Gillingham Job Club (Dorset)

Job Clubs and other clubs helping the unemployed in neighbouring towns

Gillingham  -  Email:

Last job club on Friday, 18th December, opening again on 8th January, 2016.

Blandford -  Email:       Tel. 07594052439

Sturminster Newton - Tel: 01258-471456

Shaftesbury - is now closed. 

Sherborne Job Club -

A new Jobclub is due to start on Friday 15th November at The Rendezvous, Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset from 10am to 12noon. All are welcome for help and advice with their jobsearch.   


Somerton Job Club started on Thursday, 24th January 2013.
Run by NetBuddies in Somerton Methodist Church, West Street, it is open from 2.00pm to 4.30pm every Thursday, except occasionally during school holidays. If you're not sure where to find us, visit: 

Martock Job Club  This is being run on TUESDAY and FRIDAY 10am- 1pm in MARTOCK YOUTH CENTRE on CHURCH STREET.

 They have computers and will help with CV’s, Covering Letter, Help to set up a UJ account and help customers to apply online etc.

 f you have any questions about the job club and if it can help your customer then do not hesitate to contact Tracey on  07908 122185.



Castle Cary Job Club

Castle Cary Job club is now up and running on Thursdays 10am until 12noon at the School Room in the Methodist Church on Upper High Street. Customers can just drop in but if they want to talk to Rupert to advance book they can ring him on 01936 31842.



Connexions Service is a careers information, advice and guidance service for 13-19 year olds (and up to 25 for young people who are disabled).  Trained advisers can help with finding employment, education or training.  Website:  0800 358 3888.   locally:  For careers advice and guidance (for those not in school) Connexions have job clubs in Blandford, Wareham, Swanage, Gillingham (Youth Centre, BONES), Sherborne and Christchurch and can arrange appointments in various locations across North and East Dorset and Poole. To find out more call: 01258 454454.

NEW CONNEXIONS JOB CLUB IN GILLINGHAM, at Platform 1, Gillingham Youth & Community Centre, Cemetery Road, Gillingham, SP8 4AZ. every other Thursday, 10.30am to 12.30pm, starting from Thursday, 30th January and then 13th and 27th February, 13th and 27th March.

Offering:  Careers guidance appointments and information on apprenticeships. 

Talk about: Careers advice, latest vacancies, interview skills, mock interview support, job hunting and application forms.





Looking for something positive to do on a Monday morning?


Get the week off to a good start by coming along to the new drop in social club at the Gillingham football club, behind RiversMeet Leisure Centre, which starts on Monday 9th June. The sessions will run from 10.00am to 12.00, every Monday morning.


There will be friendly people to meet, activities such as skittles, pool, darts. Coffee and biscuits (50p) will be available, admission is free, but any donations to help with hire of premises is welcome. As the group develops we hope to offer some craft workshops and training courses.


The club is open to any age adults and has been set up by Lynne White of the Community Resource Team, Annette Leat POPP Champion and Caroline Bottomley from SCOPE, along with support from Belinda Ridout, Gillingham Job Club, Sarah Reeves, Three Rivers Partnership and Michael Giddings, from Cole Street Co-Housing.


We hope this facility will meet a need for an affordable place for those who may not be at work, to meet up with other people. So whether you are unemployed, looking for new opportunities or just curious we would like to welcome you to the new Monday social club.


“We know there are many people who sometimes feel isolated, so we encourage anyone you think might enjoy a weekly social to come along,” said Annette Leat from POPP


We would like to say thank you to ASDA for help with providing the refreshments and Three Rivers Lottery for giving a start up grant.


This is a pilot project and we welcome volunteers to help run the group either on the day or to get involved with fundraising and admin. For further information contact, Annette Leat ( Dorset Partnership for Older People) telephone 07436102434 or Lynne White, Community Resource Team, telephone 0789906419.




For more information:

Annette Leat ( Dorset Partnership for Older People) telephone 07436102434 or Lynne White, Community Resource Team, telephone 0789906419.










10.00– 12.00 ALL WELCOME


Starting Monday 9th June

and then every Monday



(Located behind Riversmeet Leisure Centre)










Find out more about local opportunities


For further information ring Annette ( Dorset POPP) 07436102434

OR Lynne White ( Community Resource Team) 07899064190