JOB VACANCY: NCS Programme Manager (National Pilot Programme)

Post Title: NCS Programme Manager (National Pilot Programme)

Role Status: Full time (35 hours), Monday to Friday. Fixed term 6 month contract with potential to extend.                                                                                

Organisational Base: Home Based – regular national travel is a feature of this role and will involve occasional evening and weekend working, including some overnight stays.

Due to the nature of the role, the successful candidate must have the following:

  • a full UK driving license and access to a vehicle.
  • a suitable home office with broadband access


Reporting To: Operations Manager (Community Engagement)

Salary:  £30,000 to £37,000

Formed in 1888 by its twelve founder members, the English Football League is the world’s original league football competition and is the template for leagues the world over. With 72 member clubs, it is also the largest single body of professional clubs in European football and is responsible for administering and regulating the Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy, as well as reserve and youth football.

EFL Trust oversees the inspiring work of the 72 EFL clubs’ community organisations, which engages with more than 1.5million people every season. The key themes of the EFL Trust are Sport, Education, Health and Community Engagement.

The EFL Trust is the charitable arm of The EFL, and is responsible for the contract delivery of the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme managed by The NCS Trust. The NCS is a government funded national programme for 16 and 17 year olds designed to help young people on their transition to adulthood and the roles they can play in their community.

In addition to having a prime contract for delivery of the NCS Programme in Yorkshire and Humber, EFL Trust hold 7 regional sub-contracts with 6 prime contractors across England and a Pilot Project with the NCS Trust managing delivery providers across various regions in England.

This is an opportunity for a project manager with NCS experience to steer and influence the success of the NCS National Pilot Programme. The successful candidate will be a member of an effective and supportive team in an organisation which is ambitious for growth and development.

Immediate start available. Further opportunities are likely if the pilot programme is successful.

Benefits Package:

  • Generous Company Pension Scheme, with an EFL Trust contribution of 10% of basic salary.
  • Opt-in private healthcare.
  • 23 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays), rising to 25 days after 5 years. Holiday year commences 1st January. (Holiday purchase scheme in operation).

To apply please request an Application Form and Information Pack from Jessica Dexter, HR & Payroll Officer at

Closing Date:                                    10am on 11th June 2018

Interview Date(s):                    20th June 2018 – (EFL House, 10 – 12 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU)