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Please note, referrals for this job can only be made by JCP work coaches

Eligible and interested young people need to speak to their own JCP work coach who will be able to make the referral.

We are Contact – a theatre and performing arts venue on Manchester’s Oxford Road.  We create and produce our own shows, host tours from some of the best theatre companies in the world and develop the next generation of artists, performers and community leaders.

About the role

As Kickstart Digital Marketing & Communications Assistant, you will work closely with the marketing team on a wide range of activity and will learn how to plan social media campaigns.  There will be an opportunity to gain basic customer data management and WordPress website admin.  To apply you need to be able to use social medial platforms and be able to communicate clearly both written and verbally with a willingness to learn.  Basic IT skills would be needed.

This advertised role is part of the government Kickstart scheme.  To apply you have to be 16 -24 and in receipt of Universal Credit.  Please contact your work coach at your local job centre plus who will refer you for the Kickstart vacancy.  Once your work coach has referred you, then you apply directly by completing an application. Please email your completed application form to  We are unable to short list applications if your job coach has not provided Contact with your unique ID number for this opportunity.

Job Title: Kickstart Digital Marketing & Communications Assistant

Salary:  £8.91 per hour (upper rate national minimum wage)

Hours: 25 hours per week

Contract: 6-month fixed term

How to apply

Once you have contacted your work coach, please complete the application form and equality and diversity form.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 5th November 2021

Interviews taking place: In person at Contact

To complete an application, click here

To complete an equality and diversity form, click here

Once completed please email your application form to If you have any questions regarding the application or need support please email.

Contact has a long-standing commitment to diversity in its programming, producing, staffing and community engagement.  We actively seek applications from the widest range of people and from all sectors of our community.  Candidates who are disabled who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

Contact is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  For all successful roles we require an enhanced disclosure and barring certificate as part of our recruitment checks.

Registered Charity No. 501953.