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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.

Find out how to get involved.

Contact details

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

Email info@bouncebackproject.com.

Call 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 ready for a job.

Visit the cardinal hume website to find out more.

Contact details

3-7 Arneway Street
Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 2BG

Email info@cardinalhumecentre.org.uk.

Call 020 7227 1673.

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.

Visit the CWC website.

Contact details

Paddington Green Campus
25 Paddington Green
​London
W2 1NB

Email customer.service@cwc.ac.uk.

Call 020 7258 5500.

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.  

Visit the central and north west London NHS website.

Contact details

Latimer House
40-48 Hanson Street
London
W1W 6UL

Email employmentservices.cnwl@nhs.net.

Call 020 7612 1621.

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.  

Visit the cite website.

Contact details

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

Email info@cite4jobs.org.

Call 020 3002 8149.

 

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

Visit the one housing website.

Contact details

13A Great Chapel Street
London
W1F 8FL

Call 020 7428 4145.

Email 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.

Visit the clement james website to find out how to get help.

Contact details

The Venture Centre
103 Wornington Road
London
W10 5YB

​Drop in from 10am to 5.30pm.

Al Hasaniya Women’s Centre
Bays 4-5
Trellick Tower
Golborne Road
London
W10 5PA

​Employment support for Arabic speaking women, Mondays 10am to 12pm.

Call 020 7792 9189.

Email howard@clementjames.org.

 

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

Email dwp1@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

Call 0345 604 3719.

0345 608 8551 (textphone).

Find your local Jobcentre plus.

 

 

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, while improving their employability skills.

Visit the octavia foundation website to find out more.

Contact details

Email learn2earn@blenheimcdp.org.uk.

Call 020 8354 5682 or 020 8960 5599.

10. Library employment advice sessions

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

Visit the Westminster employment advice pages.

 

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

There are lots of jobs and work placements available.

Visit the love London working website.

Contact details

Call 0300 100 0310.

Complete the contact form.

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.  

Visit the peabody website to find out more.

Contact details

Bruce House Centre
Kemble Street
London
WC2B 4AW

Email employment.training@peabody.org.uk.

Call 020 3828 3893.

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.

Visit the House of St Barnabus website.

Contact details

1 Greek Street
Soho Square
London
W1D 4NQ

Email employmentacademy@hosb.org.uk.

Call 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.

Visit the Marylebone project website to find out more.

Contact details

Bradbury House
1-5 Cosway Street
London
NW1 5NR

Email referrals@churcharmy.org.uk.

Call 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

Visit the Passage website.

Contact details

St Vincent's Centre
Carlisle Place
London
SW1P 1NL

Email info@passage.org.uk.

Call 020 7592 1850.

 

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, email sdavis@westminster.gov.uk.

Call 020 7641 7686. 

 

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.

Visit the Westminster Kingsway website.

Contact details

Email courseinfo@westking.ac.uk.

Call 020 7963 4181. 

18. Westminster Adult Education Service

Westminster is one of the most diverse and dynamic communities in Britain. Westminster Adult Education Service (WAES) reflects that diversity as one of the largest local authority adult education providers in the country.

The service is part of the Growth, Planning and Housing department of Westminster City Council and is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

We have strong roots in the community, running courses to improve employment prospects where they are needed through partnerships with the local authority and other community and education bodies.

Visit the WAES website to find out more.

Contact details.

Email info@waes.ac.uk.

Call 020 7297 7297.

19. Durkan Limited (Construction)

Durkan is committed to delivering quality homes and lasting value for our customers and communities. 

We are an independent developer and contractor. We invest in, develop, construct and refurbish affordable, quality homes and communities throughout London and the Home Counties. 

Durkan are currently building the Beachcroft House Project in Maida Vale and as part of our commitment we will be offering apprenticeships, paid work experience and employment opportunities to local people.

Visit the durkan website.

Contact details

Email kevin.oconnor@durkan.co.uk.

Call 0208 619 9674.

20. Central London Works

Central London Works is an employability programme designed for people with disabilities and health conditions to gain sustainable employment across 12 Central London boroughs, including the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Participants can be referred from Jobcentre Plus and will be assigned a dedicated caseworker who will support with all areas of employability including financial better-off calculations, CVs, applications, interview support, motivation and confidence.

We are keen to work with external organisations who can offer other interventions to support people on their journey back to work such as social and sports groups, volunteering and debt advice.

Visit the central london works website.

Contact details

Email hadales@ingeus.co.uk.

Call 020 7222 0303.

Last updated 27 July 2018
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