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Monday January 9th, 2017

PAID POSITIONS ON NCS PROGRAMME 2017

PAID POSITIONS ON NCS PROGRAMME 2017

Concordia is looking for new Wave Leader, Team leaders and Assistant Leaders to join us next summer!

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Concordia is in its 5th year of delivering the National Citizen Service (NCS) on the South Coast of England. We have engaged hundreds of young people by helping to build their skills for work and life when they take part in this amazing national youth programme. The aim of NCS is to enable young people to make a difference to themselves and the local community, whilst experiencing something new. Team Leaders and Team Assistants are crucial to ensure our NCS programme is the best.

So do you think you have what it takes to be a ‘leader’?

 

Wave Leader

A Wave Leader’s role is to lead, inspire and support a team of up to 12 staff, who will be leading a group of 15-17 year olds.  This role is suitable for a dynamic and confident person who has experience of leading groups of people and who is able to both motivate  and support them.

Team Leader

A Team Leader’s role is to lead, inspire and develop a team of fifteen young people on the NCS programme. You need experiences of leading young people (age 15-17) and be able to both motivate and support them. You will also be responsible for up to 2 staff including a Team Assistant and an overseas English speaking volunteer. Residential experience is essential.

Team Assistants

A Team Assistant’s role will work alongside a Team Leader and an International Volunteer to support a team of fifteen young people on their NCS journey. This is perfect if you have little experience, but great passion for working with young people in this demanding role.

 This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in and an exciting programme which has tangible results for the young people involved. The role is demanding and fast-paced but highly rewarding.

All staff who work on the NCS programme must have returned an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and 2 satisfactory references regarding their suitability to work with young people, prior to starting work with us.

Wednesday December 21st, 2016

UK CO-ORDINATORS NEEDED!

UK CO-ORDINATORS NEEDED!

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As 2017 arrives, we’re already looking for motivated volunteers to co-ordinate an international volunteer group on our UK projects in the summer. If you’re up for a challenge, enthusiastic about volunteering, want to learn new skills, meet new people and boost your CV, then why not become a Concordia Co-ordinator? We are now recruiting for our  Co-ordinator training weekend taking place on the 11th-12th March 2017. This will prepare you for becoming a project leader of an international volunteer group in the UK during our summer programme.

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Friday December 16th, 2016

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2016

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It is the most wonderful time of the year… or at least it’s the time where we stop to reflect and consider how brilliant 2016 has been for us all here at Concordia. It’s also the moment where we get a short chance to breathe and pause before the planning for 2017 kicks off fully in January. 2017 is full of new opportunities for you too, join us as a leader on NCS, volunteer abroad or co-ordinate on our UK programme. 2017 – we are ready for you!

 Fiona , Francesco, Jess, Karen, Suzi & Victor

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Friday November 11th, 2016

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016

NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2016

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November is a chance to have a month of planning. It is the month when we evaluate, plan and organise ourselves, our leaders and our volunteers for the year ahead. We visit UK hosts, go overseas to meet our friends and our colleagues from our two networks and ensure that we are ready. The exception is NCS; where participants and leaders are putting into action all their new skills and completing the autumn programme with awareness raising and a Reindeer Flash Mob.

 Fiona , Francesco, Jess, Karen, Suzi & Victor

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Friday October 7th, 2016

Newsletter October 2016

Newsletter October 2016

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We know that we often speak of the weather in the beginning of our newsletter, but with the summer officially checking out – how can we not?
Two other people checking out from Concordia this month are Maxime, our MTV volunteer in the office finishing of his 8 month Service Civique with us, and Hannah, our NCS Engagement Coordinator going on new adventures in Catalonia. Summer’s out, autumn is here with more cosy adventures for us, and for our volunteers.

 Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Friday September 9th, 2016

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2016

NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2016

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During the summer we’ve seen volunteers out in good and bad weather, making a real impact in their community and taking a leading role within the groups they are in. We’ve seen groups taking shape, going from strangers to best friends and seen the real impact volunteering can have, both in the volunteers themselves and the surroundings they’re in. 

We’ve said it before and don’t mind saying it again – we can’t do what we do without the great engagement of our volunteers, coordinators, NCS leaders & assistants & MTV’s. Thank you!

 Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Thursday August 25th, 2016

NCS Engagement Coordinator

NCS Engagement Coordinator

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We are recruiting an NCS Engagement Coordinator

The Engagement Coordinator ensures the successful recruitment of young people onto Concordia’s NCS programme (National Citizen Services) their retention and plays a lead role in the delivery. The post holder will work in close collaboration with colleagues and key partners whilst leading the local engagement of young people through schools, colleges etc.

The successful applicant will have experience of managing young people on residential projects including experience of working directly with 16-17 year olds such as youth work, as well as experience in promoting programmes to young people, dealing with health and safety on ‘residentials’ with young people, delivering training and excellent communication skills. Flexibility to work some evenings and occasional weekends and a full driving licence are also important.

With the expansion of our NCS programme there are good opportunities for the postholder to develop in this role. Concordia is a registered charity whose aim is to provide quality opportunities for volunteering, work experience, education and training. We are a local delivery partner for NCS in West Sussex.

Full details available in the attached job description and person specification.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, CV and Application form after downloading the full job description, person specification and by 9am on Monday 19th September 2016 to fiona@concordiavolunteers.org.uk

 Interviews: Monday 26th September

Friday August 5th, 2016

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016

NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2016

 

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I always say that any commitment, may it be volunteering, residential or just going away for a day, goes in three stages; the honeymoon (a stage flowing of milk and honey), the challenging stage (can be compared to a Tuesday on a long week), and the making peace stage where you realise that you made new friends, gained new knowledge and are dreading the day you have to separate.

Whether this is correct, I leave it to you to decide.  However I hope that after the amount of residentials and projects we been running through July and August, I believe we are  one step closer to an answer.

Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Friday July 8th, 2016

NEWSLETTER JULY 2016

NEWSLETTER JULY 2016

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July is an intense month for Concordia. Many volunteers have gone to their projects overseas, many more are preparing to go and we also have several last minute opportunities not to miss. Our UK programme is in full swing and lots of international volunteers are arriving to the UK. Finally NCS has started! And lots of young people in the UK are now engaging with this life changing programme.
So lots going on for Concordia this month! And we will tell you all about it in this new newsletter, starting with a few thoughts about the results of the latest referendum, which make our work all the more important. 

Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Friday June 10th, 2016

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016

NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016

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How can you describe the experience of volunteering and engagement to someone who never tried it? The feeling when you are starting to pack the bag; the first step on your journey or the moment right before you about to meet the group for the very first time? Regardless of whether you join our UK programme; go on NCS with our newly trained leaders or have decided to go overseas with us this summer, you are sure to come back with new perspectives and hopefully an answer to why volunteering is a must at least once in your life.

Fiona, Suzi, Francesco, Hannah, Karen, Maxime & Victor

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Summer 2017 Programme

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