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NCS Programme Manager

Salary: £25,043 - £29,768.   Based in Wigan.

Groundwork Cheshire, Lancashire & Merseyside changes places and changes lives by working with our many partners to create better healthier neighbourhoods and by building local skills & job prospects.  Groundwork are a delivery partner for the National Citizen Service working with the prime contractor Ingeus. 

The National Citizen Service is a youth programme for 16 and 17 year olds launched nationwide in 2013 and has already developed over 200,000 young people.  Participants experience residential activities away from home and team-based sessions before developing a Social Action project to make a difference within their local community. UCAS progress recognise NCS as a stepping stone to university.
We're looking for a self-motivated, dynamic Manager for our Employment and Skills Team to work on this programme. 
If you're an enthusiastic motivator and leader, enjoy a challenge and would be a great role model to others, then this is a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives. 

We are looking for candidates who are able to relate to young people, yet have the ability to challenge and set boundaries in a clear and non-judgemental way. Specific National Citizen Service training will be provided.

If you’d like an informal discussion about the roles please contact Jayne Lannon on 01942 821444.  The positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  Full details of the post and an application pack are available by emailing

Alternatively you can download the Job Description and Person Specification and then complete and return a Job Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form via post to Groundwork CLM, 74-80 Hallgate, Wigan, WN1 1HP or via email to

Key dates: Closing date – 30 March 2017. Interviews - 5 April 2017.  Registered Charity Number:  514727