Job Search Support
Some useful organisations and resources that could help you get work-related support and find the right job for you.
Haringey Works may be able to help you get the skills you need and the job you want.
You can also find more information about jobs in the council.
- Jobcentre Plus
- Training opportunities
- Online job searches
- Support for disabled people
- Work placements
- Voluntary work
- Work and training in the care sector
If you need help looking for a job or vocational course, or need financial support because you are not working, Jobcentre Plus can offer information and advice on what support they can offer to get you back into work, and what benefits you may be entitled to in the meantime. The Jobcentre Plus website (external link) has live jobs and may also be able to answer questions you may have about how they can help. Alternatively, if you want help searching for a job over the phone, you can call Jobseeker Direct on 0845 6060 234 or textphone 0845 6055 255. You can also claim for benefits by phone on 0800 055 6688 (8am to 6pm Monday to Friday) or textphone 0800 023 4888.
There are two Jobcentre Plus offices in Haringey:
Granta House, 1 Western Road, London, N22 6UH.
Tel 0345 604 3719
Textphone 0345 608 8551
640-656 High Road, Tottenham, London, N17 0AA .
Tel 0345 604 3719
Textphone 0345 608 8551
You can find more information on local courses and training by visiting our adult learning pages. Alternatively, for more information on a range of work-related learning and financial support that may be available, visit the adult learning pages of the GOV.UK website (external link).
There are many websites which offer online job searches. Most of these allow you to search for work by type, location, salary and keywords, whilst some allow you to submit your CV online so you can be contacted by employers directly. If you are looking for work in the Public or Not-for-Profit sectors you may like to try:
- Jobs Go Public (external link)
- LG Jobs (external link)
- Charity Job (external link)
- w4mp website (external link)
You can also search for jobs in your area through the GOV.UK website (external link).
As well as live job opportunities, these websites can give you advice about applying for jobs, as well as tips for writing your CV, filling in application forms and preparing for that all important interview.
Specialist support for people with mental health problems is available through the charity Mind in Haringey. This charity offers a variety of different services including counselling, advocacy services and the Equip4Work project which specialises in working with people who are experiencing emotional well-being problems or living with a mental health problem and would like to return to employment. You can find more information on the Mind in Haringey website (external link).
Employment advice for disabled people can also be found on the GOV.UK website: looking for work if you're disabled (external link). Topics covered include support and benefits, training, work schemes, your rights and further links.
If you haven't worked much, or have been out of work for a while, doing a work placement could be a good way of filling out your CV and gaining new confidence, skills and experience. For more information visit our work placements page.
Taking part in voluntary work not only helps others but helps you broaden your skill base and gain experience doing something new. To find out more about how volunteering could help you, visit our volunteering page.
Take a look at the volunteering opportunities available in Haringey:
If you are looking for flexible and rewarding work or training in the care sector, take a look at the opportunities available at Proud to Care - North London (external link).
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