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Job Title:             National Citizen Service Co-ordinator

Reporting to:          Senior Team Leader

Location:              Foundation House, Salford

Salary:                £ 20,000

Hours:                 Full Time - 35 hours

Contract Length:       Initially until December 2012


Salford Foundation is delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) pilot programme to Year
11 and Year 12 young people during 2012, on behalf of the Cabinet Office. The National
Citizen Service Pilot Co-ordinators each work with groups of year 11 or Year 12 students in
designated schools and colleges across Salford, Trafford, Wigan and Bury. The Co-ordinator
will lead on the engagement of year 12s and delivering our pilot programme in the autumn.
The autumn programme consists of:

        A 7 day personal development residential in North Wales.
        A weekend of skills development and project planning
        At least 35 hours of social action work, mainly carried out in the evenings and at
        A graduation event and engagement in ongoing social action through the NCS
         Graduate Programme

You will have a background of working with young people in an educational, voluntary or
community setting.

There is a requirement for the post holder to be flexible in their working patterns and be
expected to work regular evenings, weekends and residentials away from your home base.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities

The National Citizen Service Co-ordinator will be responsible for:

      Promoting the Pilot in schools, colleges, training providers and other settings across
       Salford, Trafford, Wigan and Bury to recruit young people to the programme.
      Recruit, retain and manage relationships with young people.
      Deliver a high quality youth programme to year 12s in Salford, Trafford, Wigan and
      Plan and deliver engagement activities for young people to be delivered from
       September onwards.
      Oversee the work of sessional staff, volunteers and groups of young people on the
       autumn programme.
      Develop positive relationships with the parents/guardians of the young people to
       ensure commitment.
      Develop positive relationships with schools, colleges, training providers and other
       relevant youth services.
      Oversee the personal development residential to ensure all targets and outcomes are
      Work effectively with community partners to support young people in the
       development and implementation of social action projects.
      Working with young people to create social action projects in their local communities.
      Planning and implementation of NCS graduation and alumni events and
      Recruitment of volunteers for the NCS programme.
      Monitoring Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Child Protection policies and
      The production of reports and management information as requested.
      The capture of appropriate information to support the management information
       requirements of the contract.
      Ensuring evaluation evidence is captured on an ongoing basis to determine the value
       of this service to users as a source of management information for further
       programme development.
      Any other duties as reasonably required by the Foundation management team.
Person Specification

        Knowledge of government agendas in relation to supporting young people in
         education and community engagement through The Big Society.
        An understanding of Child Protection, Equal Opportunities and anti discriminatory
        Knowledge of issues relevant to and affecting young people.

        Experience of working with young people.
        Experience of work in residential settings.
        Managing youth projects to deadlines.
        Experience of developing community projects with young people.
        Working to personal targets.
        Experience of working in education/voluntary/community settings.
        Experience in the use of IT software and of Microsoft Office.

        Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills .
        Ability to relate well to young people from a wide range of backgrounds, engage them
         in activities which support their development and relate sensitively and confidentially
         to the needs of young people, parents and their families.
        Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own workload.
        Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
        Ability to work to targets.
        Good written communication and presentation skills.
        An empathetic approach.

Special Conditions
        This post is subject to an enhanced-level CRB check
        The post-holder must hold a full driving licence and have a car available to be used
         for business purposes
        Successful candidates will be expected to work regular evenings and weekends, for
         which time will be given back in lieu.

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