Preston, Lancashire

£110 - £110 per day

Contract, Part-time

About the organisation

Lead, manage, support, inspire, coordinate and mentor! Want to do something rewarding this autumn?

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Job Description

Share your passion, boost your CV and make a difference in your community. Flexible paid work placements throughout June - September with NCS!

Salary: £110 per day; 1-2 day placements

Location: Greater London, Bucks & Berks, Surrey, West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Lancashire & Yorkshire.

About the role

Join The Challenge, the UK’s largest provider of NCS, and inspire young people to boost their skills, embrace social enterprise and make a difference in their communities.

NCS (National Citizen Service) is a government-backed initiative with a mission to equip 15-17 year olds with the confidence, skills and support they need to make a real difference in their local communities.

Creative Workshop Facilitators run weekly two-day workshops, working with a new cohort of up to 84 young people each week. Supported by the Team Mentors, our facilitators share their expertise in digital storytelling, creative media, and/or social enterprise and start-up skills, with the aim of the young people taking their new skills forward as they design and deliver a series of Social Action Projects.

The facilitators also support teams of young people in their visits to local community organisations & charities, such as nursing homes, care homes and respite centers, encouraging teams to use their new skills to communicate and engage with these groups.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Adapting the set curriculum to make it accessible & engaging for a large, diverse audience.

  • Use basic equipment & technology (e.g. point-and-shoot cameras, smart phone apps & editing software) in innovative ways to teach digital storytelling.

  • Build a positive rapport with the Team Mentors and work collaboratively to ensure all young people are engaged and included.

Person Specification

  • Experience of facilitating groups and following set curriculums.

  • Experience of working with young people

  • Ability to adapt sessions/content to make it engaging & inclusive for different audiences.

  • Background knowledge in either or both: social enterprise (development, marketing & pitching) or digital/creative storytelling (we will train you further in the NCS curriculum).

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and be adaptable & flexible at short notice.


This non-residential role is perfect for experienced facilitators and/or freelancers, with the confidence and charisma to fully engage and teach large audiences.

The Challenge is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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