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1 the leading agency for the local voluntary and community sector in the city of Derby... all of the leading voluntary organisations in the city are members of and surrounding areas...

2 With 30 staff and over 100 volunteers, as well as meeting rooms and IT facilities, we have all the resources to deliver employment programmes We have delivered New Deal programmes since 1998 volunteer opportunities information, advice and guidance work experience placements We have developed strong links with many voluntary groups who can offer:

3 We have developed strong ties to local agencies, for example: Citizens’ Advice and Law Centre Derby City Council Derby College Derbyshire Housing Aid Disability Direct Derbyshire Association for the Blind Enthusiasm (for Young People) Midland Railway Trust Revive Healthy Living Centre The Women’s Centre as well as a variety of other organisations: Amber Sound FM station Derby City Boxing Academy Derbyshire Technology Systems Faith, Hope and Enterprise Farm Humpty Dumpty Pre-School Little Chef Marks & Spencers Needles Tailors Second Chance Animal Rescue

4 We have designed and developed internal and external activities and sessions for participants: CV preparation Interview Techniques Team Building Information, Advice & Guidance Work Experience including: agriculture catering office work retail warehousing Examples InternalExternal

5 We have had successes: Adelle has recently been on a New Deal work placement and was delighted to be offered a permanent job. “ I am grateful for this opportunity to get back to full time working. ” “ I want to encourage other local businesses to look at what people on the New Deal scheme can do for them. Not only are you helping someone back to work, it’s good for your business too. ” “ Coming on the New Deal scheme has really raised my confidence and now I wanted to say a big thank you to you all! I really appreciate the opportunities and experience I’ve been given during my time here. ” “ I truly believe that finding a job such as this would have been almost impossible without your help. ” with local businesses too:

6 We have designed a range of sessions including: Presentations with video Health and safety at work... what NOT to do! Teambuilding but not white-water rafting!

7 An independent website has been developed for all jobseekers to use, free of charge - type jobsinview into Google As a Job Searcher, build an online portfolio and search for jobs As a Recruiter, advertise jobs simply and cheaply As a Reviewer, view job searchers’ documents and send them comments

8 Job Searchers give enough information to recruiters to match their vacancies Build up your portfolio here Indicate preferences here: occupational area, F/T or P/T, etc Assign a reviewer here

9 SUMMARY Geographical coverage and sector City of Derby and surrounding areas: Voluntary sector Experience in employment programmes and activities offered More than 10 years experience, many occupational areas Relationships with local agencies and a variety of organisations All three sectors, strong links built up Employability and occupational areas covered Building up skills, preparation for work Imaginative sessions Working with individuals and groups, different aspects Online presence for all to use, with unique features Free for job searchers, feedback from reviewers


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