|Charity and social business Catch22 and Australian employment company Angus Knight have teamed up to create a new venture – Jobs 22 and are now looking to establish partnerships from across the UK.|
Jobs 22 will design programmes, using the experience of Catch22 and Angus Knight, to help those who face barriers to employment find work.
Angus Knight provides employment and training for individuals and communities across Australia. Their hugely successful work with the charity Life without Barriers, uses technology and highly personalised support to help disabled people, and those with injuries, return to work.
Chris Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Catch22, said:
“Catch22 has a strong track record of delivering employability contracts and working with vulnerable communities to help them find work. This new venture allows us to take our local knowledge and experience in delivery and the expertise of Angus Knight, to help rescue the thousands of people who find themselves jobless in the current climate.”
“There is a great fit between the organisations; we share the same values and are absolutely committed to helping young people through this current crisis – and beyond.”
Angus Knight Group Chairman, Michael Hobday, said:
“Angus Knight Group is very excited to be joining with Catch22, a well respected and experienced provider of services across the UK in forming Jobs 22. The UK is entering a difficult period where many talented people will be seeking a job. Jobs 22 will be there to assist and support them to quickly re-enter the work force. We believe that no one organisation has all the answers to getting people back to work, that’s where Jobs 22 will be different, it will bring together the strengths of both the for profit and not for profit sector to get Britain working again.”
Jobs 22 are now seeking to establish a framework of providers through our Expression of Interest that will help us to support the thousands of people who find themselves jobless due to the Covid 19 pandemic. As a response to this the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are creating a framework called the Commercial Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services (CAEHRS).
CAEHRS will run for 5 years and will be used to facilitate the provision of employment and health related services on behalf of the government and other contracting bodies such as Local Authorities across England, Scotland and Wales.
Jobs 22 are committed to working with partners from public, private and third sector who will ensure that our services recognise and reflect the local needs, priorities and strategies and meet the needs of all customers; whilst ensuring that we provide value for money to the tax payer.
If you would like to join Jobs22 please visit https://www.catch-22.org.uk/our-services/partnerships/
Completed responses must be received by COB on the 21st of July 2020.
For an informal chat or to learn more about Jobs 22 please contact Elizabeth Armstrong – Partnership Lead on 07921 802 165.