What to expect when working on the Activate NCS programme:
As an NCS staff member, you’ll lead, inspire and support young people aged 15 to 17 through a 4 night, 5 day, away from home experience. The focus of their learning is Social Action.
Young people have booked on to this “away from home” programme with a desire to CHANGE IT. They have a passion to do good in the world but are looking for a little direction. As a staff member, you will facilitate development sessions, grow their strengths and guide their reflective practice to empower them on their mission to do good.
The NCS programme is a national government-funded programme and Activate will deliver the programme at YHA Haworth, BD22 8RT.
We employ the following roles on our NCS programme
- Venue & Activities Manager
- Welfare Officer
- Wave Manager
- Team Leader
Each role calls upon the different skillset, personality and past experience of the successful candidate. These come together to create a close-knit delivery team that set the standard for our young teams to follow.
Before you start
Before starting you will be required (and paid) to complete some mandatory online training including safeguarding, mental health awareness, fire safety and Activate specific courses. Your membership to the online platform “Flick” lasts for 12 months and all courses on there are free for you to complete.
We will also require you to attend a face-to-face weekend training at the residential site to ensure that you fully understand the timetable and curriculum delivery. Food and accommodation is provided by Activate. Here you will also receive your Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification.
All certificates are sent to you to use in future employment.
Why work on a residential?
Whether you are new to residential working or a seasoned pro, most people will tell you, there’s nothing quite like it.
Delivering something worthwhile with a great team of people around you allows skills to develop that you never knew you needed. It’s a fast-track way of getting to know your own strengths within a team as well as honing those communication, and negotiation, skills. Staying on site also allows a chance to travel further afield and immerse yourself in a new environment.
However, it can be intense, and at times, hard work. Activate have been doing this for some time and have carefully constructed a work schedule that allocates accrued holiday time and allows for down time away from the groups to recharge.