Coney is recruiting a Kickstart placement

Coney is currently recruiting for a 6-month Trainee Producer placement through Kickstart – the new UK Government scheme to support 16 – 24 year olds through providing paid work placements for young people on universal credit who are deemed to be at risk of long-term unemployment.

This is a great opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in a friendly, supportive environment. The successful candidate will receive training and support throughout the placement with clear development objectives and scope to continue into longer-term employment. Placements will develop knowledge and experience across a broad range of skills whilst bringing a fresh perspective to support the company.

If you are passionate about the arts, looking to begin or build on your career, we want to hear from you. Suitable candidates must be aged 16-24, currently be claiming Universal Credit and are required to apply through local Job Centres following a referral from their Work Coach. 

About the role 

The role will be located at Coney’s London office and will work 25 hours per week for 6 months, paid at London Living Wage. 

The successful candidate will work closely with the Coney HQ team, especially the Senior Producer and the Admin & Fundraising Officer, to support the delivery of Coney’s programme. Across the 6 month period Coney will deliver a number of projects with, by and for specific communities and young people, as well as hosting our artist development and exchange programme with makers from the Guild of Coney.

Essential skills and experience include:

  • An interest in a career in producing, project management or arts administration within a theatre or arts context;
  • IT office packages;
  • Organisation and time-management;
  • Excellent communication and people skills;
  • A willingness to work independently and as part of team.

To be eligible for the scheme you must meet the following criteria

  • 16-24 years old 
  • Claiming Universal Credit 
  • Struggling to secure work or an apprenticeship 
  • Would benefit from a quality six month paid job along with support and guidance to build your long-term career

How to apply

Anyone interested should speak to their Work Coach as soon as possible for more information and to ask for a referral. Applications cannot be accepted if sent directly to Coney without a Job Centre referral. 

When you send your application we’d be grateful if you could also complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and return it to with ‘Equal opportunities – Kickstart’ as the subject line.

Applications will be reviewed from 10 June onwards, with first interviews taking place on 15-16 June and the successful candidate starting from 28 June. Applications received after this timeframe may still be considered if a suitable candidate has not yet been identified.

If you have any questions or want to find out more about the role, drop us an email on

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