About the Wandsworth Jobs Package
Wandsworth Work Match is our job brokerage service and supports residents of Wandsworth to access job opportunities from across the borough and South West London, particularly from the creation of jobs arising from Regeneration areas such as Nine Elms
We have a package of employment support services. Through Work Match and partner schemes, hundreds of local people have already secured their jobs, apprenticeships or training.
- Carney's Community
- Convoy Community - The job seeker's journey
- R-WCDAS ETE Service
- Room for Work
- Talk Wandsworth Employment Service
- Virtual Internship - Global Work Experience and Employability Training
- Wandsworth Lifelong Learning
BeamBeam is a social enterprise who have been commissioned by Work Match to support Wandsworth residents who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness back into paid employment.
About the serviceBeam removes any financial barriers that residents might be facing, including the cost of training courses, a laptop, travel, childcare costs, work clothes and any tools or equipment that might be needed. Alongside the financial support, Beam can also provide bespoke one to one employment support including CV’s, job applications, cover letters and supporting residents into work with our 70+ employer partners. Beam also run regular Get Connected sessions which help support residents get set up on their laptop, learn to submit applications online and basic IT skills such as sending emails. On top of that, there is also ongoing job support provided once a participant has started work to make sure they are happy, well supported, and able to sustain work.
For unemployed residents who are in an unstable housing situation, who might have been out of work a long time, or need access to technology or other resources to get back into a stable work and home situation.
- Website: www.beam.org
- Email: Joanna, Government Delivery Manager for Wandsworth at email@example.com
- Telephone: 07869 270772
Carney’s Community is a Battersea based charity, that uses a combination of group and one to one work to support some of the local community’s most disadvantaged groups, whilst also being open to mainstream groups. They do this by offering free boxing fitness sessions and youth club. Alongside this they offer those involved in the criminal justice system their core long term, intensive and unconditional one to one support with the aim of reducing offending, improving physical and emotional health and bridging the social divide, which is common in today’s society.
To refer someone please send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Website: www.carneyscommunity.org
- Email: email@example.com
Convoy Community: The job seeker’s journey
To take loneliness out of job hunting.
About the service
Searching for a job is an incredibly lonely experience. Convoy makes it better by bringing people together to share the journey. We add elements that bring structure, balance, and accountability to your job hunt that, so far, has helped 55% of our job-seeking members find their next role in 2-3 months.
The Job-Seeker’s Journey is more than a job club: we use proven techniques from the world of Agile project management to maintain your momentum, motivation, and mental health.
Convoys are groups of people on similar journeys, each with their own destination.
Our intention is that, with the support of a Convoy, you arrive at your new role in good shape – untraumatized by the journey – delivered, so to speak, by a 'white glove' service rather than 'hob-nailed boot' service, ready to rock your new role!
- Website: https://convoycommunity.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
R-WCDAS ETE Service
R-WCDAS ETE service forms part of the Richmond and Wandsworth Community Drug and Alcohol Service which is a consortium between South London and Maudsley NHS (SLaM), St Mungo’s, We Are With You and CDARS.
About the service
We aim to support individuals who are on their recovery journey from drug and alcohol misuse to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to move into training, education or employment and become more independent. By joining R-WCDAS ETE Service, individuals in recovery have access to an ETE worker who gives them one to one support to:
- Look at their learning needs and collaboratively develop a personalised ETE plan
- Explore strengths and the type of work or volunteering individuals would like to do
- Identify any skill gaps and suitable training to address them
- Write a CV and job applications
- Give individuals access to appropriate employers and job vacancies
- Advise on how to do well at interviews
- Identify suitable educational opportunities and help individual access our internal fund to pay for courses
Our service is only available to individuals who are accessing drug and alcohol treatment in the boroughs of Wandsworth and Richmond and referrals are through their allocated Recovery Worker at our medical centres.
- Website: www.WCDAS.com
- Email: email@example.com
Room for Work
Based in Wandsworth, Room for Work is a prize-winning charity delivering a gold standard course for unemployed adults.
About the service
The programme is a free employability skills course, presented in 12 lessons, either online or in a live classroom, designed to help older skilled workers, those with experience ranging from administrative to managerial and professional.
Room for Work will equip you with current employability skills that enable your return to work. Our programme provides an active, participative learning experience through a series of presentations and workshops conducted by professionals with expertise in their respective fields. Tailored, one-to-one mentoring is provided for every course participant in one-hour meetings with the Course Leader.
