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NCS Summer staff
Title REF: 009 – NCS Summer Staff
Categories NCS Summer staff
Salary £750-£1250 (timescales and salaries are dependent upon role and responsibilities
Start Date 29,06,15
End Date 28,08,15
Location North, South and West Cumbria
Job Information

The people we work with inspire us everyday
Inspira is a leading organisation, based in Cumbria, who manages and delivers personal development and careers guidance programmes to young people and adults. We are a prime contractor in the North West for National Citizen Service.

Job Ref: National Citizen Service (NCS) Summer Staff 2015
2 or 3 consecutive weeks* between 29/06/2015 & 28/08/2015
£750 – £1,250* + food and accommodation during residential weeks
[*Timescales and salaries are dependent upon role and responsibilities]

Inspira is looking to recruit temporary Summer Staff (Group Leaders and Group Assistants) to support the NCS contract by working with a group of approximately 12 young people of different abilities and backgrounds both residentially and in the local community in North, South and West Cumbria.

Working alongside Inspira staff, you will be responsible for the pastoral care, behaviour management and support needs of your allocated group of young people. You will facilitate and support activities for NCS participants, inspiring and assisting in their personal development through the residential and community focused elements of the NCS programme. You will accompany your group on visits to local businesses and charities and lead planning sessions to allow young people to develop voluntary projects for their own community.

This role is suitable for dynamic and confident people who are passionate about working with young people and supporting their personal development. We would love to hear from people who can demonstrate an interest in working with young people and community action.

In addition, Group Leader roles will also be available for people who can demonstrate the following:
• experience of working residentially with young people with potentially challenging behaviour and young people with disabilities
• belief in bringing all young people together regardless of their individual differences
• experience of working in a fast paced and demanding environment
• proven experience of planning and organising events, including managing budgets
• awareness of safeguarding issues and ensuring safety and wellbeing of young people.

We are looking to recruit a large number of staff therefore before applying please ensure you would be available to attend on the following mandatory dates which are fixed:

Assessment Day(s)
An assessment centre is due to take place on Saturday 14th March 2015. Additional dates will be released in due course.

NCS programme
29th June – 17th July 2015: (WEST and NORTH area)
06th July – 24th July 2015: (SOUTH area)
13th July – 31st July 2015: (SOUTH area)
20th July – 07th August 2015: (NORTH and WEST area)
27th July – 14th August 2015: (SOUTH and WEST area)
03rd August – 21st August 2015: (SOUTH and NORTH area)
10th August – 28th August 2015: (WEST and NORTH area)

Closing date for applications:
The initial closing date for applications is Sunday 01st March 2015. There will however be additional recruitment rounds taking place over the next few weeks.

Please note these posts are subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

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As our posts have the potential for substantial access to young people, they are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions Order 1975). Therefore you must declare all convictions, any pending convictions or prosecutions, and all cautions or bindovers, even if they would otherwise by considered as “spent” under the Act. Please note:- Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances and background of your offence(s). From 12th October 2009 if you yourself are barred from regulated activity, you must not work, or seek to work, in regulated activity from which you are barred.