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Community Employment Advisors

Our community employment advisor helping a woman find a job online

If you're looking for a job or trying to find work, our Community Employment Advisors are a must.

If you've recently lost your job, are looking to get back into employment after a career break or maternity, or you're looking to start work for the first time, our team of advisors can give you all the help and advice you could need at our regular work clubs held right across the district.

Our three skilled advisors can help you find jobs online, offer guidance on how to write a CV and apply for jobs, offer interview skills and tips, and help you find the right training course.

Our Community Employment Advisors can also put you forward for WDH’s Training for Employment Programme which offers up to six months paid employment in an outdoor role for adults who are unemployed and living within a WDH property. For more information about the programme and how to apply please visit our Training for Employment page.

Currently our Community Employment Advisors have helped more than 4,500 people, assisting over 2,000 into training and over 1,400 into employment.

  • To find a job in Pontefract, Castleford or Knottingley contact Sarah Aucott on 07776 245 824.
  • To find a job in Normanton, Featherstone, Hemsworth or South Elmsall contact Shabana Yousaf on 07920 081 790.
  • To find a job in Wakefield contact Julie Srivastava on 07920 020 734.

Work club timetables

Work club timetable for Normanton, Featherstone, Hemsworth and South Emsall
When Where
Monday 1 pm to 3.30 pm Normanton Library
Tuesday 9.30 am to 11.30 am South Elmsall Library
Wednesday 1 pm to 3.30 pm Featherstone Library
Friday 10 am to 12 noon The Grove, South Kirkby
Work club timetable for Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley
When Where
Monday 1pm to 3 pm Pontefract Library
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm Airedale Library
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm Five Towns Resource and Technology Centre
Tuesday 1 pm to 3 pm Knottingley Library and Sports Centre
Friday 9.30 am to 11.30 am St Mary’s Community Centre, Pontefract
Work club timetable for Wakefield
When Where
Monday 1 pm to 4 pm St George’s Community Centre
Wednesday 1 pm to 4 pm Kettlethorpe Community Learning Centre
Thursday 1 pm to 4 pm GMB Union Building, College Grove Road
Friday 9 am to 12 pm
By appointment only with Julie Srivastava
07920 020 34
St Swithun’s Community Centre, Eastmoor

 Additional one to one support is available by appointment or through the Work Clubs.