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Admin & Claims Assistant (Kickstart)

  • Posted: 10th December, 2021
  • Location: Cornwall, Liskeard
  • Opportunity type: Kickstart Placement

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From supporting young people to find work and develop skills to helping start-ups and enterprises thrive, and from breathing new life into important community assets, to creating world-class cultural experiences, we work to solve problems and create positive and lasting social change.

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Kickstart is the Government’s £2 billion scheme to support 16-24 year olds through providing hundreds of thousands of work placements for young people on Universal Credit who are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.

To be considered for this role you will need to have been directed to us by the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP).

Job Purpose

Within this role you will work closely with the Operations Team and Finance, Reporting and Claims Team to assist with the coordination of Kickstart placements, to include acting as a point of contact for employers for contract administration and Kickstart queries.

How to apply

Before applying please download the Role Profile to view the full details of this vacancy.

As part of your application you will be asked to answer the following questions which you may wish to prepare in advance:

  • This role will involve liaising with businesses wishing to employ placements through the Kickstart scheme. Tell us why you think businesses and young people benefit from Kickstart placements (300 words maximum)
  • Attention to detail is key to being successful in this role. Please give an example of when and how you think you have shown attention to detail within a task (maximum 300 words)
  • Please describe a time when you have had to amend your plans in order to meet deadlines (maximum 300 words)

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Closing date for applications: 31st January 2022.

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