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Job Advert: NCS Programme Manager

10 February 2015


National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme ManagerTitle:

NCS Assistant, Administration staff, Recruitment Officers and GraduatesResponsibility for:
RUFC Head of Community Responsibility to:
£18000-£21000 Salary:
37 hours a week including some evenings, weekends and holidays (inc residential weeks) Hours:
Permanent :Duration
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Employer:

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated National Citizen Service (NCS) Coordinator to organise and deliver our 2015/16 NCS project for young people aged 16-17 in the Rotherham area. The successful candidate must have project management experience and have work experience of working in a youth or community setting.
Main purpose of the post:

NCS is a voluntary four – week programme for 16-17 year olds that will promote:

  • A more cohesive society by mixing participants of different backgrounds
  • A more responsible society by supporting the transition into adulthood for young people
  • ) more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their communities. (For more information visit

Specific Duties:

18. To ensure equality of opportunity is afforded to all persons both internal and external, actively seeking to eliminate any direct or indirect discriminatory practices/behaviour.
17. To support the marketing and promotion of NCS related activities
16. To undertake project evaluation and monitoring as required
15. Keep accurate up to date filing systems, data and records relating to health projects
14. To draw down additional funding to increase and enhance the project activities
13. To liaise with a range of key stakeholders such as schools and parents to ensure effective engagement and participation in NCS.
12. To attend related networks, meetings and NCS events, supporting partnership and sharing good practice.
11. To create signposting links to other Education and volunteering provisions for young people
10. To undertake outreach in the community to engage hard to reach young people and those whose first language is not English
9. To work alongside the football club to promote health, education and inclusion in a positive way to the wider community. To liaise with Rotherham United Football Club in order to utilise club resources such as player appearances and marketing
8. Engagement with local volunteer centre, community groups and charities for social action project opportunities.
7. To book all necessary venues, activites and arrange other resources needs – for example residentials, transportation and equipment/kit.
6. To recruit appropriate staff and volunteers to deliver the programme, including a group of youth volunteers to act as Ambassadors for the NCS programme.
5. To have a proven track record of project and financial management (minimum of 2 years experience)
4. To sell the scheme to partners and recruit young people on to the local programme using a variety of mechanisms including presentations, social activities and innovative ways to engage the target group.
3. To market the NCS opportunity through schools and colleges; use of existing forums and mechanism – eg, match day programmes, websites and on-going youth activities; and identification of innovative ways to attract young people.
2. To be the main contact with FLT National Co-ordinator and to provide reports as appropriate whilst working to tight deadlines.
1. To Plan, Implement and Co-ordinate the National Citizen Service (NCS) project whilst also leading on the residential and social action elements of the project

Special conditions:

Be an experienced coach, qualified teacher or youth working with management experience, driving license.
To undertake other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time commensurate with the grade of the post.
The post holder will be required to work evening and weekends as the requirements of the job demands
Committed to continued professional development and willing to undertake training relevant to the post.

Car owner
A full and clean UK driving license
A knowledge of how to market activities to young people would also be advantageous
A history of working with young people who have behavioral difficulties
A sound working knowledge of the barriers people with disabilities face and the practical means in which these can be overcome.
Experience of engaging with and delivering activities to people with Disabilities Please send application form and cover letter OR request an RUCST Application form by email for the attention of Jamie Noble; or download here
How to apply:

Interview dates: Interviews will take place on the 23rd February 2015
Closing Date: 18th February 2015

Please note that the job will be subject to satisfactory references and Enhanced DBS procedures.


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