Martock Job Club has been running in Martock since 2012. The Job Club Coordinator is employed by Martock Parish Council and is a part of Martock Services Team.
The service supports those living in the Parish of Martock and Kingsbury Episcopi, South Pertherton, Ash, Long Load, Norton Sub Hamdon and Stoke Sub Hamdon.
Martock Job Club aims to provide a friendly and safe place, where we will support you with the tools and confidence to find employment, access to training and education, volunteering opportunities and support with applying for universal credit.
The Job Club is a relaxed environment offering a cup of tea and a chat, with the chance to meet others also looking for work or a change of career. Being unemployed, starting in your first job or changing careers can be daunting on your own, but as a member of Martock Job Club you face these challenges with support and guidance.
The Job Club is run by the Job Club Coordinator and volunteering team. The volunteers themselves have had periods of unemployment, changed careers, or started again following time away from the workplace. Collectively the team has experience in Marketing, Business start-up, Financial Services, Housing, Administration, HR, Information Technology and Public Sector Services.
When entering the Job Club you will be greeted by a member of the team, who will complete a registration with you and discuss what support you feel you need. Once registered you will have access to laptops and tablets as well as weekly jobs advertised on job boards.
Training and Services on offer
The Job Club Coordinator can also support you on a one to one if required, outside of Job Club sessions.
When registering with the Job Club you can expect the following support (see below).
- Support with creating a CV
- One to one instruction on using a computer with confidence
- Interview skills and practise
- Links with local employers
- Support when completing application forms and creating letters to potential employers.
- Access to internal and external training courses.
- Advice and guidance with traineeships, apprenticeships, college and adult learning.
- Support with Universal Credit and applying for other benefits.
- Access to seeking a volunteering placement.
- One to one support when attending the Job centre and education-based visits to colleges and training providers.
Support for local businesses
The Job Club Coordinator is happy to visit local businesses and advertise job vacancies FREE of charge at the Job Club and via the Martock Job Club Facebook page.
If you are having difficulty with an individual, you have recently employed with the support of the Job Club. The Job Club Coordinator can meet with both the employer and employee to draw up a plan of action to support retention in the workplace, this is beneficial to both parties.
The Job Club is open on Tuesdays at The Parish Hall, Church Street, Martock. There is no need to book an appointment you can just “drop in”. Sessions runs as outlined below
Morning session runs 10 – 1pm
Afternoon session runs 1.30 – 4pm
Useful Numbers and Websites
Citizens Advice – 0800 144 8848
Universal Credit live service: 0800 328 9344
Universal Credit full service: 0800 328 5644
Yeovil Job Centre Plus – https://www.jobcentreguide.co.uk/yeovil-jobcentre
Apply for Universal Credit – https://www.gov.uk/apply-universal-credit
Citizens Advice – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Citizens Advice Yeovil – https://www.citizensadvicesouthsomerset.org.uk/how-can-we-help/in-person/yeovil/
ESA Claim – https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance/how-to-claim
PIP Claim – https://www.gov.uk/pip/how-to-claim