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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)
Our first assessment centre will be due to take place on Friday 20th February 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 Friday 13th February at 5pm. 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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Title REF: 008 – Digital Marketing Assistant
Categories Generic application form
Salary £19,054 – £22,754 + attractive benefits package
Location Penrith
Job Information

The people we work with inspire us everyday

If you are passionate about service to the community, enjoy the excitement of team work, and enjoy the challenges of creating new problem-solving ideas, there may be an opportunity to join Inspira.

Inspira delivers an exciting range of diverse contracts which provide Personal Development and Career Management programmes for Young People and Adults in Cumbria and Lancashire.



Job Ref: 008: Digital Marketing Assistant (Penrith);

37 hours per week; £19,054 – £22,754 + attractive benefits package.

We’re looking for a great Digital Marketing Assistant, with solid experience ideally gained within the Digital sector to join Inspira.


You will eat, drink and sleep in the digital world. You’ll talk the talk and more importantly walk the walk.


You’ll have excellent communication and project management skills and a positive ‘can do’ attitude. You should be a confident, driven individual and a strong team player. You will understand the importance of ownership and have a keen eye for detail.


You will need to ensure projects are completed within the time frame, budget and quality expectations of the Company and contracts we work on. You will work alongside and support staff across the Company and be expected to contribute to the planning, development and implementation of projects.


Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Degree or equivalent nationally recognised qualification in relevant subject area;
  • Experience building relationships with journalists and bloggers from a range of different sectors, and engage with young people and adults;
  • Proficiency in using content management systems;
  • Basic understanding of HTML and CSS;
  • Experience managing social media channels and digital marketing campaigns;
  • Experience using online tools such as Google Analytics, Search Metrics etc;
  • Strong understanding of keyword analysis, organic search, keyword administration and competitor analysis.

The Job Description for this role can be found here Full Job Description. For an informal chat regarding this role please contact Claire Benson, Marketing and Communications Manager on 01931 711 300 or 07793577484.

Closing date for applications:

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 05th February 2015.

The date for interviews is Tuesday 10th February 2015.

This post is 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.