FINDING WORK

One to one support

Reach South Sheffield is committed to helping people aged 25 and over facing barriers to returning to work to find employment.

 

What can we help with?

We can help you with job searches, completing job applications, improving your CV or creating one from scratch, preparing for job interviews and increasing your confidence after a long period of unemployment

 

Who can we help?

We support people facing barriers to returning to work. We can help you if you are over 50, have a physical or mental health problem, a disability, caring responsibilities or English is not your first language. In 2017-18, we supported 202 people to find and apply for work, and 60 of them started new jobs. We offer one to one support at a number of community venues in the area.

 

Searching for work: the Reach Employment and Learning Centre

The Reach Employment and Learning Centre is a free resource open Monday to Friday, to enable people to search online for work. The Centre is open from 9:00am to 12:00pm  and 1:00pm to 4:00pm every day (closed Monday afternoons and all day Friday except by appointment)

“Mark worked as a warehouse manager for a number of years, which he enjoyed greatly. Unfortunately Mark began suffering from a health condition which affected his ability to work for a period of around two years. In July 2016, Mark contacted Reach after seeing a promotion for our work club at Gleadless Library where he met one of Reach’s employment support workers. They worked together to help build Mark’s confidence and work skills including an action plan, CV, interview skills and a referral to complete a counter balance and reach forklift truck licence.  Reach’s employment support worker was able to find a vacancy as a warehouse supervisor during one of their sessions together. Mark had identified this as an area of work that he was interested in moving back into. Reach’s employment support worker helped Mark to complete an application form for the position and helped to prepare him for his interview. A week later Mark was successful in his interview and is now working.”

We operate a pre-booking system and computers are not available for drop-in use. If you would like to book a computer, contact the employment team on 0114 239 4888 to secure your slot.

 

Supporting people with complex needs

Building Better Opportunities is a specific employment support programme for people with physical and mental health conditions, learning disabilities and complex needs. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund, it provides one-to-one support to get people into employment as soon as possible, using a place-then-train approach, which is proven to be twice as effective as traditional methods.

The programme works with people to find employment, with training, support and opportunities for development on the job.

South Yorkshire Housing Association leads the Building Better Opportunities programme in Sheffield City Region. Reach South Sheffield hosts a health and wellbeing coach and an employment and enterprise coach to work with clients, looking at their health and employment support needs and providing support that continues into the early stages of a new job.

For more information, contact our employment support team on 0114 239 4888.

 

Booking an appointment

If you would like help to find work, contact our employment support team on 0114 239 4888. They can meet with you at the following locations and times

Gleadless Library White Lane S12 3GH. Fridays 10:00am-3:00pm

Newfield Green Library Gleadless Road S2 2BT. Tuesdays 9.30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3.30pm

Jordanthorpe Library Jordanthorpe Centre S8 8DX. Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00am-1:00pm

Woodseats Library 944 Chesterfield Road S8 0SH. Wednesdays 10:00am-3:00pm

Newfield Green Library Gleadless Road S2 2BT.  Fridays 9:00am-12:00pm

Greenhill Library Hemper Lane S8 7FE. Fridays 10am-3:00pm

Reach Employment and Learning Centre Blackstock Rd S14 1FX.  Monday to Friday 9:00am-4:00pm (closed Monday afternoons and all day Friday except by appointment).

 

Employment resources

jobcentreguide.co.uk (Advice on CVs, application/cover letters, interview tips)

prospects.ac.uk (For graduates but lots of useful advice and templates for different types of CVs and letters)

totaljobs.com/careers  (Lots of advice on CVs and letter templates.)

citizensadvice.org.uk