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How Back To Work can help you find work

​Who we are

Back to Work, part of Customer and Local Services, is the Government’s response to tackling unemployment. We are here to support registered jobseekers back into employment and have a dedicated recruitment team actively engaging with local employers. 

Back to Work is made up of teams of experienced Employment Advisors who help their customers with a range of employment needs.

Unless you are exempt from jobseeking, if you claim Income Support you will be expected to engage with Back to Work. 

The service is also available to any Jersey resident with Entitled status.  If you would like support from an Employment Advisor, please register using our online form.

Jobseeker registration

An Advisor will be allocated to you to provide one to one support as well as structured job seeking advice and training to help you back into employment.

We have a dedicated team focusing on jobseekers aged between 16 and 24, who have little work experience and would benefit from advice and support from an Employment Advisor as well as work placements and training opportunities.

We have another team focused on jobseekers aged over 50 with often considerable work experience and may need support changing careers or developing their skills.

Industry Training is a range of industry based programmes that blend classroom training with in-work placements, along with the support of your Employment Advisor to help you find a job in your targeted industry.

All registered jobseekers have access to Job Club and Job Station to help them in their search for employment.

Back to Work Recruitment and our recruitment service

Back to Work Recruitment work as a free recruitment agency to employers. Employers contact us to advertise vacancies and we match our registered job seekers to roles.

Your employment advisor will be able to share and discuss all vacancies being advertised through Back to Work Recruitment and put your CV forward for consideration. The Back to Work Recruitment team will then shortlist suitable candidates on behalf of the employer or you may be asked to apply directly for the vacancy.

Back to Work Recruitment: meeting your recruitment needs

What you’ll be expected to do

To receive the full amount of income support that you’re entitled to, you’re expected to do all you can to find work. 

You will be asked to sign a job seeker’s agreement which will outline the steps you’ll need to find work and also help to identify any support that you may need with this.

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 employment advisor
  • identify all opportunities that are available
  • attend appropriate training courses

Vacancies will be sent to you each day from CLS Vacancy Board and you will be expected to apply for relevant roles.

In addition, you should register with sign in and registration to receive email alerts of new roles being posted on in Jersey.

If you don’t do enough to look for work

Your benefit may be reduced if you don’t do enough to look for work

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

If you start or finish a job

If you receive income support and you start or finish a job, or your pay or hours change, you have to let us know.

To tell us about any employment changes, use the form below.

Tell Income Support about your employment changes

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