Cockpit Arts Marketing & PR Volunteer Internship

Dear Applicant
Re: Jen Rowland Apprenticeship
Thank you for your interest in the above position. Please find enclosed a copy of the job description
and application form.
If you wish to apply, please email your application form to . We look
forward to receiving your application; the deadline is 9am (GMT), Wednesday 20 January 2016. If
your application is successful interviews will be held week beginning 25 January 2016.
An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn and pick up recognised
qualifications as you go. There are certain criteria you must meet in order to be eligible to apply for a
Creative Employment Programme funded apprenticeship. At the time of applying you must be
aged 16 to 24 years old. These eligibility criteria have been approved by the Department of Work
and Pensions. To be eligible to apply, you must be able to confirm that you:
 Have legally left school, and over 16 years of age
 Are a resident in the EU and have been for more than 3 years
 Are not attending any other school or FE college
 Are not in full time higher education
 Are not an overseas national subject to employment or learning restrictions and/or
a time or a limit on your stay (other than a refugee or asylum seeker)
 Are not in custody as a prisoner or on remand in custody
 Are not taking part in any other employment, learning or enterprise programme
funded directly by the UK Government or any other Skills Funding Agency training
 Are not a graduate (have not completed a degree course)
 Are not taking part in any other EU funded Vocational Training Programme
This apprenticeship has been created as part of the Creative Employment Programme. The Creative
Employment Programme is an Arts Council England fund to support the creation of traineeships,
formal apprenticeship and paid internship opportunities in England for unemployed young people
wishing to pursue a career in the arts and cultural sector. You can find out more at:
Jen Rowland is an equal opportunities employer, who is actively seeking to employ people currently
under-represented in the creative and cultural sector. This includes young people, ethnic minorities
and people with disabilities.
In order to monitor the effectiveness of our equal opportunities recruitment policy, it is important to
us to collect information which might identify possible direct and indirect barriers to employment.
We would be grateful therefore if you would complete the enclosed equal opportunities form. Any
information provided is entirely confidential and is not part of any selection procedure.
I look forward to receiving your application.
Yours sincerely
Jen Rowland
Jen Rowland Apprenticeship
Job Description
Job title:
Reports to:
Jen Rowland
£10452.00 per annum
28 days (including bank holidays)
30 hours per week, 12 Month Fixed Term from February/ March 2016
Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 5.30pm
Occasional overtime / weekend events with time-off-in-lieu
Job Role
This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a small, dynamic team within a creative business.
We are looking for someone who is energetic and hardworking, with a good attention to detail.
The role will be based at Cockpit Arts, Creekside, Deptford.
As part of this position you will be required to undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship in Business
Administration. The qualification will be delivered by Westminster Kingsway College who will
allocate an assessor to assist with the gathering of evidence for your qualifications. You will be
required to attend the college for Functional Skills and Portfolio sessions that will be discussed
with your assessor once starting the role.
Professional Development
Supervision and support will be provided throughout the apprenticeship including an in depth
induction, regular one-to-one sessions, weekly team meetings, and development reviews.
Main duties and responsibilities include:
Stock management, including stock take
Packing up and sending out trade orders
Quality control and heat pressing
Studio management including keeping the studio clean and tidy
Running errands
Studio management including keeping the studio clean and tidy
Running errands
Support during trade shows, Open Studios and other events including painting plinths etc.
Data input
Updating pricelists, descriptions of work etc.
General administration duties, including sending emails, maintaining filing systems and
running errands such as posting packages.
Person Specification
Being flexible with a positive / enthusiastic attitude and hands-on approach
A strong desire to pursue a career in the creative sector
Strong communication skills (oral and written) and a keen attention to detail
Good organisational skills and timekeeping
Apprentice Application form
Step 1 of 6:
Basic Information
First name
Phone number
Email address
Home address
line 1
Home address
line 2
Do you require a work permit or visa to work in the UK?
Step 2 of 6:
Most Recent Employer (Paid or Unpaid)
If you have no employment history please skip this step
Job title
Start date
Date you left
(if applicable)
Name of
Address line 1
Address line 2
Notice Period
(if applicable)
Yes /
provide a brief
outline of your
Reasons for
leaving (or
seeking other
Number of
hours worked
per week
Step 3 of 6:
Employment History (Paid or Unpaid)
Please list your previous employer, if you have no employment history please skip
this step.
Job title
Start date
Date you left
Name of the
Address line 1
Address line 2
provide brief
details of main
Reasons for
Please continue on a separate page if necessary.
Step 4 of 6:
Education, Training & Membership
Please give details of all qualifications obtained and those being pursued
School, college etc
Qualification & Subject
Date achieved or
expected date of
Step 5 of 6:
Supporting Information for Application
Job Description / Person Specification
Please indicate how you meet the essential criteria.
Why are you applying for this vacancy
If there is anything else you would like to add to support your application please
use the box below
Please give details of any special arrangements or adjustments you would require
to enable you to participate in our selection process effectively.
Step 6 of 6: Declaration
I declare that the information contained in this application is complete and correct. I
understand that if I have knowingly provided false information or withheld relevant
details, this could lead to disqualification from appointment or dismissal without
notice. I confirm that I have read the Data Protection Statement regarding the Data
Protection Act, 1998, and consent to the processing of my data as outlined in these
I have read and understood the above declaration and agree to these terms
Please sign here:
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
In order to monitor the effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy it is important to collect
information which might identify possible direct and indirect barriers to employment. In line with
our commitment, any information provided is entirely confidential, and is not part of any selection
procedure. Please complete this form, which will be separated from your application.
Personal Details
Date of Birth______________________________________________________
Male O
Female O
Cultural Diversity
Please tick the ethnic category that best represents you. As you make your decision, please think
about what ethnic group means to you, that is, how you see yourself. Your ethnic category is a
mixture of culture, religion, skin colour, language and the origins of yourself and family. It is not the
same as nationality.
Any other White background, please state _________________________
Asian or Asian British
Asian Bangladeshi
Asian Indian
Asian Pakistani
Any other Asian / Asian British background, please state _________________________
Black or Black British
Black African
Black Caribbean
Any other Black / Black British background, please state _________________________
Chinese or other ethnic group
Any other, please state ________________________________________
Dual Heritage
Dual Asian and White
Dual Black African and White
Dual Black Caribbean and White
Dual Chinese and White
Any other background, please state ______________________________
Do you consider yourself to be disabled?
A person is considered disabled if he/she has a physical or mental impairment, which has a
substantial and long-term adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
If ‘Yes’ what is the nature of your disability?
Mental Health Issues
Physical Health
Physical Impairment
Prefer not to say
Hearing Impairment
Other (please state below)
Visual Impairment
Speech Impairment