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National Citizen Service – Additional Capacity/Contingency Cover for Summer delivery in the West Midlands and East - EOI form

We are looking for additional providers who can support Summer 2020 onwards delivery to meet forecast volumes in the West Midlands and for contingency providers in the East

Reed in Partnership delivers the National Citizen Service (NCS) in the West Midlands and East Lots:

  • West Midlands: Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Herefordshire, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Telford, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, Worcestershire. In the West Midlands we are seeking additional capacity.
  • East Lot: Essex, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Luton, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, Bedford, Norfolk, Suffolk. In the East we are looking for contingency providers.

What is NCS?

The NCS programme is a once-in-a lifetime experience delivered over 3-4 weeks in Summer and Autumn for young people aged 16-17 with four phases:

Phase 1: Adventure.

Young people stay away from their local area and take on challenges in an outdoor environment, with a focus on developing confidence and team building

Phase 2: Discovery.

Young people again stay away but closer to home, typically at a local university hall of residence, building independence (often cooking and budgeting for themselves), developing new skills and finding out more about their own talents and the needs of their local community

Phase 3: Social Action.

Young people are back at home, but continue to work in their teams to give something back to their community by planning and delivering their own 30 hour social action project. Upon completion of the programme, each participant and their parents are invited to a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements and receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.

Phase 4: Extension.

Ongoing opportunities to continue the NCS journey through further social action and volunteering, participation in regional and national Youth Boards, apprenticeship and job opportunities and more.

To complete the EOI please click here: Summer Additional Capacity EOI Form

Timescales: If you have been successful in this first stage application, we will let you know from December. The deadline for submissions is 03 December 2019 at 5pm. Please return to partner.network@reed.co.uk. Please contact partner.network@reed.co.uk if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in working with us.

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