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MYGo Centre Jobs (Ipswich), Nice Work…. if you can get it….

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As a Public Service to the Unemployed we signal these Ipswich jobs,

In-Work Support Officerscirca £18k – responsible for supporting customers who have gained employment to stay in work. This will be achieved by offering face-to-face contact, via telephone, email or online support.

External Partnerships Managercirca £28k – responsible for sourcing new employers and account managing
partners and key stakeholders to generate new referrals to the Centre. Also responsible for managing the External Engagement Officer and Outreach team.

Training and Activities Manager – circa £28k – responsible for coordinating and managing all aspects of training, in line with a strong commercial focus.

Support Services Manager – circa £25k – this role is responsible for the smooth running of the Centre, from facilities management, centre logistics right through to health, safety and security.

Outreach Officers – circa £22k – responsible for engaging with and securing customer referrals from within the greater Ipswich area, targeting local communities and encouraging young people to participate.

Casework and IAG Manager circa £28k – responsible for the day to day management of the Caseworker team to ensure the quality of delivery and outcome targets are met.

If you would like to apply go to Jobs24.

Whether they’ll do much to help solve youth unemployment or not, some people will get some very well-paid jobs out of this!

UK’s first Youth Employment Centre opening soon

 

Fraser House, Ipswich is the new location for a pioneering approach to youth unemployment.

Works begin on the UK’s first ever dedicated youth employment centre at Fraser House in Ipswich.

In October 2013, Ipswich was unveiled as the location of the MyGo centre which will open in November 2014. The centre will pioneer a new approach to helping young people get into work.

Led by businesses, local councils, New Anglia LEP and Jobcentre Plus; this programme supports aims to halve youth unemployment in the greater Ipswich area over the next two years.

The MyGo centre will offer all 16-24 year olds in Ipswich and the surrounding area free training, career and employment support.

The project is being funded by money unlocked through the Greater Ipswich City Deal – the government’s flagship programme to devolve power to local authorities and businesses to put them in control of economic opportunities and challenges.

EOS Works Ltd, a training and welfare company owned by the Staffline Group plc, has recently been appointed by Suffolk County Council to operate the MyGo Centre and deliver the service.

Outreach services will also be provided from mid-2015 across Greater Ipswich; including those living in Babergh, Mid Suffolk and Suffolk Coastal. This will include the use of EOS’s new tablet software – allowing users to access services without the need to travel.

Work has already started on fitting out the MyGo centre and creating an inspiring, modern and supportive environment. It will be staffed by Jobcentre Plus, EOS and Tomorrows People employees working together so that young people can access all the help they need in one place.

Tomorrows People is a National Employment Charity with a 30 year track record of helping young unemployed people into sustained employment and is partnering EOS on this initiative.

Staffline,

Our dedicated welfare to work division, incorporating EOS and 2014 acquisition Avanta, provides a ground-breaking and highly effective approach to reducing worklessness. Our Employment Centres offer jobseekers practical, sector-specific experience of working in various professional directions, placing them back into sustainable employment.

Vision and Values.

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Background of Staffline:

Staffline Recruitment Group has denied accusations in a BBC Inside Out documentary that it exploits Eastern European workers.

 

The documentary claimed that the jobs and wages which the workers were promised in Poland were not always delivered when they arrived in the UK. And it alleged that accommodation in the UK, provided by the recruiter, was often overcrowded and in poor condition.

Staffline Recruitment Group managing director Andy Hogarth dismissed the claims.

“The allegations and insinuations in the BBC programme were entirely unfounded and based on poor information,” he argued. “From showing ’cramped’ accommodation, which we had not provided, to filming a former contractor who bemoaned the lack of expected overtime.”

Hogarth said the company, which employs 3,500 workers from Europe, consistently engages with relevant agencies to ensure workers’ interests are protected. These include the Gangmaster Licensing Authority, the Agricultural Labour Providers Association and the Temporary Labour Working Group, as well as the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers.

Meanwhile the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has voiced concerns about the generally negative portrayal of recruitment agencies and the suggestion that migrant workers are systematically exploited.

Tom Hadley, the REC director of external relations commented: “Instances of bad practice must of course be addressed but the general tone of the programme is wide of the mark.

