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Programme Assistant (Kickstart)

  • Posted: 26th December, 2021
  • Location: Plymouth
  • Opportunity type: Kickstart Placement

About Real Ideas

We solve problems and create opportunity.

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.

With the growing community of Real Ideas Members, we seek to create a fairer, greener future for everyone.


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

As a member of the Programme team, you will work closely with Programme Coordinators to plan, coordinate and deliver activities, contributing to the growth of Real Ideas’ programme, membership, social impact and the wider organisation.

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:

  • What interesting features can you tell us about our spaces? Do you have a favourite and why? (300 words maximum)
  • What are the three most important factors to making sure someone has an amazing experience with Real Ideas? (maximum 300 words)
  • Tell us what you think of the Real Ideas Membership – what stands out for you? (maximum 300 words)

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