Change font sizeIncrease sizeDecrease sizeRevert styles to default
Zests Work Club - Sheffield’s Working Locally

The work club aims to

  1. Assist people out of work, into employment with a tailored package of support
  2. Offer continued support to help you stay in work
  3. Look at career progression opportunities


What’s included?

  • 121 support from a Work and Wellbeing Coach (WWC)
  • Provide positive interventions & coaching to support/facilitate the removal of barriers to work
  • Enhance employability and support to gain paid employment or voluntary work
  • Draft CV/ covering Letter
  • Complete job applications
  • Set up email accounts for job searches
  • Online job searches including creating / updating universal job match accounts
  • Interview techniques/ mock interviews
  • Confidence building/ motivational skills
  • Optional CBT course for managing health conditions
  • Support from other health specialists
  • Better off in work benefit calculation
  • Small discretionary fund available at Work and Wellbeing Coach’s discretion
  • In Work support
  • Support individuals to progress within work

Contact: Sharen Mathers / Telephone: 0114 2702042 / Address: Zest, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3NA

Please download, complete and return the referral form.


Eligibility: Please note if you are unsure if you meet the eligibility below? Please don’t be put off but contact the Work & Wellbeing Coach who will be able to inform you.

  1. Age: 16+
  2. Sheffield residents
  3. Who are in receipt of an out of work benefit or economically inactive and are looking for employment.
  4. Who are long-term unemployed or at risk of becoming long-term unemployed having additional vulnerabilities, for example;

§lone parents

§care leavers

§unemployed for 1 year or more, but not on work programme

§work programme returners

§people in housing need (includes rent arrears defined by housing provider)

§people in financial hardship (including significant problematic personal debt, accessing emergency financial support such as local assistance scheme or practical support such as food banks)

§people who are at increased risk of being in poverty (see Sheffield’s Tackling Poverty Strategy for details) 

§people with protected characteristics

§first generation migrants with the right to work

Or, by agreement with the commissioner, other vulnerabilities can be considered.

Priority referrals will come from Sheffield Council Housing service, supported housing and floating support service, probation, the Council’s revenue and benefits team and housing associations.

This is a voluntary programme; customers should not be mandated to attend.

Cost: Free as the programme is funded by the Sheffield City Council.