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RockCorps founder to chair new independent NCS body

Stephen Greene, co-founder and chief executive of RockCorps
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RockCorps founder to chair new independent NCS body

Governance | Kirsty Weakley | 22 Nov 2012

Stephen Greene, co-founder and chief executive of RockCorps, has been appointed as the chairman of a new independent organisation that will take over the running of National Citizen Service.

David Cameron made the announcement at an event last night celebrating last year’s participants.

Minister for civil society Nick Hurd said: “As NCS continues to grow, we believe that a new independent organisation is best placed to administer this ground-breaking youth programme, ensuring the effective delivery, programme quality, expansion and long-term sustainability of NCS which is our priority.”

Greene, who has been an adviser on NCS for the last two years, said he was “honoured to take up the position” and that: “NCS is ready and I look forward to helping this fantastic programme become a part of British culture.”

The new organisation will administer NCS and support the organisations delivering the programme. Greene's role is voluntary and a Cabinet Office spokesman told civilsociety.co.uk that he will “develop a detailed business plan” for the new organisation, including appointing a chief executive, with a view to launching in 2013.

The new organisation is referred to as NCS Independent Management Body in a Cabinet Office press release, but at the time of going to press the spokesman was unable to confirm that this is the name of the new organisation.

Greene founded RockCorps in New York in 2005 and brought it to the UK in 2008 – it describes itself as a “pro-social production company” and rewards volunteers with tickets to live events. It works with charities to offer volunteering opportunities for people aged 16 to 25 so that they can earn tickets to live events.

Last year RockCorps hosted the graduation party for NCS participants.

By 2014 there will be 90,000 places on NCS courses. The providers for 2013 and 2014 were announced in September, they are:

  • Football League Trust (operating in 1 region)
  • Inspira  (formerly Connexions Cumbria) (operating in 1 region)
  • Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership (operating in 1 region)
  • New College Nottingham (College) (operating in 1 region)
  • Petroc (College) (operating in 2 regions)
  • The Challenge Network (operating in 5 regions)
  • The NCS Network - led by Serco, including Vinspired, NYA, UK Youth and Catch 22 (operating in 6 regions)
  • Reed in Partnership (operating in 2 regions)

 

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