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Kickstart Programme 
New roles, government funded for young professionals


Love theatre? Are you aged 16 - 24, unemployed and claiming Universal Credit? If yes, then this job could be the perfect match for you and help you kickstart your journey into the theatre industry.

Applicants only accepted if referred by your DWP work coach.  Please visit your local JobCentre for more info.

To read more on the Kickstart Scheme set up by the government, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/kickstart-scheme


We are particularly interested in hearing from and would like to encourage applications from; African Diaspora people, Carribean people, people  that identify as mixed race, people of South, East and South East Asian heritage, and Middle Eastern and/or North African heritage, to correct an imbalance in the cultural sector. Applications from trans and non-binary artists are also highly encouraged for the same reason.

All positions offer the contract structure as follows...

Number of hours per week: 25
Duration: 26 weeks
Working pattern and contracted hours: Flexible
Hourly rate of pay: NLW or NMW, depending on age

The postholders will likely be required to work from home and will need access to a computer and internet at home during work hours. A mixture of home and office working is ideal and company laptops can be used when necessary.

Office Location: Icarus Theatre Collective, London Bubble, 3-5 Elephant Lane, London, SE16 4JD


Positions available
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Kickstart System Online
Please note that, unfortunately, not all the roles listed above may yet be officially live on the Kickstart system. Check with your Work Coach which positions are currently available. The positions that are not currently live will be made live as soon as possible and even more new positions will be announced in due course. If you would like to apply for a job that is mentioned below but is not yet live, feel free to apply via a different position and inform us at the first available point of contact. Thank you for your patience and we apologise for any confusion.


Course Administrator with Independent Drama (partner company)


*The Opportunity below is to work with our partner company, Independent Drama. Note: This is not a role within Icarus Theatre Collective (ITC), ITC will only be managing payroll. *

Independent Drama provides a friendly comprehensive service for fight training, choreography, action direction, casting and armoury, which places an emphasis on safety and quality. Drawn from an international pool of industry professionals the ID fight team is made up of seasoned choreographers, combat teachers, armourers, fight performers, background artists, behind the scenes professionals and actors.


Our Core Values:
We promote an attitude of fun amidst the hard work, boundaries and expectations of a safe set or classroom. Fostering an inclusive, fun, and innovative environment, we strive to inspire and enable people to achieve high expectations and their best standards.

For more details on Independent Drama, go to their website at https://idfight.com/

Job Description:
The Course Administrator represents the Administration department for Independent Drama and will report to Company Founder Ronin Traynor. The aim of this position is to manage bookings and ensure the smooth running of our trainings. The postholder will be required to work from home and maintain access to a computer (which may be available through Job Centre, on request) and internet at all times during work hours.

Responsibilities include:


- Creating resources for students and teachers including welcome packs and feedback forms

- Handling incoming queries Using website portal Jumbula to create, update, and promote listings for our upcoming courses

- Updating course budgets Other general tasks may include writing promotional material and liaising with the social media team, answering phone calls, and system management.

 

Essential skills include:

- Good written and verbal English Experience in taking initiative in individual projects

- An understanding of word and excel

- The ability to cope with the demands of working flexibly

- Strong communication and organisational skills Keenness to work in collaboration with students and other staff when necessary

Desirable attributes include:

- Interest in Stage Combat and Stunts Interest in Film, TV and/or Theatre Previous Administrative experience is not essential but desirable

 

Contract and Terms

Role: Course Administrator

Salary: £9/hour Hours: flexible 25 hours per week; ideally 20 of which would be 1pm - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Contract: 6 months fixed-term contract, subject to a probationary period of 2 months Notice: 2 weeks during probation, then 4 weeks

Holiday: The candidate is entitled to 8.75 days/70 hours of holiday across the duration of the contract.

Breaks: Staff's 25 hours of paid time per week includes 3 hours for lunches, and a 5-minute desk break every hour.

Training: Kickstart staff are entitled to up to £200 and up to 30 paid hours to spend on professional training or other personal development needs. Also, out of the paid 25 hours per week, you will need to participate in TWIN training at home, Lambeth council, and/or Jobcentre for one to two hours per week across the six months. This will be basic employability training including CV development, mock interviews, and completing several online modules.

Closing Date: Noon Thursday 30th September 2021

Interviews Begin: w/c Monday 4th October 2021

Estimated Start Date: w/c Monday 11th October 2021


Unlike some organisations, Icarus Theatre Collective (ITC) already has a number of employees currently working with us under the Kickstart scheme. We have been working hard together with our existing Universal Credit claimants to develop and improve the Kickstart experience  into something that really does serve as a launchpad into the next stage of your career. Our Kickstart staff are integrated members of our staff and they also have their own individual community  whereby they can network and socialise with a group of peers who are undergoing the same programme. We look forward to welcoming you into the Collective.

Universal Credit Work Coaches have the full job descriptions and requirements via the Kickstart programme system.

Finally, please also note that Icarus Theatre Collective currently has a new website under construction.



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