“The vast majority of agencies provide a valuable and ethical service to job-seekers looking to work in the UK and to employers with staff shortages.”

Tomorrow’s People also has a very dodgy background.

This is is what they say about themselves.

“2011 Coalition government launches the Work Programme, reflecting payment by results policy Tomorrow’s People has long argued for.

Praxis, research and innovation unit, launched to test new solutions to unemployment.

Independent report estimates every £100 spent on Tomorrow’s People programmes benefits society by £240.

Heathfield Works! launched to offer a lifeline to unemployed young people in isolated rural communities.

ThinkForward, pioneering programme with Private Equity Foundation to improve work prospects of young people while still in school, launched.”

Tomorrow’s people  was prominent in the failed “Getting Families Ready for Work” programme.

We see this:

Charity Commission raps Tomorrow’s People for ‘supporting’ Conservatives

Scott, who accepted an offer last year to become a Conservative peer, appeared in a full-page picture on page 14 of the Conservative Party’s 2010 election manifesto, Invitation to Join the Government of Britain.

Many will say that this Ipswich initiative is a Conservative Party publicity stunt.

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  1. With regards to the pie chart above, it say’s one thing to me (unless I’ve got it wrong)

    It say’s CONFORM.

    That’s not what I’ll be digesting – ever.

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    October 20, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    • CONFORM, OBEY, READ NEWSPAPERS, SLEEP, WATCH TV, GO TO WORK, MARRY, HAVE CHILDREN, BUY SHIT…

      They Live

      October 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm

  2. Not a Pie I would eat.

    It seems pretty clear that the ‘Charity’ that runs this bean-feast for managers is ‘close’ to the Tory Party, which by coincidence runs Suffolk County Council, the body that appointed it.

    The statement about welcoming the Work Programme is probably a gaff on their part though.

    Wonder how long it will stay on the site.

    Andrew Coates

    October 20, 2014 at 4:37 pm

  3. “Free training for 16 to 24, what kind of training? training for what, another “boot camp” “work camp”.

    enigma

    October 20, 2014 at 5:31 pm

  4. http://eosworks.co.uk/support-services/

    “advice on signing off and information on potential in-work benefits” that sounds about right. similar to ERSA.

    enigma

    October 20, 2014 at 5:50 pm

  5. Tomorrow’s People was the first organisation anywhere in Britain to put employment advisers in GP’s surgeries and health centres.

    The groundbreaking programme started with the James Wigg practice in north London. Dr Roy Macgregor saw that some of his patients were stuck in a vicious circle of unemployment and depression, having a major impact on their health.

    He realised that some people signed off work through ill health would benefit from advice in the surgery to help them back to work.

    An employment adviser, Faruk Noor, worked in the surgery every day, successfully reaching a group of patients on benefits with employment advice in a familiar setting.

    enigma

    October 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    • What’s next

      Will DWP be permitted to be in every surgery, at every benefit claimants appointment, I can just imagine it.

      enigma

      October 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      • There was talk of this 10-15 years ago. Nothing came of it then

        Philip

        October 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm

  6. Lord Freud – October 15, 2014

    “We simply cannot have people loafing about, doing nothing and expecting the state to finance their lifestyles”.

    Now have a look at this:

    http://i0.wp.com/voxpoliticalonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/141019freud.jpg?resize=500%2C500

    Tobanem

    October 21, 2014 at 8:06 am

    • Of course there isn’t anything wrong with their lifestyles, it’s the norm for them isn’t it.

      enigma

      October 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

  7. They are listening to the debate through the speakers in the back of the benches. They are NOT sleeping

    James

    October 21, 2014 at 10:57 am

    • James

      I’ve heard that plausible excuse before!

      Not all the Lords in the above photograph are “listening” to the loudspeakers, so your explanation doesn’t hold up! Is “listening” doing something?

      Tobanem

      October 21, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      • The biggest loafers of the lot,their always asleep in there.no wonder there’s calls to abolish the house of lords.

