Employment Support

Everyone is unique and we all have a different path to finding the right employment opportunity for us. Anyone can experience difficulty finding work for personal, health or family reasons, and it often feels beyond our control. Our aim is to help you take positive steps toward employment, whether that be building confidence, accessing training and qualifications or tips for job searching.
At GL11, we offer different kinds of employment support depending on your path.

The GEM Project

We are proud to be part of the Gloucestershire-wide Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project. This unique partnership of community-based organisations provides tailored guidance for finding work, training or volunteering.

GEM is led by our expert key worker, Lucy, who gives personalised one-to-one employability support. In our friendly, trusting space, those who want support can work with Lucy to build self-esteem and motivation, develop skills and qualifications and access training, education and work opportunities.

To join GEM, contact Lucy at lucyfarmer@gl11.org.uk, Carole at caroleallen@gl11.org.uk or call us on 01453 548 530. For more information, visit the GEM Project website.

The GEM Project aims to engage with 1,100 people over the next three years until December 2019.

GEM is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the European Social Fund, and is managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

Money Advice

Sandra Day from GL Communities is on hand to help where possible.

Free benefits and money advice on a range of matters including rent and mortgage arrears, council tax arrears or liability orders, catalogue and card debts, pay day loans, utility bill payments and benefits. If you are struggling to make ends meet book an in-person session with Sandra on 01452 505544.

Thursdays 10.00am – 2.00pm, Free

By appointment only – 01452 505544

Job Club

Help putting together a CV, completing an application form, interview tips and job searches. By appointment only, contact Carole on caroleallen@gl11.org.uk or call 0330 500 1471

Tuesdays 2.00-4.00pm, Free – by appointment only.