How the Community Jobs Fund works
The Community Jobs Fund Back to Work initiative matches suitable jobseekers to roles with a community benefit. We pay the wages of an eligible candidate recruited by an employer into a role of up to six months.
The role must provide:
- the candidate with skills and experience
- a tangible benefit to the wider community
Candidates who can be hired using the Community Jobs Fund must be locally qualified to work and registered unemployed for six months or more.
How to apply
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 447301
Email Community Jobs Fund
Download the Community Jobs Fund application form (size 429 kb)
Download the Community Jobs Fund guidelines (size 358kb)
Help with the recruitment process
When you apply to recruit a candidate using the Community Jobs Fund, we will help with all aspects of the recruitment process.
You need to demonstrate that the role you are applying to fill will provide an additional benefit to the community over and above the organisation’s current provision.
Roles we'll consider include:
- fundraising assistant for a charity
- painter, gardener and maintenance assistant of community buildings
- outreach and support worker
- admin assistant
- retail assistant
We can also provide up to £1,400 per candidate to an employer to cover job-specific requirements, such as training, essential equipment and support.