Greater London Greater Manchester West Midlands West Yorkshire

£32,000 pro rata


About the organisation

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Job Description

Gain unique management experience and make a real difference in your community. Flexible paid roles throughout May to September with NCS.

Salary: £32,000 pro rata (up to 4 months)

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

About the role

Join The Challenge, the UK’s largest provider of NCS, and project manage a large-scale youth and community programme across a geographical region.

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.

Working in one of our regional offices, the Programme Manager takes responsibility for the operational delivery of the NCS programme, managing and developing a team of logistical and pastoral staff as they deliver the NCS programme on the ground. Programme Managers also oversee the implementation of The Challenge’s safeguarding procedures, ensuring that all programmes running in their region are safe and high quality.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Providing effective leadership for the delivery of the NCS programme, building a strong and well-bonded team.

  • Line managing a team of Associate and Assistant Managers, ensuring that they have clear personal development plans and objectives.

  • Supporting your team in setting up and coordinating their programmes, advising on behavioural, safeguarding and staff management issues.

  • Ensuring that all programmes are fully risk-assessed.

Person Specification

  • Extensive experience of working with young people in residential, education and/or outdoor settings

  • Experience of managing large-scale events or programmes

  • Track record of effectively dealing with serious incidents and managing safeguarding

  • Ability to manage and motive large teams of staff

  • Experience of working in community management and advocating for social change

This fixed-term role is perfect for a highly experienced project manager, with a background in youth work, education or the non-profit sector.

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.