18.01.10 Creating jobs in not-for-profit creative, cultural, heritage, digital media organisations.
It is also for workless people aged 25 and over, who reside in unemployment “Hotspots” (an area with a level of unemployment that is more than 1.5% above the national average).
Gecko Programmes Limited, as part of the Third Sector Consortium, is a Future Jobs programme supplier and is contracted to find 339 jobs in not-for-profit organisations in the Midlands. These jobs must be additional (not replacing an employee or contractor), and be of community benefit. We are focused upon the creative and cultural industries.
Two-thirds of these jobs must be found for young people in the 18-24 age group who have been unemployed for between 26 and 50 weeks. One-third of the jobs will be in unemployment “Hotspots”, where people aged over 25 will be eligible.
The grant funding provides the cost of wages (minimum wage for 25 hours per week), plus NI for 6 months for each job created.
Gecko will act as the intermediary between the potential employer and JobCentre Plus. We can assist in recruitment and, where employment procedures and payroll are not available, can provide the facility to pay the employee through Gecko Arts and Media (please see www.geckoprogrammes.co.uk
Gecko is working with heritage venues, arts venues, arts groups, community arts projects, community radio stations and organisations which benefit the community.
The Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire contact is:
T: 01902 837402
M: 07967 801716
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