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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

How can Social Security help me find work?

I am a jobseeker - what help can I get?

If you are claiming Income Support you will be expected to actively seek work. To help you understand what this means we will contact you to arrange a meeting with a personal adviser. This will help to identify any development needs you may have and provide information on appropriate training and possible work opportunities.

One of the first steps towards applying for a job is identifying your skills. Your adviser will develop an action plan and assist you in matching your skills and experience to current vacancies. They will also give you some hints on what to expect during an interview and how to conduct yourself when you are there.

Jobs in Jersey

Vacancies are updated daily on the Jobs in Jersey section of our website. We encourage people of all ages and abilities to apply for the vacancies we advertise. If you have internet access you will be expected to register to receive notifications of new vacancies as they are posted on the website. You can register to receive notifications by registering for MyGov. Your personal adviser may also contact you by phone, text or email to discuss new opportunities.

If you do not have internet access there are several touch screen kiosks in the Social Security Department which display all of our current vacancies.

Jobs in Jersey
Sign up for job notifications on MyGov

As a jobseeker what will I be expected to do?

Your personal adviser will ask you to sign a jobseeker's agreement which will outline the steps you will take to find work and also help to identify any support you may need with this. Your personal adviser will make regular appointments with you.

To receive the full amount of Income Support that you are entitled to, you must try to find work (this includes people who are expected to take up part time work, depending on their circumstances).

You will be expected to:

  • keep a record of what you do to find work
  • attend appointments to confirm you are available for, and actively seeking, work
  • discuss your search for work with your personal adviser
  • sign a declaration regarding any work that you have done
  • identify all opportunities that are available
  • attend appropriate training courses

What happens if I don’t meet my job seeking requirements?

If you do not meet your job seeking requirements your benefit may be reduced.

Income Support (what happens if you leave your job or fail to look for work)

Can you help me if I’m looking for work but am not claiming Income Support?

The Careers Jersey team can help you by providing information, advice and guidance on employment and training opportunities.

Careers advice

What if I have special employment needs?

If we think that you need extra support and help finding work, we will make an appointment for you with Workwise.

The Workwise team can help with:

  • on-the-job support and training
  • a range of sheltered and open employment opportunities
  • workplace adaptations
  • interview skills

Special employment needs: help from Workwise​​

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