NCS Trainer

Location: London, Reading and Surrey

Work Period: May- July (see final two pages for specific dates required)

Length of Role: Multiple 1 day and 2 day training events throughout work period. Preference will be given to those who can do multiple events.

Payment: £140 per training day

Application deadline: 9am 26th February 2018

Please note: Prior to delivering their first event, all trainers must attend 1 day of unpaid, non-residential training to be eligible for the role.

About the Organisation and NCS Programme

The Challenge is a fast-growing social enterprise that connects and inspires people across Britain to strengthen their communities. NCS with The Challenge is a programme that brings together young people from different backgrounds, builds their confidence, and challenges them to make a difference in their local community.

We are a major provider of the government’s National Citizen Service (NCS), a life changing experience for 15-17 year olds. In 2017, 42,000 young people across the UK took part in NCS with The Challenge with over 5,500 employed staff. In Summer 2018, we expect to do the same.

Trainer Role

We are looking for outstanding trainers to deliver our intensive NCS seasonal staff training. Each training session is for up to 90 people covering 6 different seasonal roles including Programme Leader and Senior Mentor.

You will work closely with your training team, made up of 1 Lead Trainer and 2 Trainers to ensure high quality delivery in line with our organisational mission and policies. You are an exceptional facilitator with experience delivering training to meet the needs of a diverse group of seasonal staff.

You will be responsible for delivering training to inspire and motivate seasonal staff with a passion for young people and youth led facilitation.

We require our trainers to be flexible, proactive and committed to reflective practice.

Key Responsibilities

Facilitation

  • A confident and engaging facilitator who is able to utilise a variety of different facilitation skills to ensure training meets the needs of all staff and is on mission.
  • Thorough knowledge of National Citizen Service including the programme, curriculum and policies.
  • Support lead trainer and trainer to ensure consistency across the team culturing a positive attitude towards reflective practice.
  • Confident in assessing others and providing effective feedback to aid staff development.
  • Deliver feedback to core training team on performance of staff with particular focus on those with any cause for concern.
  • Work with core training team to monitor and evaluate training provision to ensure continued development.

Essential Skills and experience

  • Experience delivering training to a high standard.
  • Experience working in a small team and confident in giving constructive feedback to your peers.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating curriculum in accordance with a quality assurance framework.
  • Is able to learn and disseminate knowledge accurately and confidently and has a solution focused attitude.
  • Is a highly motivated individual who is prepared to independently develop their skills and knowledge following training to ensure they are delivery ready.
  • Is an ambassador for The Challenge, embedding the organisation’s mission and values into all aspects of delivery.
  • Is passionate about young people and youth led facilitation.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Stage 1: Apply via online form + submit your CV and cover letter answering the 3 questions listed below

Stage 2: Attend half day assessment

Stage 3: Offer + training dates allocated

Stage 4: Attend train the trainer and 1st aid training

Stage 1 - APPLY ONLINE THEN EMAIL CV AND COVER LETTER

Please follow the link and complete the online Application Form

Once completed, you will be prompted to email over a recent copy of your CV and a cover letter answering the following questions;

  1. Please tell us why you want to work on NCS with The Challenge and how your values align with our mission and aims.
  2. Please tell us about a time when you’ve delivered a training session that didn’t go well. What did you do differently? What did you learn from the experience?
  3. What does successful training look like and how would you facilitate that?

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We will let you know the outcome of your application within 5 working days from the close of applications.

Stage 2- ASSESSMENT DATES

Should you be successful, you will be required to attend a half day assessment on one of the following dates;

Option 1:

Friday 23rd March

9am-1pm

Option 2:

Friday 23rd March

2pm-6pm

Option 3:

Saturday 24th March

9am-1pm

Option 4:

Saturday 24th March

2pm-6pm


Stage 3 - TRAINING DATES

All lead trainers must attend 1 day of unpaid non-residential training and a half day 1st Aid training to be eligible for the role.

We reserve the right to dismiss any lead trainer who does not complete training, participate fully or does not perform in-line with our organisational mission and values.

Option 1:

Friday 20th April

9am-5pm

Option 2:

Saturday 21st April

9am-5pm


Stage 4 - WORK DATES

London Work Dates:

Event:

Work Dates:

Location

New 1

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May

West London

New 2

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th May

North London

Returner 1

Saturday 12th May

TBC

New 3

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May

West London

New 4

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May

North London

Returner 2

Saturday 20th May

TBC

New 5

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June

West London

New 6

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June

North London

Returner 3

Saturday 2nd June

TBC

New 7

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June

West London

Returner 4

Sunday 10th June

North London

New 8

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June

West London

New 9

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June

North London

Returner 5

Saturday 16th June

TBC

New 10

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June

West London

New 11

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June

North London

Returner 6

Sunday 24th June

TBC

New 12

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July

West London

New 13

Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July

North London

Returner 7

Saturday 30th June

TBC

New 14

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July

West London

New 15

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July

North London

Returner 8

Saturday 7th July

TBC


Reading Work Dates

Event:

Work Dates

Location

New 1

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June

TBC

Returner 1

Saturday 16th June

TBC

New 2

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June

TBC


Surrey Work Dates

Option:

Work Dates

Location

Returner 1

Saturday 9th June

TBC

New 1

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June

TBC


Further Details

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved with a growing organisation. Your work  will be integral in inspiring and developing a large number of delivery staff which has tangible results for the thousands of young people who will be engaging with our programme in 2018. ​

  • The compensation for this contract role is £280 per 2 day role. You will be paid via our seasonal staff PAYE* process which means that this payment is subject to tax and National Insurance deductions.
  • There is no additional payment for attending training or to cover travel expenses.

*Trainers who are registered as limited companies will need to invoice.

A formal contract for services detailing full terms will be provided on successful completion of assessment.

Additional Support Needs

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, including those with disabilities. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to ensure that successful candidates are able to undertake the role that they are offered. You will be asked to tell us about any additional support needs at the post assessment stage but we encourage applicants who require reasonable adjustments to our pre-employment stages (application and assessment) to let us know by by clicking the option on the application form. You can find more information about what happens with this information and what types of adjustments we can make here.