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

The GEM Project is an employability and social inclusion programme, helping people in Gloucestershire to overcome challenges to employment and move them closer towards or into work.

It is a unique partnership of nearly 50 community based organisations, managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of the lead organisation Gloucestershire County Council and is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund.

Individuals signed up to the GEM Project receive personalised one to one support from a Navigator Developer to help them achieve their career based goal, developing life skills, building confidence and self-esteem, whilst overcoming any barriers which prevented them from finding work previously.

The GEM Project has been operating since September 2016 and was initially due to end in December 2019. However, over the last three years, the project has continued to go from strength to strength, being recognised as an exemplar programme and has been awarded additional funding to run until the end of 2021.

For more information about the GEM Project visit www.glosgem.org

To find out more about GEM at GL11, contact Lucy at lucyfarmer@gl11.org.uk, Carole at caroleallen@gl11.org.uk or call us on 01453 548 530.

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.