Clarion is leading the Kickstart Housing Partnership: a consortium of 59 organisations, including 44 in the housing sector that will create new Kickstart roles under which the government pays 100% of the national minimum wage for the six month work placement.

The roles and opportunities will be varied and Clarion Futures, the charitable foundation of Clarion Housing Group, will provide in-work support and training throughout the process. Every young person will be assigned an Employment Support Officer, who will help them develop basic work skills and access additional opportunities.

You can apply for Kickstart jobs if you’re 16-24, live in England or Wales and claim universal credit. Browse the list of available Kickstart roles and contact your local work coach if there is a role you are interested in applying for. Your work coach will explain the application process and help you apply for the role most suitable.

Vacancies are updated every two weeks. If you don’t find something suitable now please keep checking back here for new roles that become available.

Vacancies available

Administration Assistant (AR)

Assistant - Design, Technical & Innovation Team (AA)

Assistant Estate Services Mobile Operative (JP)

Available Homes Admin Support

Available Homes Support Officer (AK)

Available Homes Support Officer (NBU)

Business Initiatives Assistant (KG)

Clarion response trade operative - various locations

Contact Centre Advisor (ARBO) – Croydon

Contact Centre Advisor (ARBO) - West Malling

Customer Contact Assistants (MD)

Customer Relationship Assistant (KG)

Customer Support Specialist (KG)

Digital Inclusion Project Assistant (KAM)

(Junior) Regional Housing Administrator (trainee) (SP)

Application Support Assistant (SL)

Assistant LiveSmart Manager (OO)

Communications Administrator (CHE)

Customer Accounts Assistant (TPTC)

Customer Support Assistant (HU)

Customer Support Assistant (ML)

Development Manager (NW)

Kickstart Guidance support (LS)

Media Communications Assistant (SFI)

Planned Investment Assistant (VB)

Property Compliance Assistant (MR)

Rent & Service Charge Administrator (VBA)

Support Assistant (JG)

Tenancy Sustainment Assistant South London (SB)

Trainee Land Buyer (PCA)

Regional Housing Administration Assistant (CRU)

Resident Involvement Support Officer (JM)

Resident Involvement Support Officer RISO (LBO)

Strategy, Project & Communications Assistant (LBU)

Trainee Estate Services Team Leader (AG)

Trainee Estate Services Team Leader (AKE)

Youth Sports Assistant (JD)

Frequently asked questions

What is Kickstart?

Kickstart is a government funded initiative supporting 16-24 year olds into a 6 month paid work placement.
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Hours: 25 hours a week
Support: Every Kickstart employee will have access to dedicated employability support. This includes CV building, interview techniques, confidence building, next steps and opportunities after placement.

What does Kickstart mean to Clarion?

We are so excited to be part of Kickstart and bring on-board new team members across Clarion. Our roles are completely varied and every manager is fully invested in developing and encouraging their Kickstart employee(s) throughout their placement.  We recognise the importance of bringing fresh ideas and ways of working into our business whilst also understanding how vital these placements are in building an individual’s experience and confidence.

Is Kickstart for me?

If you are 16-24, unemployed and in receipt of universal credit then that is the first step. Following that, speak to you work coach to find out what roles are in your area and how to apply for them. If you are motivated, eager to learn, gain valuable experience and ready for your next challenge then Kickstart is definitely for you!

What if I don’t have any previous experience?

Don’t worry, that is why Kickstart is a great opportunity to build experience. Whether that is adding to previous experience or starting a fresh. And you will have transferable skills from your school, college, home or personal life that you can draw on at both CV and interview stage. Highlight your characteristics, values and how you would approach something, regardless of whether you have done it before.

Sounds great, how to I apply?

Work coach, work coach, work coach.

This is a DWP scheme after all, so speak to you work coach at your local Job Centre Plus and they will discuss current roles available in your area. If any take your interest, you will be invited to apply by your work coach (in Clarion’s case this is with a CV and cover letter).  

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Remember, we do not accept applications without an official Job Centre Plus referral.