Kickstart - Business Support Officer

Job details
Posting date: 13 October 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 02 November 2021
Location: Gateshead, NE119LS
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000307129

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Groundwork North East & Cumbria

An exciting opportunity to work with the core Business Development team of our regional charity helping to meet £10 million annual turnover targets. The role will support essential business development activity through the identification, preparation and development of new business opportunities and well as key business support tasks.

Groundwork has a mission to mobilise practical community action on poverty and the environment. It is passionate about creating a society made up of vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities that have the resources and resilience to shape their own destiny. This role will be an important part of delivering this aim.

This role will be part of Groundwork’s unique Kickstart staff development modules with training around Community Development, Carbon Literacy as well as anything else applicable to your role. This will include opportunities for the post holder to develop their skills and experience through training/webinars/coaching in any specific areas of interest within Groundwork’s field of work; from Youth, Employment, Skills, to Community Activism, Health & Wellbeing or Landscape Improvement/ Nature Recovery Projects.

Key Responsibilities

Identify, monitor and disseminate new opportunities,
Help to write funding bids with staff across the organisation
Support the development team in the migration to cloud based system.
Help to ensure all relevant information is provided within deadlines.
Manage tender portals on behalf of the Trust and support managers in the preparation of proposals and related documents.
Help to develop staff CV’s/case studies/ impact statements to support bids.

Educated to degree level or equivalent (Desirable)
Experience of producing written reports/ essays
Strong IT skills/ Microsoft Office Suite.
Good communication skills; face-to-face/ video call, written and presentations.
Ability to understand financial information
Ability to produce clear, succinct and structured written work which creates a positive story
Organised and structured in your thinking, with the ability to meet clear targets, define plans and coordinate resources

Approximately 5 hrs per day, 5 days a week, Monday to Friday. But this is flexible

National Minimum Wage

Induction to Kickstart, the placement role and employer
Support with interview preparation and back ground information of employer prior to interview
Better off in work calculations and information on additional benefits
Assessment of current level of skills and experience to support in developing training package in line with placement and long term job goal
Learning how to tailor CV’s to sector specific roles
Support in the transition of starting the placement e.g. benefits, travel to work plans
Regular 1 to 1 reviews with personal advisor to progress within the work placement and support in sustaining employment
Understanding of H&S at work including Covid-19 awareness and provision of any COVID related PPE
Relevant webinars to suit post holders interest
Coaching/ support on personal development

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