Southern Housing Group, working in partnership with the Alternative Learning Community (ALC), has recently launched a new job club for Shoreham residents. Sessions are held on Wednesday afternoons at the Shoreham Community Centre on Pond Road and are open to all local residents.
At the job club residents can expect to get help and support in finding work alongside: CV, cover note and speculative letter writing Interview techniques and tips Confidence building Job searching Information about other local opportunities including further learning, volunteering and work experience.
The Stepping Stones job club programme of activities is designed to meet job search needs at an individual level and to genuinely help people to move forward in life and work.
Residents can contact Shirley Steel, ALC Director, on 07950 847575 for more information or can simply turn up to one of the sessions:
Stepping Stones Job Club Shoreham Community Centre, Pond Road Shoreham-by-sea BN43 5WU
Every Wednesday afternoon 2-4pm
The club has proved to be so successful that Southern Housing Group is already rolling out similar projects to other areas where it has homes including Brighton and Durrington. Shirley Steel, ALC Director, said: “We are passionate about equality of opportunity and believe in the power of the community. We help everyone from the age of 16 upwards, regardless of skills levels, gender, and ethnicity. Many of our learners who have come through the Stepping Stones programme at ALC have successfully found a job and are still playing an active part in the development of the ALC by helping others to succeed.”
Kate Wainwright, Employment Adviser at Southern Housing Group said, “Supporting residents with training and employment opportunities is increasingly a core element of our work and will be a major focus for us in the future. By listening to residents we are able to understand their needs and in Shoreham a lot of our residents were asking for this type of support. By working in partnership with organisations such as the ALC we are able to tailor the support on offer to match our residents’ needs and the results are proving really positive.”
About the job club
The club works closely with a wide range of additional partners such as the local Job Centre Plus in Worthing which will act as the primary referral agent.
The club is open to all local residents.
All participants will automatically undertake the short Stepping Stones module (9 hours) but will also be given the opportunity to undertake the longer qualification that incorporates IT skills. This is a portfolio build and can be completed over 12 weeks or longer if the participant prefers or needs additional time.