        As far as freud is concerned,”thinking outside the box”,they can put him in one,and do us all a favour.

        ken

        October 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm

  8. October 21st

    Occupy London @OccupyLondon 1 hour ago

    Protestors arrested then dearrested with arrival of Baroness @GreenJennyJones

    Watch this at 15mins #olsx https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W77mnfAM2uk

    Obi Wan Kenobi

    October 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

  9. June 7, 2012

    “The welfare to work ‘charity’ responsible for sending unemployed workers to sleep under a bridge during the Queen’s Jubilee have strong links with the Tory Party and have long operated as a charitable front for the political aims of the business sector.

    Tomorrow’s People was established by booze giant Grand Metropolitan PLC – now Diageo – way back in 1984 with the aim of becoming an ‘expert intermediary between government, businesses and job-seekers.’

    Whilst the charity has remained technically independent, it has still derived much of it’s funds from Diageo and still retains a former Diageo director on it’s board.

    The Chief Executive of tax-dodging bastards Diageo is Paul Walsh, who recently paid a considerable sum for dinner at Chequers with David Cameron, something the Tories apparently attempted to hush up.

    Tomorrow’s People’s chairman, David Stewart, spent much of his career at accountancy firm Deloittes where he was a former board member. Deloittes recently teamed up with Ingeus to become one of the largest welfare to work companies in the UK and prime contractors for the Government’s flagship ‘Work Programme’ scheme.

    The charity’s Chief Executive, Baroness Debbie Scott, is a Tory life peer. She was once Chief Executive of Iain Duncan Smith’s think tank, the Centre for Social Justice, a right wing bunch of loons who are believed to be among the chief architects of the Government’s shambolic welfare reforms.

    It is therefore unlikely that the DWP will take any action against the charity, who have several lucrative sub-contracts for the Work Programme and other Government backed workfare schemes.

    Tomorrow’s People have been involved in workfare since before Blair’s New Deal in the late 90s and have long championed the idea of unpaid work. They were involved in John Major’s doomed ‘Project Work’, a workfare scheme which was trialled in the dying days of the Major Government.

    The charity, which also has a string of former bankers and CEO’s on it’s board, has helped to give charitable cred to increasingly exploitative workfare schemes. With the deep pockets of Diageo behind it, it has been one of the drivers of a culture which has ended with even homelessness and disability charities becoming involved in forced labour and administering benefit sanctions.

    It is therefore no surprise to find this bunch of wolves in sheep’s clothing behind the latest workfare scandal to rock the Government. They really are all in it together and will push just as hard as they think they can get away with to destroy what’s left of the Welfare State.”

    http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2012/06/08/tomorrows-people-are-a-tory-business-front-the-void/

    Andrew Coates

    October 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm

  10. More snouts in the trough.

    jj joop

    October 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm

  11. What a shower of Brain Dead unthinking buffoons , just what is it with this Government that they are determined to have people who have never done a proper day’s work in their lives as role models for our already disaffected youth.
    Its almost as though they are trying to make us all REALLY ANGRY .
    For Christ sake speak to people in a language they can understand instead of patronising and belittling them ,then making a whole Industry out of making money out of them.

    David Anthony Penson

    October 21, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    • More and more people will get angry as time goes by.

      enigma

      October 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

  12. .Benefits Britain: Channel 4…20.00, Monday 27 October

    .Dispatches: Universal credit is meant to save money and make it easier for welfare claimants to return to work. But claimants and benefits staff tell Dispatches the system isn’t working

    enigma

    October 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

  13. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supervised-jobsearch-pilot-dwp-provider-guidance 49pages

    “ensure that that the claimant is familiar with UJM, encourage to use, ..(sanction)

    restriction on use of mobile phones,

    The action plan must be kept until 31 December 2023 and made available for ESF and other audit purposes, including HMRC who may audit this provision up to 4 years after the end of Supervised Jobsearch and DWP Contracted Employment Provision Directorate (CEPD).

    You must ensure that the claimant is aware that when they start using the USB for Supervised Jobsearch they will input their own personal information -You should back up information in case the claimant loses the USB stick.

    enigma

    October 21, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    • Don’t forget, the back up of your info on the USB, = they want your phone number and email add, contact (in case of emergency….) your CV, (take your own USB) and don’t forget – DPA.

      enigma

      October 21, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      • Yeah, the old ‘next of kin’ dodge to see what info they can again, along with your birth certificate, bank statements etc. Not even the jobcentre ask for a ‘next of kin’. Tell the provider [expletive deleted] to fuck off.

