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NCS Wave Leader in Poole

NCS (National Citizen Service) is a government-backed initiative with a mission to equip 15-17 year olds with the confidence, skills and support they need to make a real difference in their communities. The aim is to encourage young people from different backgrounds to mix through a local, community-based programme. 

What are you going to do:



Company Description 


Twin employs around 100 full-time and seasonal staff across the UK who share a commitment to changing lives by providing high quality services to people from the UK and abroad. These services include education, training programmes, work placements, employment and volunteer opportunities, which are all designed to help people achieve their personal and professional goals. 

Our mission is to help people realise their full potential through life enhancing experiences. 


Boost your skills, top up your student loan, and give back to your community with NCS throughout July and August 2021! 




Daily residential rate: £120 

Daily non-residential rate: £86.80 



2021 NCS Programme 

NCS (National Citizen Service) is a government-backed initiative with a mission to equip 15-17 year olds with the confidence, skills and support they need to make a real difference in their communities. The aim is to encourage young people from different backgrounds to mix through a local, community-based programme.  


  • NCS three-week wave which consists of one residential week (5 working days) and two non-residential weeks (10 working days).  


In the first week (Mon-Fri), based at a residential centre away from home, teams of young people supported by staff will take part in challenging outdoor team building activities. In the remaining two weeks (Mon-Fri), delivered from a local hub, young people will build their confidence and other life skills, and then design and deliver a project that benefits their local community utilising the skills they’ve built throughout the entire programme. 


  • NCS two-week wave which is fully non-residential (10 working days). 


In these two weeks (Mon-Fri), delivered from a local hub, young people will build their confidence and other life skills, and then design and deliver a project that benefits their local community utilising the skills they’ve built throughout the entire programme. 


Twin offers a fixed-term contract and aims to provide longer employment consisting of a few waves. This is however, subject to the performance on the programme and young people numbers. Wave Leaders commence employment a week before their wave start date and finish a week later. 

Additional opportunities in our Autumn 2021 programme may become available to those that will have worked on our summer programme(s) and received positive feedback. 


LocationsSouth West- Poole 


 About the role 


Come and work for Twin, a delivery partner of NCS, as a Wave Leader and play an integral part in the organisation and implementation of the National Citizen Service (NCS) ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the programme and manage seasonal staff; maintain proper levels of young people safety, discipline and welfare.  


You will be required to represent NCS goals and values effectively and be a point of contact and support for programme and core staff as well as other outside partnering charities/stakeholders, this includes being the contact between activity and progress on the wave.  


You will be expected to act as a role model, encouraging young people to develop inclusive and positive behaviour towards others. 


Principle accountabilities: 


  • Health, safety and well-being of all staff and participants during the programme 
  • Successful delivery of the programme/contract 
  • Developing and facilitating appropriate participant activity 
  • Liaising with all Twin departments as required 



Person specification 


  • An eye for detail 
  • An influencer and excellent negotiator 
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Ability to deal with a demanding workload and prioritise 
  • Ability to work in a highly pressured and fast paced environment 
  • Good interpersonal skills with people at all levels 
  • Fluent English communications skills – both written and verbal 
  • A problem solver who thrives in a challenging environment 
  • A flexible attitude to work 
  • Must have a full and clean driving licence and own car due to the remote location of some of our delivery sites. 


This role is perfect for an experienced professional with a background in the education or youth work sector.  


The role may require long working hours and night shifts during the residential weeks of the programme.  


Twin Training International is committed to safeguarding. For all applicants called to be assessed/interviewed: 


  • References will be followed up with specific questions as to applicant’s suitability to work with persons under 18 
  • All gaps in CVs must be explained satisfactorily 
  • Proof of identity and qualifications will be required 
  • Successful candidates will be required to undertake a DBS check 
  • Successful candidates will be required to complete online and 3 days training prior to commencing employment 
  • Successful candidates will be expected to actively engage in the safeguarding of under 18s 

What we offer:

  • Gaining managing experience
  • Flexible working dates
  • Good salary

What we ask:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • 0 to 6 months
  • No minimum education required


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Extra information

Education Level
Working hours per week
Type of Contract
Summer / Holiday Jobs
Salary indication
£434.00 Per Week
Responsible for
Health, safety and well-being of all staff and participants during the programme
Profession Sub-category
Sport / Adventure, Teaching / Instructors / Guides
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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