Islington Council are taking part in the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme which is part of the Chancellor’s plan for jobs. The scheme offers young people, who are at risk of long-term unemployment, the opportunity to take part in a work placement where they will develop new skills to enable them to move into sustained employment at the end of the programme.
To apply for a Kickstart role at Islington you must:
- Have been referred by your Job Centre Plus Work Coach.
- Be aged 16-24 years old and in receipt of Universal Credit.
- Be able to work for 25 hours per week.
Please note we are not able to progress any applications for candidates who do not meet the above criteria and checks will be made to confirm eligibility.
Our Kickstart role is an exciting opportunity comprising of a 6-month paid work placement with Islington Council’s Street Environmental Services, which will give you an opportunity to apply your ‘can do’ attitude whilst developing your timekeeping, communication, organisational and team working skills.
You do not need any previous experience to apply, but if you come and work with us, we’ll ask you to commit to our vision of working towards a fairer Islington for all our residents, and that you demonstrate our values; collaborative, ambitious, resourceful and empowering through the work you do whilst you’re with us.
The Street Environment Services team are responsible for maintaining a clean and safe environment for everyone in the borough. Working as part of this friendly and well respected team, your role will be varied and rewarding.
Working as a Kickstart - Administration Assistant for the Council you will:
- Complete data inputting requirements for the Street Environmental Services.
- Communicate with customers daily via telephone and email and process works requests.
- Update paperwork and systems in order for frontline staff to be deployed.
Training and Development
In addition to gaining valuable experience whilst completing your work placement and developing many skills that are transferrable to other roles, you will also be supported by our Adult and Community Learning Team to develop your Employability Skills. This will enable you to smoothly transition and find future employment at the end of your Kickstart placement.
This offer is bespoke and tailored to your individual needs, but will comprise of aspects such as:
- Information, advice and guidance
- Help with creating and updating your CV
- Job search skills
- Application forms
- Interview/assessment centre preparation and practice
- Preparing for your next steps after the programme
Working at Islington Council
We appreciate and value our employees and recognise the importance of a motivated and supported workforce. We will support your development through the activities mentioned above and the ongoing support of your manager and our Kickstart programme team. In addition to a competitive salary and excellent annual leave package, the organisation offers a wide range of benefits such as; discounted gym memberships, discounted theatre tickets and local discounts from restaurants and shops.
After you have successfully completed your Kickstart placement you will have gained valuable workplace experience and developed your transferable skills, which will improve your chances of finding work either within the Council or with another employer. You will have networked across the Council and be aware of the internal job market during your time with us and we will provide support on your approach to the wider job market as part of your development programme.
If you are an Islington resident who would like support with your application, please contact the Youth Employment Team on email firstname.lastname@example.org
For an informal discussion about Kickstart roles at Islington Council please contact, Rebecca Heptinstall on 020 7527 5859 or email email@example.com
Closing date: Sunday 29th November 2021 at 23:59
Interview date: To be confirmed.