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We are WorkSmart

WorkSmart is delivered by Newground, part of the registered charity, Newground Together.

Why WorkSmart? There’s one key difference between WorkSmart and our private sector counterparts – all our profits are gift-aided into the Newground Together charity and used to support community projects to provide a social benefit. By choosing WorkSmart and Newground, you are helping to drive positive, social and environmental impact.

Find out more about Newground Together here.

WorkSmart helps unemployed people across East Lancashire back into jobs through 1-2-1 support, mentoring and advice.

We also help local businesses to find new employees by understanding their recruitment needs and matching candidates with the right skills, personality and attributes for the role.

We believe in the power of social enterprise as a strategy for change and through our unique model, we deliver a range of free recruitment services to individuals and businesses across East Lancashire.


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Alison Clews

Skills and Enterprise Coordinator

Is responsible for

Managing the WorkSmart team and driving the More Positive Together project.

Key skills

  • Excellent knowledge of the local job market
  • Skilled and experienced mentor
  • Proven history of partnership working and engagement

Joined the business

2009

Career highlights

Developing and leading an award-winning Apprenticeship programme for Together Housing Group. Before joining the team, Alison worked in logistics management, helping to secure employment for members of HM forces.

Contact
T: 01254 669038
E: Alison.Clews@newground.co.uk


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Amjad Ali

Community Employment Advisor

Is responsible for

Delivering employment support across Blackburn with Darwen, Rossendale, Pendle and Burnley.

Key skills

  • Mentoring and 1-2-1 support for jobseekers
  • A successful track record on securing employment for candidates
  • Developing partnerships and across the community

Joined the business

2017

Career highlights

Previously worked with the Job Centre Plus supporting long-term unemployed back into work.

Contact
T: 01254 669038
E: Amjad.Ali@newground.co.uk


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Mark Stevenson

Senior Employment Advisor

Is responsible for

Overseeing employment support across Blackburn with Darwen, Rossendale, Burnley and Pendle; and building relationships with local businesses to source new roles and vacancy opportunities.

Key skills

  • Impressive knowledge of businesses in East Lancashire
  • Built links with hundreds of companies and external agencies

Joined the business

2009

Career highlights

Previous to his role, Mark worked within the recruitment industry after serving in the Royal Navy and the Royal Navy Careers Service. Joined Newground in 2009 and started within our Business Services Division before delivering the employment project in 2015.

Contact
T: 01254 669038
E: Mark.Stevenson@newground.co.uk


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Helen Brayshaw

Community Employment Advisor

Is responsible for

Delivering employment support across Blackburn with Darwen, Rossendale, Pendle and Burnley.

Key skills

  • Mentoring and 1-2-1 support for jobseekers
  • A successful track record on securing employment for candidates
  • Developing partnerships and across the community

Joined the business

2018

Career highlights

Previously worked with the NHS for 7 years prior to joining Newground

Contact
T: 01254 669038
E: helen.brayshaw@newground.co.uk


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Adam Doyle

Senior Employment Advisor

Is responsible for

Overseeing employment support across Blackburn with Darwen, Rossendale, Burnley and Pendle.

Key skills

  • Mentoring and 1-2-1 support for jobseekers
  • A successful track record on securing employment for candidates
  • Building relationships with businesses across East Lancashire

Joined the business

2015

Career highlights

Working on the Lottery Funded Talent Match project across Calderdale and 16 years’ spent in health & social care, managing care homes and pastoral services within private specialist education, and as a specialist behaviour management and care trainer.

Contact
T: 01254 669038
E: Adam.Doyle@newground.co.uk



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