Vacancy: Kickstart – Administration Assistant

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Employer: Castleford Tigers and Castleford Tigers Foundation

Job Title: Administration Assistant via the DWP Kickstart programme

Hours of work: Part-time, flexible hours

Job type: Temporary

Salary: National minimum wage

Location: The Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Wheldon Road, Castleford, WF10 2SD

Role Summary

We are seeking to appoint an Administration Assistant based at the The Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

You will assist in providing a prompt, efficient and effective service to ensure that the key objectives of the department teams are met in terms of the services the department provides to players, programmes, events, internal and external stakeholders.

Working as part of a close-knit team, the post holder will provide a range of services, processes, systems and procedures to assist with the smooth running and organisation of the Tigers Foundation and wider club development programme.

To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and be 16 to 24 years old. 


Principal duties/activities 

  • Co-ordination of activities and events as advised by the Youth Development, College and Foundation and team.
  • Responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of departmental databases and spreadsheets.
  • Responsible for drafting letters, typing and writing administrative documents in agreed formats and within specified timescales.
  • Ensuring documents produced are of high quality in terms of brand presentation and accuracy at all times.
  • Delivering excellent customer service by providing a professional and effective electronic and telephone service, taking accurate messages and providing information and signposting as requested and appropriate.
  • Booking and organising facilities and venues for conferences, meetings and events.
  • Diary management via Microsoft Outlook. Co-ordinate and arrange travel and accommodation for the Development team.
  • Co-ordination of file and record systems to ensure information is held securely and easily accessible by appropriate team members.
  • Co-ordinate the department’s VIP invitations for the department and central RFL events.
  • Work closely with the Education team to ensure the smooth organisation of their events, collating and managing the medal order and the administration of the event database.
  • Undertaking any other tasks appropriate to this level of responsibility with some level of autonomy.
  • Act as an ambassador for and promote the best interests of the RFL (Rugby Football League) at all times, including the promotion of the RFL Core Values.
  • The post holder will be office based, however you may be required to work off site as required (home working).


Required skills 

  • Ability to build and consolidate team working.
  • A flexible and adaptable approach to work.
  • A logical approach to problem solving and the ability to organise own workload.
  • Discreet and confidential.
  • Strong focus on customer service.
  • Be proactive in approach with a ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to find solutions to problems alongside a strong work ethic.


Additional employability support 

Full support and bespoke training will be provided in the role. We will offer a range of workshops across the lifespan of the placement, focusing on:

  • CV writing.
  • Soft skill development (communication, body language, attitude, consistency, approach).
  • Interview techniques and styles.
  • Employability skills, including transferable skills.


To apply 

Please visit this link and click the ‘Apply for this job’ button. You will need to sign in to your Universal Credit account and send a journal message to your work coach, telling them you would like to apply for this job.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 1st March 2022

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