NCS - Work with us

Work on delivering life-changing NCS programmes with Twin

THE EXPERIENCE THAT TURNS NO YOU CAN’T INTO NO WE CAN

As a national youth programme, over 150 partner organisations come together to form the NCS network.

 

Twin is responsible for delivering the life-changing experience for young people in multiple locations in London: Bromley, Bexley, Lewisham, Greenwich, Southwark, Lambeth, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest, Croydon, Sutton, Wandsworth, Merton and, we're also in Dorset. 

We help teenagers to realise their potential, smash their future goals, and have a lot of fun along the way!

BUT, WHAT EXACTLY IS NCS?

Designed for 16-17-year-olds, NCS is a youth programme that runs every summer and autumn, during school holidays. The experience is all about emboldening young people, by giving them the buzz of being an adult (without all the responsibilities). On NCS, participants live away from home and get a taste for independence. They mix with a new crowd of people and take on exciting challenges together.

 

The experience helps young people to develop skills that will set them up for life after school. Participants then get a chance to use these new-found skills, by tackling a passion project of their choosing. NCS is dedicated to providing a platform for young people where they can speak up, get their voice heard and tackle real-world issues close to home. The experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a lot longer. Since day one, in 2011, nearly 600,000 young people have taken part in NCS, completing over 14.5 million hours of community action, and gaining priceless life experiences.

 

Want to change a person's life? 

 

We are looking for 334 Summer staff to lead, mentor, coach and support our 2,400 young people on the NCS programme between June - August. 

 

Paid roles available: 

NCS CENTRE COORDINATOR

Are you a highly organised individual, with a background in logistics management or event planning? Living residentially to manage the relationship on-site between NCS and the accommodation provider to ensure the smooth running of the NCS programme.

Phase Typical weekly shift pattern  Fast facts

Phase  2 

Centre Coordinators are assigned to Phase 2 accommodation.

They supervise wake-up (7-8) and pre-bedtime (22.00-23.00),

oversee the day-to-day running of the boarding house;

and carry out welfare and administrative duties.

Also on-call overnight to deal with emergencies 

  • Role length: 30 days 
  • Salary: £2,934.00
  • Role type: Fully residential 
  • Number needed: 4

Read the full job description here 

NCS WAVE LEADER

Are you an experienced professional with a background in education or youth work? Manage & support staff through the NCS programme and ensure the pastoral care and well-being of young people while overseeing the smooth logistical operation of the programme on-site.

Phase  Typical weekly shift pattern  Fast facts

Phases 1 and 2 

08.00 – 21.00 

Also on-call overnight to deal with emergencies 

  
  • Role length: 15 or 20 days
  • Salary: £1,606 or £2,030.00  
  • Role type: Partly residential
  • Number needed: 30

Read the full job description here

 

Phase 3

08.30 – 17.30 

NCS ASSISTANT WAVE LEADER

Are you a team player, an experienced professional with a background in education or youth work? Organise and implement the NCS programme during the first two phases of the programme. Assist the Wave Leader during the day-to-day running of the programme and be responsible for the management of staff to deliver an effective curriculum.

Phase

Typical weekly shift pattern 

Fast facts

Phases 1 and 2 

09.00 – 22.00 

Also on-call overnight to deal with emergencies 

 
  • Role length: 10 or 30 days 
  • Salary: £1,074.00 or £3,222.00
  • Role type: Fully residential
  • Number needed: 30

Read the full job description here

NCS TEAM LEADER

Are you a highly motivated, enthusiastic self-starter? Gain valuable youth work, develop your leadership & facilitation skills by leading a team of 15-17-year-olds through the NCS programme and empowering change in young people to make a difference!

Phase

Typical weekly shift pattern  Fast facts

Phases 1 and 2 

Working hours may be any time from 08.00 to 23.00

Split shifts are common. 

Working week is made up of activities, supervision duties, 

and meetings. 

  • Role length: 15 or 20 days
  • Salary: £1,285.00 or £1,660.00
  • Role type: Partly residential
  • Number needed: 140

Read the full job description here

 

Phase 3 

09.00 – 17.30 

NCS ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER

Are you passionate, motivated & like a challenge? Gain valuable youth work experience and skills by supporting, mentoring and coaching a team of 15-17-year-olds through the NCS programme. You will encourage them to tackle their hurdles and participate to their full potential, whilst assisting the Team Leader to deliver an engaging curriculum.

Phase

Typical weekly shift pattern Fast facts

Phases 1 and 2 

Working hours may be any time from 08.00 to 23.00

Split shifts are common. Working week is made up of activities, 

guided reflection sessions and supervision duties, meetings. 

  • Role length: 15 or 20 days
  • Salary: £1,111.50 or £1,423.00
  • Role type: Partly residential
  • Number needed: 140
 Read the full job description here 

 

Phase 3 

09.00 – 17.00 

SUPPORT WORKER

Are you confident, compassionate and a good role model? Gain valuable work experience and make a real difference in a young person's life. You will be matched to a young person with additional needs and provide additional support and resources to improve accessibility for young people with SEND, behavioural, emotional and/or physical needs throughout their entire NCS journey.

Phase Typical weekly shift pattern Fast facts

Phases 1 and 2 

Working hours may be any time from 08.00 to 23.00

Split shifts are common.

Working week is made up of activities, supervision duties,

and meetings. 

  
  • Role length: 15 or 20 days
  • £1,353.75 or £1,747.50
  • Role type: Partly residential
  • Number needed: dependant on the requirements of the young people

Read the full job description here

Phase 3 

09.00 – 17.30 

 

Important information – all lots

  • If you turn 18 years old the year you wish to work on the programme you need to be 18 before 1st June 
  • Employment is subject to attending two-day unpaid weekend induction training 
  • Staff may not take holiday during their contract but are paid statutory holiday pay (calculated at 12.07% of gross pay) 
  • You will be paid on the last working day of the month, generally 2 weeks in arrears
  • All roles have weekends off 
  • Accommodation and food in phases 1 and 2 (Mon-Fri) are provided.  
  • Working Partly residential  involves staying at an outdoor centre for phase 1 and at a university-style campus or tented accommodation for phase 2, phase 3 is non-residential
  • You are likely to share a tent, corridor or a flat with young people and will be expected to assist in the event of an emergency.  

 

How to apply