The Employment Support GM was set up to enable employment support providers and the ten local authorities that make up Greater Manchester (GM) work together and shape the future of employment related services and influence what comes next.

Employment Support Greater Manchester

The next meeting will take place online on 11 October from 10am – 12pm. Register via 

Join ERSA, GMCA, Seetec Pluss and other organisations interested in delivering services for jobseekers and low earners across Greater Manchester.

Agenda: ‘Employment Support Information, Updates and Networking’

  • Chair welcome and introductionsGreg Bate, Seetec Pluss
  • UKSPF and Multiple – GMCA
  • GMCA UpdatesSharon Weetman, GMCA
  • United for Ukraine – Timothy Jeffery, Partnership & Integration Manager, The Growth Company
  • National Career Service – Seetec Pluss
  • Supporting jobseekers into health care work  – Cera Care
    Leah Adams will talk use a case study as an example and talk through an offer for providers with work ready participants interested in Domiciliary care in the North West
  • Provider networking
    • Virtual roundtable: In 90 seconds, organisations wishing to take part will be asked to tell the group;
      • Who are you?
      • What are you working on now?
      • What are you looking for in a delivery partner?
      • If you’ve previously taken part – tell us what’s new, what’s changed, what contracts are you working on?
    • Organisations wishing to take part should let the ERSA team know by emailing us at by Monday, 11am with 1-2 slides which will be added and used as the running order for the session – see below who’s signed up already. Organisations who took part on 23 November 2021 are also welcome to be involved again with an update.
    • The last virtual roundtable can be viewed here ( 1 hour 17 minutes in)

Organisation Updates

Breaking Barriers
Homeless To Wellness
Springboard Project
The Prince’s Trust
Volunteer it Yourself
Yes Manchester CIO


Watch on demand (1 March 2022)

Thank you to those that joined us online on 23 November.  Below you’ll find the recording, if you don’t have time to watch in full, we’ve included (in brackets below) where each segment starts.

Watch on demand (23 November 2021)
See who attended the meeting


  • Welcome, introduction and overview of the meeting 
    Greg Bate, National Strategic Partnership Manager – Employability and Health, Seetec Pluss
  • ERSA update (3 minutes)
    Elizabeth Taylor, Chief Executive, ERSA
  • GMCA update (6.30 minutes)
    Download the slides
    Sharon Weetman, Senior Project Manager ESF, GMCA
  • DPS2 Update (20.30 minutes)
    Adele Bryan and Kathryn Johnston, DWP
  • MMU Research Programme (30 minutes)
    Dr Katy Jones, Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Prince’s Trust: Youth Provision in GM (42.45 minutes)
    Laura Whitehurst, Head of Operations and Simon Campbell, Senior Head of Partnerships (England), The Prince’s Trust
  • Manchester Activity Hub (57 minutes)
    Affy Rasheed, Interventions Alliance
  • Virtual roundtable (1.17 minutes)Download the slides

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

The ERSA Team