Jumpstart Salford

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Jumpstart Salford is jointly-funded by Greater Manchester Talent Match, Salford City Council and the Chris Stocks Fund (managed by the Hamilton Davies Trust). Greater Manchester Talent Match staff at GMCVO will manage all aspects of the Jumpstart Salford scheme.

The scheme consists of:

  • Key workers employed by support organisations using financial incentives to broker job starts for eligible young people
  • Payments of up to £1,500 per job opportunity to employers recruiting eligible young people
  • In-work support to young people, provided by key workers

Project aims and objectives

The project will aim to achieve the following outcomes:
- An increase in sustained employment for young people in Salford
- Increase in positive perceptions of young people from the target groups by employers
- Increased likelihood of employers offering jobs to young people from the target groups in the future
- For organisations working with young people, increased in knowledge and skills in working with employers

Key workers using the fund to broker opportunities are committed to offer in-work support to the young person. The nature, length and level of the support provided will depend upon the young person’s wishes and their assessed need. Support may include support with personal or work issues, travel support, budgeting support or emotional support.

Where appropriate, and where the young person gives their permission, in-work support may include liaising directly with the employer to help them understand and accommodate any needs that the young person has associated with their individual barriers to employment.

Key workers using the fund to broker opportunities will be required to engage with the monitoring and evaluation requirements of the project, which will be kept to a minimum.

older man helping younger man

Scheme Eligibility

As the scheme is being co-funded, there are some slight differences in the eligibility criteria depending on funding stream.

Salford City Council and Hamilton Davies Trust Eligibility Criteria

Payments totalling £30,000, provided by Salford City Council, will be available to employers recruiting young people meeting the eligibility for Salford City Council (GM Commitment funding):

  • 16 to 24 years of age, in receipt of support from one of Salford City Council’s commissioned and/or strategic service providers, namely:
    • Career Connect
    • Salford Foundation
    • Salford City Council: Salford Futures Programme

and either

  1. Not in employment, education or training, or
  2. A Year 11 pupil who has been identified as being at risk of becoming NEET post-16 or;
  3. Participating on the Salford Futures Traineeship programme

Payments made by the Chris Stocks Fund, managed by the Hamilton Davies Trust, will be available to employers recruiting young people meeting the above criteria and resident in either Irlam or Cadishead.

Greater Manchester Talent Match (GMCVO) Eligibility Criteria

Payments totalling £30,000, provided by GMCVO (Big Lottery funding), will be available to employers recruiting young people registered to the Greater Manchester Talent Match programme and receiving support from a Greater Manchester Talent Match Host Organisation.         

Payment for employment opportunities

Employers will be able to access a payment if they recruit an eligible young person into opportunities meeting the following criteria:

Minimum pay rates for employer incentives for young people eligible for Salford City Council funding

Age

Apprenticeships

(National Minimum Wage rate, excluding Apprentice Rate)

Non-apprenticeship opportunities

(Living Wage Foundation rate)

16-17

£4.05

 

 

£8.45

18-20

£5.60

21-24

£7.05

25+

£7.50

Minimum pay rates for incentives for young people eligible for Greater Manchester Talent Match funding

Age

Apprenticeships

(National Minimum Wage rate, including Apprentice Rate)

Under 19 or 19 or over who are in the first year of apprenticeship

£3.50

19-20

£5.60

21-24

£7.05

25+

£7.50

Age

Non-Apprenticeship Opportunities

(National Minimum Wage)

16-17

£4.05

18-20

£5.60

21-24

£7.05

25+

£7.50

(Rates applicable from April 2017; subject to change in April 2018)

The opportunities must be for a minimum of 16 hours per week.
- Opportunities contracted between 16 and 29 hours per week will attract a payment of £1000.
- Opportunities contracted at 30 hours or more will attract a payment of £1,500.
- Opportunities contracted at below 16 hours will attract a payment of £500 only where the key worker is able to confirm that number of hours worked is the maximum that the individual can work (e.g. because of caring responsibilities or disability).

Whilst both existing and additional roles are eligible for the payment, the expectation is that the payment is used to encourage employers to consider recruiting an eligible young person into existing opportunities.

Payments will only be made for jobs starting before 31st December 2017.

Payments will be made after the young person has completed 13 weeks in employment, pending verification.

The employer may use the payment in any way they see fit. Examples may be to help cover overheads, put it towards staff wages, provide training for staff or increase wage rates. 

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Process for claiming for a young person on the scheme

1. Key worker submits to GMCVO:

  • Key worker details
  • Employer details - Young Person details (non-Talent Match young people only). 
  • Application Form

2. GMCVO checks for eligibility. For job starts involving young people meeting Salford City Council eligibility, Salford City Council will conduct basic checks (i.e. identity, residence etc). 

3. GMCVO completes Employer Agreement, which will include:

  • payment amount (depending on contracted hours of work)
  • the terms and conditions under which the payment will be made
  • information about which organisation is providing the payment (Salford City Council, Greater Manchester Talent Match, Chris Stocks Fund managed by Hamilton Davies Trust).

GMCVO send the Employer Agreement to the employer with a pre-populated Claim Form. Confirmation sent to key worker with request to key worker to inform GMCVO of young person’s actual start date.

4. After 13 weeks of young person being in employment, the employer should submit the completed Claim Form to GMCVO, with evidence that the young person has been employed for 13 weeks, evidence of the hours worked and pay rate, plus a copy of contract of employment.  For apprenticeships, a copy of the Learning Agreement will be required. If the completed Claim Form is not received by GMCVO 30 days after the 13-week point, GMCVO will send a reminder to the employer, who will have a further 60 days to submit the claim.