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Kickstart placements

Reference:
REC/21/00054
Organisation:
South Norfolk and Broadland Councils
Place of work:
Home based; South Norfolk House, Long Stratton; Thorpe Lodge, Norwich
Salary details:
National Minimum Wage
Job term:
Part Time
Hours:
25 hours per week
Appointment:
Fixed Term
Closing date:
20 August 2021 11:30 PM
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  • National Minimum Wage
  • 25 hours per week
  • Fixed term 6 months

If you are unemployed, aged between 16 and 24 and claiming universal credit, you can apply for a six-month job placement through your local Job Centre Plus. A brief overview of the placements available in the Councils is below, for more information please contact your local Job Centre Plus.

Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council are delighted to be participating in the governments Kickstart scheme, offering a number of placements across the organisation to help young people kickstart their future careers and use the opportunity as a stepping stone to further employment.

During the six-month placement you will be supported to develop your skills and confidence and gain valuable experience of working in a real job. We have several roles available including:

Housing and Benefit Customer Advisor

  • provide information to customers
  • put customer data onto the system
  • support customers to use services
  • meet and greet visitors and make them feel welcome
  • provide a good customer experience

Trainee Project Assistant

  • collect information from applications for central heating grants
  • file the data and information
  • evaluate information from case files
  • provide administrative support - general filing, answering telephone calls and emails
  • support Project Coordinator with day to day tasks

 

You'll be supported every step of the way and alongside your placement will be an inclusive development programme aimed at helping you develop the skills needed for a successful long-term career.

This will include:

  • Work diary templates to be completed to log and evidence skills learnt and highlight any areas of concern etc.    
  • Regular 1:1s with your manager
  • Focussed interactive webinar/group training sessions around topics including wellbeing and mental health, skills and qualities.
  • CV creation, including transferable skills and writing personal statements.
  • Application forms, interview techniques including zoom and face to face.
  • Job search including suggested websites.
  • Comprehensive handouts to accompany each session. 
  • One to one coaching session with  IAG trained careers advisor exploring action plan and careers advice

Our benefits package includes:

  • 25 days holiday increasing to 28 days after 5 years’ service plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time employees)
  • Opportunity to work your hours flexibly to improve your work life balance (where operationally possible)
  • Employer pension contributions of 15% with the option to make additional voluntary contributions
  • Access to our One Team Rewards scheme including discounts in high street shops and restaurants, employee assistance programme and car lease scheme – with more to come!
  • Payroll giving scheme
  • Regular reviews with your line manager, develop a personal development plan, as well as opportunities to undertake training
  • Compassionate leave and sickness entitlement for times of need 
  • Support towards volunteering days in the community and encouragement to be involved with fun activities to raise money for local and national charities.

For an informal discussion about any of these roles, please contact Tracy Harrison at tharrison@s-norfolk.gov.uk

Please note DBS checks will be required for relevant posts.



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