NCS Trainer

Recruiter
THE CHALLENGE
Location
Birmingham
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Mar 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

NCS Trainer

Location: Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds

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: Friday 16th February 2018

Link to application form.

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, imbedding 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

Complete 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?

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:

Location

Date

Time

Birmingham

Saturday 24th February 2018

10.00am-1.00pm

Birmingham

Saturday 24th February 2018

2.00-5.00pm

Leeds

Monday 26th February 2018

1.00-4.00pm

Leeds

Monday 26th February 2018

5.30-8.30pm

Manchester

Thursday 1st March 2018

1.00-4.00pm

Manchester

Thursday 1st March 2018

5.30-8.30pm

Stage 3 - TRAINING DATES

All lead/ trainers must attend 1 day of unpaid non-residential training and 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.

Location

Date

Time

Manchester

Saturday 14th April

10.00-4.00pm

Birmingham

Sunday 15th April

10.00-4.00pm

Stage 4 - WORK DATES 2018

All dates: 8.00am-5.30pm

Location

Event Number

Work Dates

Birmingham

1

Saturday 12th May

Birmingham

2

Sunday 13th May

Birmingham

3

Saturday 12th- Sunday 13th May

Birmingham

4

Saturday 19th- Sunday 20th May

Birmingham

5

Saturday 2nd June

Birmingham

6

Sunday 3rd June

Birmingham

7

Saturday 2nd- Sunday 3rd June

Birmingham

8

Saturday 9th- Sunday 10th June

Birmingham

9

Saturday 16th- Sunday 17th June

Birmingham

10

Saturday 23rd- Sunday 24th June

Work Dates

Location:

Event Numbers

Work Dates

Manchester

1

Saturday 12th May

Manchester

2

Sunday 13th May

Manchester

3

Saturday 2nd June

Manchester

4

Saturday 19th- Sunday 20th May

Manchester

5

Saturday 2nd- Sunday 3rd June

Manchester

6

Saturday 9th- Sunday 10th June

Manchester

7

Saturday 23rd- Sunday 24th June

Manchester

8

Saturday 30th- Sunday 1st July

Work Dates

Location:

Event Number

Work Dates

Leeds

1

Sunday 13th May

Leeds

2

Saturday 19th- Sunday 20th May

Leeds

3

Friday 1st June

Leeds

4

Saturday 2nd- Sunday 3rd June

Leeds

5

Saturday 16th- Sunday 17th June

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.

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