Job club opens up at Rotherham Foodbank

ROTHERHAM Foodbank has branched out with a job club helping pass on skills to unemployed folk.

An eight-week course began at the charity’s base at Hope Church on Grove Road on Tuesday (4).

It will cover subjects like CV writing and interview techniques as well as highlighting the value of volunteering.

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Foodbank manager Stephen Prosser is leading the course, which is being run by volunteers. He said: “It’s about giving people back their pride. 

“If you have been out of work for any length of time, you don’t have a lot of that. Many of the people that attend a job club have been alone for a long time and they are tired and frustrated.”

The course is part of Christians Against Poverty Job Clubs, which has a network of 145 groups nationwide and has helped 773 people into work in four years.

Volunteers have been given specialist CAP training in order to carry out the course, which takes place from 10am on Tuesdays.

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Stephen said: “With unemployment above the national rate here in Rotherham, we just felt we had to do something and Christians Against Poverty’s training and resources seemed like a really great fit for us.”

To find out more and book a place, visit or telephone 08003 280006.