October 11, 2019

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation are recruiting!

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation are recruiting two roles to deliver the NCS (National Citizen Service) project.

NCS (National Citizen Service) is a life changing programme open to all teenagers aged 15-17 to discover who they are and what they can do.

For details on both roles, please see below:

Job Title: NCS Programme & Foundation Administrator

  • Reporting to: Head of Foundation & NCS Lead 
  • Location: Mobile Rocket Stadium, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF1 5EY 
  • Salary: £18,000, fixed term (3 years). 
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, the role will require flexible working times
  • Purpose of the Role: Support the administration of the Foundation and key information and contact management systems to enable young people to participate in the NCS Programme. 

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Administrative duties to support sales and sign up processes including data checking, data entry and external communications 
  • Processing and checking EOI’s and medical forms 
  • Supporting the NCS team with booking of meetings and events 
  • Supporting the NCS Programme & Recruitment Officers to prepare materials for event 
  • Support overall Foundation administrative duties i.e. invoicing, filing, governance and data entry. 

Personal Specification 

Essential Skills & Experience: 

  • Experience of working in an administrative position 
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • A strong work ethic, excellent time management skills and motivated to work towards targets 
  • Able to work collaboratively within a team 
  • Experience in using computer applications such as Microsoft Office and Outlook email 


  • Interest and enthusiasm in the youth sector 
  • Experience using monitoring systems (i.e. Upshot & Salesforce)

Job Title: NCS Programme & Recruitment Officer

  • Reporting to: NCS Lead 
  • Location: Mobile Rocket Stadium, Doncaster Road, Wakefield, WF1 5EY 
  • Salary: £18,000, fixed term (3 years). 
  • Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, the role will require flexible working times
  • Purpose of the Role: To effectively engage with and manage relationships with schools, colleges, training/community providers and key delivery partners in order to plan, facilitate and deliver recruitment and promotional activities to maximise NCS programme participation. 

Main Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • To promote NCS in schools, college and other settings across the local area as agreed in the organisational recruitment plan 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with schools, colleges, local authorities and other key stakeholders to promote the NCS opportunity 
  • Identify and engage with key contacts in schools/colleges who are in a position to arrange NCS recruitment events 
  • Liaise with school/college key contacts to ensure an academic year-round plan of NCS recruitment and engagement events are agreed in 100% of allocated mainstream schools 
  • Liaise with school/college key contacts to ensure school support with parent/guardian engagement 
  • Arrange and deliver events which engage with parents/guardians during the recruitment period of NCS to ensure they have a full understanding of the NCS programme and the benefits of the programme to their child 
  • Deliver presentations and other agreed recruitment events to all allocated secondary schools, non-mainstream schools, colleges and other organisations that engage with the 15-17 age group 
  • Process documentation from recruitment events in a timely and accurate manner 
  • Engage, support and encourage young people who have expressed an interest in the NCS programme to convert from expression of interest to full sign up 
  • To achieve weekly and monthly recruitment targets as set out by the NCS Manager 
  • To report key information to the NCS Manager following each recruitment event, including volume of EOIs generated, audience size, conversion rates and recruitment volumes at individual recruitment sites 
  • Monitor volume of sign ups generated at each recruitment event and adjust recruitment plans accordingly to maximise participation in the NCS programme 
  • Attend regular team and organisation meetings reporting key performance achievements/areas for improvement 
  • Embed the Programme Quality Framework into all recruitment and engagement activities 
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by the line manager/organisation 

Personal Specification 

Essential Skills & Experience: 

  • Sales experience within a targeted environment and proven track record as a top performer 
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills with the ability to influence, persuade and listen to others effectively 
  • Experience of delivering presentations to large audiences 
  • Experience and/or knowledge of secondary and higher education sector or youth engagement / local authority sector 
  • Ability to relate well to young people from a wide range of backgrounds, engage them in activities which support their development and relate sensitively and confidentially to the needs of young people, parents and their families 
  • Experience of working to quantitative and qualitative targets 
  • Excellent time management, administration and problem-solving skills 
  • A commitment to supporting young people and the principles of equality and diversity 
  • An understanding of safeguarding and health and safety in a youth work setting 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Excellent communication skills including written, telephone and interpersonal skills 
  • Proven planning and organisation skills. 
  • Driving licence and access to a car 
  • Strong administrative and IT skills, Microsoft Office and Google packages 


  • Experience with the NCS programme and a sound understanding of the Programme and its objectives. 
  • Experience and/or knowledge of secondary and higher education sector or youth engagement / local authority sector 
  • Experience of working with data inputting and working with a CRM system 
  • Knowledge of adhering to GDPR

To express an interest in the roles, please email craig.shepherd@wakefieldtrinity.com with your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter. 

Owing to the high volume of applications expected, if we have not contacted you within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Closing date for applications: 12pm – Friday, 18th October 2019 

Interviews will take place: Week commencing 21st October 2019