Delivery Staffing Associate

Start date:  January 2017

Location:  Leeds

Contract: Fixed term (January 2017 – 1st June 2017)

The Challenge is a national charity that was founded in 2009. Our mission is to connect and inspire people to strengthen their communities. We bring together local people across all generations, ethnic groups and incomes to build a stronger society.

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast moving, rapidly growing organisation, working with young people and local communities across the country. 

About the role

The staffing department will recruit around 5000  leaders, mentors, practitioners and other staff to work on the NCS with The Challenge spring, summer and autumn programmes in 2017.

The Delivery Staffing Associate is responsible for assisting the staffing team with seasonal staff allocations, training , relationship management and compliance checking for all NCS 2017 summer programmes.

The Delivery Staffing Associate primary responsibilities will be:

Assessment Responsible for set and facilitation of assessments of seasonal staff.

Communication Responsible for relationship management with candidates and liaising to ensure clear communication between all seasonal staff and the local staffing team.

Compliance Responsible for ensuring that candidates are compliant with The Challenge’s safeguarding and safer recruitment policies i.e. supporting candidates to complete DBS checks and references.

Training Responsible for booking seasonal staff into training events, managing attendance numbers and ensuring that staff get all relevant information in time for the training.

We are looking for outstanding individuals with the following qualities:



High-level oral communication skills to be able to communicate efficiently to seasonal staff

Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment

Ability to multitask and work on multiple projects to meet tight deadlines

Interest in building stronger communities and seeing change in society


Outstanding organisation skills and commitment to detail

Positive, flexible approach to problem-solving

Ability to work both independently and as a team to reach targets


Experience of

Recruiting staff to work with young people

Working in partnership with youth or community organisations

Experience using a candidate management system within Salesforce

Further Details

In addition to being part of a fun, dynamic and challenging workforce, we are proud to offer an attractive benefits package including contributory pension, Simplyhealth cash plan, Ride 2 Work, childcare vouchers, season ticket travel card loan etc. to eligible employees.

This is a full-time role based in Leeds.

Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter by 13th January 2017 to;

Leeds: Charlie Wild on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Salary:  £20,000 Leeds

Weekend work and occasional evening working will be required. Time off in lieu will be provided.

Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role.

No Agencies.