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NCS Sessional Team Assistant

Job title:                                   NCS Team Assistant

Salary:                                       Minimum Wage

Length of Role:                      2 Residential Weeks which will be paid @47 hours per residential and

                                                      60 hours social action planning and delivery

About us

Groundwork is a leading Social Enterprise working with partners to improve the quality of the local environment, the lives of local people and the success of local businesses across the North East and Cumbria. Groundwork NE & Cumbria in partnership with Veducation are delivering the fantastic National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a fantastic programme which brings together 16-17 year olds from different backgrounds to learn new skills and to make a difference within their local communities over the summer. NCS is an inclusive, part-residential programme aimed at increasing participant’s leadership, teamwork and communication skills as well as developing trust, responsibility, understanding and empathy.

About the role

A team assistant will support, mentor and help develop NCS participants through a programme of personal development and implementation of a community project. Working closely alongside your team leader you will have a unique opportunity to work with a diverse group of 16 and 17 year olds combining residential and non- residential experiences. This role may be suited for individuals who are planning to progress into a career working with young people who want to gain some practical experience and further develop their skills in this area of work.

With a competitive rate of pay and a free DBS Check, first aid training and safeguarding level 2, we will support you with everything you need in order to support your group of young people to flourish on their NCS journey.

About you

We want someone like you with the ability to inspire and motivate individuals and teams to bring out and maximise their potential. Your role will require you to be able to build rapport and empathy with young people from a range of backgrounds.

In your role you must be willing to participate fully and enthusiastically, and have the ability to remain calm and collected and manage a team whilst tired or stressed. You will engage and develop the respect and attention of a group of 16-17 year olds by delivering and leading sessions with an understanding of group dynamics.  

Want to apply?

Great. All you need to do is complete the application pack below

Application Form

Job Description

Closing date:    Monday 15th April 2019

All completed applications should be emailed to or by post to Groundwork NE & Cumbria, Grosvenor House, 29 Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP.

For further information please contact Jodie Parkin on 07720 385366 or

Make yourself at home:

We want you to be yourself at Groundwork and we value everything that makes you unique. We recognise and celebrate your difference and together we make Groundwork a special and great place to work.

Groundwork NE & Cumbria is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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