Getting into work after a long time not working is difficult at the best of times. This is even more so now in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the reduced employment opportunities, It could be a very daunting task and can come with a lot of setbacks. 

This could take a toll on you, especially if the search is not going well. Not getting called back for jobs might really affect your mental health and self-esteem. 

We know that one of the worst hit by the pandemic is the hospitality sector with many establishments failing leaving less available jobs for people to return to. 

Going it alone is very difficult. This is why Citizens Advice Solihull Borough have teamed up with Solihull Community Housing (SCH) to help it’s tenants to use Volunteering as a stepping stone towards employment.

We will be using volunteering as a way to help people develop new skills, realise the transferable skills they have and seeing how they can be used in many different jobs, and gaining confidence within themselves which will shine through in an interview.

Our roles take place Monday to Friday between 9am -5pm.  You will not be required to be available for every day but we do ask for a minimum 12 week commitment, We offer a wide variety of roles, including Adviser, Clerical Officer, Retail Assistant, Research and Campaigner, Marketing Officer, And Community Engagement  Officer to name a few.  Full Training will be given. 

Once you gain some experience and confidence we will also support you to apply for paid positions.  Support will be given by ourselves and our partners in job search, job applications, CV writing and interview preparation. 

If you are interested in taking part and are a SCH Tenant  please contact Wesley Richmond on 0121 779 6707.

Find out more by following #volunteeringintowork

 

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