BBO (Building Better Opportunities)


Building Better Opportunities: Towards Work

Scintilla are proud to be a partner of the Building Better Opportunities - Towards Work Project 

Scintilla, is one of a partnership of local organisations delivering the Groundwork Greater Nottingham, Towards Work, Building Better Opportunities programme across Derby Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, jointly funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s European Social Fund (ESF) allocation and the Big Lottery Fund.


Covering the area’s of Mansfield and Ashfield. We aim to support with those vital first steps towards gaining employment and overcoming barriers through a personalised service and support.


Our team is committed to:

·         Supporting people to overcome personal barriers to employment and training, by providing an all-inclusive package of support to those most at risk of social exclusion

·         Providing an In-Work Support service to ensure employment once obtained is sustained

·         Providing a person-centered, tailored service particularly for;

o   People out of work or economically inactive

o   People aged over 50

o   Young people not in education, employment or training

o   Women returning to work or who have never worked

·         Offering specialist support from our partnering BAME organisations, mental health and disability specialists for those in need of additional provisions

Towards Work offers bespoke, personalised and tailored solutions to support an individual's journey to personal progression and employment. Linking individuals with specialist local support and continued In-Work services resulting in job retention.

Having enrolled on to the programme Towards Work successful participants will;

  • Secure employment
  • Access education or training
  • Become economically active

To receive support from the Towards Work team contact

01623 362505

 Check out an example of one of our success stories:

BBO Success for John out more about Towards Work:

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I started working at Mansfield CVS in March 2010 on the Future Jobs programme.  My initial post was as a clerical support worker. My line manager was ware that I had studied Information technology at degree level, recognising the potential I had in IT support,  I was  given the opportunity to become more involved in supporting the computer systems at Mansfield CVS alongside the existing IT provider.

Paul Dutton

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