Join The Challenge, the UK's longest-standing provider of NCS, this summer as a Youth Programme Leader and play an integral role in our pastoral seasonal staff team. National Citizen Service is a government-backed initiative with a mission to equip 16 year olds with the confidence and skills they need to make a real difference in their communities. We are hiring a large number of seasonal staff across the UK to support the delivery of the programmes on-site. Main responsibilities: Line manage a team of seasonal staff throughout the programme (2-3 weeks), providing performance feedback, and assisting with behaviour management Ensure the safety, wellbeing and safeguarding of up to 130 young people on the programme Oversee the smooth day-to-day running of the programme Liaise with core staff at The Challenge throughout the programme Person specification: Experience of working with young people Experience of line-managing a team of staff or volunteers Experience of motivating large groups Ability to manage and support challenging behaviour Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, make decisions under pressure and adapt working styles for different groups Understanding of safeguarding and health & safety guidelines Positive and motivated attitude, with a passion for building stronger communities This partly-residential role is perfect for an experienced professional with a background in the education or youth work sector. The Challenge is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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