There is also a social element. You will be with people who are in a similar situation as yourself, gaining confidence by knowing you are not alone in your situation, finding guidance and encouragement at Room for Work.
Several courses are available each term.
Room for Work can help if you are over 40 years old, have had a recent redundancy, are long-term unemployed (over one year) or you are returning to work after a career break as a parent or carer. It also serves retirees who don't have a critical path forward and wish to continue working.
- Website: https://roomforwork.org
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
- Telephone: 07775 914 642
Social media channels:
- Room for Work YouTube
- Room for Work LinkedIn
- Room for Work Facebook
- Room for Work Instagram
- Room for Work Twitter
Talk Wandsworth Employment Service
Talk Wandsworth is part of the Department of Health's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) initiative. The service is provided by South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust.
About the service
We offer access to a range of talking therapies for people with common mental health problems and everyday challenges. We provide treatments that are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Our therapies, both group and individual, are provided either in our hub in Tooting Broadway, in GP surgeries and other community venues across the borough. We also offer individual therapy by audio-visual link (like Attend Anywhere or Microsoft Teams).
We offer employment support through our dedicated Employment Team who can help people find employment and/ or help them retain their jobs if they are experiencing difficulties at work.
We offer a range of support and advice with the following:
- Job retention
- CV writing
- Job-searching activities
- Job applications
- Interview preparation
- Employer engagement
- Work-related welfare benefit concerns
- Support with Career Change
Our Employment Service also runs a 6-week programme namely ‘The Finding Work Course’ which is a group focused on maximising your job seeking potential. It is delivered by the employment team and run-in conjunction with local partners and service providers.
If you would like to receive employment support, then please ask your Therapist for a referral to the Employment team provided you are being offered additional therapeutic treatment by the service as the service is embedded within Talk Wandsworth and not stand alone.
Our service is available to anyone over the age of 18 who is living in Wandsworth or who has a Wandsworth GP.
We can help if you are experiencing anxiety or stress, depression, bereavement or loss, sleep difficulties, anger issues, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, eating disorders and many other everyday problems. When you contact the service by self-referral or by referral from your GP, you will be called and booked into a telephone assessment at a time that is convenient for you. This will help us understand your needs and to decide on the most appropriate treatment for you.
- Website: www.talkwandsworth.nhs.uk/
- Email: Stephen Charlery, Lead Senior Employment Adviser Talk Wandsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Employment service: 020 3513 6264*
- IAPT Service (to find out more information on the range of therapies offered and to book a telephone assessment): 020 3513 6264
*The employment service is only available to those patients who are receiving therapeutic treatment within Talk Wandsworth IAPT Service.
Virtual Internship – Global Work Experience and Employability Training
Working with over 7,000 host companies worldwide and covering 18 different sectors and industries, the Virtual Internships programme includes an 8–12-week virtual work experience programme with one-to-one career guidance and coaching throughout. Pre and post internship support is also provided to the participants to facilitate the transition of candidates into positive employment destinations.
About the service
Completely online and remote, highly flexible, and innovative through an awarding winning online platform, we focus on future-proofing your career prospects and supporting you into not just a job but a career!
The programme is ideal for someone who is trying to get a foot in the door of a particular industry or role but lacks experience to do so.
To be eligible you should be:
- 18 years + (no upper age limit)
- Anyone with a residential address in Wandsworth
- Currently not in full time employment.
If you would like to refer someone complete the online referral form to start the process.
- Website: www.virtualinternships.com
- Email: email@example.com
Wandsworth Lifelong Learning
The Wandsworth Lifelong Learning service (WCLL) is part of the Council’s Education Division in the Children’s Services Department.
About the service
Each year Wandsworth Lifelong Learning helps thousands of individuals to achieve their potential. It is responsible for a wide range of education/training activities and courses across the borough.
WCLL’s main areas of work include:
- An extensive programme of non-accredited Community Learning courses. Community Learning is delivered directly and through quality assured, commissioned providers
- Apprenticeships to young people and adults
- Accredited courses through the Greater London Authority (GLA) Adult Education Budget aligned to the local and London priorities, including provision of English, maths, ICT, ESOL, employability and vocational areas
- Supporting employed and unemployed adults with their training and employment goals; and
- Work experience and preparation for employment funded through the European Social Fund (ESF)
If you would benefit from talking to someone about your individual needs, you can speak to a careers advisors. Subject to eligibility the service can also support local employers and employees to access training available through the Adult Education Budget.
- Website: www.wandsworthlifelonglearning.org.uk
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 020 8871 8055