JOB VACANCY- National Citizen Service (NCS) Recruitment and Engagement Officer

Leeds Rhinos Foundation is looking to recruit two enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated individuals to the full time role of NCS Recruitment and Engagement Officer.

The charity is looking to appoint two enthusiastic, organised and focused individuals to work as part of our dedicated NCS team to recruit young people for our Summer and Autumn programmes:

You will effectively engage with and manage relationships with schools, colleges, training/community providers and key delivery partners to plan, facilitate and deliver recruitment and promotional activities to maximise NCS programme participation. You will also assist in the delivery of the Foundation’s NCS Programmes in a leadership role, providing an unforgettable experience for the hundreds of young people on programme.

Full Job Description: 

Job Title: NCS Recruitment & Engagement Officer

Reporting to: NCS Manager

Location: Emerald Headingley Stadium

Salary: Competitive

Hours of work: 40 hours per week, the role will require some evening and weekend working


Leeds Rhinos Foundation is the official charity of Leeds Rhinos. We deliver projects in the heart of the community by harnessing the power of sport to make a lasting, positive impact on individuals’ lives. As Leeds Rhinos’ charity we have a unique opportunity to truly change lives through sport.

We deliver a range of projects under our five principles of Education, Health, Sport, Art and Heritage. NCS is an established scheme for the charity and provide an excellent opportunity to work with 15-17-year olds offering a range of opportunities and life-changing  experiences. The candidate will have the ability to grow the programme as well as leading a team to achieve target.

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 able to arrange NCS recruitment events
  • Liaise with school/college key contacts to ensure an academic year-round suite 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 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 generate 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 on independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication skills including written, telephone and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven planning and organisation skills.
  • Strong administrative and IT skills, in particular Microsoft Office and Google packages.


  • Experience with the NCS programme and a sound understanding of the programme and it’s objectives.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of secondary and higher education sector or youth engagement / local authority sector
  • Experience of working of data inputting and working with a CRM system.
  • Knowledge of adhering to GDPR
  • Experience of data inputting and working within a CRM system.
  • Full clean UK driving license

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to by 5pm on Friday 15th October 2021. 

Interviews will take place during the week commencing 18th October. 

For more information about the available NCS roles, please contact