Job details

Kickstart Opportunities -NOW LIVE

Closing date: 28/05/2021

Salary: National Minimum Wage

Employment type: Fixed Term

Hours per week: 25

Kickstart Opportunities - NOW LIVE

25 hours per week contract, based in Preston

National Minimum Wage, dependent on age

Community Gateway and Preston Vocational Centre are working as part of the Clarion partnership to create 9 Kickstart vacancies.  These are 6 month placements for people aged between 16 and 24 years of age who have been on Universal Credit for 6 months. 

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please contact your Job Centre Work Coach in order to be considered.    We CANNOT accept applications from you if you have not done so, and we have not received a referral letter from your job coach.

Community Gateway is a forward thinking and innovative housing association, managing over 6000 homes in and around Preston and creating communities where people want to live.   What we do really matters, and each and every one of our colleagues matters too.    We expect a lot from you but we give a lot in return and aim to make our employee experience second to none.

The roles:

We have several administration roles:

  • Assistant Community Engagement Officer, Community Engagement team
  • Employment and Skills Administrator, Community Engagement team
  • General Admin Assistant, Income Management Team
  • Administration Assistant, Preston Vocational Centre

We have other roles working in our Communities:

  • Purple Pantry Assistant (working in our Moor Nook Central Community Hub)
  • Assistant Grounds Maintenance Operatives (2), GreenCare Team
  • Assistant Estates Service Operatives (2), GreenCare Team

More information on the jobs can be found on the document at the bottom of this advert.

The candidates…

You must be between 16 and 24 years old and on Universal Credit to apply and have been referred through your Work Coach.   We will offer Employability support as part of your placement and give you opportunities to learn new skills.  In exchange we are looking for people who will show they are committed to the scheme and want to learn and develop.

The perks…

For starters you will be working for a great organisation that truly cares about our special team of people. As well as a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement,  we also provide a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme, birthday leave and cycle to work scheme.

Community Gateway and Preston Vocational Centre are committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, we promote equality and challenge discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.  Applicants who meet the shortlisting benchmark and who have a disability or who are from an ethnic minority group will be interviewed. 

To apply click  the ‘apply for job’ link and get to work on your application, tell us why we need you on our team.

Our Employability Skills team are also available to help you. You can call them on 0800 953 0213 or email them at

Please note that there is one application and you will be asked to select which role(s) you want to apply for on the application form. 


The Community Gateway Association Group only collects and processes personal data that is necessary for us to offer you a service or perform our duties as an organisation. The data you provide on your application is used to enable Community Gateway to assess your suitability for employment in a specific role(s). Our legal basis for collecting the information is your consent. If at any point you wish to withdraw your consent in relation to CGA collecting and sharing your data you can contact the People Services Team on 0800 953 0213.

If you would like to know more about how we process personal data and your rights in relation to data protection, please visit and click on the “Data Protection” link at the bottom of any page on the website. Alternatively, for further information, please contact the Business Assurance Team on 0800 953 0213.


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