If you are reading this, you have been referred by DWP as part of their Kickstart Scheme.

Firstly, thank you for your interest in this role. This page contains a little more detail about the role, how to apply, and what to expect in the interview process.

About the Role

This role has been created in response to the Kickstart scheme, because this organisation is at a crucial stage of its development. Our product prototype is now live, but to make it work we urgently need to build up the user base and get them to return proactively and frequently. We also need to explain how the site works and how to get the best out it.

This is a huge increase in workload, so we need someone to help out.

The role profile here explains in general terms what the role involves. Download and read.

What to Expect

During the interview process we’ll discuss the task list and duties in more detail, but you can expect to be responsible for a mixture of fixed, weekly and daily tasks (monitoring site analytics, programming social media content, monitoring our social channels) and project-based work like building marketing campaigns or new website sections, where you’ll have more freedom over how you do the work.

We hope that your extra help will give us the impetus we need, and provide you with a really valuable experience that will help you get your career on track. Everything you with us will be industry-standard. The tools you use might vary from company to company, but what you’ve trying to achieve stays the same, so you’ll have plenty to talk about in a future interview.

How to Apply

Send an email with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role. Highlight any relevant experience you may have, even if it was gained in a completely different context.

Attach a full CV, again, highlight any experience that is relevant to this role.

Then attach or link to something you’ve written. Writing is a critical skill for this role, and while it can be learned, there probably isn’t time during this placement. So if you’re already confident with sentence structure, tone of voice, varying pace, building an argument, summarising a message and so on, you’ll have an advantage.

Please do this before 5pm on Friday 8 October.

The Selection Process

Once applications start to be submitted, I will arrange short phone calls with a few applicants, and then invite some of them to come for a face-to-face interview some time before Friday 17th October (or earlier, if you submit your application well before the closing date).

The phone interview

Will last no more than 15-20 minutes, and will be a quick chat about your work experience and reasons for wanting the role.

The face-to-face interview

Will take place at our shared offices at Creative Works, Walthamstow.

The interview will:

Next steps

We hope to make an offer to the best candidate straight away following these interviews, with a start date being as soon as possible after that.