Back to work 2021/22

Employment support for residents

We understand that this is an uneasy time for many of our residents, and that some of them may have had changes to their employment.

At Southern Housing Group we create, fund and deliver projects to help residents access employment, skills and training opportunities.

Whether you are looking for work, want a better job, change careers or start your own business- we are here to help you!

As the Community Investment Team within Southern 360, we help residents get the most out of life, providing support to individuals and investing in services which benefit whole communities.

Our dedicated Employment Skills Officers are always happy to answer any of your questions over the phone or via email.


Employment Offer

Our Employment Skills Team can:

  • Help you to access local employment advice, training and education opportunities
  • Provide funding to help cover the cost of looking for work or gaining qualifications
  • Help you access our weekly employment webinars delivered by specialist employment staff to help you on your journey to employment
  • Provide you with access to a personalised online employment support service, Stay Nimble.
  • Support you to access projects we are running in your area which may be of interest to you
  • Plan for changes to your income/benefits when you get a job


Meet our Employment Support Team

Matthew McClean, Employment and Digital Skills Manager

Valerie Buckland, Employment Partnerships Manager

Rachel Dolan, Employment Partnerships Manager (on maternity leave)


Sharon Oakley, Customer Work Placement Officer

For more information please email: or call on 0300 020 0549.

Get in Touch

If you would like to speak to someone, or find out more about the support available, you can contact the team directly:

0300 020 0549
Email us