Kingswood, South Gloucestershire
£25,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

At Catch22, we are proud of our reputation as a modern and progressive employer. Our 1,300 colleagues and 300 volunteers work at every stage of the social welfare cycle, supporting over 60,000 individuals from cradle to career. 

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship policy at the heart of the government’s vision for building a Big Society. The programme brings together 16-17-year-olds from different backgrounds in a summer programme which includes adventure, discovery and meaningful social action. NCS aims to support participants’ personal and social development and help them develop the confidence, skills and attitudes they need to take on active roles in their communities and develop themselves for their own future.


Job Description

You will organise and lead NCS delivery in Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire 

You will be overseeing and supporting young people from a diverse range of backgrounds and enabling them to engage, participate and develop within the Catch22 NCS programme. This is a pivotal role within our NCS regional programming team, giving you the opportunity and scope to be creative in meeting these goals. 

As Programme Lead, your main duties will include:

  • Working with the Contract Manager and other Catch22 colleagues in developing, organising, planning and delivering all phases of the NCS programme, including pre-programme engagement, residentials, social action planning & delivery, graduation events and post-NCS activity.
  • Engaging and building positive relationships with young people and their parent/carers to provide effective support on a one-to-one or group basis
  • Implementing Catch22 NCS "Keep warm" strategy to retain young people and parents
  • Assisting the contract manager in implementing the Catch22 national staff recruitment strategy
  • Raising awareness of NCS locally
  • Delivering staff training to NCS sessional staff



Educated to A Level or equivalent

To be successful as an NCS Programme Lead, you will need:

  • Substantial experience of working directly with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Experience of working in a residential setting with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Experience of programme management
  • Experience of leading the planning, delivery, and evaluation of activities for and with young people
  • Knowledge of relevant youth policies, legislation, and the wider youth agenda.
  • Knowledge of  developing and managing projects in the public, private or voluntary sectors


Additional information

We are looking to appointment to these roles as quickly as possible and will close this job off to new applicants when we have enough suitable candidates to interview. We, therefore, encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.


This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check

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Refreshed on: 10 June 2021
Closed date: 10 July 2021
Job ref: REF1487G
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