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Hackney Works

A free employment support service for Hackney residents.

Whether you’re looking for your first job, you want to progress further, explore your career options or you’ve been out of work for a while, our advisors can help you to achieve your goals.

What we offer

  • A personal advisor to support you
  • Access to free training courses
  • Help to identify your unique skills
  • Help with CVs and job applications
  • Exclusive local job vacancies
  • Interview technique coaching

For more information please contact Hackney Works
T: 020 8356 5700 | E: hackneyworks@hackney.gov.uk


IPSPC Employment Support

Individual Placement and Support offers personalised employment support for Hackney residents with physical and/or mental health conditions engaged in primary care services e.g. support from a GP. 

What we offer

  • Personalised one-to-one employment support
  • Help with CVs, job applications, and interview techniques
  • Access to ICT facilities and unique job opportunities  
  • Support in explaining your health condition to employers
  • Access to benefits advice & discretionary funds
  • Personalised in-work support
  • Advice on managing your health condition in the workplace

For more information please contact IPSPC T: 020 8356 5700 | E: ipspc@hackney.gov.uk


Supported Employment

Our Supported Employment Service (Adult Services) helps Hackney residents with a learning disability, autism and those in contact with secondary mental health services.

What we offer

  • A dedicated Employment Specialist who will support you in finding or keeping the right job
  • Help with CVs, job applications, interview coaching, and access to work placements
  • Support with adjustments to interview the processes
  • In-work support for employees and employers
  • Help to explain your health condition to employers
  • Help to keep your job and upskill with your chosen career
  • Support with benefits guidance and advice

For more information please contact Supported Employment T: 020 8356 5700 | E: supportedemployment@hackney.gov.uk


Careers Guidance for Adults in Hackney

This Matrix-accredited service offers free confidential career advice and guidance for adults in Hackney over the age of 19 years. This is a service with appointments currently offered via telephone, Zoom, or Google Meet in the following areas:

  • Adult and Family Learning in Hackney and London wide
  • Accessing college and university Higher Education, including advice on student funding
  • Careers advice for all professions including teaching and social work
  • Other education and training opportunities
  • Signposting to volunteering opportunities

For more information please contact Naina Kent, Careers Advisor
T: 020 8356 7174 | M: 077 7501 8102 | E: naina.kent@hackney.gov.uk


Drug and Alcohol Employment Support at City & Hackney Recovery Service

Free employment support service for Hackney residents currently accessing treatment for their substance use at City & Hackney Recovery Service.

What we offer

  • Providing one-to-one support through your own allocated Employment Specialist
  • Help with CVs, job applications, and interview coaching
  • Support for employers to make adjustments to the interview process 
  • Support to make changes or adjustments in the workplace 
  • Help to keep your job and progress in your chosen career
  • Access to in-work support

Who can use the service?

The service is open to all Hackney residents who currently receive treatment for drug and alcohol at City & Hackney Recovery Service (Turning Point) and are interested in paid work or need support keeping their current job.

How to register

If you would like support in gaining paid work please speak with your key worker or clinician at City & Hackney Recovery Service and ask to be referred to the Employment Support Service. 

Page last reviewed: May 17, 2024

Do you need employment support?

If you need some employment guidance, you can sign up to talk with a personal employment advisor.

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