National Citizen Service Team Leader

  • Employer Activate NCS
  • Town / City Taunton / Yeovil
  • Job Type Full-time
  • Salary Competitive
  • Position Type 3 weeks Week(s) Contract
  • Closing Date 01/06/2018
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Job Summary

We are looking for dynamic, motivating and inspiring Team Leaders & Assistants to become part of our Activate National Citizen Service programme. The NCS programme is a government funded social action programme that gives 16 -17 year olds the opportunity to embark on exciting new challenges that develop their work and life skills. NCS Format (15 day working programme)Stage 1: Monday to Friday (5 days) – 5 day residential leading a group of 15 young people through outdoors adventure activities. Stage 2: Monday to Friday (5 days) Residential at a college/school leading the same group through a skills based curriculum such as ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Dragons Den’.Stage 3: Social Action Project: 8 hours each day over a minimum 5-day period.Stage 4: Graduation Night: Celebrating the young people’s achievements on the programme.

Responsibilities and Duties

As a Team Leader/Assistant you will:

  • Be responsible for up to 15 young people providing supervision, motivation and inspiration; offering the participants the best possible experience of the NCS programme.
  • Facilitate and deliver activity sessions and workshops to a group of 16-17 year olds.
  • Provide leadership and guidance during each day in a dynamic and energetic environment.
  • Be responsible for the participants completing the required 60 hours of the social action programme following their workshops.
  • To resolve issues on a daily basis to ensure the smooth running of the programme.
  • Inform all management of incidences as and when necessary.

Qualifications and Skills


  • A genuine interest in the developing the experiences and skills of young adults.
  • Experience leading group activities in an activity leading/sport/education setting.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Approachable, tolerant and patient; to remain calm in difficult situations.
  • Show problem solving skills; ability to motivate and work on your own initiative.
  • DBS certificate – this can be provided by the company if needed.


  • Experience working on the NCS programme.
  • Residential & pastoral experience.
  • First Aid certificate.


Wages are dependent on age, qualifications and experience but can range from £240 – £400 per week.

Recruitment Process & Training:

We operate a 3 step recruitment process involving:

  • A telephone interview, leading to;
  • Attendance to one of our national recruitment days, leading to;
  • Compulsory attendance to our training weekend

We offer full in-house training including the Cardinus and IIRSM approved Risk Management in Sport and Childcare Setting Award.


  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Flexible job opportunities to suit your availability.
  • The opportunity to gain meaningful work experience.
  • IIRSM approved training and CPD opportunities.
  • Pride and self-satisfaction developing young people’s life skills.

Job Type: Temporary (summer 2018)

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