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  • September Teacake Club Newsletter

    September Teacake Club Newsletter

    The Teacake Club is an informal group of members who have an interest in employment-related activity in Sheffield.

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  • These Job Opportunities Are Just Different

    These Job Opportunities Are Just Different

    The Yorkshire and Humber office of the charity Just Different, set up to provide meaningful paid employment opportunities for disabled adults, is searching for workshop presenters on a self-employed basis. This will involve going to schools, businesses and community groups and talking about difference in a way that encourages acceptance, tolerance and understanding.

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  • Call for better information on reasonable adjustments at work

    Call for better information on reasonable adjustments at work

    Nancy Doyle, CEO of Genius Within, argues that better information on adjustments in the workplace would mean that employers can proactively offer reasonable adjustments without having to wait for problems to arise and employees can ask for what they need before they are at crisis point.

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  • Walking for Purpose - Take the next step to employment

    Walking for Purpose - Take the next step to employment

    Walking for Purpose is starting its 5th block of walks on Tuesday 10 July and will be delivering the project in Burgreave.

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  • Public Sector Careers Fair for Disabled People

    Public Sector Careers Fair for Disabled People

    Kathryn Littlewood, our colleague on secondment at the DWP and her team, have organised a Careers Fair for disabled people at the Town Hall on Wednesday 11 July from 1.30 to 3pm . Find out about roles and recruitment with the Fire Service, SY Police, Sheffield City Council, the NHS, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Colleges.

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  • Employment News from 'The Teacake' Club

    Employment News from 'The Teacake' Club

    Read June’s edition of ‘The Teacake’, Opportunity Sheffield’s new newsletter featuring a round up of information on employment-related activity in Sheffield, typically services, projects, training courses, jobs fairs and vacancies.

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  • Scope's New Digital Employment Service

    Scope's New Digital Employment Service

    Disability organisation Scope has teamed up with Virgin Media in a bid to get a million people into work by 2020. Their Support to Work scheme offers online support to disabled jobseekers via telephone, Skype and text. Employment advisers offer advice on employability skills, writing a CV and interview techniques. Your personal adviser will create a 12-week action plan hopefully designed to help you succeed in the jobs market.

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  • Walking for Purpose - Take the Next step to Employment

    Walking for Purpose - Take the Next step to Employment

    Are you looking for work or know someone who is? This scheme offers exercise, skills for work, free training and workplace visits and is launching its 4th block of walks on Tuesday 24 April 2018 in two new areas Broomhall and Sharrow.

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  • SNAP Seeks your Experiences of Low Pay and Insecure Work in Sheffield

    SNAP Seeks your Experiences of Low Pay and Insecure Work in Sheffield

    Sheffield Trades Union Council has commissioned researchers from Middlesex,Staffordshire Universities and Sheffield Hallam University to undertake research to support the Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise campaign. The research will focus on and seek to capture the experiences of people, including disabled people, who are or have been in low paid and insecure employment (zero hours contracts, temporary and part time work) plus any impact on claiming benefits, including Universal Credit. A focus group for disabled people is planned for w/c 16 April if you would like to take part.

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  • Guide To Employing Disabled People In TV Sector

    Guide To Employing Disabled People In TV Sector

    Channel 4’s guide includes a range of practical advice on how to find disabled talent, how to make a company more attractive to disabled people , ways to offer support to disabled employees and 5 good reasons for employing disabled people.

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