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Did you know… you can click here to order your free rapid lateral flow tests online? You can click here to search for a local test site or pharmacy near you.

Did you know…Manchester Health Academy is recruiting for an Academy Administrator & Student Support role? Click here for more information and to apply.

Did you know…Gaddum is recruiting for ongoing Therapeutic Counsellor (GP Practice), Finance & Trust Administrator and Placement Lead roles? Click here to download an application form.

Did you know…from 12 April 2021, jobcentres in England, Scotland and Wales will return to their pre-lockdown opening hours? Click here for the full press release.

Did you know…Manchester Young Lives are recruiting an Area Play & Youth Worker? Application deadline: 9 am, 29 March 2021. Click here for more details and to apply.

Did you know…if you are experiencing domestic abuse and need immediate help, ask for ‘ANI’ in a participating pharmacy. ‘ANI’ stands for Action Needed Immediately but also phonetically sounds like the name Annie. If a pharmacy has the ‘Ask for ANI’ logo on display, it means they’re ready to help. They will offer you a private space, provide a phone and ask if you need support from the police or other domestic abuse support services. Visit for further information, advice and guidance.

Did you know… Bolton at Home is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant (Income Management) full-time role? Application deadline: midnight, 1 February 2021! Click here to search for more information and to apply.

SE Recycling Ltd is looking to recruit a new Personal Assistant to their team. Click here to find out more/apply.

Are you 18-29 years old living in Greater Manchester/Lancashire, UK? Do you want to launch your career in Customer Support? Generation is a charity offering free training that can help! Click here to apply.

Did you know… Bolton Council Play and Youth Service are recruiting for Holiday Playworkers / SEN (Special Educational Needs) Playworkers? Ideal for individuals who have (or would like to!) work with children and young people. Click here for the Holiday Playworker vacancy and click here for the Holiday SEN Playworker vacancy.

Did you know… Manchester City Council is recruiting? Search for jobs, apprenticeships and work experience placements in the Council, North West schools and not-for-profit organisations around Manchester. Click here to find out more.

Did you know… The Greater Manchester NHS Careers & Engagement Hub has information on the opportunities available to train and learn for people in or around Greater Manchester? It also has links to resources and tools you might find useful in your path to your new career. Click here to find out more.

Did you know… Be Caring are recruiting for home carers across Greater Manchester? Click here to find out more.

Did you know… support is available if you have recently been made unemployed? You can search for jobs or if you’ve lost your job because of COVID-19, you can arrange for one of the team to contact you for a chat. Click here to find out more.

Did you know… free specialist support for people with a disability or health condition who are working, absent or newly unemployed in Greater Manchester is now available? Click here to find out more (live chat 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Monday to Friday).

Did you know… Royal Bolton Hospital has Bank staff vacancies for Catering Assistants, Cleaners and Security staff? Just click the job role you are interested in to find out more and apply.

Did you know… Bolton at Home is recruiting for a permanent, full-time lawyer? Application deadline: 8 December 2020! Click here to find more information and to apply.

Did you know… Census 2021 has various roles available across England and Wales? Click here to find out more about the census, which roles are available and to apply.

Did you know… Census 2021 is recruiting for Communal establishments officers across England & Wales? Application Deadline: 20 November 2020! Click here to find out more and apply.

Did you know… there is a free 12-week bootcamp available to young people wanting to become a Data Engineer! To register your interest and begin the application process click here.

Did you know… Immediate Theatre is recruiting for an Employer Engagement Officer? For more details and to apply click here.

Did you know… the Working Wardrobe has reopened to help interviewees make the best possible first impression? Open Tuesday & Thursday, by appointment only! For more information and to arrange your appointment click here.

Jobcentre customers did you know… Greater Manchester Mental Health is holding an information session to support applicants for their housekeeper vacancies tomorrow (Wednesday, 11 Nov) at 1030? Click here to download the full information pack and call on 07795284116 to register.

