NCS Youth Support Worker

Hertfordshire County Council
St Albans, Hertfordshire
£10.03 per hour
Closing date
31 May 2022

NCS Youth Support Worker

Job Number: HCC18673

Directorate: Education and Services for Young People

Location: St. Albans

Salary Range: £10.03 per hour

Closing Date: 31-May-2022

National Citizen Service and the Role of the Youth Support Worker

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a fantastic youth opportunity for 16 and 17 year-olds. It brings together young people from diverse backgrounds, providing them with an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience and the prospect of making a real difference in the world.

Hertfordshire County Council, Services for Young People (SfYP) have delivered NCS since 2011 and we’re recruiting for seasonal NCS Youth Support Workers to help make our NCS summer 2022 the best yet. We want workers willing to help guide young people every step of the way as they take on the NCS challenge, gain new skills and make new friends.

The NCS programme for a NCS Youth Support Worker consists of two-week waves, part residential:

Week 1 – Be Epic – this week is residential with two days supporting young people as they take part in outdoor activities and then Live Life , three days helping young people develop life skills through workshops to help their well-being and promote independent living.

Week 2 – Do Good – this week is non-residential assisting young people at a venue in St Albans whilst they plan, develop and carry out a community-based project that focuses on making a difference to the area and local charities. As this week is non-residential workers need to be able to independently travel to the relevant base location.

To be considered for this role you must be available to work Monday to Friday for the full two weeks of the programme and there is the opportunity to work both waves consecutively. NCS Summer 2022 consists of the following two waves:-

Wave 1 - Monday 11th July to Friday 22nd July (2 weeks)
Wave 2 – Monday 25th July to Friday 5th August (2 weeks)

What are we looking for?
We are looking for highly motivated and energetic individuals with experience of working with young people and who feel confident guiding small groups in activities. ; Youth Support Workers need to be able to use their own initiative to get tasks done (particularly at the end of a long residential day) and strive at all times to be a positive role-model.

If your application is successfully shortlisted you will be asked to attend one of our Recruitment Days being held on:

Saturday 26th March (Venue to be confirmed)
Saturday 30th April (Venue to be confirmed)

This is an on-going recruitment process and applications are reviewed on a weekly basis. Places on our recruitment days are limited so apply now for a summer job that can lead to a better CV and a brighter career!

Please ensure you demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification when submitting your application. This can be included in your CV or via a supporting statement.

If you have any queries regarding the role please contact Debra Parsall on Tel: 01992 555 912 or Email: 

Application Information

What can we offer you?

  • Skills and experience which will enhance your CV.
  • Paid training, which will take place on a set Saturday in April or May.
  • Competitive pay as well as a £40 per night residential payment (paid at the end of Sept 2022).
  • Coach travel, accommodation and meals are provided during the residential week.

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here

English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce

Why Hertfordshire: Watch our ‘Why Hertfordshire’ video. Our staff use their own words to tell their story and share their experiences of what it is like working here. Take your next step in your career.

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