Over 100 jobs available with Inspira

Inspira, which has its head office in Penrith, is looking to recruit over 100 temporary summer staff.

They will help run the personal development organisation’s successful National Citizen Service (NCS) programme this summer.

Opportunities are available throughout Cumbria, Lancaster and Morecambe.

Some 3,500 school leavers are expected to take part in NCS this summer, including 950 in Cumbria.

NCS is a scheme open to all 16 and 17 year olds who sign up to take part in a three-week programme.

Week one is spent on an outdoor residential adventure week before the second week sees groups of young people live together in university-style accommodation. They learn important life skills, including how to live independently, as well as find out more about the areas in which they live. They also spend time coming up with their own social action project to benefit a local good cause or charity which they want to support.

Inspira’s leaders are looking to recruit ‘confident people who enjoy working with young people’.

Recruits will help lead and assist the small groups of young people, around 12 in each group, during their NCS experience.

It is hoped some new recruits will have experience and qualifications in providing information, advice and guidance (IAG) to youngsters.

Sarah Harrington, resources director at Inspira, said: “We need 120 people to join us for two and three weeks work over the summer on National Citizen Service.”

She added: “We need people to offer a supporting role to the young people who come on the NCS programme including group leaders who can accompany groups on Outward Bound weeks, provide pastoral care and lead activities. The roles are ideal for teaching assistants, teachers, and students aged 19 and over but are not exclusive to those groups.”

All staff will need to be DBS checked, a procedure which Inspira will complete for successful applicants.

Inspira will be recruiting to the posts over the next three months.