NCS Cohort Lead
graduate job

NCS Cohort Lead

Charlton Athletic Community Trust
Kent · Maidstoneand 2 others
Time left to apply
8 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

We are looking to recruit exceptional and dynamic people managers with experience in youth work, to oversee the running of our intensive summer NCS programme for a cohort of two-seven teams of between 30 and 105 young people and the management of up to 14 members of staff (including volunteers).

Cohort Leads will be responsible for the day-to-day running of every phase of the programme, the management and guidance of delivery staff/volunteers and the pastoral care and personal development of all 16-17 year olds from a variety of different backgrounds.

Earliest start date 21/06/2018 / Latest start date 26/07/2018.

Four week fixed term contract.

Company information

Using the power of football, Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) works in partnership with local communities to empower individuals to improve their lives and their environment.

CACT’s ground breaking and innovative programmes are delivered through a regular presence in schools and working with disadvantaged or socially excluded groups in society, through crime reduction initiatives and community based football coaching sessions.

The types of programmes delivered by CACT fit under five key aims: raising educational achievement, creating pathways to employment, building healthier lifestyles, bringing communities together and reducing crime.

Person requirements

  • Experience of managing and inspiring a staff team
  • Experience of working in a fast paced and demanding environment and being able to make decisions under pressure
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Team working experience. For example working within a team and co-ordinating team members to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Be able to work on own initiative and take ownership of tasked areas of high responsibility
  • Good communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal to be able to communicate with a wide variety of people (e.g. young people, commercial groups, local community members)
  • Effective listener and ability to build a rapport with young people
  • Good organisational skill and the ability to ensure trust in others
  • An understanding of and a commitment to equal opportunities issues both in the workplace and the wider community. Commitment to Safeguarding children and young people
  • Full driving licence and access to own vehicle
  • Able and willing to work outside normal working hours and residentially
  • A positive attitude: a ‘can do’ approach
  • Reliability and good timekeeping
  • Responsible


  • Experience of working in a residential setting with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Experience of fundraising or managing an event
  • Experience of planning, coordinating, delivering programmes for young people
  • A youth work qualification
  • Good knowledge of CACT’s existing programmes

Accepted degree subjects





Kent · Maidstone · Northfleet · Tonbridge

Contract and working hours

Fixed term · Part-time · Full-time

How to apply

Number of vacancies: 12

Closing date: 04/05/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 04/05/2018

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