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Job Vacancy - NCS Officer

28 July 2015

Accrington Stanley Community Trust have a full time job vacancy for the recruitment of an NCS Officer.

Job Description

Title: National Citizen Service (NCS) Officer

Salary: £15,000-£17,000 per annum dependent on experience (Plus bonuses, pension scheme and expenses)

Type of Contract: Full Time – 1 Year Rolling Contact (Based on successful delivery and repeat funding of the programme)

Reporting to: Community Manager

Location: Accrington Stanley Community Trust Offices

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week

Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 7th August 2015

How to Apply: Please send CV and Cover Letter titled NCS Officer 2015 by email to jobs@stanleytrust.co.uk

Job Summary (The main purpose of the job)

Accrington Stanley Community Trust is an independent charity affiliated to Accrington Stanley Football Club and has recently secured a 3 year extended contract from the Football League Trust to deliver the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. NCS is a programme for 16 and 17 year olds designed to help young people on their transition to adulthood and the roles they can play in their community.

This post involves leading, managing and delivering on all aspects of the National Citizen Service project on behalf of Accrington Stanley Community Trust.

The role will include regular liaison with schools and colleges across Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale as well as the Education Department within Accrington Stanley Community Trust. This role also requires the holder to line manage all sessional staff within this project. The role may also include other responsibilities for suitable candidates, including coaching on the school sport programme and after-school initiatives.

Previous experience working with young people in a school or community setting is essential.  The role may also require a dedication to work on weekends, evenings and residentials should the charity require it. There is a minimum requirement for the holder to have a full valid UK driving licence with business insurance as travelling across east Lancashire and other areas will be part of this role.

  1. Duties

10.1 To undertake a lead role in the successful delivery of the NCS Programme in Hyndburn on behalf of Accrington Stanley Community Trust (ASCT).

10.2 To find and develop local partnership opportunities. Liaise with schools and colleges amongst others, in order to create recruitment opportunities for young people onto the NCS programme.

10.3 To manage and recruit appropriate staff and volunteers to deliver the programme, including a group of youth volunteers to act as Ambassadors for the NCS programme.

10.4 To recruit participants for the NCS programme that will run every spring, summer and autumn.

10.5 The collation and assessment of information on recruitment and sign up numbers. (There will administrative support available)

10.6 To attend meetings and be a positive representative for ASCT and the Football League Trust both internally and externally. There will be regular regional meetings within the NW of the Country.

10.7 To undertake any other duties as required by the line manager.

10.8 To ensure appropriate safeguarding and health & safety practices are implemented and followed throughout the programme for all activities.

10.9 To book all necessary venues and arrange other resource needs – for example residential, transportation and equipment/kit.

10.10 To market the NCS programme through schools and colleges; use of existing forums and mechanism – e.g. Match day programmes, websites and on-going youth activities; and identification of innovative ways to attract young people onto the programme.

  1. Person Specification

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Essential:

  • A knowledge and understanding of the National Citizenship programme.
  • Educated to A level standard (or equivalent)
  • In date child protection certificate (or willingness to update asap).
  • Full UK Driving Licence – Car owner and willingness to use for work.
  • A proven ability to work to under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills including written, telephone and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to travel regularly and independently throughout the region.

Desirable:

  • Educated to Degree standard.
  • FA Level 2 Coaching Qualification
  • Experience of speaking in front of groups, particularly groups of children/young adults in schools/colleges.
  • A proven track record of successful project management and implementation.
  • An understanding of the issues faced by young people.
  • Experience of writing reports and coordinating a monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Experience of social network mechanisms including websites.
  • Experience of Health and Safety and/or Welfare and Safeguarding policies and procedures.

To apply for this role please email a CV with a covering letter by 5.00pm on Friday 7th August 2015 to jobs@stanleytrust.co.uk. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview on Friday 14th August 2015.

In your covering letter you should draw on all relevant aspects of your experience, including paid employment and/or voluntary work and training to show how your skills, experience and personal qualities match the requirements of this job, which are set out on the above job description.

Accrington Stanley Community Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment. This role involves work with young people and is subject to Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks. As such this post is exempt for the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the applicant must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions. Two references will also be required. Applicants will, in addition be expected to undertake training appropriate to the role.


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