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Kickstart Scheme vacancies

About the Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme offers six-month jobs for young people aged 16 to 24 years old who are currently claiming Universal Credit. We are offering Kickstart Scheme roles in our projects, fundraising and communications teams. If you are successful, you will be offered a six-month fixed term contract, working 25 hours per week.

Working hours are flexible, but will generally be within office hours, 9am to 5pm. You will be based in our office in Vauxhall, London SW8 but will also have an opportunity to work from home. You will also be provided with employability support.

We are Real Living Wage employers. Kickstart roles will pay £11.05 per hour, the current London Living Wage.

About the roles

You will work in either our projects, fundraising or communications teams, providing administrative support for a wide range of activity. You will assist with event management and meeting planning, support relationship management and work with partners, update and maintain records on our CRM system, help create content for our websites and social media, carry out desk research, support ordering and finance processes, and provide other administrative support where necessary, including arranging travel and accommodation.

You will have a chance to develop experience in project management, campaigning, partnership development and marketing, as well as practical skills like copy writing, using our CMS and CRM systems, and more general office admin support.

You will be able to work regularly from home, but we will otherwise expect you to work from our office in Vauxhall, so that we can provide in-person supervision, support and access to resources and equipment you may need. You can also expect to take part in virtual team meetings and individual meetings with your supervisor and other members of staff. We have systems in place to support strong internal communications and cross-team working, as well as organisational culture and staff wellbeing, as part of our approach to managing effective working across a dispersed team.

You may also attend events to represent the charity and see our work in action.

Application details

Kickstart Scheme job descriptions are below. To apply for any of these roles, please contact your work coach at your Jobcentre with the vacancy details. They will refer you for the position on the system (this is a requirement of the Kickstart Scheme). You can then apply directly to the National Literacy Trust.

Email your CV and a covering letter ASAP to You should state clearly in the subject line which Kickstart role you are applying for. Interviews will be online in the first instance.

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