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VACANCY: National Citizen Service (NCS) Coordinator

Location: Leeds United Foundation, Elland Road
Salary: £24,000 to £27,000 (dependent on experience)
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: Wed 7th December, 2016
Closes11:59pm - Tue 17th January, 2017
Interview Date: Thu 26th January, 2017 (times will be confirmed)
The Leeds United Foundation is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, charismatic and dedicated National Citizen Service (NCS) Coordinator to organise and deliver our NCS project for young people aged 16-17. The successful candidate must have project management experience and have work experience of working in a youth or community setting.

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
• A more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their communities. (For more information visit http://www.ncsflt.co.uk/)

Main Duties:

  • To plan, implement and co-ordinate the National Citizen Service (NCS) project and lead on the residential and social action elements of the project
  • To be the main contact with FLT National Co-ordinator and to provide reports as appropriate whilst working to tight deadlines.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To have a proven track record of project and financial management (minimum of 2 years' experience)
  • To recruit appropriate staff and volunteers to deliver the programme, including a group of youth volunteers to act as Ambassadors for the NCS programme.
  • To book all necessary venues, activities and arrange other resources needs – for example Residential Centres, transportation and equipment/kit.
  • Engagement with local volunteer centre, community groups and charities for social action project opportunities.
  • To work alongside key stakeholders to promote health, education and inclusion in a positive way to the wider community. To liaise with Leeds United Foundation in order to utilise club resources such as player appearances and marketing
  • To undertake outreach in the community to engage hard to reach young people and those whose first language may not be English
  • To create signposting links to other education and volunteering provisions for young people
  • To attend related networks, meetings and NCS events, supporting partnership and sharing good practice.
  • To liaise with a range of key stakeholders such as schools and parents to ensure effective engagement and participation in NCS.
  • To draw down additional funding to increase and enhance the project activities
  • Keep accurate up to date filing systems, data and records relating to the programme
  • To undertake project evaluation and monitoring as required
  • To support the marketing and promotion of NCS related activities
  • 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.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

1.Qualifications and Experience

Essential

Graduate or Graduate Calibre

Knowledge of youth and community work

Full and clean UK Driving Licence

Car Owner

2 years project Management experience

Desirable

Mini Bus Licence

Outward bound related qualifications

FA Level 1 & 2 qualification

2. Experience

Essential

Must have relevant experience. This will include coaching, teaching or mentoring within a sport or youth environment and some management skills. Working within partnership and multi- agency programmes. Activity planning, project management and staff management.

Experience of delivering projects relating to sport and outward bound activities.

Experience of working in an environment with young people.

A proven track record of successful project implementation and administration.

A proven track record of working with external partners.

A proven track record of marketing and sales.

A proven ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Examples of self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative.

Excellent communication skills including written, telephone and interpersonal skills.

Proven planning and organisational skills.

Excellent attention to detail.

Experience of writing reports and coordinating a Monitoring and Evaluation system.

Line management and supervisory experience

Ability to manage large projects and activities that involve young people's participation

Good networking and facilitating skills

Ability and willingness to work outside normal hours, including evenings, weekends and residential weeks

Desirable

Experience of applying and accessing external funding.

Working within a Professional Football Club environment.

Good understanding of the NCS programme

If you are interested and can demonstrate you have the necessary skills and experience outlined above, please send the attached application form and send it with a letter of introduction to:

Alan Scorfield, Chief Executive, The Leeds United Foundation, Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES.

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

To view and download the application form, please click here

Contact: Alan Scorfield / 0113 367 6015 / alan.scorfield@leedsunited.com
Contact Us

Phone: 0113 367 6307
Fax: 0113 367 6059
Email: thefoundation@leedsunited.com

Elland Road, Leeds, LS11 0ES

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