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Job Opportunities

If you have been made redundant or are self-employed and have lost out on work due to the coronavirus outbreak, there is support for you.

For example, you may be entitled to Universal Credit. For more information on eligibility and how to claim, please click here.

If you are self-employed, you may be entitled to a taxable grant of up to 80% of your trading profits, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month for the next three months. To find out more, click here.

If you are looking for a new role, many companies have launched hiring drives at this time. See below for a number of links to businesses currently looking for staff.








Marks and Spencer


National Careers Service





Job Help

Jobcentre Plus

British Steel Jobs

Job centres across the UK are actively supporting ‘The Adecco Group’ with the Census 2021 high-volume recruitment campaign.

This presents an exciting opportunity for candidates to be involved in the first ‘digital census’ in history.

A wide range of temporary part-time and full-time roles will be available offering contractual periods between a couple of weeks to several months. Candidates can apply for officer (those working in the field), supervisory or managerial roles (subject to individual experience).

Adecco/ONS are working hard to ensure they are taking every necessary step and precaution to ensure the well-being of both staff and candidates, in light of COVID-19.

We are now rapidly approaching the recruitment ‘Go Live’ date which is only 4 weeks away (6th July 2020)! All adverts will be accessible on the microsite which is:

Using the same link there is also currently a platform for candidates to ‘Register’ their interest ahead of this date and for them to find out more information, including the story so far and how the Census has changed since 2011.

ONS (the end employer) requires all successful candidates to be civil servants for the duration of the contract, therefore all candidates must satisfy the Home Office and Civil Service guidelines. The ‘’ website contains further information (if required):


You can also find full and part-time jobs, or get support with claiming benefits by contacting your local Job Centre Plus. For more information, please click here.

To support you it may be necessary to request some personal information from you, any information you choose to share with us will be dealt with under our data protection policy which can be found here.