Work with us: Kickstart Gateway Co-ordinator

01 September 2021

22.5hrs pw, Fixed Term until end of June 2022 with possible extension, subject to funding

£25,000 pa pro-rata 22.5hrs pw (£15,000 actual)

Download job description for Kickstart Gateway Co-ordinator

This role is fundamental to the delivery of our strategic objectives to enable the Kickstart and other job creations projects and programmes to provide clear, robust and high-quality grant management.

The full role profile and person specification is here.

Applications are via the Applied website.

Who we are

We are the UK wide agency that opens pathways for those that aspire or could aspire to have meaningful and sustainable careers in the creative industries.

By doing so we support the creative industries to have the workforce they need so that they can thrive and deliver benefit to their communities and audiences.

Our policy priority is to work particularly to support people from underrepresented groups and disadvantaged communities into careers in the creative and cultural industries, and we especially focus on those at the start of their careers, in the 16 – 24 year old age groups.

What we do

We use our voice clearly, wisely, and effectively to influence skills policy and effect change in the context of our core purpose, across all four nations of the UK.

We play a critical role in ensuring young people are aware of the career opportunities open to them across the creative and cultural industries.

We work directly with educators, particularly providers of vocational education, to ensure young people can develop the skills they need to be successful in those careers.

And we work with employers across the cultural sector, supporting them to create open, inclusive, and fair work opportunities for all young people regardless of background, previous educational achievement, or personal circumstance.

We keep the principles of fairness, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of all our work, and we campaign and influence to ensure that our sector increasingly does so in its workforce practices.

Things you need to know

We are a fully virtual team by default (not just because of the pandemic!) so you can be based anywhere in the UK, but you will need access to a good internet connection!

We are a team of around twenty people in total, with average income of c. £1.25m pa. Our CEO joined us in November 2020 and our Chair was appointed in February 2020, so we are in the midst of an exciting time of evolution and development.

We are deeply committed to diversity, inclusion and equity. These sit at the heart of our work, and we are passionate advocates for fair, inclusive working practices within our sector. But we still have work to do ourselves internally, and we are looking for candidates who understand that journey, will support our commitment and add value to our work in this area through their own values and experiences.

If there is anything else we can do to make the application or interview process more accessible for you, please let us know – there is a specific opportunity for you to outline this in your application.

Dates for your diary

  • Closing date: Sunday 5th September 2021

Application process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive recruitment process we are using the Applied platform to gather applications. Please apply via the Applied website and follow the prompts.

You will be asked to upload your CV as part of the process. This will not be reviewed until after the initial shortlisting process has been completed.

If you are successful in the process and we offer you the role we will ask you to provide details of two referees prior to confirmation of employment.

Any questions?

If there is anything you would like to know about the role, the organisation or the application process please email [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.