G4S Employment Support Services (ESS) is a Prime Contractor delivering regional contracts focused on disadvantaged and marginalised groups in the UK. We currently deliver the Work Programme and 5 ESF contracts across England for the Department for Work and Pensions and have recently finished delivering the last round of ESF Families Support Programme, Community Work Placements and the Supervised Jobsearch pilot.
The NCS programme is a once-in-a lifetime experience delivered over 3-4 weeks in Summer and Autumn for young people aged 16-17 with four phases:
Phase 1: Adventure. Young people stay away from their local area and take on challenges in an outdoor environment, with a focus on developing confidence and team building
Phase 2: Discovery. Young people again stay away but closer to home, typically at a local university hall of residence, building independence (often cooking and budgeting for themselves), developing new skills and finding out more about their own talents and the needs of their local community
Phase 3: Social Action. Young people are back at home, but continue to work in their teams to give something back to their community by planning and delivering their own 30 hour social action project. Upon completion of the programme, each participant and their parents are invited to a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements and receive a certificate signed by the Prime Minister.
Phase 4: Extension. Ongoing opportunities to continue the NCS journey through further social action and volunteering, participation in regional and national Youth Boards, apprenticeship and job opportunities and more.
On this government-backed programme, participants build skills for work and life, while taking
on new challenges and adventures, making new friends, learning new skills and contributing to their community
The new procurement process has consolidated the 19 regions into 9 to align with existing government boundaries and support value for money. There are 6 lot areas being procured (the other 3 are being managed directly by NCS). The lot areas are:
• North West
• Yorkshire & Humber
• East Midlands
• West Midlands
• South East
• East Anglia
G4S are looking for partners to deliver and requirements may include:
• Manage recruitment of young people from obtaining expressions of interest and sales leads through sign-up through to turn-up via a robust retention plan
• Establish strong relationships with schools, colleges and non-school channels
• Manage the NCS programme from planning the programme activities and logistics for the phases, to the delivery of the NCS programme
• Hire, train and maintain recruitment and delivery workforce
• Manage safeguarding, health and safety and incident management
If you are interested in joining our supply chain, please follow the link below to our short Expression of Interest:
The deadline for submissions is 5pm Monday 1st October
Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions