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Kickstart job roles – BeReady – Be Future Ready

As an approved DWP Kickstart gateway dedicated 100% to education, we understand the immense pressures schools are under.


We are therefore championing the needs of schools and making applying for Kickstart-funded staff as quick and easy as possible.


One of the ways we are doing this is with our ready-made Kickstart job roles for schools, created in consultation with head teachers and other leaders in education. These are the roles that other schools have identified but you are not limited to these –  you can blend elements of different roles or create your own Kickstart roles.

However, these must be new roles in your school. You cannot use them to replace any member of staff who is currently working for you, has been put on furlough or made redundant.


Also, you cannot use these roles to replace contractors who have been working for you.


If you need help, call us on 020 7046 7082. Or simply apply now and we will support you at every step of the Kickstart application process, taking away the hassle of dealing directly with the DWP.

Schools – choose from these sample Kickstart job roles or create your own

General/Safeguarding Assistant

This role combines the duties of classroom assistant, welfare assistant (supervising children during breaks and lunchtime), school office assistant, and general duties such as sanitisation of desks and guiding pupils to follow applicable Covid-19 regulations.

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IT Assistant

This role provides essential ICT support to pupils and teachers. It is recognised that applicants in the age range 16–24 will have many digital skills. The role may also include general office and classroom duties.

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Subject Assistant

This role provides support to pupils and teachers in a specific subject (e.g. Food Technology or Design Technology), which the applicant enjoyed or excelled in at school or college. The role may also include general office and classroom duties.

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PE Assistant

The role provides coaching to pupils during sessions provided in school time and after-school clubs. It is likely the candidate will have studied PE at school, and possibly a sports subject at college. The role may also include general office and classroom duties.

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Office Assistant

This role provides administrative support to the front office/reception office of a school or in a Multi Academy Trust, helping with a range of administrative duties to support other office staff, teachers and pupils.

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Catering Assistant

This role provides general support in the school kitchens, working on the preparation and serving of lunchtime food. Other responsibilities include cleaning and duties related to the ordering and stocking of supplies.

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Facilities Assistant

This role provides assistance to the School Caretaker/Site Maintenance Manager or team with the general upkeep and maintenance of the school.

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Covid Testing Staff

These employees are to assist schools in the delivery of Covid-19 testing. Though potentially interchangeable, individual roles are:
Covid Team Leader, Covid Test Assistant, Covid Processing Operative, Covid Registration Assistant, Covid Results Recorder

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Create your own role

Create your own brief job description for a job in your school for a 16–24 year old and get it fully funded by the Kickstart Scheme.

Write two or three short paragraphs on the role using our downloadable job descriptions as a guide, then email to us at kickstart@bereadygroup.org

NESi (National Employability Skills Initiative) mission

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