Kickstart vacancies

The Kickstart scheme is open to 16 to 24 year olds who are claiming Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment. If you have a work coach at the Jobcentre they will talk to you about the Kickstart Scheme, the types of placements currently available and whether the scheme is right for you.

Here are our latest Kickstart vacancies

To register your interest for any of the following Kickstart vacancies or for more information please complete our short expression of interest form or email us at

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Salford City Council

Finance Assistants (x3)

To provide assistance to the Financial Support Team, in particular Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable with the timely billing and recovery of sundry debts and payment of invoices. 

Horticulture Assistant (x5)

To assist in the development, care, and maintenance of public parks, playing fields, landscaped areas, and similar open spaces.

User Support Assistant (x3)

Our Digital, Data and Technology function helps services transform how they work and meet the needs of their users. User support engages with those services to ensure our IT systems are meeting their needs.

Youth Support Worker (x5)

The successful candidate will provide support to youth workers who are working with young people engaging in risk taking behaviours.

Assistant Youth Support (Bike Repair)

The successful candidate will provide support to youth workers in the bike repair and outdoor education project, fixing young people’s bikes and supporting the outdoor education work for example on the mobile climbing wall.

Digital Support Assistant

To provide administrative and wider digital support to the Local Offer My City Directory team for example data inputting, creating web and social media content, video creation and editing, working with young people/families/service providers.

Administration Assistant (Learning Support Service)

To provide administration support to the Learning Support Service, for example booking candidates onto training, updating service website, retrieving caseloads from the electronic systems.

Social Media, Events and Admin Assistant

To provide administration and wider digital and event management assistance to the skills and work team. For example, the creation of targeted content and messages for social media, newsletters. Produce short videos to promote Kickstart opportunities to young people and capture good news stories. To regularly update and refresh webpage content and documents

Administration Assistant (Safeguarding)

To provide administration support to the Safeguarding Cluster to be confirmed at time of placement due to service demand.

Intelligence Support Assistant

The placement will help to train the successful young person to perform a range of tasks to support colleagues in the service gather, processing and present data from a variety of different sources, both internal and external. The postholder will assist with the production of key information reports to support organisational decision making. In addition, the candidate will support the team to respond and manage information enquiries. The role cam be varied and therefore there may be a requirement to undertake such additional duties as are reasonably commensurate with the level of the post.

Administrative Support Assistant (Democratic Services)

Democratic Services supports the council's decision making and democratic processes. Under the assistant city solicitor, it also leads on legal advice relating to corporate finance and strategic employment. The team advises on data protection and freedom of information. It implements changes to electoral law and supports information management. The role will provide general administration to support the Democratic Services Team.

Administration Assistant LAC (Looked After Children) Service

The service supports children and young people in the care of the council. This role is to provide support through minute taking (full training provided), updating data bases, signposting calls, and carrying out additional statutory admin responsibilities.

Various schools in Salford

Teaching Assistants

To work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

Administration Assistant

To assist in the running of the general office as one of the school’s main points of public contact, as well as the centre of daily administration. You will update the school website and create content for the social media accounts, as well as attending to school visitors.

Wellbeing Activities Facilitator

To work under the direction and supervision of teaching staff/senior staff to plan and deliver activities to undertake with pupils in the outdoor areas of the school grounds, with a particular focus on pupil wellbeing.

Toasted Productions Ltd

Graphic Design and Editing Assistant

Assisting the Graphic Designer with the creation of a new brand design across two exciting, major cultural projects. Completing basic editing on projects and creating content for a new app development.

Archive and Admin Assistant

Assisting the Archive Project Manager with day-to-day administrative tasks, archive organisation, digitising and logistics. Assisting in the overall running of the office and our ongoing archive project. Digitising and logging rare and valuable poster and video content, ensuring it's preservation. Researching rare, unseen cultural content from earlier decades to inform social media posts and blogs about our ongoing work, and helping to schedule and curate content for social media including video, posters, and blogs.

Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC)

Catering Assistant

To provide assistance to the catering team in a wide range of Hospitality and Catering activities e.g. Cooking and Baking skills, Front of house duties, serving customers, dealing with cash, using card reader, housekeeping duties, customer interface

EdStart Specialist Education

Teaching Assistant /Academic Learning Mentor

As a Teaching Assistant/Academic Learning Mentor you will help pupils overcome behavioural, social, or emotional problems that are affecting their learning.

Administration Assistant

To provide excellent customer service both face to face and over the phone and assist with all day-to-day administration duties, including the maintenance of records and information systems.

Digital Marketing Assistant

To provide support to our Marketing Consultant and contribute to digital marketing strategies, including management of social media accounts.

Wingate Electrical PLC

Office Administration Assistant (Salford and Leeds)

The Office Admin Assistant placement is to become part of an office team to assist with the general running of the office, including preparing post and content for social media as well as understand the company’s core values.

CSIN (Community Social Inclusion Network) Group

Guest Relations Officer

To assist the Community Manager with all tasks related to the efficient operation of the CSIN Community Hub. Assist with online training, be a part of marketing and promotion and gain admin and catering skills.  

Salford Credit Union

Junior Office Administrator

This role is a great opportunity for someone who wants to get  office experience, including customer service, working with a team focussed on helping local people get better off  by providing ethical financial products.

Start in Salford

Administration Assistant

To provide administrative support to the service delivery, finance, and office management teams. To be front of house welcoming people as they arrive, answering calls, organising site visits, updateng records, liaising with members and dealing with queries.

The Dispensary Salford Ltd

In Store and Admin Assistant

A varied role working alongside the team to provide in store and administrative support, with a goal to help improve in store processes and create more efficient working practices. Including updating inventory levels between current systems (website and till). Adding new products to the website and writing copy. Shop duties, serving customers, refilling stock, identifying low stock levels, cleaning, and washing up utensils used to serve customers.

Seddon Construction

Stores Assistant

The successful candidate will be providing general support to the site management team to keep sites clean and tidy and providing general support to trades operatives to enable them to provide an efficient service. Including ensuring materials and resources are suitably located to ensure good continuity of work for the store’s supervisor and electrical fitters.

General Labourer (Rochdale)

The successful candidate will be providing general support to the site management team to keep sites clean and tidy and providing general support to trades operatives to enable them to provide an efficient service.

All the above Kickstart positions are paid at National Minimum Wage.

This page was last updated on 24 November 2021

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