Relocated Jobcentre Plus services to open in Council offices at Trinity Road
Release date: 6 May 2016
Cirencester’s Jobcentre Plus office will be relocating to Cotswold District Council’s Trinity Road headquarters site from Monday 9 May 2016.
The co-location will allow both organisations to provide a more joined up face-to-face service for customers. By working more closely together as key partners, they will also save on overheads and reduce costs to the taxpayer.
The move fits very well with the Government’s programme of welfare reform and service transformation and will further support the delivery of Universal Credit which went live in Cotswold district from May 2015.
All the staff who currently work at the Cirencester Jobcentre will re-locate to Trinity Road and will continue to deliver the same range of services. When the new site opens the existing Jobcentre in Southway, Cirencester will close.
Nick Browning, the Jobcentre Plus District Manager, comments:
“The relocation of our Jobcentre to the Cotswold District Council offices in Cirencester presents us with an exciting opportunity to work alongside a key local partner in delivering improved services to people in the area, and will support the future delivery of Universal Credit to Cotswold customers.”
CDC Leader Cllr Lynden Stowe, adds:
“We have been working jointly with DWP on this co-location project for some time and I am delighted that the site is now ready to open. As well as enabling co-located service delivery in Cirencester for the first time, all taxpayers should be pleased to hear that we will be making best use of excess office accommodation at Trinity Road and reducing both our running costs.”