Job Description

Post Title
NCS Assistant Team Leader (Short-term Contract)

Fixed-term contract of between two and five weeks:
Programme 1: two continuous weeks on programme plus mandatory training
Programme 2: three continuous weeks on programme plus mandatory training

Department/Location
Huddersfield Town Foundation, the Leeds Road Sports Complex

Reports to
NCS Manager and NCS Team Leader

Responsible for
A small cohort of NCS participants aged 15-17 participating in the programme

Purpose of the Role
To support the participants on their journey through the NCS programme. As an Assistant Team Leader you will be instrumental in creating a safe, positive and life-changing experience for a team of young people over a two or three-week programme. You will strengthen your experience in supporting young people’s development on the NCS programme by providing pastoral care, delivering inclusive curriculum sessions and supporting young people in implementing a social action project. During the residential phases, you may be required to participate in a night time supervision rota. The NCS programmes will take place in Kirklees.

The post holder will be expected to engage fully throughout the programme and ensure that the young people get the most from their experience. The role will support young people to develop skills for life, experience new challenges and meet new people.

Functional Links

Internal: Huddersfield Town Foundation Chief Executive Officer
Heads of Department
Project Managers
Delivery Staff
Board of Trustees
Club CEO
All Club personnel

External: NCS Trust
English Football League (EFL) Trust,
North Kirklees Schools and teachers
Participants and their parents/carers
Delivery partners and external stakeholders

Key Performance Indicators

• All participants have the opportunity to embrace the three pillars of the NCS programme: Social Cohesion, Social Mobility and Social Engagement.

• The programme is inclusive of all, evidenced by the diversity of the cohort.

Role Specific Responsibilities

The post holder will be required to:

• Facilitate and inspire a group of young people aged 15-17 from various social backgrounds through the NCS programme;

• To be a positive role model;

• Assist the team leader in providing pastoral care for the team and empower each young person to be confident in developing a range of new skills;

• To be proactive in the management of health, safety and behaviour;

• Assist in the delivery of guided reflection sessions to ensure that each young person is consistently reflecting on their progress and development;

• To assist the team leader with all relevant paperwork and ensure it is up-to-date and submitted in a timely manner;

• To work with the social action project team to ensure that the young people are fully supported to deliver a successful project in their community;

• To be an effective team member and share good practice amongst colleagues;

• To complete all CPD and mandatory training as required for delivery on programme;

• Administer and report on basic First Aid, if required, in line with relevant First Aid training, and assist in the administration of medication for young people if required and appropriate;

• Adopt a participant-centred approach, ensuring protocol in relation to safeguarding is consistently observed and applied;

• Act as an Ambassador for the Huddersfield Town Foundation, building strong and effective relationships with partners and participants to ensure that interest in Foundation projects and programmes is sustained;

• Assist in the delivery of high quality evening recreational activities whilst on residential phases; and,

• Encourage and support young people through any unforeseen challenges and setbacks.

Additional Responsibilities

• The post holder will be expected to have high standards and will need a professional approach and a passion for youth work; and,

• The post holder will ensure young people consistently observe rules pertaining to appropriate behaviour and conduct, as set out in the NCS Code of Conduct.

The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties as required by the NCS Manager, the Huddersfield Town Foundation Chief Executive Officer, and/or any other Senior Manager/Director.

Additional Information

Safeguarding:

Huddersfield Town Association Football Club (HTAFC) Ltd. is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

It is anticipated that the role of NCS Assistant Team Leader will involve the supervision of and work with children and young people or vulnerable adults; therefore, the post holder will require an Enhanced Criminal Records Check (CRC) through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and clearance for work in football by the FA.

Applicants must disclose all previous convictions including spent convictions in accordance with the associated legislation. The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

The post holder will also be required to undergo Safeguarding Training, to be agreed with the Head of Safeguarding.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

HTAFC and The Huddersfield Town Foundation are diverse environments in which we respect all characteristics under the Equality Act 2010; we want everyone to feel valued and included within the Club and Foundation and to be able to achieve their full potential. HTAFC and The Huddersfield Town Foundation have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of discrimination and are committed to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.