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Our partners

Find out about the partner organisations that work with the council to help our residents into employment and training opportunities.

1. Bounce Back

Bounce Back is a charity and a social enterprise focussed on the training and employment of ex offenders. It works in several prisons, as well as with London Probation, offering training, work experience and employment to offenders at the end of their sentences using the skills developed both in custody and on release. Courses focus on training to ensure people are well positioned and qualified to enter the construction industry

Helping people re-engage with the community, Bounce Back acts as a bridge between prison and full time employment. It gives people a chance to see a career path, gain confidence, obtain a reference to move on or, in some cases, stay with the Bounce Back team in the social enterprise.

Contact details

Bounce Back Foundation
POP Brixton, Unit L05
49 Brixton Station Road
London
SW9 8PQ

info@bouncebackproject.com

020 7735 1256

2. Cardinal Hume Centre

The Centre offers one to one employment support to help you find work and improve your in-work prospects, and the support programme continues after you’ve found employment, with advice and career progression opportunities.

Our employment team has excellent partnerships with a number of local employers providing access to workplace visits, placements and vacancies. We also have a range of learning services to help you develop your skills and become job-ready.

Contact details

3-7 Arneway Street
Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2BG

020 7227 1673

info@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk

3. City of Westminster College

The college offers a number of free courses to help you on your way to a fulfilling career. Programmes are aimed at helping you find work, training in your chosen occupational area as well as job search skills and mock interviews with major employers.

You can also get help to find work experience and job interviews, and a high level of support to build your skills, confidence and ability to succeed in finding the right job for you.

Contact details

Paddington Green Campus
25 Paddington Green
​London
W2 1NB

020 7258 5500

customer.service@cwc.ac.uk

4. CNWL Individual Placement and Support Service

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust's Individual Placement and Support Service has trained employment specialists, based in mental health and addiction teams, working in partnership with the clinical team to help you manage your health in the workplace. The service is for anyone accessing the treatment teams where employment specialists are based, who would like support to get paid, ongoing employment, or to stay in a paid job.

The service builds relationships with local employment services and employers to gain access to the ‘hidden’ labour market.  

Contact details

Latimer House
40-48 Hanson Street
London
W1W 6UL

020 7612 1621

employmentservices.cnwl@nhs.net

5. Communities Into Training and Employment

Communities Into Training and Employment (CITE) helps people to gain employment or to increase their employability as they progress towards employment.. It runs free accredited training courses in partnership with recruiting employers, targeting lots of different job vacancies. It has opportunities for people wishing to work in the health and social care sector. Courses are synchronized with the company recruitment process and training covers the key skills required for the job.

It also helps people to continue to develop their skills in the workplace and to progress to their next job. All of our services are driven and structured with job retention and job progression goals in mind, so we have two customers: the individual and the recruiting employer.  

Contact details

Info@cite4jobs.org

020 3002 8149

Communities Into Training and Employment (CITE)
Chinese Community Centre
9 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SN

6. Inspired Westminster personality disorder service

Inspired offers support to people with on-going personality related difficulties to help them access social activities, voluntary work, education, training, employment and groups.

Inspired supports people aged 18 and over who live in Westminster or who are registered with a GP in the borough.

Support is based around the following themes:

  • getting along with people confidence and self esteem
  • stress management
  • self-harm
  • vocational groups to help people get ready to get back to work, access voluntary work or education

 

Contact details

13A Great Chapel Street
London
W1F 8FL

020 7428 4145

inspired@onehousinggroup.co.uk

7. IntoWork

IntoWork supports young people and adults to obtain employment or training. You can drop-in and search for jobs and get help applying for them. It also runs courses to boost both your confidence, and improve your CV. With jobs updated daily, IntoWork can help find the vacancy that works for you.

Support includes

  • CV and cover letter advice
  • job searches
  • interview skills
  • confidence building
  • IT support with free accredited IT courses
  • Career and life coaching

There is also a four week women’s empowerment programme, intended to provide a safe space for local women to build confidence and develop their goals. Contact lindsay@clementjames.org to find out the dates of the next course.

Contact details

020 7792 9189

howard@clementjames.org

The Venture Centre
Drop in 10am to 5.30pm
103 Wornington Road
London
W10 5YB

Al Hasaniya Women’s Centre
Employment support for Arabic speaking women, Mondays 10am to midday
Bays 4-5
Trellick Tower
Golborne Road
London
W10 5PA

8. Jobcentre Plus

Jobcentre Plus provides advice on work, training and help with claiming benefits and extra support. Registered service users can get support from personal advisers.

Find a job with Universal Jobmatch

​Claim Jobseeker's Allowance

​Find out how to make a new benefit claim

Get help with an existing benefit claim

Contact details

contact-.dwp1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

0345 604 3719

0345 608 8551 (textphone)

 

9. Learn2Earn

Learn2Earn is a 12 week employability and volunteer programme, devised to help Westminster residents who are finding it difficult to access employment and volunteering opportunities. Residents of of Kensington and Chelsea,,and Hammersmith and Fulham are also eligible.

