Role closes: 11:59 pm BST, 30 September 2021

Location: Candidates must have a valid right to work in the UK.

Forum for the Future is currently recruiting for a 6-month placements through the UK government DWP Kickstart scheme -  Team Assistant (TA) role. This role offer a great opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in a friendly, supportive environment.The candidate will also be responsible for delegated tasks, for example, information gathering / research, formatting documents and  presentations as well as record keeping on behalf of the Director.

The main responsibilities of the Team Assistant will be to act as a team assistant to the UK/Europe team, providing Personal Assistant support to the UK/Europe Director, as well as the broader UK/Europe team, including project support.

Essential skills include:

  • ability to communicate information clearly
  • an interest in building relationships with co-workers and business contacts
  • demonstrated interest in developing administrative skills
  • be eager to learn
  • have excellent attention to detail
  • enjoy organising tasks and scheduling meetings
  • be able to solve problems by taking initiative, reaching out to people and asking questions
  • being proactive in avoiding diary clashes
  • experience and a good level of proficiency working on digital devices and with various software programmes- such as Microsoft Office Suite, Dropbox, Slack
  • experience formatting PowerPoint slides
  • demonstrate curiosity and empathy for others in line with Forum's values
  • interest in sustainability is desirable 

No previous qualifications or education is required but having some previous experience in a busy work environment will be beneficial. There will be many opportunities to learn more about sustainability and learn a variety of skills that are transferable to other careers.

Suitable candidates must be aged 16-24, currently be claiming Universal Credit and are required to apply through local Job Centres following a referral from their Work Coach. Anyone interested should speak to your Work Coach asap. 

Interested candidates must be referred through their Work Coach/ Job Centre as applications via Forum for the Future's standard recruitment process will not be accepted. Candidates should send their CV along with a cover letter (1 page) explaining what interests them in the Team Assistant role.

For more details see the attached role description