Following the success of the first round of opportunities, we are launching two new roles for 16-24 year olds in receipt of Universal Credit through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme.

Kickstart roles are six-month paid job placements for 25 hours per week. This will be a fantastic opportunity to gain skills and insight into working in a diverse area of housing, alongside our knowledgeable and friendly teams.

Roles available

The two new roles available are:

Trainee Communications & Marketing Assistant

In this creative role, you will be helping to deliver internal and external messages to help raise the profile of Southway and its work. There will be opportunity to support a number of teams with projects and campaigns, using a variety of platforms including social media. 

Trainee Project Development Assistant

Based at our Westcroft Community Centre, this role will focus on the development and delivery of various community-focussed projects, working with lots of different stakeholders including staff at the centre, community members, volunteers and partner organisations. 


How to apply

To be eligible you need to be between 16–24 years old and claiming Universal Credit.

To apply, you will need to discuss this with your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach, who will then approve your choice of vacancy and refer you.

When to apply by

Applications close on Wednesday 30th June.

If you would like any more information about these roles or working at Southway, or would like some other employment support, contact Iain in the Employment team.


About the Kickstart scheme

Kickstart is a national scheme providing funding (from the DWP) to create new jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers 100% of the National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding spreading the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021. Find out more here.