Kickstart - ICT Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 23 September 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 31 October 2021
Location: Preston, PR10JE
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000328939

Apply for this job


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

Penwortham Priory Academy

This is an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and gain valuable experience whilst working in a school environment.

The ICT Assistant will provide support to facilitate the use of IT systems throughout a school. 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 instalment of new equipment and will collaborate with the administration team as required.

Penwortham Priory Academy provides all pupils with a varied and rich curriculum in order for them to gain good individual results as a stepping-stone into their future. Penwortham Priory Academy 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, this will be covered by the employer.

To apply for the position, you will be required to fill in our application form. When we receive this, your application will be assessed and you will be considered for interview. You will hear back within one to two weeks. If you are not successful, you will be provided with feedback about how to improve your application next time.

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 have 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 (this is desirable, not essential).

Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3pm

National Minimum Wage

As part of this position, you will have access to an employability training offer which will provide a robust and high-quality programme boosting your work and employability skills. This will be provided by Premier Advisory Group (PAG).

PAG’s offer is designed in three complementary modules, which will empower you with the appropriate skills to enter the job market with more confidence. Our employability training offer consists of three core modules: Readiness to Work, Introducing Employability Skills and Developing Employability Skills.

The first two modules, which include sessions on CV writing, interview and job search support and an ICT refresher course, will equip you with the basis for improved employability across any role in any sector. The third module will enable you to further develop key employability skills, such as professional writing, critical thinking and communication skills. You will also be encouraged to start planning the future steps of your career.

Apply for this job