Tyne Housing joins the Government kickstart scheme to provide a work placement opportunity to a local young person.

We’re thrilled to announce a new opportunity for a young person to join Team Tyne as part of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme.

The Kickstart Scheme is run by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and will last until the end of 2021. It provides funding to create new job placements for 16- to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment, having been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.

Steve Mckinlay, Chief Executive at Tyne Housing said “The Kickstart scheme is a great initiative and we’re proud to be a partner providing the opportunity for young people to gain work experience with us here at Tyne. As part of our new strategic plan we’ll be really focusing on growing and developing our staff team as well as our volunteering offer in order to provide more opportunities for local people to gain skills and experience. This new vacancy is just the beginning.”

Based at our Wilfred Street site in Byker, we’re looking for an enthusiastic person to join us as a Marketing & Communications assistant. Further details and information on how to apply can be seen below:

Marketing & Communications Assistant: Kickstart Scheme

We’re looking for a creative and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Marketing & Communications Assistant. The role includes both external and internal communications, helping Tyne to build its profile using a range of both online and offline marketing tools.

Terms & Conditions: 

  • Initial six-month placement through the government kickstart scheme with the potential to continue on into an apprenticeship programme and permanent position at Tyne.
  • 30 hours per week across four days, Monday – Thursday.
  • Salary: £9.50 per hour

To apply for this role you must be aged between 18-25 and be in receipt of Universal Credit. To find out more, speak to your work coach at your local jobcentre who will be able to confirm eligibility and support your application. 

Closing Date 16 July 2021. You can also find out more about the scheme at https://jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart/