MK Dons Sports & Education Trust recruit NCS Team Leaders for their summer programme

    The National Citizen Service is open to all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do.

    How NCS works

    It’s a chance to explore, be inspired and find their passion with over 500,000 people already taking part. 

    The programme is four weeks and includes; 1 residential away from area, 1 residential locally followed by two weeks meeting professional staff in different disciplines, undertaking workshops and carrying out a social action project.

    Is it for me?

    NCS is a four-phase programme specifically designed to provide you with all sorts of new experiences. Whether you’re a daredevil or creative genius, talkative or more reserved, you’ll be surprised by how much you’re actually capable of, coming away with a host of new skills and bags of confidence. If you want to boost your UCAS statement or CV, meet incredible people, get your voice heard and have a lot of fun while you’re at it, then NCS is for you. 

    The NCS Team Leader job description for MK Dons SET's summer 2019 programme is detailed below.

    Position Details

    Position:  NCS Team Leader

    Department: SET

    Reporting to: Youth Officer

    Overall Objective: To assist your Team Leader in supervising a group of between 10-15 young people.  You will act as a positive role model to your team members and support them during their time on NCS.

    Wage: Competitive

    Job Description

    Person Specification

    Main Objectives

    • To lead your identified team in all phases of the programme, including a residential trips.
    • To build a rapport with team members and assistant team leader, and act as a support person for all individuals in the team.
    • To act as a role model for a “good citizen”.


    • Experience in a community or educational setting (E)
    • Good communication skills (E)
    • Ability to inspire, motivate and encourage young people through sport and volunteering (E)
    • Good team worker and self-motivated (E)
    • Ability to co-ordinate workload (E)
    • Willing to work unsociable hours (E)

    Summary of Duties

    • To offer guidance to team members to ensure maximum gain throughout the programme.
    • To constantly listen to the needs of the young people, and offer suggestions to the SET NCS Co-ordinator for changes and enhancements to the programme.
    • To have an understanding and awareness of the local community.
    • To ensuring that all activities are delivered in line with safeguarding and health and safety practices.
    • To be able to support participants in the collation of their portfolio of evidence, and develop a Personal Development Plan and sign-post young people to on-going community opportunities.
    • To continue to act as a mentor throughout the alumni programme, as appropriate.


    • Experience of delivery in a wide range of environments including schools, club and community settings (D)
    • Experience of mentoring, supporting and encouraging team members and volunteers (D)
    • Ability to adapt sessions appropriately dependent on the needs of young people (D)
    • Ability to collect relevant information for evaluation purposes (D)
    • First Aid (D)
    • Safe Guarding (D)
    • Able to drive and have access to a car (D)
    • Be interested in all aspects of volunteering and community development (D)
    • A demonstrable record of implementing Equal Opportunity policies and activities (D)

    If you are interested in being a part of this programme as a Team Leader please email


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