Kickstart Placements now open for Applications
Polka is taking part in the government’s Kickstart Placement scheme, providing job placements for 18 to 24-year-olds who are on Universal Credit. Polka is topping up the government-funded salaries to ensure we provide a London Living Wage.
Below you can download details of all the roles currently available:
Production & Producing Assistant (Deadline: 9am on Friday 31 December 2021):
The Production & Producing Assistant will work specifically on the Polka produced programme of shows and activities during the winter 21/spring 22 season. They will work closely with the Head of Production, Artistic Director and Senior Producer. You will be someone who is very organised and likes multitasking.
Digital Assistant (Deadline: 9am on Tuesday 30 November 2021):
The Digital Assistant will play an important role as part of the Marketing team. Alongside the Marketing Officer they support the Marketing Manager and Head of Sales and Marketing. You will focus on online marketing including social media, so this role requires you to love using a variety of social media channels and understand how they operate. You will also be a creative thinker and love writing content to go on the channels.
Development Assistant (Deadline: 9am on Sunday 31 October) :
This role is an important part of the Polka Development Team, which is responsible for Polka’s fundraising activity. This is a rewarding job, where you can work at the heart of a children’s arts charity to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Sales and Merchandising Representative:
This job will involve supporting Visitor Services Manager and Café Manager with setting up the overall offer that Polka will provide in its shop and cafe. This includes researching, agreeing and setting up the merchandise and stock for the shop and café. You will be someone who isn’t afraid of getting their hands dirty e.g. unboxing items, and has an entrepreneurial spirit.
How to apply:
You must be on Universal Credit to apply, and aged between 18 to 24 (due to safeguarding reasons we cannot accept anyone under 18). Contact your Work Coach to let them know you are interested in a role at Polka and ask them for the Kickstart ID number – then follow the instructions on the relevant job description to apply, contacting the correct person at Polka and telling them which role you’re interested in. Your Work Coach will let us know that they’ve put you forward for the role, and it is up to you to send us an application.