Church to launch job club

Christians Against Poverty Job Club manager Suzanne Hawthorn and Job Club Coach Garry Pearson prepare to launch a service for unemployed people at the Majestic Church in Barnoldswick.
Christians Against Poverty Job Club manager Suzanne Hawthorn and Job Club Coach Garry Pearson prepare to launch a service for unemployed people at the Majestic Church in Barnoldswick.

A Barnoldswick church which has been helping people manage their money, is set to launch a new service for the unemployed.

The Majestic Church in Albert Road has once again partnered with charity Christians Against Poverty to begin a CAP Job Club.

And that will offer free one-to-one advice and group support as people search for work.

The club, which is set to launch on Thursday, April 27th, will host sessions on creating a winning CV, perfecting interview techniques and how to effectively search for work.

Church members say feedback from the money course which has been operating since November has been good.

With people having to travel out of town to the nearest job centre, members know the demand for a resource is there and are hoping for a similar impact with the latest offering.

CAP Job Club Manager Suzanne Hawthorn said: “We have seen people find a real confidence in managing their money, something they thought was impossible.

“We want to bring the same skills and confidence to people who are seeking employment, something that can feel like a lonely, up-hill struggle when you’re on your own.

“We will run one-to-one support, guidance and mentoring to really get alongside people and find out what we can do to help and I think that’s what will really differentiate us from other job clubs.”

Barnoldswick’s CAP Job Club is one of over 100 across the UK, with each church team trained by the charity and supported by its resources.

Local job clubs also seek to make links with local business people who can offer placements to help unemployed people prepare for the world of work.

To find out more about CAP Job Clubs or to book your place, visit capjobclubs.org or call 0800 3280006.