        Mushy Peas

        October 22, 2014 at 7:59 am

      • I’ve just had a look at the above link and looks like they have claimants banged to rights. It would seem that the provider is being given the same powers as Jobcentre adviser.

        petit pois

        October 22, 2014 at 12:15 pm

      • It just seems that yes.

        enigma

        October 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    • And the crafty [expletive deleted] will reassure claimants that all of their personal data resides only and only on their USB stick; there will be no mention that it is all ‘backed-up’ on provider controlled servers.

      Mushy Peas

      October 22, 2014 at 8:04 am

    • Do not sign the data protection waiver!

      Information Sharing

      2.46 You will be expected to seek feedback from potential and actual employers in order to help inform future jobsearch activities and the claimant’s action plan, and to support the claimant in areas of weakness to improve their chances of success.

      jj joop

      October 22, 2014 at 10:28 am

      • Too Right JJ

        The only thing you sign is your declarations at the Jobcentre.

        Nothing anywhere else.

        Obi Wan Kenobi

        October 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      • JJ unacceptable Behaviour “behave!

        4.39 You may experience a wide range of behaviour from the claimant group referred to Supervised Jobsearch. This may include those claimants who exhibit difficult, aggressive, or sometimes violent behaviour.

        enigma

        October 22, 2014 at 2:11 pm

      • enigma

        Something tells me they’ll be getting a lot of exhibitions of difficult, aggressive and violent behaviour. Hope springs eternal.

        jj joop

        October 22, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      • The very idea of “supervised jobsearch” makes me feel “difficult”.

        Andrew Coates

        October 22, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      • Yes, they have stated that in that doc for they know there will be those who get aggressive etc, while on the supervised job search, they have seen claimants in jobcentres when the claimant gets told that their benefit is stopped or suspended, who then drag the adviser over their desk etc, as I have seen, so they know what will be ahead, the person who supervises claimants while on this scheme probably won’t know what they may get into, (a younger person no doubt) so they will be looking for claimants with IT experience who will do it, for their benefits of course, (I was asked if I was interested in doing it, not a chance) it doesn’t matter what happens to a claimant. the undesirables.

        enigma

        October 22, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      • When I was told to go to the jobcentre with the aim of creating an account on UJM, the person in charge of it, was a young person, they did not work for DWP. they got worried after I told them “no one has to create an account on UJM” then asked their name. so this tells you that they will always put someone young (who doesn’t yet know) in the position of supervisor.

        enigma

        October 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm

  14. Charities are being told to “tone down” criticism of the Government’s Welfare Reform measures.

    The Trussell Trust said it had toned down criticism of the benefits system after being warned in private conversations with “those in power” that it might be shut down.

    Martin Sime, chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, said funding is being withdrawn from organisations who criticise government policies:

    http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/charity-chief-accuses-tories-over-orchestrated-attacks.25662301

    Of course, if charities are shut down, the Government will have to foot a bigger bill!!!

    Tobanem

    October 22, 2014 at 8:35 am

    • No one is permitted to criticise the welfare reform or anything else that the gov has in store. if charities are shut down there will a lot of people lying dead looking like they spent some time in a concentration camp.

      enigma

      October 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

    • Oddly enough the charities commission is to be given more powers to combat suspect charities. Yep, their using TERRORISM as the daily EXCUSE but sure enough the tories are really applying pressure to outspoken charities and churches/faiths.

      If you think that’s BAD then DONT ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO WITHDRAW THE UK FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION OR YOU WILL KISS GOOD BYE TO ALL YOUR FREEDOMS AND RIGHTS WHEN THEY REPLACE IT WITH THE SOCIAL BILL.

      As for the SUPERVISED JOBSEARCH I STRONGLY URGE you all NOT to input any PERSONAL AND OR SENSITIVE DATA be it typed, uploaded or download, be it via a USB stick, cloud storage or any other storage device.

