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Wednesday April 25th, 2018


Concordia is looking for a new staff member to join their vibrant volunteering team

NCS Delivery Manager- Portslade

 Salary: NJC 30- 34  £26,822 pro rata

Hours: Full time- Currently until November 2019 with possible extension depending on the NCS contract

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government programme that gives 15 – 17 year olds the chance to learn new skills and get involved in their communities. Concordia is a local delivery partner in West Sussex and delivers the NCS programme in the summer and autumn seasons.

We need a energetic person to manage Concordia’s NCS programme ensuring a high level of service is provided to staff and young people who take part on the programme.

If you think you can make a positive impact to our NCS programme and want a challenging and fulfilling role, you may be just the person we are looking for. Come and join the Concordia team to help keep this programme amazing.

Applicants must have excellent administrative, communication and managerial skills and lots of motivation. A willingness to work some evenings and weekends is a must. There will be some travel but primarily you will be  office based

NCS Delivery Manager

NCS Delivery Manager application

Please send your completed application form and a current CV to:

The closing date for applications is Thursday 17th May 2018

Interviews will be held at Concordia’s office in Portslade on Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Safeguarding Statement

Concordia is committed to safeguarding and protecting the young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our programmes.

We expect all staff and post holders to share this commitment to safeguarding by ensuring compliance with our policies and practices.

Employment Screening

Only applicants who have the right to work in the UK or have a valid visa or work permit for a minimum of 6 months at the time of application will be considered for this role.

Tuesday April 24th, 2018



Would you like to improve your leadership skills and give a contribution to a community project in the UK this summer?

Would you like to meet and make friends with like-minded people from all over the world?

If so, you might be interested in applying for one of our last few places available for Group Coordinators on our UK  international projects running in July and August.

Find out more about what it is all about here.

For more information you can also email or call 01273 422218.

Thursday March 29th, 2018



In this newsletter, we give you insight into the peak months bringing you up to speed on the National Citizen Programme, the preparations made for the UK summer programme 2018, and finally, we take you behind the scenes of the technical meeting with international partners hosted in Brno.


Friday March 16th, 2018

NCS Beach Clean-Up 17th March – Postponed

NCS Beach Clean-Up 17th March – Postponed

Following Yellow weather warnings for Snow and Ice in the Worthing area tomorrow, we have taken the decision to postpone the Worthing Beach Clean-up, due to take place from 11am on Saturday 17th March.

A new date will be confirmed soon.



Monday January 22nd, 2018



60 students from the Worthing & Adur areas attended the first Concordia NCS Meet Up event on Friday 19th January. This was the first chance for those signed up to the Summer 2018 NCS programme to meet others signed up, as well as meeting some of the NCS staff.

As well as an intro to NCS, the young people played some retro giant games, kindly donated for the evening by local events team Vintage Garden Games.

Some impressive skills were on display with tough competition to be the Giant Jenga champion, and the Connect Four knock out tournament was fiercely contested!

There are still plenty of places on the Summer NCS programme, but they are filling up fast, so if you’re interested in joining us for 4 weeks from July 2nd or July 31st for an action packed summer check out or email

If you’d like to join us as a member of staff over the summer, we’re recruiting now! Read more and download an application form on our NCS leader’s page .



Monday January 8th, 2018



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


Concordia is in its 6th 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. Assistant Wave Leaders. 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’?


Assistant Wave Leader

A Wave Leader’s role is to lead, inspire and support a team of up to 8 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.

Thursday December 21st, 2017



So here we are again, trying to summarise the year of 2017, while most of us already are rushing into the next year. But it is important to look back and acknowledge the amazing year we’ve been having; for our volunteers, both veterans and new,  who went abroad to support communities and our partners through volunteering actions. Also highlighting the great experience and personal growth we seen in the international volunteers joining us here in the UK, and of course the wonderful journey the leaders and young people from NCS have undertaken with us over this summer.

We have all of you to thank for what we have achieved this year, and I believe that we deserve having the last days of this year spent together the best way we redeem fit. At Concordia, we got our gift a week early as we are now proudly mentioned in “A Traveller’s guide to making a difference around the world” by Lonely Planet (2017).


Tuesday December 5th, 2017



In the spirit of celebrating International Volunteering Day, I am pleased to announce our winners of the Photo Competition 2017…


Monday November 6th, 2017



Would you like to become one of our amazing Group Coordinators  and support the running of one of our international projects in the UK during summer 2018?

If so, we are pleased to announce the dates for 2018 for our annual Group Coordinator Weekend Training, which will take place on 24th and 25th March 2018. 

These training weekends are a fun way of getting lots of practical advice on leading a project, as well as gaining useful information on group dynamics, cultural awareness, conflict resolution, budgeting, health and safety and cooking for large numbers! All co-ordinators receive a comprehensive ‘co-ordinator survival pack’ detailing the practical tips and advice covered during training and much more…

Read more here about coordinating groups in the UK and how to apply.

Wednesday October 11th, 2017

Group Volunteering Leader’s Selection Day


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Lead abroad as a Concordia Group Leader

Every year, Concordia sends groups of students and young people to go abroad for volunteering. During their journey, they will carry out volunteering, meet with locals and encounter several cultural events that are very different from staying back in the UK.  We train all our leaders to be ready to support the volunteers throughout the programme, ensuring their safety and maximise their development. Your role is to be the link between Concordia, our overseas partner, deal with logistics and ensure the smooth running of the programme – and you will get all the skills you need by taking part in this one-day training held on the 9th December. (more…)

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