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Finding a job

Jobcentre Plus

Looking for work can seem challenging during difficult times. Jobcentre Plus is a part of the Department for Work and Pensions and aims to help working age people find employment and ensure that people who cannot work receive the support they need.   Jobcentre Plus can help you find the right kind of jobs: full time or part time, temporary or permanent. it can also offer directions to training and C.V. writing support to increase your opportunities to gain employment.   For more information, their website you can also call direct on 0845 6060 234

Jobs at the Council

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council advertises its vacancies on our vacancy website , (other councils will also recruit via their websites).  There are a wide range of jobs advertised regularly and the council is always keen to recruit local people.  Councils recruit to all types of roles, customer facing and back office – working for a council offers real opportunity to make a difference the lives of local people.  All council roles will require good communication and people skills, ability to solve problems and excellent team working.  Applications are generally made on-line and will require you to put together a personal statement outlining how you meet the person specification.