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Adventure, discovery, social action, and celebration are the chapters in the NCS journey where you will be impacting young people's lives guiding them through a personal and social progression.

Depending on your experience there are several roles* with Learn by Design NCS where you can gain paid youth work experience or grab some extra cash in the summer break while making a significant impact on a group of young people's lives.

You will have the opportunity to continue working with us in future seasons, developing your skills to work in several roles on the programme.

Team Leader; As the Leader you will be responsible for the team of young people and supported by your Assistant Team Leader. You will facilitate and/or deliver timetabled workshops and reflection sessions in accordance with the guidelines and session plans provided. You will be the point of contact for the team and core staff, responsible for paperwork and communication.

Wave Leader; To manage the staff of each team, through all phases of the programme and their celebration graduation event. To monitor the performance of Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders, establish a regular and accessible line of communication with parents/guardians, updating them at each stage of the programme. You will be the point of contact for staff, young people, and core staff, ensuring all information is passed on to the relevant people as well as meeting and communicating with the project manager

Person Requirements:

  • We are looking for people who have experience of building a positive rapport with young people from a variety of cultural, economic, and social backgrounds.
  • Excellent teamwork and ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well organised with a responsible attitude to paperwork and record-keeping.
  • Experience of working in a demanding environment, and the ability to remain calm in tricky situations.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate both teams and individuals to help them achieve their potential.

Locations of Role:

WEST MIDLANDS; Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Nuneaton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Solihull, West Brom.


EAST MIDLANDS; Bourne, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton, Stamford, Towcester.

EAST ANGLIA; Cambridge, Huntingdon, Luton, Loughton, Harlow, Hoddesdon, Bishops Stortford, Haverhill.

SOUTH EAST; Banbury, Didcot, Oxford, Reading, Thame, Witney.

SOUTH WEST; Poole, Bristol, Weston, Frome, Bridgwater, Yeovil, Exmouth & Exeter, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Chippenham, Trowbridge, Devizes, Swindon, Salisbury

LONDON; Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Barnet, Havering, Newham, Haringey, Waltham Cross, Harrow, Hillingdon, Brent

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