A new Career and Employment Centre, based at King's House, Bedford open for jobseekers to search and apply for jobs between 10am and 2pm; Monday - Friday. Employment is such an important part of many people’s lives. It’s not only a way to make a living, but also a way to make friends, meet social needs, and contribute to the community. We want to give practical support to those who have lost their jobs during the pandemic. We want to support people in obtaining and maintaining employment and to bring hope and encouragement at this, particularly difficult time. The centre is based in King’s House, Bedford on the Ampthill road, and as a Covid-19 secure venue, we do everything possible to keep everyone safe.
Volunteer With Us
We would LOVE to have the centre filled with people with loving, willing hearts who want to help jobseekers gain the tools, skills and confidence to step back into employment.
Unemployment plays a major part in UK poverty, and since March there has been a huge increase in the number of people out of work. As rejection letters pile up, many people are left feeling hopeless. If you volunteer with us, you will sit alongside jobseekers, and help them to navigate searching and applying for jobs online. You’ll be able to connect them to debt advice, food banks or even English Language skills programmes. You will befriend them - and show them that there is hope. Basically we want to be good news for this town and this is OUR chance to play a role in becoming the hands and feet of Jesus with some of those who need it most.
The centre is open for jobseekers from 10am to 2pm, and you can either volunteer from 9.45am - 12pm; 12pm - 2.15pm or 9.45am - 2.15pm. You can volunteer as many or as few days as you can and full training will be given to you! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in helping us, and one of our team will get in touch with you.
Can’t volunteer but want to help?
Even if you can’t volunteer, you can be involved through giving financially, donating food items and through praying for us as we get this amazing initiative set up.
As part of this initiative, we are going to be giving out emergency food parcels for those who are in desperate need and we need long-life food donations. We have set up a drop-off point at King's House, where you can bring items such as rice, pasta, cereal, tins and jars: either on a Sunday or when the centre is open during the week. You can also be involved through giving financially and supporting us as we get this amazing initiative set up
Local Business With A Vacancy?
Are you based in Bedfordshire, and looking to hire? We want to help make finding the right employee simple and convenient.
- Advertise available job openings to jobseekers who have been through our programme.
- Match the position to participants’ skills, capabilities, interests and experience.
- Prescreen potential job candidates.
- Give discounted rates for you to use an interview room in our Covid-19 Secure venue.
Are you based in Bedfordshire and able to offer short term job trials or work experience placements for our jobseekers? Please let us know if you can.