NCS is a social development programme focused on 15-17-year-olds, young people poised on the cusp of adulthood.

It brings people together from different backgrounds supporting them to have the confidence and resilience to make a difference in their community. NCS is funded by the UK Government through the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as part of the National Youth Guarantee.

Brett Wigdortz Chair (until 11/07/2023)

Mark Gifford Chief Executive

Why the National Citizen Service is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

Serving young people and improving social mobility is at the heart of the NCS mission. NCS has already been recognised for its efforts to include young people in governance at all levels and has two youth representatives on its board. NCS recognises the value that people – especially young people – can bring to the board table from all backgrounds and will endeavour to take all opportunities that allow it to fulfil this mission.

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

It varies. Most meetings are virtual though 1-2 per year are in person. Committee meetings tend to be virtual.

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Board meetings are held 4-5 times a year. Committee meetings happen between 2-5 times per year depending on the Committee. Board meetings tend to be in the afternoon and last 3 hours. Committee meetings tend to last 2 hours. There is an annual board strategy offsite with an overnight stay, and occasional board socials / dinners. There is a rare need for an ‘extraordinary’ board or committee meeting and this is generally scheduled for evenings.

Date of Board Meetings (January 2024 – December 2024)

Dates are still being booked as we await the new Chair appointment

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (January 2024 – December 2024)

Dates are still being booked as we await the new Chair appointment