Team Leaders: National Citizen Service

Summer Role -  London and Essex

Full Programme Dates:

  • Training: 23 – 25 July 2019 & 4 August 2019
  • NCS Programme: 5 – 23 August 2019
  • Graduation: Date TBC

Salary: Total Salary Package from £1,020 (per full programme)

We are looking for Team Leaders to lead teams of 16 and 17 year-olds during our intensive summer programme, working both residentially and in the local community in London and Essex.

Team Leaders report to the Programme Leader and are responsible for leading, inspiring and developing a team of 15 young people over three weeks of our NCS programme. This role is suitable for a dynamic and confident person with experience of leading groups of young people, who is able to motivate them and earn their respect.

About the Organisation
The JLGB strives to help develop a society that values Jewish young people and their contributions to their local and wider communities by aiming to make every effort to train, develop and support them through their transition from young person to adult to become active citizens in society. JLGB's National Citizen Service (NCS) returns this summer following the tremendous success of previous years, and we will once again be offering a multi-faith provision of the national NCS residential programme, for those of all faiths and none. The programme is open to young people in Year 11 and 12, and lasts three weeks, over which participants will undertake adventure activities, learn a new skill and design and carry out their own social action project.

NCS promotes:
A more cohesive society by mixing participants from different backgrounds;
A more responsible society by supporting young people’s transition into adulthood;
A more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their local communities.

Our NCS Programme
We bring together young people from across a community and challenge them to connect with people from different backgrounds, learn key skills for the workplace, and make a difference in their community. They achieve this by completing three challenges:

  • Week 1:  Socially mixed teams of young people bond through a week of challenging outdoor activities.
  • Week 2: Skills building residential to gain an insight into cutting edge industries and learn transferable skills to use for planning and designing their social action projects for Week 3.
  • Week 3: Teams work together to plan and deliver a social action project that will benefit those in need.

All young people who complete our NCS programme graduate and are signposted into year-round volunteering, membership and social action opportunities.

About the Opportunity
The programme lasts three weeks and includes outdoor activities, skills development and community service. Team Leaders will take part in the full three weeks from 5 – 23 August, plus essential training days and the graduation ceremony.

All Team Leaders receive four days of training to deliver our NCS programme.

A graduation ceremony for all participants will take place after the conclusion of the programme. Team Leaders attendance is essential. Date TBC.

The Team Leader will:
Lead, inspire and pastorally care for a team of up to fifteen participants, ensuring their safety and assisting their personal development through three weeks of intense activities.
Work alongside other members of staff to ensure that all the young people in your team are engaged and fully participating in all activities.
Work with the support of the Assistant Programme Leader to deal with challenging behaviour from young people.
Live residentially during weeks 1 and 2.

All meals and accommodation are provided during weeks 1 and 2 (note: sleeping will be under canvas). Week 3 is non-residential and groups must make their own catering arrangements.

Full Programme Dates and Locations:

Activity Dates Location
  1. 1.       Training 1
23rd – 25th July This is a non-residential
  1. 2.      Training 2
4th August Residential Site, Outdoors Adventure Centre, Essex
3.    Team Building         Residential 5th – 9th August 2019 Residential Site, Outdoors Adventure Centre, Essex
4.    Skill Building Residential 12th – 16th August 2019 Residential Site, London
5.    Social Action Week 19th – 23rd August 2019 This is a non-residential week
6.    Graduation Ceremony TBC London

About You
Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:

Ability to motivate and earn respect of a group of up to 15 young people
Belief in young people and in helping them to take more active roles in their communities
Experience of working in a fast-paced and demanding environment

Experience working directly with groups of young people aged 14-19
Experience of working in a residential youth environment
Experience working in partnership with schools, youth or community organisations
Experience of volunteering and youth social action

We also look for all employees to show the following characteristics:

  • Trust-building: Works hard to build trust with people. Brings people together in the community
  • Responsibility-taking: Takes responsibility for actions and attitudes. Claims and solves problems in the community
  • Understanding and Empathy: Works to understand others – their strengths, fears and needs. Ready to stand up for someone who is different.

All staff who work on our NCS programme must have prior to starting work a returned satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and two satisfactory references regarding their suitability to work with young people. We will assist the application for, and pay for the processing of, a new DBS for staff members where required.

Safeguarding policy
Our Safeguarding Policy JLGB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the young people taking part in the programme. We expect all seasonal staff to share this commitment. DBS certificates: All candidates are required a return a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate dated on or after 1st January 2019. JLGB can assist with, and pay for, your DBS application if you don't currently hold a certificate. We will provide more information on DBS certificates should you be offered a role.

Health, Welfare & Disability Support JLGB is an equal opportunities provider. If you consider yourself to have a disability or health condition which may present a barrier to you working on the NCS programme, we will make reasonable adjustments to your role and/or the programme wherever possible to make them more accessible for you. For more information, or to discuss any concerns please contact

We require two satisfactory references to ascertain your suitability to work on the programme. Both of your references must be from someone who knows you in a professional or academic context.

To apply
Please download the application form, fill it in, then email it to as an attachment, along with your CV and DBS certificate (if you already have one).

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