Having a job helps improve our financial stability, opportunities, confidence, and overall health and well-being. We know that many people want to work, but may face barriers to finding a job. However, there are lots of services available to help!

Finding work or training

  • Community Centres and Hubs

    Southway supports local learning hubs and community centres staffed by friendly, experienced community workers, who are always happy to help. Our centres and hubs are:

    BMCA [Barlow Moor] Merseybank Avenue, Chorlton, M21 7NT T: 0161 446 4805
    Old Moat Learning Hub, Old Moat Lane, Withington, M20 1DE T: 0161 434 1555
    Westcroft Community Centre, 24-26 Westcroft Road, Burnage, M20 6EF T: 0161 448 8232
    Burnage Library, Burnage Lane, Manchester, M19 1EW [Computer and Wi-Fi access only] T: 0161 227 3774

    These centres run courses, clubs and events that can help you find employment, such as internet cafés, English language classes, plus Computers for Beginners, Childcare, and Health & Social Care courses. See our website for upcoming courses and events.

  • Jobs Club

    Jobs Club can help you with creating or updating CVs, applying for jobs online, application forms, finding training & voluntary opportunities and interview skills in a relaxed and friendly setting.

    Wednesdays Barlow Moor Community Association: 1-4pm. [1-1 employment support is available Monday-Thursday, 9am-4pm]
    Thursdays Old Moat Sure Start Centre: 10am3pm & Westcroft Community Centre: 12-3pm.

Employment Team

Our Employment Team provide a tailored support service to fit your specific needs. If you're ready to start working, you can get help with the following:

  • Information on local job opportunities
  • Compiling or updating CVs
  • Making job applications
  • Making referrals to agencies that have job opportunities and links to local employers
  • Interview coaching
  • Referring you to agencies that offer training, one-to-one support, career advice and placements, as well as other services such as interview clothing
  • Connecting you to volunteering opportunities
  • Referring you to agencies who can support you with a variety of barriers

Check our Employment and Careers pages for up-to-date advice and opportunities.