JobSense is an employment service that has been set up to support people aged over 25, who are Deaf, have a hearing loss and/or sight loss, to find paid work or to move closer to finding work by gaining work experience, a qualification or a work relevant certificate.
This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).
The service is only available in Wales.
Coronavirus update: Our JobSense employment service is still open for referrals and we are currently working out ways to meet with participants other than face to face.
How we can help
We support people who are Deaf or have hearing loss, and people who have a sight loss, including deafblind people, who have been out of work for over 12 months or who are facing complex barriers due to their sensory loss. We support them to access paid work of their choice or to help them gain qualifications or work relevant certifications which will help them into work in the future.
We also work with employers to ensure that they receive useful information and support to be able to successfully recruit and support people with hearing or sight loss into their organisations in an accessible and sustainable way.
JobSense started supporting participants from March 2019 and has already seen a wide range of people with hearing and sight loss benefit from the support provided by our skilled and dedicated employment advisors.
All our advisers are trained in sensory loss awareness and many can use British Sign Language (BSL). We can also help if your sensory loss is part of a broader disability.
Criteria for JobSense
Our funding was given to us specifically to support people who meet all the following criteria. To participate in JobSense, you need to:
- Be aged 25 and over
- Live in one of these seven counties: Cardiff, Newport, Vale of Glamorgan, Monmouthshire, Powys, Wrexham or Flintshire
- Be Deaf, or have a hearing loss and/ or sight loss
- Have been out of work for over 12 months or face complex barriers to gaining employment due to your sensory loss
In addition, accepted participants are expected to be committed to working with their allocated advisor to achieve an agreed outcome that will help you get paid work or move closer to the job market.
To register for help from the service, please complete our enquiry form.
Support by phone or email
- 029 2033 3034
Partners and funders
JobSense is a partnership between:
The service has been supported with almost £3m from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.