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Skilled Practitioners (Art, Drama, Enterprise, Media, Music & Photography), NCS with The Challenge

Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2016.

The Challenge is a social integration charity that works to empower and engage young people in the community by running the government-endorsed National Citizen Service (NCS) programme.

We are currently looking for 200+ Practitioners to work with us next summer across North West England. Practitioners must have expertise in one or more of the following skills: art, drama, enterprise, media, music or photography.

Practitioners are responsible for leading skills sessions, over three days, to a team of twelve young people. The Practitioner then leads a visit to local community groups (including retirement homes and homeless centres) so that the young people can pass on their skills, culminating in a showcase performance.

This role is suitable for someone with experience of facilitating skills workshops with young people and working with community groups.

Suitable candidates will meet the following criteria:

  • Previous experience of facilitation and leading workshops
  • Experience of working with young people.
  • A belief in the potential of young people and the ability to build a rapport with young people.
  • Energy and enthusiasm to enable young people to use their skills to learn from their community.
  • A willingness to take responsibility for delivering a challenging and safe experience for participants
  • Experience of working with community groups

All roles are competitively paid and full training provided – covering both safeguarding and our skills curriculum.

Contracts are flexible and vary from 3 days to 10 weeks. We are also able to offer work in a variety of locations across North West (and elsewhere across the country).

APPLICATIONS OPEN ON 14TH DECEMBER and will be considered on a first-come-first serve basis.

Full job descriptions and access to our online application can be found at:

For more information, you can also contact Anna at