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Kickstart Squad 2 (Employment)

Eight more roles on the government’s Kickstart Scheme for a period of 6 months.

Full Project Team and Needs


Sound Designer and Recordist

Role status:


In return for:

GBP £8.36 - 8.91 per hour

Salary paid monthly.


6 months

25 hours per week. Statutory holiday.


Can work remotely

Job code



To be eligible to express interest in this role you must be 21 - 24 years old and claiming Universal Credit in the UK.


Cahootify has been cleared by the DWP to offer eight roles on the government’s Kickstart Programme. There is a lot of potential crossover in the roles we’re offering so please express interest in the one that is the closest fit. In reality, the way we share work among the “Kickstart Squad” will be a collaborative affair that considers the individual and complementary strengths of each person on the team.

Job Summary

We are looking for a sound designer and recordist to complement the work of the other creatives in the team in providing the sound for various types of video content. This is likely to include creating or sourcing music and sound effects to go with idents and animations, as well as ensuring high quality recordings for voice overs and interviews.

The Sound Designer and Recordist will be working with other creatives to provide sound design and/or recording services for:

  • An animated version of the logo to top and tail all videos.
  • Idents for brand campaigns.
  • An explainer video to tell potential members what Cahootify’s all about.
  • Various “how to” videos for common Cahootify tasks/use cases.
  • A promo teaser for the Cahootify “JustMakeIt!” Conference.
  • Promo teasers for each talk/event at the Cahootify “JustMakeIt!” Conference.
  • Promo teasers for each Cahootify course.
  • Various live interviews (with Cahootify members, tutors, conference speakers, course participants).

Basic Requirements

  • Proof of experience in sound design and recording, such as a BA in Music Technology.
  • A portfolio with examples of work.
  • Strong experience with relevant software.
  • Experience in a similar role in the industry would be helpful but is not essential.
  • Able to work remotely.
  • Good internet connection and access to Zoom for video calls.

Qualities We're Looking For

  • Hard-working.
  • Responsible.
  • Self-disciplined.
  • Independent and able to take initiative.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Team player.
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