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Youth Programme Leader with NCS The Challenge in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield (inc. Nationwide), Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield (inc. Nationwide)



Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield (inc. Nationwide), United Kingdom 

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Youth Programme Leader: Job Description

Salary: £1,100 - £1,540 (dependent on location).

Location: Yorkshire, Greater London, Surrey, Bucks & Berks, West Midlands, Manchester and Lancashire.

Role Length: 10-14 days (dependent on location) *Option to do multiple.

Dates: Various starts dates from the end of June-August.

Role Type: Partly residential, Manager.

You will be responsible for the smooth running of the programme, line managing your seasonal staff team, and ensuring the wellbeing and support of all young people on the programme. This is a rewarding and challenging role, and will require long working hours and participation in a night shift rota during the residential phases of the NCS programme.
The Youth Programme Leader acts as the 'face' of the NCS programme to all staff and participants, and works closely with the core staff team at The Challenge. This role is suitable for an exceptional people manager with experience of working with young people.

Main Responsibilities

  • Manage up to 15 staff throughout the programme to ensure the safety and pastoral care of all young people and the effective delivery of the NCS programme.
  • Work with the core staff team to complete feedback for each staff member, and ensure regular performance feedback is given to staff throughout the programme.
  • Ensure the NCS programme runs smoothly and to schedule.
  • Hold all sensitive information of young people on the wave in line with The Challenge's data protection policies.
  • Lead engaging pre-set evening sessions with all young people on the programme, and assist with other curriculum delivery where necessary.
  • Work with the Pastoral Care Lead to support their behaviour management on the programme and deliver any sanctions necessary.

Person specification


  • Experience of managing and inspiring a staff team
  • Experience of motivating groups of young people, providing pastoral support and managing challenging behaviour
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment, making decisions under pressure and adapting working styles to different environments and teams
  • Ability to understand and follow Safeguarding and Health and Safety guidelines - alongside other organisational policies and procedures
  • A flexible approach to work and the ability to adapt working styles to different environments and teams.
  • Strikingly positive and motivated attitude, with a passion for building stronger communities and seeing change in society.


  • Experience of working in a residential environment
  • Experience of leading a curriculum
  • Knowledge and experience of working on social action projects

What we offer:

  • Seasonal Opportunities
  • Working for the UK's leading social integration charity
  • Excellent pay in third sector
  • Rewarding experience
  • Full training
  • Profressional development
  • Residential work

We ask:

  • No minimum education required
  • No minimum education required
  • Flexible
  • Adaptable
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment
  • Inspirational and motivational
  • Management
  • Logistics and organisation
  • Strikingly positive attitude
  • Managing and inspiring a staff team
  • Motivation groups of young people
  • Pastoral support
  • Managing challenging behaviour
  • Safeguarding
  • Beneficial: Residential experience
  • Beneficial: Knowledge of social action projects
  • Beneficial: Experience of leading a curriculum

Application process is via our website. Please search 'NCS The Challenge Staff 2018'


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