Welcome to Romsey Job Club

Our computers are now running Windows 8. Don't worry, there's an IT tutor on hand to help if you're new to this latest version of Windows

We've also got WiFi available, if you want to bring your own device
*Check out new opportunities on our Grapevine page*

The Job Club is open every Wednesday morning between 9.30 and 12.30, at the Adult Learning Centre, Romsey Community School, Priestlands, Romsey.

Drop in for a cup of tea or coffee and get friendly and helpful advice to help you with your job hunting

Our website provides information and support for jobseekers in Romsey. Over to the right you can see links to pages with a variety of information, from lists of agencies to hints on how to deal with interviews (scroll up if you can't see the contents list). Have a look round the site to see how we can help you.

If you want to make a comment about anything on the wiki, just click on the DISCUSSION tab at the top of any page. You'll need to register with Wikispaces, but that's free and painless, and means you could create your very own Wiki if you want (it's a really easy way to set up a website)

Universal Jobmatch
For information about this go to our new page here. There is a link to the Universal Jobmatch site on our Links page

I'll be uploading the latest Young Southampton job bulletins to this page in future, as well as having a printed copy available at the job club. Here's the current one

Winchester JCP are publishing Hot Job bulletins again. See the latest one here

We now subscribe to Benefits and Work, and can provide you with guides to help you find your way around ESA, PIP and DLA problems

See this page for information for ex-offenders seeking employment

Check your IT skills here

24+ Advanced Learning Loans
Loans are available to adult level 3 and level 4 learners. These will be similar to Student Loans. Here's a lengthy Powerpoint presentation which will tell you all you need to know about them

You can read more here

Jobseekers are welcome to drop in to the Community Life Centre at 23 Fleming Avenue on Tuesdays between 10 and 12 for help and advice with:
  • Writing a cv
  • Setting up an email account
  • Registering with Universal Job match
  • Looking for appropriate jobs
This facility is no longer staffed by Romsey Job Club

Employers - let us know of any opportunities, and we'll post them on our Grapevine page

Confidentiality and Data Protection
Please follow this link to find out what we do with information you provide

Disclosure and Barring Service
From 1 December 2012 the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) is now called the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Follow this link for more information

Living wage
This is different from the minimum wage. Find out about it here.
And here's Boris talking about it.

Universal Credit
Universal Credit is coming. Here's a set of slides about it, prepared by the DWP

It will be largely an on-line service. Have you got adequate access to a computer?
Follow this link for more information

ESA appeals
This video explains the appeals process against JCP refusal of Employment and Support Allowance benefit

Quickstart on Facebook is a Government funded scheme run by Brockenhurst College to provide training, advice and support for anyone over 18 who is unemployed or who has been made redundant. The service is completely free! They seem to have some interesting jobs.

See our new page on Disability and employment. It includes information on the new PIP, which will replace DLA

If you have looked at the site or visited the club, please go to our Feedback link and let us know what you thought of us! If you get a job or move on to education or training, we would love to hear about it.

italk is a psychological therapy service available to South Hampshire residents over the age of 16 who have problems such as depression and/or anxiety. Their phone number is 02380 383920

See this page for the latest opportunities from Job Centre Plus ...
... and see Grapevine for other opportunities we've heard about