Update from the Officers’ Association

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with government guidelines, the Officers’ Association is working remotely as we continue our core caseworker and employment services. 

Our priority is to continue to look after our beneficiaries as best we can, ensuring they do not suffer unnecessary hardship.  We are using technology to stay in touch and have updated the way we work to ensure grants are paid as quickly as possible. OA volunteers (Hon Reps) can no longer make home visits but are staying in touch with beneficiaries through email and telephone, supported by OA staff. We continue to work alongside other case working charities to provide as much of our grants and welfare service as possible. 

All OA Employment services have now moved online for both officer job seekers and employers.

  • We are delivering all one-to-one career consultations remotely as well as CV and LinkedIn reviews for job seekers
  • The supplementary advice and support we deliver around job applications; salary negotiations and recruitment selection processes are now delivered remotely.
  • Job opportunities continue to be added to the OA Jobs Board.
  • We have increased the number of webinars we’re running, and together with employers, have introduced new online seminars for job seekers to equip them for virtual interviews.
  • Our series of Self-Employment Discovery workshops run in partnership with X-Forces Enterprise continue, moving across into a virtual workshop setting, with the first event running live 30 April.
  • The OA Employment Forum, scheduled to take place in York on May 21, will now run remotely. Please visit the OA Events Page for details.  
  • Employment-led events continue to move online, enabling OA Career Consultants to participate, helping to ensure any such opportunities remain visible to potential job seeker.

Please stay safe and do continue to stay in contact with us through our usual channels.

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