The Challenge - NCS - Social Action Manager (Delivery)

Known internally as ‘Assistant Programme Manager (Delivery)’

Salary: £20,000 pro rata
Location: Yorkshire, Greater London, Surrey, Bucks & Berks, West Midlands, Manchester and Lancashire.
Role Length: 2 - 3 months.
Dates: June - September.
Role Type: Non-residential, non-manager, on-site (on NCS programme).

The NCS Social Action Manager is a pivotal role, bridging the gap between our core Programmes teams and the seasonal staff working on the NCS programme. Primarily working in the NCS: Real Challenge Design and NCS: Real Challenge Action phases of the programme, which focus on team of young people designing and implementing their social action projects, you'll take over from the Youth Programme Leader and inspire teams & seasonal staff to make a real difference in their communities.
This role is perfect for motivated individuals with experience of youth engagement and project management.

Main Responsibilities

  • Line manage up to 10 seasonal staff members, and oversee the pastoral wellbeing & safety of up to 84 young people.
  • Support teams of 12-13 young people to design, develop & implement a series of social action projects, including campaigns, sponsorship events and volunteering days.
  • Ensure the NCS programme is as inclusive as possible by making logistical adjustments to the programme & supporting other staff members in adapting sessions for inclusion needs.
  • Empower young people to complete and 'graduate' the NCS programme.
  • Conduct Risk Assessments and give daily briefings to seasonal staff, and manage & record any incidents from the programme.
  • Encourage & inspire young people to stay involved with The Challenge after NCS by promoting our NCS Graduate opportunities and Head Start programme.
  • Manage logistics for the programme delivery, including transport, equipment & other resources.
  • Manage sponsorship money, petty cash, budgets and reconciliations.

Person specification

  • Experience of managing large scale events or projects in a paid or voluntary setting (e.g. managing youth programmes or complex events).
  • Experience of design and management of campaigns in the local community.
  • Experience of managing relationships with external organisation and businesses.
  • Experience of line management of teams of staff or volunteers.
  • Understanding of working with diverse community groups.
  • A desire to build stronger community and advocate change in society.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced & demanding environment, including a willingness to travel during work hours.
  • Strikingly positive & motivated attitude, with a passion for building stronger communities and seeing change in society.
  • Experience of presenting to large groups, and working with young people.


Closing date: 1st March 2018 12:00am
Hours: 7
Salary: £20,000
Salary Frequency: Per annum
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This job is connected with: The Challenge