– Our Employment Team continue to offer support, advice & guidance through telephone, email, text and online methods. In addition we have resumed face to face meetings and there are some groups planned. Please contact Lisa Connelly for more information.

– There is a weekly virtual ‘Job Club’ on the HOT Facebook page where our team post current vacancies and offer advice. The virtual job club runs on Tuesday mornings between 10am – 11am.


Our Employment Services Team is based at Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre. Helping people to find employment is an important part of the Trust’s commitment to the local community. Our team of experienced Employment Advisors work with job seekers to help them move forward, overcome their barriers and get good quality jobs.

We stand out because we pride ourselves on our friendly and innovative approach and our ability to understand what local people need to achieve success – putting the job seeker at the centre of our focus. Partnership working is a key part of our support and the Trust is proud to work with local specialist organisations to enable us to deliver a holistic service to our customers.

We are an established provider of government employment programmes and work closely with the DWP, Job Centre Plus and Local Authority to deliver a quality service on the ground in the community.

Some of the things we can help with include:

  • Advice and Guidance
  • CV Building
  • Job Searching
  • Sourcing Work Experience
  • Application Forms
  • Interview Skills
  • Overcoming Barriers
  • and much more!

If you are interested in our services or would like to volunteer to help local people in their search for employment, please get in touch with Lisa Connelly on 01422 347392 for an informal discussion.

Our Approach

We pride ourselves on our friendly and innovative approach and our understanding of what local people need to achieve success. Here’s our approach to working with people …


It was from this approach that we developed The Workshop. The Workshop offers our job seekers a place to learn practical skills, meet new people increase their employability and gain a sense of purpose.


We also believe that a person’s wellbeing and the ability to achieve their life goals are connected. That’s why we create projects that help our clients to be healthy and happy. This may not be like ‘traditional’ employability schemes, but that’s why it works. We’ve created a series of films that explore our holistic approach to working with people seeking employment opportunities, click on the films below to find out more about the projects we have developed …