Kickstart - Administrator

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Posting date: 13 October 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 29 October 2021
Location: London, SE231DY
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000326790

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


Not for profit organisation Jazz re:freshed, provides a portal to exciting music on the scene and enables UK Jazz to thrive and extend its international reach.

A small but relentlessly determined Black-led organisation, Jazz re:freshed is a cultural and global movement. The sum of our parts has created something special on the UK Jazz scene. We work on supporting, developing and promoting young and diverse emerging artists and bands across multiple platforms, raising their profile and creating an audience and industry buzz through our weekly live residency, annual one-day festival, band development programs, DJ Club nights, multiple partnerships, record label and international showcasing which has had a major positive effect on the trajectory of the British Jazz scene.

Formed in 2003, at the core, our mission continues to be to globally elevate, amplify and spotlight the breadth of expression in UK Jazz, while breaking down the boundaries for audiences to access the music. We have a forte for spotting talent and our small not for profit record label won the Best Independent Label in the 2020 AIM Awards (Association of Independent Music) and the Innovation Award in the 2020 Jazz FM Awards. In 2019 we received a Mercury Prize Album of the Year nomination for Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED ensemble debut release, Driftglass.

During these challenging times, despite team members losing friends and loved ones to Covid-19, Jazz re:freshed has remained strong and determined to continue to be a beacon for UK Jazz globally.

Duties will include:
Providing excellent customer care to a range of clients, staff and external partners
Assisting the Executive Director and Development Manager with the collation and analysing of data, including data entry
Undergo research for projects (ad hoc) and draft reports
Artist liaison and asset collection for the Marketing Manager and wider delivery team
Assisting the Marketing Manager with collation of testimonials from artists and audience
Assisting with merchandise orders fulfilment & admin
If relevant to the company at the time of placement - Support at live and/or recorded as required including greeting bands and event runner

We’re interested in quick learning candidates with proficient IT skills (ability to use the Microsoft package and Gmail). You’ll need to be a self-starter, with the ability to work independently (with occasional guidance and support). You will need to be personable and have good communication skills. As a small company, we’re also looking for candidates happy to work as a team, who share in the common vision of Jazz re:freshed.

You may be required to act as a runner at some events; this may require some evening work and will be discussed with you with enough notice.


Employability support will be provided by DiVA You will attend seven workshops over the course of your placement. They will happen the last Wednesday of the month. They will be held virtually.

Induction on the programme: (includes time management, organisational skills, managing your manager and effective communication)
Introduction to the Creative Industries
Personal Branding: How to build and manage your personal brand at work and online
How to build and Network effectively
Money Management: how to establish a side hustle and work as a freelancer
Prove Your Passion on Paper: CV writing
Prove Your Passion in Person: Interview skills

Workshops last three hours and contain a mix of taught sessions and masterclasses with industry guests.

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