Our iWork service can support any Islington resident who is out of work, or in low paid work, to access employment support and find a job, apprenticeship or training, opportunity. iWork is part of the Islington Working Partnership, a local group of employment support agencies who can help match your skills to local jobs and training agencies, as well as create a CV for you, and practice interview skills techniques.
- Call: 020 7527 2706
- Email: Islingtonworking@islington.gov.uk
You can also register on our Islington Working job site where you can access several jobs opportunities with local employers, exclusively for Islington residents.
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Find local jobs
Islington Working is a partnership of agencies, working together to help local residents access good local jobs. If you are an Islington resident looking for a job you can register, search and apply for local jobs on the Islington Working job site. If you need support finding the right job, or tidying up your CV, one of our team will be able to help.
Leading Inclusive Futures through Technology (LIFT)
Our LIFT programme (in partnership with Camden, Hackney and Tower Hamlets) was established to help residents to get into jobs and training and start businesses in the local knowledge economy including tech, digital, sciences, and creative production.
Sign up for the LIFT bulletin and Jobs board
Health and Social Care sector
The iWork Health and Social Care resource hub works with a wide range of local NHS and Social care employers to promote entry level jobs. This could be your chance to train and gain clinical skills, or work within the sector as a: care assistant, administrator, receptionist, Activities Coordinator, care coordinator, Trainee nurse associate plus many more roles available in the sector.
Construction is a growing sector offering a great range of different types of work. From Quantity Surveyor to site supervisor, Carpenter or Plumber to Electrician -whatever you think suits your skills, talents and abilities- we will help match you to it.
The iWork construction team has vacancies on large scale developments, on the councils’ own home building and property maintenance contracts, as well as the emerging areas of retrofit and carbon neutral practises. Whether you are just thinking about the sector or already have a little experience, we can get you onto our books, identify your career options and preferences -and place you on a pathway to a successful career in construction.
iWork Temporary Recruitment Service
If you live in Islington, are looking for temporary work and would like to work for Islington Council, register on the Islington working portal.
We are working with the agency that supplies temporary staff to Islington council.
All temporary staff at Islington council are paid at least the London Living Wage of £11.95 per hour, or more, depending on the role. You may even be able to save costs by walking to work. We have:
- administrative, office-based roles
- customer service roles
- opportunities for kitchen staff- child friendly part time hours
- cleaning and street-based roles
- opportunities for care staff
Even as an agency temp, once you start work at the council, you will get the opportunity to apply for relevant internal vacancies if they arise.
Support for 16–25 year olds
If you are aged between 16 and 25, there are many opportunities to work towards a career you enjoy. There are lots of services available to help young people in Islington plan their futures and get into work.
Youth Employment Bulletin
If you are aged 16-25 and would like to receive a weekly youth employment bulletin highlighting a range of opportunities ranging from job vacancies, apprenticeships, training courses and programmes, world of work activities and local events, please subscribe by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for people with disabilities
Islington Supported Employment Team (ISET) will help Islington residents 18 years old and over with a Global Learning Disability (GLD) and/or autism to access support with their search for paid employment.
You will be allocated a caseworker who will provide tailored support:
- to access work experience, and vocational training
- with CV writing, job search and applying for jobs or apprenticeships.
- Interview skills sessions and mock interview training.
We also offer support around negotiating with potential employers to request reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, and the contract stage once offered a role.
All clients will also be supported during the first few weeks of a job start, including travel training to the place of work, and access to bespoke videos to support with work related tasks and training.
We will also support people with a global learning disability who are in paid work – for example if your employer wishes to make any changes to your role, or you are not feeling happy in your role .
Email: Islingtonworking@islington.gov.uk or phone 020 7527 2706.
You can also contact ILDP (Islington Learning Disability Partnership to request a referral to ISET, if you are known to ILDP.
Please contact email@example.com or 020 75276000.
Mental Health Working Islington
Are you an Islington resident with a mental health condition in need of help preparing for or seeking work?
Hillside Clubhouse offer specialist support to help you move into education, training, employment, volunteering or work experience placements.
They have a specialist team of Employment Support Workers based across the community venues throughout Islington, as well as at the central hub.
Get in touch now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by completing the online self-referral form.
You can also email email@example.com to be referred to Hillside or enquire about other local employment support offers.
Support for refugees
If you are a refugee or Asylum seeker who is seeking employment, we can offer you one to one support to assess your needs and identify your best next steps.
Sign up to the Islington Working bulletin, for all the latest jobs and career information, as well as training and employment support opportunities.
Working with children and young people
We offer training, information and support to residents who are thinking of a career working with children and young people.
Job help from Jobcentre Plus
The Department of Work and Pensions offers online support for job-seekers that includes full-time and part-time vacancies, as well as advice on applying for jobs, how to use your transferable skills, staying motivated and support with redundancy.
Work at Islington Council
Find jobs in adult social care
Proud to Care North London is for people who would like to start a career in adult social care. You can find jobs in adult social care, training and qualification information, and hear real stories from people who work in care.
Apprenticeships and graduate schemes
Our apprenticeships and graduate schemes are great opportunities to develop your career
Islington Working Employment Portal
If you’re an Islington resident looking for a job you can register, search and apply for jobs on our employment portal.
Income Maximisation Team
Get help with your finances.
Help with childcare and family costs
Financial support to help with the cost of childcare including our childcare bursary, free school meals, uniform grant and free early learning.