Eilidh Mitchell

Personal Goal: Head of House

I first applied to be a Mentor when I was eighteen. Since then I have completed six cohorts, one as a Lead Mentor and in summer 2018 I was a Cohort Lead – all of which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

Not only did it develop many transferable skills but it also gave me the knowledge and confidence to pursue a career that I am really passionate about. I also have a network of friends I have met through working on NCS that are unwaveringly supportive and reliable and have been there for me through the various stages of my life and career.

Skills Developed

Leadership – Every role that I have had with NCS has dramatically improved my leadership skills. I had to become the best leader that I could possibly be so that my team or my cohort would get the most out of their time on NCS.

Adaptability – Not every young person that you come across on NCS will respond in the same way and finding a way to get them to engage with the programme and get the best out of it is vital.

Teamwork – The NCS programme is undoubtedly a team effort. Mentors are essential to the smooth running of their teams but they also form a wider staff team that can offer each other support and advice, and contribute to the smooth running of the programme as a whole.

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£6.90 - £9.20 per hour *

Are you looking for a challenge that utilises your key skills of leading a team of young people during their participation in a life-changing experience?

As an NCS Mentor you will attend a 2x 5 day residential event plus 60 following hours (9am-5pm) facilitating the successful delivery of localised Social Action Projects. Fundamentally, you will be responsible for understanding the individual requirements of the young people you are mentoring, utilising the information provided by parents and schools.

The ideal candidate will have experience of volunteering and working with young people.

£7.90 - £10.20 per hour *

Are you an enthusiastic individual with proven leadership skills? Are you looking for a challenge where you will participate in a life-changing experience working directly with young people?

As the NCS Lead Mentor you will be responsible for:

  • Providing support and leadership to NCS staff, acting as their first point of contact
  • To feedback to the NCS Cohort Lead on a regular basis, reporting incidents and issues immediately
  • Ensuring the safeguarding and Health & Safety of Young People is paramount and reporting any issues when appropriate

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience of working with young people and have the ability to problem solve, remaining calm and composed in challenging situations.

A full UK driving licence and access to your own car is essential for this role.

£8.90 - £11.20 per hour *

Are you an inspirational leader? Are you looking for a challenge over the summer where you will participate in a life-changing experience working directly with young people?

As the NCS Cohort Lead you will be responsible for:

  • The successful delivery of NCS, ensuring all tasks are carried out on time and to the highest standard
  • Leading, motivating and managing the performance of NCS staff
  • Ensuring the safeguarding and Health & Safety of young people is paramount and reporting any issues when appropriate

The ideal candidate will have substantial experience of organising and facilitating a project or event and have the ability to problem solve, remaining calm and composed in challenging situations.

A full UK driving licence and access to your own car is essential for this role.

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