Kickstart role: Communications, Events and Programme Assistant (part-time / fixed term)

The Lab is excited to be taking part in the government’s Kickstart scheme. This role is open to anybody aged 16-24 and in receipt of Universal Credit. Apply by 16 June 2021.

About the role

The purpose of the role is to provide administrative, operational and organisational support to the Lab team, helping to ensure the smooth running of our programmes, communications and internal processes.

In line with the requirements of the Kickstart scheme this role is part time (25 hours per week) for six months only. The work pattern is flexible, within office hours – but you must be available from 2pm-5pm on Tuesday afternoons to attend team meetings.

The role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Communications: supporting the delivery of our communications materials, for example uploading and editing website, blog and newsletter content, drafting and scheduling social media content, and collecting communications analytics data.
  • Events: ensuring our events run smoothly by providing logistical support, for example, compiling invitation lists, technical support for online events, and venue and catering logistics for in-person events (if/when possible).
  • Programme: providing administrative support to our Programme leads, for example, proof-reading documents, recording feedback data and maintaining contact lists.

You will report to: the Chief Operating Officer.

You will gain: skills relating to the above activities; experience of working for a registered charity; experience of working as part of a small, dynamic team committed to our values of collaboration, empowerment and ambition; support from a dedicated line manager, who will guide and coach you to plan and deliver your best work; the opportunity to learn more about the Lab’s work and the wider sector, including new economics, financial reform and systems change.

Skills and experience required:

  • Office experience is not required.
  • You should be highly IT literate with an ability to learn new software quickly, and have strong written and spoken communications skills.
  • An interest in or experience of social media and other written forms of communication such as blogging would be an advantage.
  • Your approach should reflect our core values of collaboration, empowerment and ambition. For example, the successful candidate will take pride in enabling others to succeed; take responsibility for their own work; be committed to reflection and learning, including sharing mistakes and uncertainties, and will continuously look for ways to improve existing approaches.

Working arrangements:

The Lab team will be working remotely until at least July due to Covid-19 restrictions. Once it becomes safe to do so we will return to our offices in London (near Farringdon) and you must be able to work from our office regularly if needed. It is not necessary for you to be in the office for all of your working hours – home working is normal in our team and we will support you in doing so.

Salary: £1,175 p/m.

How to apply

First speak to your Work Coach to request a referral – applications without a referral cannot be considered.

Please return the application form as a Word document (not PDF), together with your CV, to by 5.00pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021.

Please note that the first stage sift will review only your application form. You should ensure all relevant information is included on the form.

Diversity monitoring

We are committed to providing equality and fairness for all and not to discriminate on any grounds, including gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion or age. We encourage and celebrate the different qualities that our colleagues, and others we work with, bring to our work, and we believe that seeing things from a wide range of different perspectives helps us to resolve problems, adapt our approaches and develop as an organisation.

We would be grateful if you could complete this form for the purpose of diversity monitoring. Your responses will be anonymous, and it is not a requirement of the application that you complete this.

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