Job description & person specification

Project Support Worker (ESF Community Grants)

  • Are you aged 18-24 and looking to kickstart your career? Then look no further!
  • This vacancy is part of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme – to apply you must be aged between 18-24 and currently on or eligible for universal credit.
  • This is an exciting opportunity and your chance to gain valuable, meaningful experience in a PAID role for at least 6 months.
About Us

Building Pathways is an organisation that provides pre-employment support and training for people wanting to pursue careers in construction and the built environment industry.  Building Pathways operates remotely and doesn’t have physical offices. 


We are looking for a Project Worker to join the team for six months via the Government’s Kickstart programme to deliver an exciting new pre-employment programme, called Building Pathways Academy.  The Academy offers 2-week, employability, work experience and training to people who want a career in construction.  This post will assist the delivery of learner engagement activities including enrolment and inductions, individual learning plans, offering guidance, researching jobs and training opportunities, administration and progression support. 


Deal with enquiries and provide inductions, reviews and advice and support to potential candidates 

Carry out enrolments and inductions remotely using virtual platform or by telephone 

Use the project database system to maintain up to date project files with all key documents required for project and contract delivery, for partners and funders, and for audit purposes

Maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and colleagues

Assist in the planning, organising and facilitating virtual employability webinars

Develop and keep up to date a bank of local employment and training opportunities to support learners progression.

Work in line with agreed contract and quality standards and maintain accurate records in accordance with appropriate health and safety, confidentiality and data protection legislation and guidance

Other tasks as requested by the Project Manager in line with the project’s requirements.

This Job Description and Person Specification reflect the duties of the post as they exist at this time and may be subject to change based on the needs of the programme.

You will be provided with a laptop for the purpose of this role.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

Key Skills (E – Essential   D – Desirable)

  • Able to communicate with all stakeholders confidently and calmly, particularly when supporting clients – E
  • Able to pay attention to detail and record information in an accurate and timely manner – E
  • Strong IT skills with particular focus on data input to online databases – E
  • Desire to develop skills in customer service, employability or career guidance – D
  • Enthusiasm, imagination and a willingness to learn new skills – E
  • A self-motivated and hard working team player – D
  • A confident, friendly outgoing personality – D
  • Use of own initiative – D
  • Strong teamwork & interpersonal skills – E
  • Experience of careers training or recruitment related services – D
  • Ability to work remotely and flexibly without supervision – E


Number of hours per week 25 per week
Employment contract Minimum 6 months
Working pattern and contracted hours  Part time, flexible working 4-5 days per week 
Hourly rate of pay  £12 per hour    


How to apply


Employer & Job Title Building Pathways Project Support Worker  (Kickstart)
Job location Homeworking
Contact details Email Philip Mills if you have any questions at  philip.mills@buildingpathways.org.uk 
How to apply Send a CV and a short cover letter to info@buildingpathways.org.uk 
Closing date Friday 4th June 2021
Anticipated start date ASAP