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GUEST POST BY RICHARD THAYER FROM M3 JOB CLUB

Wote Street People continue to support community projects, M3 Job Club being just one of them. We realise that the business community can help in a wider sense, regardless of company size.  Large corporate companies certainly do their fair share of charity work, but we demonstrate that smaller businesses are also happy to “put something back”. Richard has kindly given us a case study of just how we did this for M3 Job Club.

The M3 Job Club, which meets in Basingstoke every Friday, was set up by its chairman Richard Thayer in April 2011.

Due to ongoing success with over 35+ people attending M3 Job Club each week, in addition to over 460+ people already securing work, we needed to take on an Administrator to help with the many queries, database, etc.

Since we started M3JC, over time, Wote Street People (WSP) has been instrumental in demonstrating how they are different and an active supporter of charities in the community.

Maxine and her team have been supporting our members for over 4 years providing free 1-2-1 CV advice and guidance that is extremely valuable to not only the member concerned but also to M3JC being able to offer access to this recruitment expertise.

More recently, M3JC reached out to WSP to ask if they could provide us some support to recruit a new Administrator. Wow, I am so pleased we did as what a great job they did having engaged with them in this process.

We were treated in the same professional manner as any other important client and the knowledge we gained from the exercise was of significant value to help us really understand the profile of the role and who we wanted and needed. In addition, having carried out a profile assessment of our outgoing Administrator, this quickly helped to identify the right person to fit the role.

I was amazed and so grateful that Maxine was so quickly able to spot a number of potential candidates put forward for the role. There was one standout candidate who we decided to take on having also profiled the candidates to match against the role profile.

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What’s more, the timeline was quite tight to take someone on and allow time for a handover. The whole process was carried out efficiently and on time, without a budget in sight – for which M3JC is extremely grateful and goes to demonstrate the passion and commitment Wote Street People have for serving the local community.

Richard added, “Without the support of Wote Street People and their kind expert support, I believe we would’ve struggled to find the right candidate, let alone in such a short timeframe.”

“Maxine Hart deserves credit for her continued commitment and support for M3JC, without whom we’d not be able to offer our members this incredible valuable CV service over the years; I’d like to express my sincere gratitude for all you and the team have done and continue to do, thank you!”

About M3 Job Club

The M3 Job Club, a registered charity, meets at Carnival Hall, in Council Road, in the Fairfields area of Basingstoke, working with passionate volunteers, to empower members to help them retake control of their situation and rebuild their confidence as well as improve their CVs and interview techniques.

The 16-week coaching-based programme is run by volunteers from a number of businesses both large and small, who donate their time for free.

M3JC attracts people from a 50-mile radius covering North Hampshire, as well as Berkshire and Surrey, with an average of 35 people attending each week.

The M3 Job Club meets every Friday, except bank holidays, from 9am until 12.30pm. To find out more visit www.m3jobclub.co.uk.

The M3 Job Club’s aim is to ensure a sustainable long term service to those in need of our support, to do that we need your support. One quick way of helping as part of its fundraising efforts and to mark its fifth anniversary, supporters can donate £5 by texting MANY05 £5 to 70070.

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