NCS Recruiter (Including Wave Lead during programme)

ROLE: NCS Recruiter (Including Wave Lead during programme)

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed term for 12 months with the opportunity to extend.

OPERATIONAL AREA:  Devon & Cornwall

LOCATION: Plymouth

REF:  DC06 

Role Description:

At community charity, Groundwork South, we are changing places, changing lives across the South of England, one green step at a time.

We are seeking a Recruiter to help us deliver the National Citizen Service (NCS) Programme to diverse groups of young people aged 16 – 17 across the South West. The programme brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility.

NCS encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication. The programme includes two residential experiences together with time working in the participants local communities designing and delivering innovative social action project of their choice.

The NCS Recruiter is intrinsic to the management, resourcing, planning and delivery success of the programme. Creative, enthusiastic and a skilled problem-solver, you will be comfortable using your own initiative and working with minimal supervision.

You will need a genuine flair for engaging, inspiring and motivating young people as you establish strong working relationships with assigned schools, colleges and other referral networks in our area to recruit young people on programme. Your track record of successfully supporting programmes, will reflect your energy and your organisational skills to ensure the NCS reporting and quality requirements are met.

During the programme you will act as a Wave Lead managing a wave of young people over a period of 8 weeks across the Summer. You must be able to work outside normal hours, including some evenings, weekends and overnight during the residential elements of the programme

In return we offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle for which you will need to be insured for business use. Employees are able to claim back mileage rates as per our Expenses Policy.

Groundwork South is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable groups. Inline with our Safer Recruitment & Selection Policy and Procedure, successful applicants are subject to references and an enhanced with barred lists disclosure check.

A job application pack can be downloaded below please send to Louise Bucknell on For more information regarding the post please contact Liz Muir on 07718 043224

Closing Date:  9th August 2020

Interview Date:  13th August 2020

Start Date: 1st September 2020 (or as close to as possible)

Application Pack

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

How To Apply

CVs will not be accepted. No agencies please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that we reserve the right to close applications early in the event of a large response.

We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people. To demonstrate our commitment we have been awarded the Disability Confident Scheme Symbol, which is awarded by the Employment Service. We guarantee an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the post. If you consider yourself to have a disability and would like to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme please complete the Guaranteed Interview Scheme form (at the top of our current vacancies page) and submit this with your application. We shall ensure fairness and equal opportunities throughout our workforce and in service delivery.

Groundwork South is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We welcome applications from suitably skilled candidates regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality, religion or age. A copy of our Equality and Diversity policy may also be made available to candidates on request.