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Kickstart Placements at Historic England

Historic England is pleased to be offering Kickstart placements throughout 2021. These placements will give young people a chance to gain valuable experience in a work environment while exploring the amazing career opportunities available in the heritage sector. To be eligible for a placement, you must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and registered for Universal Credit. 

Are you a heritage employer? Find out about our Kickstart Gateway scheme

Placements available at Historic England

The following Kickstart placements will be available in 2021 with us. For full details of the job role, location and expected start date, please contact your local jobcentre.  Please note, that placements will be advertised by the jobcentre only when we are accepting applications and one month before the expected start date. If the job reference number is not currently listed with the jobcentre, this means it has either been filled or is yet to be advertised. Please speak to your jobcentre contact for further details.

Project Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Business Improvement - Grants.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-001.

Project Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Business Improvement - Programmes & Programming.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-002.

Learning Technologies Coordinator (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence - Sector Skills & Resilience.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-003.

Kickstart Placement Coordinator (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence - Sector Skills & Resilience.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-004a.

Kickstart Placement Coordinator (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence - Sector Skills & Resilience.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-004b.

Heritage Youth Advisors (Cross Organisational Partnership) (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence - Sector Skills & Resilience.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-005a.

Heritage Youth Advisors (Cross Organisational Partnership) (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence - Sector Skills & Resilience.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-005b.

Listing Officer (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-006.

Scheduled Monument Information Officer (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-007.

Archaeological Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-008.

Business Support Officer (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-009.

Strategy & Listing Project Support Officer (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Policy & Evidence.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-010.

Communications Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Public Engagement.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-011.

Content Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Public Engagement.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-012.

Cultural Commissions Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Public Engagement.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-013.

Digital Test Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Public Engagement.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-014.

High Streets Engagement Champion (x2)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Public Engagement.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-015.

Listing Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Regions.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-016.

Bristol Priority Place Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Regions.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-017.

Engagement Assistant Mills Regeneration (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Regions.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-018.

Local List Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Regions.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-019.

Information & Research Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Regions.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-020.

London Historic Environment Record Assistant  (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Regions.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-021.

Information Management Assistant (Regional Contacts) (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Regions.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-022.

Information Management Assistant (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Regions.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-023.

Systems Support Administrator (HR systems) (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Corporate Services.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-026.

Junior Developer (x2)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Corporate Services.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-027.

HR Administrator (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Corporate Services.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-028.

Junior Information and Communications Officer (x1)

Hours: 25 max.
Work region: Corporate Services.
DWP job ref: KSADE9A94B.
Historic England job ref: HEKS-029.

How to apply

  1. before you apply, you MUST contact your work coach or jobcentre to get an introduction ID
  2. complete the Kickstart Application Form and Recruitment Monitoring Form
  3. send your completed forms to [email protected]

We cannot accept applications without an introduction being made through the jobcentre and without an introduction ID number. 

For any questions you may have relating to the kickstart scheme please speak with your designated work coach or jobcentre contact.

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