SE17Working Independent Lives Project

We are pleased to announce that we will be running a new FREE employment project, funded by L&Q.  The project will support the unemployed; residents already in work but on low pay and those on ‘0 hours’ contracts.  We will be selecting jobs which focus on sectors that provide the best outcomes for our residents.


In addition to help with CVs, Interviews and job applications – residents will benefit from an essential support package including  40 workshops each year covering the following themes:  How to manage debt * Life hacks (tips and tricks to make life easier)* Sleep Clinic * Anger Management * Managing Teenagers * Family Dynamics * Eating Healthily * Fit and Well * Confidence and Motivation * Community Engagement * Making Change * Representing Yourself * Digital Help * First Aid * and  Accessing local voluntary/community projects. Residents that join this project will also benefit from additional Health and Well-being activities through our recent Lottery Funded Reaching Communities Project, which will provide support to attend Southwark’s Free Swim & Gym; Burgess Sports training sessions; Trips to theatre/Museums and Free London Activities; and technical support to accessing online mindfulness tools.  Free refreshments will be provided.


The Project will start in July 2019 and will be delivered from the Giraffe House, 285 Albany Road SE5 0AH.  If you are interested in any of these activities please contact Janine or Nils on 0207 701 2982. For jobs visit

Meet the SE17Working Team!

Thursday 20th June 2019

(L-R) Janine Jauvel – Employment Advisor (Groups), Patrischia Warmington – SE17Working Director, Nils Bendle Employment Advisor (Bespoke/1-2-1’s)

Patrischia Warmington – SE17Working Director

Dear SE17Working

The SE17Working Team is here to help solve problems that you may experience whilst in or out of employment. This page is dedicated to your queries, offering an expert or specialise solution. We look forward to hearing from you…..

Dear SE17Working

I’ve been offered two jobs and the trouble is they are both very different. One is further out of London and better pay and the other is local with less pay. I don’t know what to do? – DS Wendover

Congratulations on your job offers! Very exciting news! Making decisions can be overwhelming especially when it’s a new job role. Something to help with making the right choices for you is to making a list of the Pro’s (positive) and Con’s (negatives). You will be able to see a clear idea of the better option of the two. Start with looking at the Pro’s and Con’s: Travel, Role, Organisation and Company Benefits.

Sometimes if the job location is nearer to home it can save time and travel expenses.

Look at the table of Pro’s and Con’s and use this as a template to get you started.

Good Luck!

SE17 Working Team

Are you Dyslexic? Attend this free Event for Support 

Monday 1st July 2019

This September, Bell House is hosting its second dyslexia fair. A day dedicated to raising awareness and a chance for families, adults with dyslexia and teachers to meet specialist suppliers, publishers, technological innovators and educators.

There will be stalls where you can try out different products designed to aid dyslexic learning and talk to specialists who have tips’n’tricks ready to help.

FREE EVENT – everyone welcome

Please click here to register.

Janine Jauvel – Employment Advisor


Looking for a Job? Here’s a plan………

Friday 28th June 2019

The Stratford Jobs Fair is on Friday 12th July 2019, at the Old Town Hall, Stratford. The event is between 10am and 2pm. Free to attend with no registration required. The Jobs Fair is a great way to speak with potential employers face-to-face. You can register with employers for jobs, ask questions, apply for jobs, or even have a mini interview on the day. It is a good idea to bring up to date copies of your CV with you as between 18 -25 companies will be recruiting on the day.

Please click here to register.

Janine Jauvel – Employment Advisor


No Money? No Problem!

Thursday 20th June 2019

A local charity has identified an increase in the need for financial support for people living in Southwark. Many people are finding the cost of living in the area to be hard to manage with what they earn. We area currently liaising with them to run workshops to support local residents with any financial issues they might have. We will be in touch with registered clients when we have a date. If you are not registered or have not been in contact with us in the last 12 months, please click here.

Nils Bendle – Employment Advisor

Be on site to be selected!

Thursday 20th June 2019

A local Southwark based developer has announced an increase in hires for residents in the area. They are hiring staff to add value to local economic development. We are working closely with our main contacts in order to facilitate selection events for Aylesbury residents. Watch this space for more news. 

Nils Bendle – Employment Advisor

Don’t stop me now…!

Meet Brian who has found work as a steward at music and sporting events.

Brian says: “I feel good because my job allows me to interact with the general public and help them. I am learning lots of new vocabulary and how to spot people in large crowds who might be doing something which is disruptive or dangerous. SE17Working helped me create a CV. They helped me apply for jobs using different methods and helped motivate me to look for work in different ways. I would say to anyone looking for work to keep going! Find something you like but also be open minded to different jobs because then you can get a better idea as to what is out there!”

Nils Bendle – Employment Advisor – 20/06/2019




For further information about local jobs in South London, please feel free to have a look at the Job Centre Plus Twitter feed:



Over the past few years SE17working, Creation’s employment programme, has achieved great things by securing over 696 jobs for local residents. You can see some of their case studies on this site.  We are pleased to say that Nils and Valerie, our Employment Advisors, will be working alongside  Notting Hill Genesis  (NHG) over the next few months.  Nils and Valerie will support NHG’s great work in placing Southwark residents into training and employment.  


NHG and Creation Trust  will  continue to work together in finding jobs and matching them with residents who are looking for work.  Both organisations will provide in-work support to help people get and keep the jobs they want. Pre- employment training courses will be provided to those who need them. . 


Eleanor Purser, Director of Regeneration at NHG says;


Together with Southwark Council we are determined that regeneration brings opportunities to residents on the existing neighbourhood and across the borough. We have been delighted to work alongside Creation Trust for the last four years and that through our partnership with the Council we have been able to contribute financially to the essential, but independent support and advocacy they offer to residents affected by the regeneration. Closer working and sharing of best practice in how we can enable jobs and training is an opportunity to deepen our partnership and have the greatest possible positive impact on the well-being and success of residents and their communities in Southwark .”


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