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Programme Delivery and Extension Officer-North East (NCS Project)

Overview of the role

In July 2017, the Scouts launched a three-year partnership with the National Citizen Service to support mutual growth and to improve outcomes for young people across England. Following extensive consultation during 2018/19 with members and with a range of external partners on the feasibility of delivering both an NCS programme and extension offer within scouting, we are now starting a new project to pilot the approved design options.

You will be part of a delivery team responsible for delivering the NCS Programme and NCS Extension offers, testing both through Proof of Concept trials starting in autumn 2019, then running large scale pilots during 2020.   This will be overseen by a Project Team that will be developing the detailed design of both offers and producing an evaluation report that will enable the Scouts and the NCS Trust to decide whether to take either or both options into business as usual.

You will be based in a regional location working with partners on the ground to plan and execute the delivery of the pilot programmes approved in that area.  You will work alongside the two other Programme Delivery & Extension Officers to ensure curriculum development for the Programme offer is in line with the NCS Trust Quality Framework and to create a development pathway for young people on the Extension offer in line with the Scouts Theory of Change and programme objectives. 

As part of the delivery team you will also contribute to the recruitment, training and management of seasonal staff who will be required for the NCS Programme delivery in 2020.

You will also play a supporting role within the wider Strategy Delivery (Programme) team, taking responsibility for ensuring that we deliver effective pilots and initiatives based on your delivery work and that we undertake high quality learning and evaluation so that we constantly improve what we do for young people. You will support the wider team in creating a culture that is innovative, disciplined and empowering for the volunteers we work with.   

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If you are unable to apply using the link below, please post your application to:
Human Resources, The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London E4 7QW.

Applicants are advised to read the full application pack before applying.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on 23.59 on Sunday 20th October 2019. .
Interviews will be held on the week commencing Monday 28th October and Monday 4th November 2019 in the Newcastle area.

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£28,188 per annum, Band E, Level 3

Homebased, covering North East of England

Fixed Term until end of September 2020

35 hours per week

25 days per annum pro-rata plus bank holidays

Closing date:
Sun, October 20, 2019, 11:59 PM

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