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Twin NCS - Information for Applicants

All the information you might need to apply for our paid NCS roles in any of our locations.

Working on a Twin NCS programme in Summer 2021

Thank you for your interest in working on Twin NCS programme. This document has been put together to provide you with as much information as possible about working with us. Before you apply, please read the below information carefully.

Twin offers various employment start dates and two programme lengths (see programme overview for details under NCS Vacancy site) to choose from.

 

Wave breakdown

Partially residential 3-week programme (first week- residential, second and third- non-residential)

Wave

Wave dates

Borough

1

Mon 5th July – Fri 23rd July

Croydon, Hackney

2

Mon 12th July – Fri 30th July

Waltham Forest, Greenwich and Poole

3

Mon 19th July – Fri 6th August

Hackney, Wandsworth

4

Mon 26th July – Fri 13th August

Waltham Forest, Bexley

5

Mon 2nd August – Fri 20th August

Croydon, Lambeth

6

Mon 9th August – Fri 27th August

Sutton

 

Fully non-residential 2-week programme

 

Wave

Wave dates

Borough

4

Mon 26th July – Fri 6th August

Lambeth, Croydon

5

Mon 2nd August – Fri 13th August

Sutton, Greenwich, Poole

6

Mon 9th August – Fri 20th August

Wandsworth, Hackney

7

Mon 16th  August – Fri 27th August

Bexley, Waltham Forest

 

  • All 3-week London-based programmes will be located in Compton Park, Eastbourne for the first residential week offering dormitory style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities
  • 3-week Poole-based wave will be located in New Forest Activities, Beaulieu for the first residential week offering tented style of accommodation with shared bathroom facilities

Twin will commence allocating staff to waves and location from May.

Training 

Prior to working on our programme, we require all staff to go through our induction training programme. This consists of both virtual and face to face training as well as some NCS e-learning modules. Staff who do not complete this training will not be allowed to work on programme.

New applicants are required to attend one of each:

  • General NCS Information (Half day - delivered virtually)
  • Safeguarding (Half day – delivered virtually)
  • Role specific Training (Full day – delivered face to face at Greenwich HQ)
  • NCS E- Learning Modules (est completion time 5 hours). This is no longer mandatory but highly recommended.

Returning staff are required to attend:

  • Role specific Training (Full day – delivered face to face at Greenwich HQ)
  • NCS E- Learning Modules (est completion time 5 hours). This is no longer mandatory but highly recommended.

There are multiple dates available for each session but Twin will start assigning training dates for each candidate from the beginning of May and will inform the staff via email.

General information for new staff is available on the following dates:

 

  • Mon 24/05 AM
  • Wed 09/06 PM
  • Tue 15/06 AM
  • Wed 16/06 AM

Safeguarding  for new staff is available on the following dates:

  • Wed 26/05 AM
  • Thu 10/06 PM
  • Tue 15/06 PM
  • Wed 16/06 PM

Role-specific full day for both new and returning staff is available on the following dates:

LONDON

  • Fri 04/06, 10.00-17.00 
  • Fri 11/06, 10.00-17.00
  • Fri 18/06, 10.00-17.00
  • Sat 19/06, 10.00-17.00
  • Tue 22/06, 10.00-17.00

POOLE

  • Thu 17/06, 10.00-17.00 

The full training is paid at £130 and will be made only if you have worked all of the agreed dates. Staff who will not work on the programme due to low young people numbers or not being fully compliant on time, and those who will cease their employment before the end of the programme, will not be paid for the training

Team Leaders must be willing to take on the responsibility of first-aider by attending a 1-day unpaid training (training costs covered by Twin) unless they already hold Emergency First Aid certificate.

Wave Leaders must be willing to take on the responsibility of:

  • designated safeguarding officer and complete online training level 3 
  • fire-warden for which the training will be provided at induction,
  • first-aider by attending a 3-day unpaid training (training costs covered by Twin) unless they already hold First Aid at Work certificate.

 

Assessment

Team Leaders and Assistant Team Leaders will be invited to a group assessment conducted virtually.

Wave Leaders will be invited to an individual interview.

 

The application process

  • Read the relevant job description for the role to ensure you have the skills, experience and qualification(s) required before applying. 
  • Register your interest on the NCS website:https://wearencs.com/work-with-us/on-programme, specify ‘I want to work for a specific provider’, then type in "Twin" and select your preferred location: Twin Training International Ltd- SW (South West- Dorset) or LN (London). 

 

 

New Staff

Returning Staff

Those who have previously worked on TWIN NCS programme and received positive feedback or have successfully gone through Twin recruitment process but didn’t work on the programme due to compliance completion taking place late or low young people numbers

·       Please indicate NEW on the Application form below

·       If your application is successful, we will invite you to an online assessment session. You will be required to have a camera on and the session will be recorded to allow us to use a transcript service. The data will be safely stored (in line with GDPR) and deleted 6 months after the interview.

·       If your interview is successful, we will issue you with a conditional offer letter and follow up your references. Successful applicants will be allocated a wave on a first-come-first-serve basis, so the earlier you attend an assessment the more likely we can place you in your preferred borough location. Allocation will commence on the 26th April.

·       If you are applying for the same or lower position, you will not be interviewed or assessed   

·       If you want to apply for a higher level position to the one previously held or applied for, you will have to attend our group assessment

·       We will issue you with a conditional offer letter and follow up your reference. Successful applicants will be allocated a wave on a first-come-first-serve basis, so the earlier you complete the below form the more likely we can place you in your preferred borough location. Allocation will commence on the 26th April.

 

  • All staff must have a clear enhanced DBS check with the barred list for children two weeks before starting work.  
  • If you are registered with the DBS update service, we will need your original DBS, ID number and written permission to check your status online.  
  • You will be sent a link so we can start to process your application. Twin will cover the cost of your DBS check, but this will be deducted from your salary if you do not complete your contract.  
  • If you do not normally live in the UK, we will need a Report of Good Conduct/Police Report from the country you reside in. 
  • If you have spent three months or more overseas within the last five years or have worked with children or young people overseas beyond five years, an overseas criminal record check will be required. This must be accompanied by an official translation.  
  • We require you to attend a mandatory induction training for which you’ll be paid if have agree, sign up to work with us, and conclude the agreed dates, and complete NCS online modules on introduction to NCS, safeguarding, mental health, incident management, and health and safety before your participation in the induction training. Team Leaders also need to complete one day first aid training whereas Wave Leaders need to complete an online level 3 safeguarding and 3-day first aid training courses, the costs of which will be covered by Twin
  • If we have not seen proof of identity or Right to Work documents on the assessment day, you must bring them to your induction training. Copies will be kept on file.  

 

 

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Please ensure you’ve registered your interest on the NCS website

 

 We hope that we have provided you with all of the necessary information about working for Twin NCS, however, if we havent managed to answer your questions here, please do not hesitate to contact us on NCSRecruitment@twinuk.com. Alternatively you can refer to our list of NCS FAQ’s on our website.