the waves listed below.

Available programme dates:

  • Tues 23rd June – Tues 21st July
  • Tues 30th June – Tues 28th July
  • Tues 7th July – Tues 4th Aug
  • Tues 14th July – Tues 11th Aug

Aims of the role:

  • To lead a wave, made up of multiple teams, each having two members of staff and up to 16 participants, through the NCS programme.
  • To provide a point of contact and support for programme staff
  • To be the main point of contact between the wave and the core staff in the delivery partner as well as other outside agencies and stakeholders.

Core Responsibilities:

Pre-Programme

  • Assist operations staff with pre & post programme administration
  • Ensure key planning has been completed for the effective deployment of each phase

On Programme

  • Ultimate responsibility for the health, safety, well-being, safeguarding and engagement of staff and young people on a wave
  • Behaviour management of young people, in conjunction with the Assistant Wave Leader and Team Leaders
  • Provide regular support to staff including appropriate shadowing and deputisation opportunities
  • Ensure key policies and procedures are followed and admin is completed accurately throughout the wave. ‘Key admin’ may include but is not limited to: turn up numbers throughout the programme, incident reporting, safeguarding reporting, risk assessments, staff management.
  • Ensure programme components and activities are properly delivered using appropriate resources as made available and directed through OPG to delivery partners each year.
  • Relationship management with residential partners
  • Ultimate disciplinary authority on the wave
  • Line management responsibility for the Assistant Wave Leader(s) and/or Team Leaders if there is no Assistant Wave Leader.
  • Quality assurance for both programme and wave staff

Post-Programme

  • Assist operations staff with wave close-down activities

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