Archives for Advice

Vacancy for Employment Advisor

St Werburghs Community Centre is looking for a professional and experienced Employment Advisor,to develop the Employment Advice Service at the St Werburghs Centre as part of our response to the Covid 19 pandemic. Closing date: Sunday 15 th November 2020, midnight. Interviews: Thursday 19 th November 2020. To start as soon as possible. Contact Alison Saunders for more details or to apply.
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Are you a refugee or non-EU migrant living in Bristol?

IMPACT is running free service to support refugees and migrants to build their confidence and gain useful skills for life in the UK. We offer three strands in the project, and are currently running the programme online via ZOOM: ‘Create and Communicate’ sessions: Weekly workshops bringing people together and practising English through relaxing crafting and creative activities, often inspired by nature. We also run a  fortnightly women’s only space to enable women to meet with, talk to and support other women with a cup of tea and a few activities thrown in there as well. Preparation for work: This includes weekly workshops where we meet experts and learn about their professional journey and weekly group employment skills sessions. We also offer one-to-one employment advice and guidance over the phone/Zoom. English Conversation sessions : Weekly sessions with our ESOL Tutor to
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FREE workshop 22 Oct – Exploring ways to promote wellbeing at work

Get Well Get On is running free workshop 22 Oct – Exploring ways to promote wellbeing at work. This informative, interactive online workshop is aimed at Bristol & South West-based managers, small business owners, HR professionals and anyone who wants to learn how to manage health conditions in the workplace more effectively.  Feel free to also share this email with your networks and anyone you feel may benefit from this workshop. Attendance is completely free and the 2-hour online workshop will be held at 10am on Thursday, 22 October 2020 (register by following the link later in this email.) Topics will include: – Understanding the impact of long term health conditions, particularly invisible illnesses. – Understanding the benefits of job retention and how to implement reasonable adjustments. – Increasing awareness of other people’s mental health. – Having supportive conversations about health difficulties. – How to promote wellbeing at work. There will
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Update – ‘What’s on at The Gatehouse’

A2a still have availability for their courses – The courses are for 16 – 19 year olds with GCSE grades 3 and below.  The courses are 2 days per week and students are entitled to a £10 training allowance per week.  The courses include functional skills for Maths & English E1 – Level 2 as well as support with personal development, confidence and self-esteem and advice on progressing into apprenticeships, college courses or employment. Work Zone – we continue to offer advice and guidance for residents of South Bristol looking to enter training or employment.Appointments are available both Face to Face and over the telephone. We are also running a range of personal development courses, IT courses and Adult Maths and English courses. I’ve attached a selection of leaflets with further info, however please don’t hesitate to get in touch
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Important info and advice for businesses in Bristol

Following on from central government’s announcement (22 September), there are now several changes to the way businesses can operate. Working from home: you should now work from home where you can. If employees CANNOT work from home, they should continue to go to work as normal. 10pm curfew: Hospitality venues must have a closing time of 10pm, coming into effect on Thursday. This is a legal requirement and must be adhered to. Table service: Hospitality venues can offer table service only. No one should order drinks at the bar, under any circumstance. Wedding capacity reduction: Weddings are now capped at a maximum of 15 guests. Face coverings: Wearing a face covering will become a legal requirement. As well as wearing them in shops, takeaways and other indoor communal spaces, face coverings must also be worn in hospitality venues, unless you
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Benefits for EEA Nationals – webinar

Advising EEA nationals on their entitlements to social security benefits can be complex and this has been compounded by to the impacts of coronavirus. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this course will be delivered as an online webinar over two half days: 29th September: 9:30 – 12:30 30th September: 9:30 – 12:30 Don’t miss this training opportunity to bring yourself up-to-date with the latest benefit rules affecting EEA nationals. This course is suitable for those with a working knowledge of benefits, and who sometimes provide benefit advice to EEA nationals.  BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. This essential course for benefits advisers looks at the main rules that particularly affect EEA nationals, and focuses on the right to reside, habitual residence, and past presence tests. It will also summarise what is known of future benefit changes affecting EEA nationals and their family members.Click here
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Upcoming courses in September-October

The Restore Trust is an Award Winning not for profit local West of England training provider offering free advice and guidance, one being through the National Careers Service and another for clients looking for additional 1 to 1 and ongoing support to find education and work through our enhanced careers advice sessions. We can offer support which includes: Job searching and employment placements 1-1 Bespoke Careers Advice and Guidance CV writing and development Help with appropriate disclosure of criminal convictions Interview skills Tips on how to change/progress into a new career path Specialist project working with ex-offenders- CFO 3 Programme Access to vocational training opportunities- CSCS, FLT, Industry specific training Please see below for our list of upcoming courses in September-October 2020. COURSE WEEK Construction H&S & CSCS Card     28th September – 9th October Storage & Warehousing                  19th – 30th October ICT Digital Skills                               12th October – 23rd October Construction
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Managing Stress and Anxiety – Online, Starts 23/09/2020

 Bristol Community Learning is running Managing Stress and Anxiety online course. See details below. This FREE online course will equip you with a number of useful and easy techniques to help with anxiety and stay calm during periods of stress and difficulty. It will be delivered flexibly via a mix of live video chat (every Wednesday 10.30-11.30am for 6 weeks from 23/09/2020) and online resources using Google Classroom which you will be able to access at any time and will be updated weekly. Learning outcomes include: you will try mindfulness, breathing and grounding techniques you will look into gratitude practice and other ways to be able to frame things positively you will understand basic CBT and ACT methods for tackling negative thinking you will explore how you can best look after yourself at times of stress, in a variety of interesting and
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DTS NCFE Health & Counselling

Dimensions training solutions is running Fully Funded NCFE Qualifications. See details below. If you like helping people and want to have a positive impact on their lives why not enrol on the below pathway? Level 1 Award in Alcohol Awareness, Mental Health Awareness,Sexual Health Awareness and Awareness of Substance Misuse Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills Please click here for more details or to apply.
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BT Work Ready and DWP Mentoring Circles Webinar

The job market is more competitive than ever, but there are lots of ways to improve your chances. Designed specifically for Job Centre customers, this interactive webinar will help you prepare for the job you want. It covers important topics like communication, building knowledge and confidence – with plenty of practical tricks and tips. Expect reliable advice from BT experts, who will cover: • Benefits of learning Communication  Building confidence Inspiring stories Motivation Resilience Mentoring At the end of the session, you’ll be offered a chance to join more of the free BT Skills for Tomorrow Work Ready webinars. From how to be a hit at interviews to C.V.writing, there is a range of helpful topics to choose from. Webinar date: 6.10.20 Webinar time: 14:00 Click and register here for the BT Work Ready and DWP mentoring circles webinar.
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