A Government support provider is taking on new offices in York from where it will help jobseekers find work.

Reed in Partnership, an employment support service provider, is moving in to Arabesque House at Monks Cross from which it will provide the Department for Work and Pensions’ Restart Scheme in the North East and Humber regions.

Helmsley Group secured the out-of-town letting at its development on the outskirts of York, with Reed in Partnership taking 6,200 sq ft of space at the building.

Reed in Partnership will undertake its own fit-out of the office space.

The Restart Scheme provides Universal Credit claimants who have been out of work for at least 12 months with enhanced support to find local jobs.

The service forms part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, which is helping people across the country, many of whom have had their employment status impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

George Baines, asset manager at York-based property development and investment company Helmsley Group, said: “This is an important letting to Reed in Partnership as it delivers a flagship government programme.

“Arabesque House continues to prove popular with businesses, especially those that require out of town space and are adopting flexible working practices in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Reed in Partnership joins existing tenants at Arabesque House, including the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency (DVSA), Drivespeed Group, TCS John Huxley, Eurofins and Anytime Fitness.

The letting also follows the DWP taking almost 25,000 sq ft of space at Helmsley’s Princess House in Northampton earlier this year.

Savills and Bowcliffe are jointly acting as agents to market the remaining space at Arabesque House.