Did you know… Bolton at Home is recruiting for 2 HR Hub Officers now? Click here to apply.

Did you know… Gi Group UK is recruiting temporary Food Production Operatives now? Call 01616286150 or click here to apply.

Did you know… JobSkilla and Skills People Group are offering a 10-day Digital Construction Course, with CSCS Card & Tablet to keep upon completion! Start date: Monday 9th November 9:30 am-4:30 pm in Manchester. Call 07877092832 or click this link to book.

Did you know… Bolton at Home has the following vacancies? To find out more, and apply click on the job title, 3 x Elderly Services Officer and 7 x Careline Operator. For the Bolton CVS – Chief Executive (CEO) role, click the following links to download the information Advert | Recruitment Pack | Demographic Form.

Did you know… there is financial/health/advice and guidance available for the self-employed? To find out more, and to see whether you are eligible to join the scheme, go to

Did you know… there is support available for enterprising BAME communities across Greater Manchester? Click here register and find out more.

Did you know… Manchester City Council is recruiting part-time Reablement Support Workers (Female Workers Only)? Click here to apply.

Did you know… there are limited free places on over 70 online training courses in a variety of subjects available. Click here to download the course catalogue. The funding runs out in January so get in touch as soon as possible. Contact Sandra at The Well on 01204861671 to book and complete any paperwork.

Did you know… Assist and Care Limited, Byres Road Limited, Missguided Ltd and Southway Housing Trust currently have apprenticeship opportunities available?

Visit the National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair North West, Tuesday 6 October 1-4 pm. Topics include: Welcome and Labour Market Overview, Effective Job Searching, CVs and Application Forms. Register for free here.

Did you know… The Workers’ Educational Association are offering free Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills training in North West UK? Find out more here.

Did you know… Bolton at Home has the following vacancies? 2x Electrician, Building Surveyor (Care & Repair), Building Surveyor (HPS), Electrical Supervisor? Find out more and apply here.

Did you know… Refugees & Mentors CIC are looking to recruit a volunteer finance director? Click here to see the role description and how to apply.

Did you know… Andersen James Group are recruiting a Production Operative in Westhoughton, Bolton (BL5)? Click here to apply.

Did you know… 1point (north west) limited are recruiting for a Performance Data Analyst/Controller? Email for an application pack, closing date 30 September.

Did you know… Rehab 4 Addiction have resources available to support your mental health during COVID-19? Find out more here.

Did you know… Bolton at Home are recruiting full/part time and casual staff? Find out more and apply here.

Did you know… Rochdale Development Agency are recruiting part time Heritage Action Zone Project Officer and full time Northern Gateway Project Manager roles? Find out more and apply here.

Did you know… people on low incomes who need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home in areas with high incidence of COVID-19 will benefit from a new government payment scheme? Find out more.

Are you aged 18-30 and interested in starting a career in digital marketing? The Prince’s Trust have partnered WYK Digital to help you build your skills, knowledge and experience of digital marketing on this eight-week online course. Visit the Get into Digital Marketing EventBrite page to register your interest.

Bolton CVS with Bolton at Home have 2 Peer Navigator opportunities as part of an entry-level supported employment scheme for local residents in the Halliwell area of Bolton. You will need knowledge of issues faced by local residents, as well as issues faced by Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic communities. Closing Date: Monday 7 September 2020 – 12 pm. For an application pack or to find out more, please contact Lisa Bradley on 07789031639 or

Did you know… you could donate plasma to help treat coronavirus (COVID-19) patients? Click here to find out how.

Did you know… you can still search and apply for apprenticeships in England online? Click here to find out how.

Did you know… the Jobhelp website from Jobcentre Plus has tips and guidance to support you when applying for jobs throughout the UK? Click here to find out more.

Do you know what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in areas of the north of England during COVID-19 restrictions? Click here to find out more.

Did you know… there is a new online information hub for young people aged 14-24 in Salford? Click here to find out more.

Did you know… The Money Advice Service have resources to support you start your own business or become self-employed? Click here to find out more.

Did you know… GMCVO have grants to support adult mental well-being in Greater Manchester? Click here to check eligibility and apply.

Did you know… Production Operative vacancies are currently available in Bolton (BL5)? Click here to apply.

Did you know… The Small Business Network have an article on the self-employed income scheme and a step-by-step guide to start a new business?

Do you have an old bike which needs bringing back to life? If the answer is yes, then please donate it to Riding to Success – Community based training to help young people in Salford learn bike repair, maintenance, bikability and leadership skills. Click here to find out more.

Did you know… The National Careers Service have free online careers assessments to help you find out what sort of careers you may be suited to? Visit to take the assessment.

Did you know… there is support available for those in the hospitality and tourism industry whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Call 07503620815, email or download the PDF to find out more.

Did you know… Employ GM connects employers who have urgent temporary vacancies with individuals across Greater Manchester, who are available to start working straight away during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Visit the to find out more.

Did you know… HMRC are currently recruiting in Manchester?  Click here for Data Analyst roles, click here for Full Time Customer Services Consultants and click here for Part Time Customer Services Consultants.

Do you live in Bolton and want help with welfare benefits? Bolton Community Homes and Bolton at Home can help with their free and friendly service. For more details or to make an appointment call 01204 328091 or email

Did you know… Leadership Through Sport & Business have Digital & Customer Services Advisor apprenticeship opportunities available? Find out more here.

Did you know… To celebrate the launch of the new Elevate Startup CIC Growth Academy, 5 free places are available on each online social media training workshop? Find out more here.  

Have you seen… the latest guidance from Manchester City Council on how to work safely during Coronavirus for food delivery & takeaway services?

Did you know … Construction Course with CSCS Card and Well Being Awareness training courses are now available for unemployed skill seekers?

Did you know … Belong Limited are recruiting for a variety of care roles across the North of England?

Did you know … Manchester City Council have vacancies and opportunities available?

Did you know … The ESF Community Grant Programme has small grants of up to £20,000 available across Greater Manchester in response to COVID-19?

ANTZ are looking for volunteers to donate time on a regular basis during the crisis, learn new skills and help us to grow a community network? To find out more visit

Did you know … We Love Manchester Charity are giving money NOW to the amazing Manchester groups and charities responding to urgent community needs? Click here to donate to the We Love Manchester Charity Covid Community Response Fund.

Did you know … there are catering assistant and relief cook roles currently available for Manchester residents?

The Modern Milkman are recruiting in Manchester.

Royal Mail are recruiting now for various positions.

Oldham Council are providing information and guidance if you’ve recently lost your job and are looking for something temporary.

NHS Nightingale hospitals are now recruiting. Register your interest here.

You can still travel to donate blood. Giving blood and platelets is essential to the NHS and vulnerable patients.

Coronavirus-related fraud reports increased by 400% in March.

Many companies are urgently seeking more staff to meet orders, help with deliveries and just to keep things moving.

COVID-19: hotel accommodation to support key workers and vulnerable people.

Claimants are asked to apply online as jobcentres limit access.

Major new measures to protect people at the highest risk from coronavirus.

World Health Organization: Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak.

Mental Health Europe, Coronavirus: 8 ways to look after your mental health.

The National Lottery Community Fund: COVID-19 Statement.

Kellogg’s are looking for Technical Operators for shift work in Manchester (Trafford & Salford) click here to apply.

Aldi, Asda, Iceland, Lidl and Tesco are all recruiting for a variety of roles across Greater Manchester. Click the supermarket for specific details/to apply.

Morrisons create 3,500 temporary jobs to get groceries to vulnerable people.

Co-op to create 5,000 more mostly temporary jobs to meet coronavirus demand. For more details visit your local Co-op. Click here to search available permanent roles.

UK Government suspend face-to-face health assessments for benefits amid coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation?

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.

Overview: Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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