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Project Assistant – Kickstart Scheme

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Job Title: Project Assistant

Salary: National Living Wage

Closing Date: October 29, 2021

Contract Type: Paid

Region: East of England

Location: Hatfield, as well as remote working. Some travel across Groundwork East’s area of

operation may be required

Hours: 25 hours per week

Contract Type: 6 months

In response to increasing youth unemployment, the Government has committed £2 billion to the Kickstart Scheme, designed to create thousands of paid 6-month work placements, and our partner Groundwork is thrilled to be part of the scheme. The Kickstart Scheme brings 16–24 year olds on Universal Credit together with a job placement in a career of their choice.

With this exciting opportunity working with Groundwork East, you can learn skills and gain experience in a role that’s right for you. If this appeals to you, please discuss it with your Universal Work Coach and request a referral (you can also work on the application or letter in the meantime!)

Project officers are at the heart of the Groundwork approach to change places and change lives. This role provides an opportunity to work within the team, to help deliver a wide range of community and education projects focussed in one town and will support the development of a range of delivery and project management skills. Groundwork is looking for an enthusiastic, adaptable and creative person to help us to deliver and promote the role of rivers and water in our lives, their value and everyone’s role in looking after and improving them.

The Project Assistant will work within a team of community officers to organise and deliver a programme of activity including public events, walks and talks, family learning and outdoor play, community engagement and practical green space improvements. The role will support community consultations, working with volunteers undertaking practical tasks including vulnerable adults.

Excellent communication skills are key along with being well organised and with an interest in community and environmental issues. The role is part of a small dedicated team, working within a larger charity, and thus the ability to work effectively in this environment is required.

You do not need professional experience to carry out this role, but Groundwork would like to hear about experience you have gained - perhaps through education or volunteering.

For more information about the role please have a look at the Job Description at the Groundwork website, and for an informal chat, please contact Sam Harbour on 07809 201446 or

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. You must be 16 – 24 and on Universal Credit, and please speak with your Universal Work Coach to apply.

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