      DWP nor the PROVIDER can LEGALLY contact your potential employer job application, nor what was said during an interview UNLESS YOU CONSENT TO IT (BEWARE AS UPLOADING A USB stick or entering an email account CAN be construed as giving IMPLIED CONSENT.

      Basically they can ONLY MAKE YOU LOOK FOR WORK AS WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT THEY CANNOT FORCE YOU TO PART WITH YOUR PERSONAL AND OR SENSITIVE DATA, meaning they cant make you enter your email account or any job website account or any site or software/hardware where personal and or sensitive data is contained and can end up on their servers which believe me it will.

      As for smart devices (ie, smart phones ), They can restrict none emergency calls excluding potential employers BUT they CANNOT restrict your use when talking using it to search for work. You are full within your rights to state you believe their system is insecure so wish to use your own PC be it laptop, pad, smart phone and if you have it, your own internet connection. You can ask to use their internet connection BUT they too have a right and will exercise it to say no you cant have access to their internet. Please be aware that using their internet connection allows them to trap and store your data UNLESS YOU ENCRYPT IT.

      This is whats known as a LEGAL STALEMATE.

      gaia

      October 22, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    • Just heard, while in the food bank, that there will be a filming of a family who has to go to a food bank (for reasons we all know of) but, you know what is coming, the Trussell trust have told the makers of filming of a family that they want to be involved, because as you all know, the gov have warned the Trussell trust, so you all know it will be similar to “benefits street” where the truth will not be shown.

      enigma

      October 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm

  15. As long as they keep lying to themselves, about the sanctions they put out and the money they get in then nothing will change! we need to put pressure on them as most on the front line staff do not have a clue!!! they think they are doing good!

    http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11515519.Cruel_benefit_sanctions_are_a_return_to_Victorian_England__according_to_a_foodbank_manager/

    Look at the comments.

    Ed

    October 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm

  16. The Salvation Army have repeatedly defended their involvement in mandatory welfare-to-work provision and also their operation of a Work Programme sub-contract. Claimants on this scheme, including those on out of work sickness or disability benefits, can be ‘mandated’ to almost any job search related activity that the charity can dream up, including workfare. If their victims fail to do what they are told then it is the Salvation Army’s job to report them to the DWP to have their benefits sanctioned.

    Not for the first time some charities are pretending to care about the poor in public whilst stopping their benefits behind the scenes. If the Salvation Army and the YMCA think sanctions are unfair then perhaps they should stop sanctioning people. Until then, these grubby attempts to white wash their own workfare crimes should be treated with the contempt they deserve. If there is a job with them, then pay someone to do it instead of getting free labour with government handouts attached.

    Ed

    October 22, 2014 at 6:15 pm

  17. That should be in “” sorry.

    Ed

    October 22, 2014 at 6:16 pm

  18. Support for the very long
    term unemployed
    trailblazer

    Random selection for schemes.

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/265931/svltu-dec-13-adhoc.pdf

    enigma

    October 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    • Always hide your ass when commenting on the net. It has been a long time coming but if you know what you are doing you can obtain a faster (anonymous connection) than if you were connecting directly through an ISP.

      Anon

      October 23, 2014 at 10:18 am

  19. ““2011 Coalition government launches the Work Programme, reflecting payment by results policy Tomorrow’s People has long argued for.”

    Pathetic attempt at showboating based on wild stab in the dark research by foul poverty pimps, Tomorrow’s People…

    Every single government funded employment/exploitation scheme since YOPS has been based on Output Related Funding without exception. Every scheme gets some money upfront for the exploited arse on the seat, then some money at the end when a box is ticked, a certificate for a non or dodgy qualification gained, an individual bullied to end their claim or the holy grail, if the individual actually gets a real job.

    Every single scheme has had the same basic funding model. They fiddle with the boxes to be ticked, but the premise is the same.

    Lucy

    October 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm

  20. I warned ahead of time that DWP were seeking to track claimants activity and was laughed at by many a claimant with some branding me a conspiracist yet here we are.

    I also claimed claimants would be profiled and NOW HERE WE ARE AGAIN.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29725890

    TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PERSONAL AND OR SENSITIVE DATA BEFORE DWP DO.

    gaia

    October 24, 2014 at 5:59 am


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