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National Citizen Service (ncs) Assistant Team Lead

Company: Leeds United Foundation    Location: Leeds

Job Summary

Are you a people person who´s passionate about making a difference? The life-changing NCS experience wouldn´t be possible without the hard work of our amazing delivery staff. Our seasonal staff are at the heart of NCS, and were proud of the people who motivate, lead and inspire our young people on their NCS journey. You can be a part of this incredible youth movement. You will have the chance to work on one of our 4 week programmes which includes 2 residentials (various locations across the country) and a community based phase (West Yorkshire).

Job Overview

As an assistant leader, you will support the Team leader, Wave leader and NCS Co-ordinator with the pastoral care and behaviour management of the NCS participants.

This is a fulfilling and demanding position that is suitable for someone who has significant experience of working with young people, knowledge of support requirements and who is a specialist in managing challenging behaviour.

Reporting To

NCS Wave Leader & NCS Team Leader

Length of role

Temporary 20 working days across a 4 week programme

Wave dates

Wave 1: 2nd July 27th July

Wave 2: 23rd July 17th August

Wave 3: 30th July 24th August

Wave 4: 6th August - 31st August

Main responsibilities

  • Be Responsible for up to 16 young people in a team.
  • Provide the supervision, motivation and inspiration to help your team succeed and enjoy the NCS experience.
  • Keep your team focussed and on track with the programme.
  • Assist in the delivery of activities for participants.
  • Ensure the young people complete the required 60 hours of social planning and action.
  • Act as liaison during the NCS programme for young people and their parents/carers with NCS.
  • Resolve minor issues on a daily basis, ensuring active management and communication towards safeguarding.


  • Ensure group harmony and facilitate group dynamics.
  • Tackling any problems and resolving confrontation.
  • Safeguarding of young people is paramount and YOU MUST report any issues to the Wave Leader and Team Leader.
  • Report and concerns/incidents to the NCS Coordinator as soon as possible.
  • Administer basic first aid if required in line with first aid training.
  • Complete the incident report form within 48 hours of any incident taking place.

NCS Activities

  • Provide support during NCS to your allocated staff.
  • Ensure all activities are undertaken in the spirit and ethos of NCS.
  • Ensure young people observe rules pertaining to appropriate behaviour and conduct at all times as laid out in the NCS Code of Conduct.
  • Uphold and positively contribute to the outstanding reputation of Leeds United Foundation.
  • Take action if inappropriate behaviour happens.


Attend the training events including First Aid, Safeguarding Children, Risk Assessments, Guided Reflection and Team Building


  • Be an active member and ambassador of NCS.
  • Represent the Leeds United Foundation during NCS in a professional manner.
  • Any other duties consistent with the main purpose of the job as may be specified from time to time.

The Leeds United Foundation is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

Application closing date: 11:59pm 9th March 2018

Successful applicants must be able to attend a compulsory assessment evening on Tuesday 20th March 2018.

Job Type: Temporary

Salary: £1,200.00 /month