Town’s Job Club is on the move

Jill Townsend at the Buckingham Job Club at The Woolpack.
Jill Townsend at the Buckingham Job Club at The Woolpack.

Buckingham’s Job Club is on the move.

After five very successful years based at The Woolpack pub in Well Street, the volunteer-run Buckingham Job Club is moving to the town’s new day centre, inVerney Close.

Since it was set up by husband and wife team Stephen and Jill Townsend, the job club has helped many people to get back into paid employment.

Stephen said: “One man hadn’t worked for over three years and had no belief that he would ever be employed again.

“After a couple of weeks working on his CV, he began to believe in himself.

“At the first interview he attended, his self-confidence was apparent and he was offered a part-time position which soon led to full time.

“He now says Job Club gave him a future when he thought he would never work again.

“It’s changed his whole life.”

While Job Club helps with practical things such as CVs, online applications, cover letters and interview skills, the underlying key is self-belief.

Job Club helps people recognise their skills, strengths and achievements which equip them for the jobs they apply for.

Jill Townsend said: “ The Woolpack has been unbelievably supportive and we’re sorry to be leaving. The manager and his staff went out of their way to make us and our clients feel really welcome.

“The only reason we’re moving is that the The Centre is better positioned, being opposite the library and much closer to the middle of town.”

Job Club meets every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm at The Centre @ Verney Close, Buckingham.