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Team Leader Role - Paid work

Date Posted:
10 Jan 2020
Advertising End Date:
31 Jan 2020
Job Description
An external organisation - National Citizen Service (NCS) Is looking for enthusiastic and committed team leaders  to work in the Summer months.  The work is to start from  June 2020 -August 2020.  The roles are Derby/Derbyshire based.

Job Description and Personal Specification



Job title:

NCS Team Leader

Place of work:


Hours of work:

4 weeks ( including 2 weeks residential and 60 hours in last 2 weeks)


Sessional – Paid Work TBC

Reports to:

Wave leader

Level of screening:



Who we are

Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose. We call these our '3Ps'.

We achieve this in two ways. First we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change 'the system', to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda.

Where you fit in


The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a fantastic opportunity open to all 15 to 17-year-olds across England, providing them with skills and experiences that can’t be learnt in the classroom. Weaim to support participants' personal and social development and help them develop the confidence; skills and attitudes they need to take on active roles in their communities and develop themselves for their own future.

Since 2010, 33,769 young people have taken part in Catch22 National Citizen Service (NCS) programmes, dedicating over 430,000 hours to social action and community projects. Over 3000 dedicated members of Catch22 NCS staff helped make this happen.

We are looking for dynamic and passionate people to join our NCS team this summer. You will be an organised and confident person, able to engage and support a group of up to 15 young people aged 15 to 17 through an intensive four-week programme including residential trips away from home, local skills workshops and social action activities. As part of the role you will need to encourage, motivate and inspire teams to make the most of their NCS experience and help them to develop transferable skills for their future.

NCS Programme

  • Phase 1: Be Epic
    4 night away Residential
    Information: You will go away with your team forfour nights andthree days for outdoor adventure, new challenges and team-building
  • Phase 2: Live Life
    4 night away Residential

    Information: Away residential at university student accommodation supporting the team to develop independent living skills and getting to know their local community.
  • Phase 3: Do Good
    60 hours of social action in the local community

    Information: You will support your team design and implement a project that will make a real difference to their local community
  • Phase 4: Go Party 
  • Information: Celebrate with your team at graduation


Main Duties & Accountabilities


Main Duties and Accountabilities

  1. Support, encourage and motivate a team of fifteen young people to complete all phases of the NCS programme, including pre-programme engagement, 2 four-night-five-day residentials, social action planning & delivery and graduation events.
  2. Assist the NCS Programme lead/ NCS Wave Leader to ensure all necessary and appropriate safeguarding, data handling, health & safety and other legal requirements are in place to protect NCS participants and staff.
  3. Work with the NCS staff team to deal with challenging behaviour from young people.
  4. Engage and build positive relationships with young people and their parent/carers to provide effective support on a one-to-one or group basis to achieve NCS outcome targets.
  5. Ensure programme content is relevant to the local community and builds on existing relationships with partner individuals and organisations in order to provide young people with a quality NCS experience, ensuring they learn community and citizenship values within their local environment.
  6. Deliver and facilitate  workshops and reflection activities so that young people can develop an understanding of the skills learnt and how they can use them in the future
  7. Ensure any matters for concern are reported immediately to the NCS Programme Lead / Wave Leader and support the completion of any necessary reporting (including safeguarding reports and incident reports).
  8. Assist in ensuring in-kind funding opportunities are maximised and on or above target.
  9. Ability to raise issues/concerns with line manager in appropriate manner
  10. Attend and complete all compulsory training to enable all duties to be carried out effectively within expected timeframes.

Other duties

  • You will be required to work two four-night-five-day residentials.
  • To make sure that you read, are familiar with, and follow all Catch22 policies and procedures, and to read and accept key Catch22 policies.
  • To act as an ambassador for Catch22, upholding and promoting our corporate values.
  • To undertake any other duties which can be reasonably expected of you within the level of your job.
  • This post will involve overnight stays and it will also involve some evening and weekend working.

Additional information

Dates: Starting 22 June – 3rd August

Payment: Earn up to £1,416 for the Summer 2020 programme

Accommodation, meals and transport: Provided for residential weeks one and two

Level of DBS  Disclosure required: Enhanced

Reports to: NCS Wave Leader

Assessment days: Monday 17 February – 10 am – 3 pm

Tuesday 26 March – 10 am – 3 pm

Thursday 26 March 10 am – 3 pm

Tuesday 28 April – 10 am – 3 pm

Tuesday 19 May – 10 am – 3 pm

What does good look like for this role?

NCS is a once in a lifetime experience with the potential to change a young person’s outlook and future. As a team leader you are a positive role model to young people and will have the opportunity to inspire, motivate and guide young people through their NCS programme so that that they can develop transferable life skills and make positive choices in their future. 

Organisational Relationships

You will report directly to the NCS wave leader and will be delegated work from them. It will be crucial for you to support the work of the Assistant team leaders and ensure that you are working together to support your team through the NCS programme. Successful NCS delivery also relies on making good relationships with key organisations and individuals in the local community.