Kickstart 6 Month Placement: Performance Assistant

               Kickstart Opportunity

6 month Job Placement –Performance Assistant

Location – Glasgow with flexible homeworking

Kickstart – the Governments Kickstart scheme helps unemployed young people, aged 16-24, to secure quality 6-month placements for 25 hours a week. We’re proud to have signed up to this and are looking forward to welcoming young people into our organisation.

Badminton Scotland is the governing body for the sport in Scotland, based at 40 Bogmoor Place, Glasgow, G51 4TQ. Its role is to develop participation, memberships and performance, and accelerate the growth of the sport across the country.

The Benefits and How It Works

We believe that a focus on personal development is crucial at the early stages of your career. Joining our Kickstart scheme will help you build essential skills.


We are partnering with Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and accredited training providers who will provide the successful candidate with wraparound support to ensure the development of transferable skills. This includes:

* Eight hours of 1to1 support on employability skills such as time management, teamwork and communication

* Eight hours of 1to1 progression support including career advice, CV preparation, mock interviews and a personalized progression plan

* Introductions to and training on a range of software packages including the Office365 suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Teams, Sharepoint) and Xero. This will be followed by regular mentorship to use these packages as a part of learning the processes of the role.

Job Summary

The Performance Assistant will assist Badminton Scotland’s Head Coach with administrative tasks relating to performance objectives and tasks.

The core hours of the position are 25 per week, being 5 hours per day, Monday to Friday. Badminton Scotland offer a blended working environment, meaning that although the role is office based there is the opportunity to work from home for part of the week. The schedule of office/home working will be agreed with the Head of Finance at final interview stage.

Badminton Scotland will provide the employee with a laptop and Office365 licence pre-installed. It is expected that the employee will have access to reliable stable internet to allow working from home.

Main tasks for this role include data entry into a performance analysis software system, and assisting performance staff with co-ordinating junior and senior squad players and teams.

The role holder will receive 1to1 support and mentorship on balancing flexible hours and work-life balance.


Essential skills, experience and qualifications

You will ideally have a good level of IT and keyboard skills, and adequate literacy skills to produce letters and emails, but you must also be willing to learn and develop these skills. The ability to deal with customers, suppleirs and colleagues respectfully is important, and you must also be able to maintain confidentiality as you may be handling personal information.

Some knowledge of Excel, Outlook and Office 365 would be advantageous, however full training will be provided for each process.

Time management and attention to detail is essential, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

A knowledge of Badminton would be helpful for this role.

Please only apply for this position if you are in receipt of Universal Credit and have been provided a unique reference number by your DWP work coach – applications without the DWP reference number cannot be accepted.

Applications to be emailed to