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Job Vacancies: three new roles via the Kickstart Scheme

Knowle West Media Centre is offering three new six-month roles as part of the Kickstart Scheme.

Kickstart is funded by the Government and jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

Knowle West Media Centre is working in partnership with Koreo, the UK social change sector’s Kickstart gateway, as part of a collaborative effort to power up our sector with exceptional talent and make a real impact on youth unemployment. We have three roles available through the Kickstart scheme in the following projects:

– Admin Assistant for Eight Creative Agency
– Project Assistant for the Come Together project
– Design & Engagement Assistant for We Can Make

Each role includes a supported development programme delivered by Koreo and training by Knowle West Media Centre. The programme will equip you with the connections, experiences, tools and insight needed to succeed at work, help you to build a peer community of fellows and give you the skills to transition beyond the placement, and position yourself well for a career that is socially impactful.

The Roles
1) Admin Assistant for Eight Creative Agency

Eight Creative Agency provides clients with bespoke creative services, including filmmaking and animation, while supporting the growth and diversity of the creative industry by offering hands-on training for emerging creatives. Work with the team to build Eight and support the day-to-day administration and running of the agency.

Job Application Pack – Eight Admin Assistant

2) Project Assistant for the Come Together project

Support the delivery of Come Together and create content to help tell the story of the project. Come Together will support artists and communities to develop new skills in mixing digital and physical tools to make art and culture through workshops and co-creation commissions.

Job Application Pack – Come Together Assistant

3) Design & Engagement Assistant for We Can Make

We Can Make is a community-led housing Community Interest Company based in Knowle West. We Can Make creates affordable community-led homes on micro-sites, and creates community wealth through localising the production of the homes using digital fabrication tools and technology. Support the delivery of We Can Make and the engagement and participation process with local residents, and develop visualisations and graphic content.

Job Application Pack – Design & Engagement Assistant


Details (all roles)

Salary: Fixed term contract for 6 months paid at National minimum wage

Contract period: Fixed term for 6 months, ideal start date May 2021

Hours: 25 hours per week. Flexible working hours to be agreed depending on circumstances between 9am – 6pm

Please note these roles require an enhanced DBS check which KWMC will arrange if you don’t already have one.

To apply (all roles)

Jobs from the Kickstart Scheme are open to 16-24 year olds, who are claiming Universal Credit, and are at risk of long-term unemployment. All applications must be made through the Job Centre via a DWP Work Coach.

When you have spoken with your Work Coach, please email your application to the address below:

– Admin Assistant for Eight Creative Agency:
– Project Assistant for the Come Together project:
– Design & Engagement Assistant for We Can Make:

Please send:

1) A cover letter (no more than 2 sides of A4, font size 12) answering and including:

• A bit about your background and personal passions and motivations
• Why you are interested in this job
• Any relevant skills and knowledge you have; these can be from both inside and outside of work.

2) An up-to-date CV including 2 references (no more than 2 sides of A4, font size 12)

Please also complete our online anonymous Equalities Monitoring Form – the information you share will not be stored with, or linked to, your submission. Completing the form helps us understand whether we are reaching people from a range of backgrounds through our promotion of this opportunity.

Support (all roles)

If you have any access needs that require you to submit your proposal in another format, please get in touch so we can help you find a suitable option. All applications will be assessed according to the same criteria and submitting in a different format will not affect your chances of being selected.

Timeline (all roles)

Application deadline: 9am on Monday 10 May 2021

Shortlist: We will contact shortlisted candidates within two days of the application deadline.

Interviews will take place via Zoom on 13th and 14th May 2021

We are looking for successful candidates to start as soon as possible.

No recruitment agencies please.


Please get in touch with any questions: contact or call 0117 903 0444.

If you’d like to talk to someone confidentially about any concerns of queries in advance of making an application, please contact Michaela:

No recruitment agencies please.


We Can Make is supported by Nationwide Foundation and Homes England.

The ‘Come Together’ project is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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