Kickstart Scheme - Marketing and Creative Design Officer

Job Location

From Home

Type of Job

25 hours a week

About the job

We are looking to employ two motivated research officers to oversee projects and develop growth opportunities in a fast-paced non-profit start-up environment. Our projects are focussed on delivering value and change around the neglected public health issue around gambling-harm and with particular interests around health effects and quality of life impacts in young people and minority ethnic communities.

The placeholder will work at home, and lead on efforts in designing and creating marketing and awareness campaigns through a wide range of mediums. Campaigns would involve designing, creating, and publishing media on the organisation’s website and industry-related social media posts. The media being created can take a variety of formats, including, video, podcast, articles, infographics, and press releases. The placeholder will also assist creative design efforts related to research and business development projects and so be involved with working with a wide range of team-members.

The placeholder will be tasked with improving the reach of our awareness campaigns to a wider range of audiences, as well as keeping up with existing efforts to share updates with stakeholders.

In this role, the placeholder will hone and develop creative design, communication, and digital marketing skills. Furthermore, they will also develop their leadership and organisational skills by working on a range of projects and with a range of stakeholders. This role will suit someone that is interested in tackling gambling-harm, addressing neglected health inequalities, and/or public-health work.

Salary and benefits: 100% of the 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,
associated employer National Insurance contributions, and
employer minimum automatic enrolment contributions


To be eligible for the Kickstart Scheme, you must be:

  • 16 - 24 years old and

  • be in receipt of Universal Credit

  • To be successful in this role, the placeholder will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of a creative mindset, an eye for detail, and a keen interest in content creation. 

  • An awareness of digital media techniques is essential whereas an understanding of media production is desired but not essential.

  • Furthermore, they will need to be able to be able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills, and skills in IT and social media. 

  • They would benefit from having studied a marketing-related or creative-design qualification; however, this is not strictly required to do well.

  • Additionally, they should have some awareness or understanding of gambling harms.

About us

TalkGEN C.I.C is a pioneering non-profit organisation that is built independently by individuals with lived experience of gambling-harm. Our purpose is to utilise lived experience of gambling-harm to help guide gambling-harm prevention strategies.


United Kingdom