Centre 404 have joined the government’s Kickstart Scheme

Centre 404 are delighted to announce that we have been granted funding to take part in the government’s Kickstart Scheme. 

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme was announced in July 2020 as a way to create hundreds of thousands of high quality, 6-month job placements for young people.

The scheme grants funding for each job placement created and will cover the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours per week, plus the associated employer National Insurance contributions and employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions.

Funding also enables additional support for the young people to develop new skills to support their move into full time employment after having completed their placement with a Kickstart-approved organisation.

How have Centre 404 got involved?

We are delighted to be able to offer 30 brand new roles to young people aged between 16-24 years old and who on universal credit. We are also so pleased to have the opportunity to support these young people into long-term, sustainable employment. We have lots of exciting new roles that we will be recruiting for over the next year! 

What roles are on offer?

Centre 404’s Kickstart roles include but are not limited to:

  • Accessible Communications Assistant to support and respond to the needs of our service users ensuring that they have access to communications that are inclusive for all. 
  • Digital Transformation Assistant to support with the implementation of our new digital strategy.
  • Marketing & Communications Assistant to focus on ensuring effective communication with the parents and carers who use our services and to promote the support that we offer one-to-one, within groups and through various activities. 
  • Supporting Families Administrator to assist with the smooth running of our Supporting Families team and to support with essential administrative duties.
  • Communications Assistant to support in the development, management and administration of Centre 404’s internal and external branding, marketing and communication materials. 
  • Fundraising Assistant to support the process of making funding applications, relationship building with funders/key organisations and assist with the general management of maintaining filing, monitoring and feedback systems. 
  • Media & Marketing Assistant to be responsible for the central coordination of social media content for the Learning & Leisure team as well as assisting with the delivery and the promotion of their clubs, activities and services both to internal and external parties.
  • Communications Specialist to act as a point of contact for accessible communication within the Housing team and to be responsible for the creation and assimilation of accessible documents for people with learning disabilities that use our Housing service.
  • Media Assistant to support with the creation of dynamic written, graphic and video content that can be used to enable the voices and independence of the people we support and to promote our services.
  • Communications Worker to act as a point of contact within the Housing service for support with the communication needs of the people who use our services. 

What additional support and development opportunities will be on offer?

These roles have been carefully created to focus on developing both the specialist and transferable skills of the young people taking part in the scheme whilst Centre 404’s HR team have produced a framework for providing additional support for wellbeing, personal goal development, CV writing and interview techniques. 

How can I access the roles at Centre 404?

If you would like to get involved or hear more about the roles Centre 404 has to offer, please contact your local job centre today and a Work Coach will be able to provide you with all of the relevant information on how you can apply!