The Challenge: NCS Team Mentor

Team Mentor: Job Description Salary: £1,190 - £1,530 (dependent on location). Location: Yorkshire, Greater London, Surrey, Bucks & Berks, West Midlands, Manchester and Lancashire. Role Length: 14-18 days (dependent on location) *Option to do multiple. Dates: Various starts dates from the end of June-August. Role Type: Partly residential, non-manager.

You will inspire and lead a team of 15-17 year olds through a three or four week programme, acting as their role model and mentor, and pushing each team member to reach their full potential and get the most out of the NCS programme. This rewarding and challenging role may require long working hours and participation in a night shift rota during the residential phases. This role is suitable for a highly motivated and enthusiastic self-starter who is able to motivate others and act as a positive role model.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Provide Pastoral care for a team of up to 13 young people, overseeing the health, safety and behaviour management of the group at all times, and working collaboratively with the Pastoral Care Lead and other team members.
  • Ensure the engagement and participation of all young people, and take part in a night time rota as instructed by the Youth Programme Leader.
  • Participate in a variety of outdoor activities and facilitate & deliver curriculum sessions to the team in an engaging way.
  • Empower each team member to develop a range of new skills, encouraging them to reflect upon their own progress and development.
  • Lead visits to community partners & charities, and facilitate your team as they design and deliver a successful and meaningful Social Action Project.
  • Follow The Challenge's safeguarding policies and procedures, ensuring the safety and well-being of all young people.

Person specification Essential:

  • Experience of working with young people in a paid or voluntary capacity
  • The ability to manage and motivate a group of young people through a range of activities
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to make decisions under pressure, work flexibly and adaptively
  • Experience of planning, delivering and evaluating activities
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a professional manner, in line with our policies
  • A flexible approach to work & the ability to adapt working style to different environments and teams Beneficial:
  • Experience of working in a residential environment (preferably with young people)
  • Experience of leading and facilitating workshops & reflection activities
  • The ability to follow a set curriculum, adapting it to suit different audiences
  • An awareness and understanding of equality and diversity commitment to personal and professional development
Closing date: 1st March 2018 12:00am
Hours: 7
Salary: £425
Salary Frequency: Per week
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This job is connected with: The Challenge