Kickstart - General Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 14 January 2022
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 04 February 2022
Location: Amble, NE650NG
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000362936

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

James Calvert Spence College

Come and join us for a richly rewarding and invaluable 6 month placement designed to bring you closer to employment in your choice of career.

Whether you have considered working in education or not, a placement in our school will significantly improve your chances of finding your ideal job, build your confidence and get you the valuable skills employers across the country require.

In addition to amazing paid work experience, you will get access to a wealth of accredited employability online skills training on an award winning platform, ensuring that you gain the knowledge and confidence to succeed in the workplace.

Taking a placement in our school will really help your CV stand out and give you the experience and qualifications to make employers take notice.

The General Assistant role will typically combine the duties of classroom assistant, welfare assistant (supervising children during breaks and lunchtime), school office assistant, and general duties such as sanitisation of desks and guiding pupils to follow applicable Covid-19 regulations.

The role will give applicants valuable experience as well as free employability skills training to help them secure long-term work.

Role is 25 hours per week
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No previous experience is necessary. The successful candidate will have strong organisational ability and be a good communicator. They will display, integrity, positivity, diplomacy and an attention to detail and an ability to organise their time and work to deadlines.

They will also need to be able to adapt to different tasks according to the employer’s requirements. Must be willing to work hard and make a contribution to the safe and efficient running of the school.

Successful candidates will be confident in the use of, or the ability to learn quickly, Microsoft Office and have good literacy and numeracy skills.

Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm Includes one hour of unpaid time for lunch

National Minimum Wage

Successful applicants will have access to a direct manager that they will report into and receive on-going on the job training from to fulfil their role in an effective and safe manner. This will boost personal development and a greater understanding as to how to excel in this profession.

In addition to on the job training we can provide a unique CPD accredited online employability skills training programme delivered on a world-renowned eLearning platform. This exceptional training is requested by hundreds of schools and universities across the UK.

The online content focuses on the key skills that are needed to successfully start and prosper in a job. Job hunting courses include CV writing, interview guidance, job searching and communication. Skills are also developed through in-depth training on areas such as confidence, resilience, negotiation, time management and leadership.
Successful applicants will leave the placement with work experience and the confidence that the accredited training provides and full certification of employability skills programme for a newly created CV.

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