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National Citizen Service Opportunity

National Citizen Service Opportunity

The Shaw Trust Group will be bidding for work as a prime contractor on the Nation Citizen Service (NCS)

               
About The Shaw Trust Group
 
Shaw Trust Group is made up of Shaw Trust, Prospects Services, Ixion Holdings and Shaw Education Trust.

The Shaw Trust Group shares a common vision to help to transform the lives of people in the communities in which we work.

As a group we collectively have extensive national experience over a wide-ranging set of programmes across multiple sectors and strong contract and partnership engagement.

o   We run Outdoor Centres, Social Enterprises and are a local delivery partner with NCS.

o   We have a network of 50+ Shaw Trust charity shops, providing skills development, health and wellbeing support, and employment opportunities to over 770 people.

o   We manage nineteen Academies in the West Midlands and children’s homes through Homes 2 Inspire.

o   We work in partnership with Councils, employers and health services to reach people who need support in transforming their lives.

o   We support 50,000 people a year: individuals, families, and children.

BUT…we cannot do this by ourselves.

Our success is built on working with the best partners to deliver the best services that meet the needs of the communities in which we work.

We work collaboratively with our partners (demonstrated through our ‘Excellent’ Merlin accreditation) to support our network to provide the best possible service to everyone that we engage with.
 
Bidding for the NCS
The Shaw Trust Group would like to hear from organisations who are interested in working with us, in delivering an innovative and inspiring programme, engaging with a wide range of young people and helping develop and prepare participants for their future.

If you would like to work with us, please read the following overview of NCS and then complete the expression of interest  at the following link:

Expression of interest form


This should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

In line with our commissioning principles, we will contact all organisations who complete this EOI with feedback and next steps in due course. 
National Citizen Service - Opportunity

About the National Citizens Service (NCS)

NCS is a 3-4 week experience that helps build young people’s confidence and self-belief so that they can take on anything in life.

Live away from home, develop skills and meet amazing people. Young people embark on exhilarating challenges, make their mark and build skills for work and life.

Adventure

On phase one, it's time to challenge yourself! Living with your team at an outdoor activity centre, you'll get to know some amazing people and enjoy some quality time away from home, taking part in activities such as sailing, kayaking, raft-building, high ropes and much more. You'll find yourself in a group of 12-15 incredible people you've never met before – people who will change your life and whose lives you'll change.
Summer: 4 nights & 5 days residential  / Spring or Autumn: 3 nights & 4 days residential

Discovery

Now's your chance to discover something new! You'll be reunited with your group in a uni-style environment where you’ll develop life skills like confidence, leadership and communication to boost your CV or UCAS personal statement. Meet local businesses, organisations and charities and learn about the issues they face. Get to work as a team, learning entrepreneurial, leadership and communications skills. Even better – you might discover something new about yourself.

Summer: 4 nights & 5 days local residential / Spring or Autumn: 2 days local non-residential

Social Action

It's time to make your mark! This is where your NCS experience all comes together. All the fun and inspiration from the first two phase’s means you're ready to step up and deliver your very own social action project. 
Work with your team to do something great to support your local community, raise money or awareness for a good cause, volunteer your time or regenerate public spaces – whatever you can do to make a difference. Plan; fundraise; make a difference!

This is your chance to make a difference, have some amazing stories to tell, and be part of something you'll never forget!

Summer: 2 weeks (week days) / Spring or Autumn: Part-time weekends depending duration of the project.
 

Celebration

Celebrate all you’ve achieved on NCS with your family and new friends and get access to unique opportunities to continue volunteering and stay connected to each other and their local community.

Timeframe

Friday 5th October 2018 – Shaw Trust Expressions of interest deadline for submission

Further partner engagement will commence Monday 8th October 2018 ahead of SQ submission in late October.  

If you have any questions please contact us at partnerships@shaw-trust.org.uk



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