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National Citizen Service Officer

7 May 2013

Town''s CST are looking for a National Citizen Service Officer

Shrewsbury Town Community  Sports Trust

National Citizen Service Officer


Shrewsbury Town FC Community Sports Trust

Job Description: National Citizen Service Officer

Salary: £15,000 - £17,000 (Fixed Term - Pro Rata). 

This position is initially 7 weeks fixed term from 8th July until 23rd August 2013.

Reporting to: Community Manager

Location: STFC Community Sports Trust Office

Hours: 37.5 per week. Times vary.

Job Summary: This post involves leading, managing and delivering on most aspects of the National Citizens Service project on behalf of Shrewsbury Town FC Community Sports Trust. Shrewsbury Town FC Community Sports Trust is an independent charity affiliated to Shrewsbury Town Football Club and has recently secured a contract from the Football League Trust to deliver the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.  NCS is a programme for 16 and 17 year olds designed to help young people on their transition to adulthood and the roles they can play in their community.  The role requires the holder to co-ordinate and work alongside all other NCS sessional staff within this project. There is also an expectation that the post holder will be experienced in coaching, qualified teacher or youth worker with management experience.  In addition, previous experience working with young people in a school or community setting is essential.  The role may also require a dedication to work on weekends, evenings and residential should the charity require it.  There is a minimum requirement for the holder to have a full valid UK driving license with business insurance as traveling will be part of this role.

Duties:1. To undertake a lead role in the successful delivery of the NCS Programme in Shropshire on behalf of Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust (STCST).

2. To find and develop local partnership opportunities.  Liaise with schools and colleges amongst others, in order to create recruitment opportunities for young people onto the NCS programme.

3. To recruit appropriate staff and volunteers to deliver the programme, including a group of youth volunteers to act as Ambassadors for the NCS programme.

4. To manage staff and volunteers to ensure quality delivery is maintained and provide appropriate training and support.

5. To recruit participants for the NCS programme that will run in summer and autumn 2013.

6. The collation and assessment of information on recruitment and sign up numbers (There will be administrative support available).

7. To attend meetings and be a positive representative for STCST and Football League Trust both internally and externally.  There will be regular regional meetings within the NW of the Country.

8. To undertake any other duties as required by the line manager.

9. To plan and organise graduation events for students on the programme.

10. To ensure appropriate safeguarding and health & safety practices are implemented and followed throughout the programme for all local activities.

11. To book all necessary venues and arrange other resource needs - for example residential, transportation and equipment / kit.

12. To market the NCS programme through schools and colleges; use of existing forums and mechanism - e.g. Match day programmes, websites and on-going youth activities, identification of innovative ways to attract young people.

13. To attend meetings and CPD events when required by the Community Manager.

Person Specification:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Essential Requirements: A proven track record of successful project management and implementation. A proven track record of managing external partners and relationships. A proven ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines. Examples of self-motivation and the ability to work on own initiative. Excellent communication skills including written, telephone and interpersonal skills. Proven planning and organisational skills .Excellent attention to detail. Experience of creating, building and maintaining positive working relationships, particularly with schools, youth and community organisations. The ability to travel regularly and independently throughout the region.

Advantageous .An understanding of the issues faced by young people. Practical experience of managing information operating systems including monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance frameworks. Experience of social network mechanisms including websites. Experience of Health & Safety and/or Welfare and Safeguarding policies and procedures .Experience of working with commercial partners and securing sponsorship and support for charitable activities.: A knowledge and understanding of the National Citizenship programme

This is initially a fixed term contract.  Send your CV with a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the job to Martin James/Jenny Daniel, CST, Shrewsbury Town FC, Greenhouse Meadow, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ST.  To be received (by post or email) by 5.00pm on Friday 17th May 2013.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.  Or ring 01743 289177 ext 216 for an informal chat.

In your covering letter you should draw on all relevant aspects of your experience, including paid employment and/or voluntary work and training to show how your skills, experience and personal qualities match the requirements of this job, which are set out in the attached job description. STCST is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and employees to share this commitment. 

This role involves work with young people and is subject to Enhanced Criminal Bureau (CRB) checks.  Clearance through The FA CRB system is required.  Two references will also be required.       


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