Kickstart - Environmental Improvement Officer

Job details
Posting date: 15 January 2022
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 23 February 2022
Location: Ashby, LE652SG
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000265141

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

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Can you help? Are you interested in the environment and saving the planet?

This role is about connecting with people in the community and looking at ways to make a difference to the environment locally.

You can help define your role and it could include - creating a map of what is already happening locally and connecting people
Thinking about what small actions everyone can take and getting them going locally
Get involved in local campaigns to improve the environment which could involve litter, recycling, water ways, sustainable food etc
Getting involved in calculating carbon footprints and actively promoting greener option
Design of eco-friendly living spaces

Looking for someone that will join our team – enthusiasm and reliability valued over qualifications. Welcome applications from people who dont normally get a voice and will help us to level the playing field.

Being flexible, able to work independently is important.

None, full training will be given

To be agreed with candidate


At THINK FC we support people in building three key areas in order to support them in their life. These include having access to and the confidence to develop & use
thinking tools & skills
connections and networks

This placement will offer applicants the opportunity to develop in all three of these areas. This will be delivered through a mix of specified times for training and development including general work-related topics (e.g. understanding GDPR) and (e.g. think tool sessions); opportunities to access additional relevant courses which are role specific (e.g. using a chain saw or design in Canva); and through mentoring and on the job support (e.g. time keeping, team work and communication).

Thinking Tools and skills – a series of training and sharing opportunities learning tools to help with thinking around setting goals; involving others; understanding reason why; personal development; decision making; motivation; ideas generation; connecting with others; and taking self-responsibility.

Resources – providing access to resources required such as IT, bespoke training opportunities or for specific employment / self-employment related activities

Connections and Networks – by joining the THINK FC team in the Coalville area we aim to increase the connectivity and networks open to a young person to find a long-term job opportunity. This will be through; direct, relevant introductions; self-directed introductions as a result of the role; and working with others placements and partners. There will be a deliberate policy of communicating and sharing a wide range of opportunities for the placements to get involved in other activities locally or wider through either THINK FC or other local partners (e.g. a young voice project)

There will also be further training opportunities assessed on an individual basis including CV writing, job interview techniques and job search skills.

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