Kickstart - ICT Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 02 November 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 06 December 2021
Location: Melton, North Ferriby, HU143RS
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000255345

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.


The ICT Assistant will provide support to facilitate the use of IT systems throughout a school or a Multi Academy Trust. They will assist teaching staff and pupils in dealing with IT-related problems and tackle any issue that may arise.

They will provide front-line technical support to teachers and pupils as needed, assisting with the set-up of online tools such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom. They will support permanent staff in ensuring hardware and software systems are kept updated and fully functional. They will assist permanent staff with the purchase and installment of new equipment and will collaborate with the administration team as required.

Edukos Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates. Candidates are encouraged to read Edukos Trust Safeguarding Policy before applying.

After your initial application has been assessed, if you are successful in this stage you will be provided with guidance materials to support you completing an application form to move to the interview stage. If you are not successful, you will be provided with feedback about how to improve your application next time.
(Start date August 2021)

Applicants will have an understanding of and interest in IT systems, both hardware and software, and will be proficient in Microsoft Office. They will have an aptitude for online platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom. They will be endowed with excellent problem-solving skills and good written and oral communication skills. They will have an interest in a career in education, ICT, administration or operations. The ideal applicants will also have an aptitude for providing technical support in at least one area of ICT and experience in customer service.

Monday to Friday Hours to be agreed

National Minimum Wage

A mentor from Edukos Trust will meet with the Kickstart employees on a weekly basis.
Kickstart employees will be assigned work on a day-to-day basis and will be assisted by a highly experienced member of staff.
Kickstart employees will be closely shadowed for the first few weeks, and then gradually given more responsibilities. They will acquire independence in carrying out tasks and duties.
Kickstart employees will also undertake training sessions that are offered to other current members of staff in the school.
A local training provider will support the trust in offering training sessions to Kickstart employees.

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