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Code of Principles

The Code of Principles applies to all activities and situations relating to the provision of information, advice and guidance for learning and work at westonworks. The Principles are interdependent and the Code is designed to be applied in its entirety.



Impartiality
Information advice and guidance should be impartial. Providers should be able to demonstrate any claim that they offer an impartial service, or declare any factors which might limit the impartiality of the service offered to the individual. This includes provision reflecting the vested interests of the provider and or the provision of incomplete information on opportunities for learning and work.

Confidentiality
The process should be confidential and this should be made clear to the individual. Personal information should not be passed on what without the individual’s prior permission. Any limitations on this should be made absolutely clear at the earliest possible stage.

Client focused
The process should be focused on the needs of the individual whose interests are paramount.

Equality of opportunity
Equality of opportunity should underpin all aspects of provision, including the activities and behaviors of the provider, and the opportunities to which the process leads. Providers should be able to demonstrate how they provide equality of opportunity.

Transparency
The process itself should be open and transparent. Providers should explain in clear language appropriate to the individual how they will deliver the service and any links they have to other agencies and services.

Accessibility
Services should publicise, promote and make the delivery of support accessible to any eligible user. This includes stating target clientele, availability and other relevant arrangements clearly, in appropriate languages, locations and publications. It also includes removing any physical and cultural barriers for users in the target group.

Equality of Opportunity Policy
Everyone using our service will be given equal respect and fair treatment. It is our policy to ensure that no one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, marital status, race or nationality, religion, sexuality or economic and social background.


Jobs

Here are just a few of the jobs we have available for viewing during our Work Club sessions.

This page will be updated weekly.

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Useful Links

Vacancies in South West Area

Alliance Homes – Jobs, and information about vacancies with Alliance Homes Group

www.bath.co.uk – Jobs in and around Bath and surrounding areas

www.trade-it.co.uk – Local listings paper with a categorised job search section

www.gumtree.co.uk – Jobs in Bristol and surrounding areas

www.gov.uk/jobsearch – Universal Jobmatch

www.indeed.co.uk – A job search engine which allows you to upload your CV and apply for jobs.

www.neuvoo.co.uk/en – 700,000 jobs in the UK, centralised from companies and careers websites. The Google for Jobs

www.careerjet.co.uk – Is a job search engine for United Kingdom. In one simple search, Careerjet gives job seekers access to a huge selection of jobs that are sourced from various internet sites, saving the trouble of having to visit each site individually

www.cv-library.co.uk – A job search engine for the UK, quick and easy seaching for vacancies and useful hints for job search and career development

www.jobijoba.co.uk – Jobijoba UK collects jobs from all over the web and provides you with vacancies tailored to your needs

Trovit Jobs – Another job search engine

Cribbs Jobs – For jobs in the Mall Shopping Centre at Cribbs Causeway

www.cabotcircus.com – In this regularly updated section you will find job vacancies in Cabot Circus

www.onsitebristol.co.uk – Bristol based Construction industry apprenticeships

www.localrecruit.co.uk – Jobs in Weston-super-Mare and surrounding areas.

North Somerset Council – Enter North Somerset in the search box to find details of council vacancies

Bristol City Council – Jobs with Bristol City Council


Volunteering

Volunteer Agency North Somerset – Volunteering opportunities in North Somerset

Do It Volunteer – A national database of volunteering opportunities

Weston Hospice Care – Opportunities volunteering with hospicecare

vInspired – Find local volunteering opportunities

Samaritans – A chance to help someone directly, or keep Samaritans branches running


Self Employment

North Somerset Enterprise Agency – Advice for business start ups and ongoing business development

Opportunity Plus South West – Want to be your own boss but need some inspiration? Frre help and support

Self Employment e learning from HMRC – Advises on tax and National Insurance issues involved in starting your own business.


Transport Help

As a partner organisation in the Wheels to Work West initiative we can help you find a transport solution for getting to work, college or volunteering through bus tickets and bicycles.

WSM Bus1Free Bus Tickets
The bus ticket scheme for people starting work, attending interviews or work experience. There are daily or weekly tickets available depending on the need you have. The scheme is intended as short term support to help you get to work during the first few weeks of a new job or attend an interview etc. To access the bus tickets you must be 16 or over and unemployed.

bicycle-storage-roomBike to Work
Westonworks has teamed up with a bicycle recycling scheme on the Bournville Estate to offer bicycles to people without transport to get to work. The voucher scheme is open to anyone from the south Weston estates (Bournville, Coronation, and Oldmixon) who is coming off benefits and starting a new job. Pop into Westonworks to find out more.

Some helpful transport websites
TravelWest – All forms of transport  news, traffic, and live bus/train times

Traveline – Plan your journey from start to finish with local public transport info


Organisations

Westonworks is a project supported financially by North Somerset Council and Alliance Homes; we have support from many specialist organisations, advisers and volunteers who help make the service succeed.

Alliance Homes – A social enterprise providing affordable homes, care, and support services to thousands of people in the west of England.

CMT – Provide the National Careers Service in North Somerset plus a wide range of vocational courses for adults, including CSCS, Fork lift, manual handling, IT and English & maths

Community Learning Service -Adult learning courses in North Somerset, a wide range of courses

National Careers Service – Careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs, training course resources and funding

Richmond Fellowship – Careers and access to work advice and support for service users with mental health problems

VANS (Voluntary Action North Somerset) – Volunteering opportunities and support for volutary groups in North Somerset

Weston College – Further and Higher Education opportunities in North Somerset

YES (Youth Employment Service) – support for young people aged 14 to 19 (or up to 25 in certain cases), helping you access employment, education or training

Please contact us to book an appointment with any of these agencies


For Employers

Westonworks is a one stop shop for job vacancies, job brokerage and skills matching. It is our aim to provide employers with a single point of contact who will work with you to find appropriately skilled and trained local people. We work directly with employers in and around North Somerset to ensure that local job vacancies are effectively promoted and filled through westonworks and its partners.

Westonworks services include:

  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) – As a service to the construction industry we offer advice, practice software and loan of revision material for CSCS candidates to aid passing the HSE test and gaining their CSCS card.
  • UKonline computer training centre – Individuals are able to access tailored one to one computer training from the most basic to advanced to meet their training need

Westonworks could save you time and money by:

  • Working with you to find the right staff for your business
  • Giving you immediate access to a skilled pool of job ready individuals
  • Advertising your job vacancies in the centre and to a large network of advisers working with job seekers
  • Providing computers and support for online applications
  • Co-ordinating a filter and match brokerage service for job vacancies and provide access to suitable interview venues.
  • Helping to promote recruitment events/open days by reaching a wider range of potential employees.
  • Offering an on site recruitment service for new developments in North Somerset
  • Co-ordinating bespoke specialist training where identified and required by developers and for businesses