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Nottingham Jobs Fund

The Nottingham Jobs Fund is an employment scheme created by Nottingham City Council to help people aged 18+ get in to work

The Nottingham Jobs Fund (NJF) will create jobs and apprenticeships for 18+ year olds in Nottingham and is designed to encourage employers to create new jobs for unemployed people. 

The Nottingham Jobs Fund will give the employer a grant of either £3,900 or £4,900 towards the cost of a placement.

Creating a Job Through the Nottingham Jobs Fund

If you are an employer and wish to find out more information about creating a new job through the scheme, you can either download the suite of application documents below, or contact the NJF team at or 0115 876 4508 to request an application pack.

The fund will primarily focus on creating jobs with companies based in and around Nottingham and in all sectors, provided they can commit to a 50percent salary contribution for 1 year. The NJF team can support you with recruitment of the young person and the employer always makes the final decision on who is employed.

To be eligible, a job created must

  • Be additional to the existing structure of your company/organisation
  • Be guaranteed for between 6-12 months
  • Be for 30 hours per week
  • Pay at least the National Minimum Wage
  • Have the potential to become a sustainable job after the placement period

Download this suite of documents if you are interested in applying to be an employer with the Nottingham Jobs Fund.

zip icon NJF Employer Application Documents [1Mb]

Applying for a Nottingham Jobs Fund job

If you are a jobseeker and meet the following criteria, please go to see your Jobcentre Plus advisor who will be able to provide you with more information.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be 18+ years old
  • Live within the Nottingham city boundary
  • Have been claiming Jobseekers Allowance (or another out-of-work benefit)
  • Not on the Work Programme

* Young people in care or those that have left care in Nottingham city within the past 2 years will be eligible to apply for these positions regardless of postcode or length of claim.

If you do not meet these criteria, you cannot be considered for a Nottingham Jobs Fund position. Jobcentre Plus will be able to advise you on other schemes that you may be able to access.

Current Nottingham Jobs Fund vacancies

You can view all current Nottingham Jobs Fund positions at

If you think you may be interested in applying for any of the positions, you can either

Both Jobcentre Plus and our Community Partners will be able to provide you with the relevant application forms. Ensure you specify the employer name and job title when making an application to avoid any delays.

Contact Details for the Nottingham Jobs Fund

Nottingham Jobs Fund
Nottingham City Council
Loxley House
Station Street
United Kingdom
Telephone : 0115 876 4508

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