Placement highlights!

There are many great placement opportunities on the TargetConnect website ( and we have picked out some of the best of the bunch!


Trainee SEN Teacher with the Jigsaw Trust

Role summary: Teachers will support pupils with autism and related disabilities using behaviourally based instruction (ABA) and positive reinforcement techniques to accelerate learning. Working within small classes on a 1 to 1 basis, you will use specialised support plans to help our pupils meet their individual needs and achieve their full potential. You will design, plan and deliver teaching sessions to encourage pupils learning and progression as well as improve their social and emotional development. Jigsaw will provide comprehensive practical and theoretical training, alongside a clear career pathway in SEN teaching, within a very friendly and supportive environment.

Salary – £10,001 to £20,000 per annum

Location – South East England

Applications close – 15/05/19


Fundraising Assistant with KidsOut

Rule summary: KidsOut is a charity (Reg. no. 1075789) that provides positive opportunities and experiences to enhance the wellbeing and outlook of disadvantaged children, supporting them in becoming well-integrated members of society. Established in 1999, KidsOut has twelve members of staff while utilising thousands of volunteers around the UK to achieve our core mission: to bring fun and happiness to those children who need it most. Based in Bedfordshire, KidsOut provides its services nationally to over 50,000 children a year, mainly through the provision of fun days out and Toy Boxes for children being rehomed after refuge.

KidsOut are looking for a Fundraising Assistant to work full time in the KidsOut office for 12 months as part of your undergraduate degree. You will learn new skills and gain wide-ranging experience working in a fast paced environment on a variety of projects. They are a small team working on a national scale meaning your input will have a significant impact on the workings and strategy of a growing charity. By the end of the placement you will have gained extensive experience in numerous fundraising strategies and events, as well as first-hand exposure to the workings of the charity sector. Opportunities provided will help you develop your communication, correspondence and interpersonal skills, and the varied nature of the job will allow you to further your time-management and organisational capabilities.

You will have the opportunity to attend courses relevant to your position in the charity such as fundraising and communications. You will receive training in such things as CRM and social media. You will gain transferable business skills for your future career. The development of your communication skills (oral, written, and numerical) will be enhanced through this position.

Salary – £7,800 per annum

Location – Bedfordshire

Dates – 1st July 2019 – 26th June 2020