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NCS with the Challenge

NCS with the Challenge

NCS with the Challenge

We are a fast-growing social enterprise that connects and inspires young people across Britain. On our intensive summer programmes we bring together young people from different backgrounds, build their confidence, and challenge them to make a difference in their local community. Make your mark and lead young people through adventurous outdoor activities, facilitate enterprise sessions, and see your efforts put into action when young people design and implement projects that make a real difference. Join us as staff on a programme near you in London, the West Midlands and North West of England. To date, over 60,000 young people have taken part in the National Citizen Service (NCS), and after five successful years The Challenge continues to be the largest provider of NCS.

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NCS with the Challenge

http://www.ncsthechallenge.org/

London, United Kingdom

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About us

We are a fast-growing social enterprise that connects and inspires young people across Britain. On our intensive summer programmes we bring together young people from different backgrounds, build their confidence, and challenge them to make a difference in their local community.

In 2013, we have worked with over 14,000 young people and employed around 1,900 summer staff. In 2014 we will be working with around 18,000 young people and will be working with 2,500 staff who work in a mixture of residential and community roles

Make your mark and lead young people through adventurous outdoor activities, facilitate enterprise sessions, and see your efforts put into action when young people design and implement projects that make a real difference.

Join us as staff on a programme near you in London, the West Midlands and North West of England. To date, over 60,000 young people have taken part in the National Citizen Service (NCS), and after five successful years The Challenge continues to be the largest provider of NCS.

The success of NCS with The Challenge depends heavily on the staff that work with our young people to motivate and lead them to strengthen their communities.

 

What can we offer Escapees?

NCS with The Challenge is a rare chance to transform lives in just a few weeks by being a good role model, by being really calm under pressure and inspire young people individually. In just a few weeks you get the chance to see for yourself the potential they have. You see somebody who started out very shy going from not talking to anybody to making lots of friends. And somebody who has never left their part of town is suddenly going on an adventure in the Lake District for the first time. There are very few jobs where you get that kind of level of satisfaction.

In 2014 two and a half thousand people will work on NCS with the challenge summer programme. Last year 1,900 staff took part in our adventurous programme, and 90% of our said it has improved their communication and leadership skills, as well as their understanding of the local community.

Why are we exciting?

We promote a more cohesive society, and young people and staff from all backgrounds take part in our programme. A summer with NCS with the Challenge is a chance develop and strengthen interpersonal skills, leadership and team work skills - whilst benefiting local communities and inspiring young people.

'I joined The Challenge to inspire young people to better themselves and their communities, but have found that they're the ones who inspire me'
- Assistant Programme Leader, London

'I've learnt new skills, and built on existing ones, in an attractive post-corporate field that doesn't require me to be at a desk 0900-1700.' 
- Programme Leader, Manchester


Take the Challenge this summer

We are a social enterprise and leading youth and community organisation. We have leadership, mentor and practitioner jobs available over the summer.


What our staff say

When I stepped back into my corporate role I realised how much my confidence had grown in just three weeks, the experience developed my ability to think on my feet and make decisions and I realised that I can encourage others to achieve their potential and they listened to me!

C. Mumford, Programme Leader NCS with the Challenge/ Corporate training and development manager 

I'd initially been a bit unsure if I'd cut it as a programme leader on a programme of 60 young people, after all I work in business with adults! 

Being interested in working with young people is an absolute prerequisite, but in terms of necessary experience I found that my 'business experience' of setting direction, supporting and leading team and a good chunk of organisational skills set me up for the role. 

What you really need is team spirit, the ability to not take yourself too seriously and to be prepared for a challenge learning 60 names! It was wonderful to do something so different. it was a challenge, in a good way, and I found I was inspired by the Challengers and the team of mentors I worked with. If you are tempted, go for it’.

H. White, Programme Leader NCS with the Challenge/ Culture Consultant Co-operative Banking group

  
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