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November 13, 2020 12:17 PM

Job Opportunities: School Office Staff

SCHOOL OFFICE STAFF (OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR & OFFICE MANAGER) St. John’s C.E. Primary School, Friern Barnet   St. John’s is a successful, popular and happy school. They are looking to appoint an office administrator and an offi...

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November 11, 2020 01:10 PM

Brent Cross Funding Awarded

Brent Cross Community Support Scheme   Over August and September 2020, Hammerson, the owners of Brent Cross shopping centre, was delighted to offer the Brent Cross Community Support Scheme dedicated to supporting homelessness, food poverty...

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October 30, 2020 03:32 PM

Barnet Befriending

The CommUNITY Barnet Telephone Befriending Service provides Barnet residents, ages 18-55 with support, comfort, and connection to the community.   If you or anyone you know is feeling isolated or lonely, we are here to: Have a f...

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Self Care Forum Resources

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October 26, 2020 12:34 PM

Half Term Food Support

Half Term Free Food from Local Restaurants Here is a list of wonderful Barnet restaurants and cafes that are supporting local families throughout October half term with meals.    If you know of a cafe/restaurant or food take-out in Barn...

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Kickstart Scheme 

Our aim is to deliver a Kickstart gateway service that helps small businesses grow and develop staff, whilst creating lasting opportunities for young people.

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people aged between 16 and 24 who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and aims to create hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland, and Wales. The first placements are likely to be available from November 2020.

Funding will cover for each job placement:

  • 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage (or the National Living Wage depending on the age of the participant) for 25 hours per week for a total of 6 months 
  • Employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions

For more information click here


Extra funding of £1,500 per placement will be provided to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job. It is expected that this money will be paid at the beginning of the Kickstart Placement. The funding can also be used to support the administration of the role. We can help you with training and administration and payroll. Please note this is a chargeable service. 

The grant for wages will be paid in arrears every month. It is expected that the first payment will be made between weeks 6 and 8 of the placement.


Please note the latest date for applying for a Kickstart position is September 30th 2021



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Kickstart Gateway for Local Businesses and Charities 

CommUNITY Barnet is a gateway service for the Government's Kickstart Scheme. This scheme will create job placements for 16-24 year olds, working 25 hours a week for a 6 month period who are currently on Universal Credit. Employers can be any size and the funding will cover: 


How to Register

You can register with CommUNITY Barnet by clicking the button below to complete the registration form:

Please ensure you have all the information together and to-hand as it is not possible to return to the form once you have submitted your information.

To help you prepare, here is a word document detailing the information you will be required to supply. Please do not submit your application on this word document as we will not be able to accept it, this is merely a guide. 

CommUNITY Barnet will be submitting applications on a monthly basis, the first deadline for organisations to submit their roles to us is Wednesday 21 October 2020 

We will confirm the November submission date shortly. Employers can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions - Answers to these questions can be found here


The Kickstart Scheme on YouTube

A guide for employers

Kickstart job help

*Please note this is a chargeable service.