Job seeking support
Resources in Libraries
All Nottinghamshire libraries have bookable computer sessions and are installed with programmes to help you develop your IT and employability skills, including putting together a CV and applying for jobs.
You can also use the Universal Skills programme from any computer once you are a library member. This is a guide which covers:
- universal jobmatch
- employability and job skills
- universal credit.
Job Centre Job Clubs
Your local job centre may be running a job club to help you find a job, if you are in receipt of certain job seeker benefits. Ask at your local job centre for more details.
Building Better Opportunities
The Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programmes provide intensive and tailored support to assist people in their journey towards work. It brings together funding from the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social fund (ESF) to help tackle poverty and social exclusion.
BBO has three strands:
- Money Sorted
- Towards Work
- Opportunity and Change
Find out more about the work of the BBO stakeholder managers and the BBO provision.
Money Sorted is a financial inclusion project, helping people who are either unemployed or economically inactive to improve their money management/ financial capability and their financial well-being. It offers a programme of person centred support and a range of bespoke interventions designed to enable people experiencing financial crisis and financial hardship to take control, build confidence, and improve their money management skills to tackle their problems and move out of poverty and exclusion.
Towards Work delivers a person centred inclusive programme for participants who are unemployed or economically inactive, people aged 50 plus, young people not in education employment or training, and women returning to work or who have never worked, into employment and economic activity.
Participants will have access to person centred employment provision including those from BAME communities, mental health and disability specialists. It will include helping people to tackle potential barriers such as transport, disability, living in an isolated or rural areas, or having low or outdated skill set.
For more information:
- website: www.groundwork.org.uk
- email: BBOenquiries@groundworknottingham.org.uk
- telephone: 0115 978 8212.
Contacts for provision in your local area:
- Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood: Inspire Culture (CLASS)
- telephone: 07850 503148
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mansfield and Ashfield: Scintilla
- telephone: 07850 503140
- email: email@example.com
- Greater Nottingham: Babington
- telephone: 07850 503159
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or you can refer directly via the Towards Work website.
Opportunity and Change
Opportunity and Change is a support programme for people with multiple and complex needs throughout Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.The programme is being delivered by local organisations working together, with a range of experience of working with people with multiple and complex needs. They aim to support people achieve stability and provide access to mainstream services. They work with individuals to create a tailored package of support that will assist with a range of needs including accommodation, mental healthcare and education.
Building Better Opportunities has a Stakeholder Manager based in each upper tier authority. For more information on the programme and the work of the Stakeholder Manager please contact:
- email: Maria.ward@nottscc/gov.uk
- telephone: 07548 224423
You can find out more about employment and volunteering opportunities in the local area through the Notts Help Yourself Directory.