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National Citizen Service Programme Leader (Manchester)

LOCATION: Manchester
LENGTH: Full Time
SALARY UP TO: £28,000.00 per year
SECTOR: Nonprofit Charitable Organizations


We are the recruitment partner to The Growth Company for Seasonal Staff on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme Summer 2020 

Programme Leader - Manchester 

Duration of The Summer period (11 weeks) From 15th June – 30th August 

Salary up to £28,000  

The Programme Leader takes responsibility for the operational delivery of the NCS programme, supporting a team of staff as they deliver the NCS programme on the ground. The Programme Leader also oversees the implementation of The Growth Company’s safeguarding and incident management procedures, ensuring that all waves running in their areas are safe and of high quality. The role is based in Manchester with regular travel to Bury and Rochdale and will require some remote management. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Provide on call incident support during day and selected nights on a rota basis 
  • Ensure that all safeguarding and health and safety concerns are managed or escalated appropriately  
  • Indirectly support, develop and manage a range of pastoral support staff including Wave Leaders, Team Leaders and support staff as required.  
  • Ensure that programmes are fully risk assessed on an ongoing basis 
  • Provide on the ground programme support as required 
  • Manage staff and team performance issues  
  • Identify programme improvements and implement them 



  • Experience of working with young people in a similar or education setting and providing pastoral support  
  • Experience of managing large-scale events or programmes 
  • Track record of effectively dealing with serious incidents and managing safeguarding 
  • People management experience with a proven track record leading and motivating large teams of people in challenging environments (e.g. residential youth programmes or outdoor education).


  • Earn extra cash during the summer  
  • Make a difference in your community  
  • Work with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds 
  • Boost your CV 
  • Receive full training and support 

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