If you're at risk or under notice of redundancy, you need to know what kinds of support are available. We are providing a range of practical advice sessions to help you plan your next steps.
The sessions will cover:
- information and advice on job seeking
- information and advice on financial planning.
In addition to the events to help you in planning your next steps, training can be accessed via our adult community education service.
You can also contact our learning and development team by calling 01629 536939 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
National careers service advisers can help if you're at risk of redundancy
A team of 14 specialists based across the county offer free support to any staff facing possible redundancy.
Group workshops can be offered at Derbyshire County Council venues, at district / borough council sites, or at private companies bases, to suit the organisation and employees receiving support.
Information includes tips and guidance on:
- CV writing
- application forms
- interview skills
- available training and work options.
For more information please speak to your line manager or contact your departmental HR team.
A confidential employee counselling service is provided by our counsellors, who can normally be contacted between 8.30am and 5.30pm on 01629 536954 for help with either personal or work related problems. An answer machine will be in operation for out-of-hours calls
Our occupational health team is available if you have health issues you wish to discuss. Call 01629 536943
ACAS (opens in a new window) (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) offers free, confidential and impartial advice on all employment issues. If you are a member of a trade union, they can also provide advice or support.
Career Sage is an online career management service. Our experience in people development, outplacement and recruitment can help with your career planning.
For more information about Career Sage or to request a logon, contact Malcolm Kay on 01629 536772 or email email@example.com
Jobcentreplus has a leaflet called 'Finding your way back to work - practical help and advice when applying for jobs' which is attached to this page.
'Money made clear' booklets are available at the training workshops and from the Unison branch office in Smedley Street. Call 01629 539128 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have compiled a list of books which you can find attached to this page.
These books are available in our libraries. There are several copies of each title around the county.
If you're not a library member you can join for free at any branch. Just bring along some proof of address (driving licence, bank statement, utility bill). Our branch staff will be happy to help you find what you need.
There are many sources of support and advice available online. We've pulled together some examples of websites you may find useful in the 'Useful web links' document attached to this page.
Please note that you can access the internet for free at all Derbyshire libraries
The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)
The following documents are in Word format. You can download software to view Word documents for free from the Word viewer page (opens in a new window) of the Microsoft website.
- Find your way back to work - Practical help and advice when applying for jobs (2895KB)
- Useful books (14KB)
- Useful web links (47KB)
- Corporate Learning and Development Programme 2014-2015 (855KB)
- Redundancy FAQs (30KB)
- CAYA Preferential Redeployment Schedule (45KB)
- Teachers Redundancy policy (436KB)
- Tips on applying for jobs and interview preparation (54KB)