There are 3 modules involved in the programme, stability and preparation, personal development and pre-employment, designed to help people along each step of the road toward employment.

The programme aims to improve confidence and self-esteem and enable participants to enter volunteering opportunities whilst improving their employability skills.

Contact details

Learn2earn@blenheimcdp.org.uk

020 8354 5682 / 020 8960 5599

10. Library employment advice sessions

Westminster libraries offer many sessions to help you get back to work.

 

11. Love London Working

Love London Working is a training and employment programme helping unemployed people over the age of 16 into work. No matter how long you have been out of a job or what barriers to work you may be facing, such as health, disability or single parenthood, the Love London Working team can assist you.

Support includes:

  • training opportunities
  • developing key skills
  • financial support
  • completing job applications
  • CV writing
  • interview practice

Once you've had support there is a wide variety of jobs and work placements ready for you to apply for.

Contact details

0300 100 0310

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12. Peabody Reconnect

Peabody’s employment service is for anyone over 16 and unemployed or employed and in receipt of benefits. The service has strong links with a range of employers and local partners and provides access to job vacancies and apprenticeships.

The service offers free and personalised one-to-one support with a strong focus on work. People accessing the service will receive CV support, cover letter preparation, assistance with job search, interview techniques, preparation for work life and in work support.  

Contact details

Bruce House Centre
Kemble Street
London
WC2B 4AW

020 3828 3893

employment.training@peabody.org.uk

13. The House of St Barnabas

The House of St Barnabus supports people affected by homelessness and social exclusion with training and work experience to build a network of hardworking talented individuals who are ready to thrive in work. 

Support starts with a 12-week employment programme and continues with 12 months of mentoring and ongoing support from the Academy team. Skill training includes the opportunity to gain accredited City & Guilds qualifications in hospitality or business and administration.

Contact details

1 Greek Street
Soho Square
London
W1D 4NQ

employmentacademy@hosb.org.uk

020 7437 1894

14. The Marylebone Project

The Marylebone Project delivers education, employment and training opportunities and meaningful activities in order to support service users into independent living.

Service users are often affected by substance misuse, unemployment, domestic violence and mental health issues. The Marylebone project aims to support users with self-esteem, employment and independent living, by providing shelter, emotional support, education opportunities, spiritual space, and events in a welcoming and secure environment.

Contact details

Bradbury House
1-5 Cosway Street
London
NW1 5NR

referrals@churcharmy.org.uk

020 7262 3818

15. The Passage

The Passage runs London’s largest voluntary sector resource centre for homeless and vulnerable people. The Employment, Training and Welfare Rights Team helps find employment for clients who are often far from the labour market. The Passage helps them at every stage of their journey.back to work.

Support includes:

  • assisting unemployed men and women with their benefit claims in order to help stabilise their life
  • providing comprehensive assessments of clients’ work potential followed by personalised help around whatever issue/s are preventing their return to employment
  • assigning a mentor to clients who find work.  The mentor meets with them once a week to monitor their progress and to provide assistance around any problems

Contact details

info@passage.org.uk

020 7592 1850

St Vincent's Centre
Carlisle Place
London
SW1P 1NL

16. Westminster Employment

Westminster Employment supports people with disabilities, learning disabilities and complex needs who want to work. People we support want to work but encounter many barriers and misplaced beliefs. We provide job coaching support to customers for up to 13 weeks and remain in contact with both the employee and employer throughout.

We know that with the right support everyone is able to work. By working in partnership with employers we create job roles shaped and centred around what the person can do - ranging from 1 hour a week up to 10 hours a week. Our customers have sustained work for as long as 16 sixteen years with the Civil Service, 6 years with DoubleTree Hilton Hotel and 12 years with Sainsbury's, proving that they are committed to their jobs.

Our Employer Ambassador Stephen Mills from Continental Landscapes has worked in partnership with us for 6 years and says:

 

Continental Landscapes have been working in partnership with Westminster City Council Park Services since April 2000. We undertake all the grounds maintenance of Westminster’s award winning parks. Continental Landscapes are pleased to have been able to offer a number of employment positions within the organisation and continually look for further employment opportunities in conjunction with Westminster Employment.

 

Customers who meet the Care Act criteria for support are referred to the service by Westminster Learning Disability Partnership and other providers.

Contact us

Sue Davis, Service Manager

020 7641 7686 

sdavis@westminster.gov.uk

17. Westminster Kingsway College

The college’s pre-employment courses run for 2 to 8 weeks from the Regent’s Park Centre in central London and can help you get into work, with sessions that will help you identify relevant job  opportunities, improve your CV, time management, enterprise skills and interview techniques.

The college's employability team also offers a job vacancy matching service which matches employers with those looking for work or training. Contact the college to check eligibility for free courses or ask to be referred at your local Job Centre.

Contact details

020 7963 4181 

courseinfo@westking.ac.uk

Last updated 22 August 2017
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