Employment Plus

Helping people into employment



Have you experienced being made redundant or know what it is like to be unemployed? Could you share skills which would help other people get a job?

The Salvation Army Employment Plus has opportunities for people with many different experiences and backgrounds to volunteer their time and skills to help us help people back into employment.

We believe in helping jobseekers to overcome any current problems they may face such as housing or financial problems or lack of self-confidence and work-related skills.

Just 15 minutes a week might make the world of difference to someone

Could you spare time to?

. act as a mentor to advise, support and encourage one or more jobseeker?
. speak to your employer about providing work experience placements, interview practice or job vacancies?
. bring specific skills in HR, finance, IT, business advice or personal development or offer help in CV-writing, job-searching, self-employment, interview technique or computer skills?

Here is how Volunteers and Employment Plus have worked in a couple of our centres in Yorkshire and Kent:

Mark and Dawn needed extra manpower to fulfil their vision of getting more people through the doors of their corps. With the support of Employment Plus and through a Government work experience scheme, they engaged young unemployed people who helped them run extra activities. This increased the number of local children and young people coming into the corps as well as giving several unemployed young people vital work experience and new skills.

Chris and Mandy found that their corps volunteers willingly and easily integrated an Employment Plus Resource Centre into their existing programme. New people constantly come in to get support at the centre and through professional instruction provided on-site by Government trainers.