Hackney Works is a free employment support service run by the Council that supports local residents to find employment as well as providing a bespoke recruitment service for employers.
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Employment support for residents
If you live in Hackney and are out of work or on a low income, we can help you to find a job or an apprenticeship. Whether you're just starting out, haven't worked for years or you want to change careers, our advisors can help you apply for the jobs that you want and support you to find suitable training where required.
Our service is open to anyone who meets all of the following criteria:
- you are a Hackney resident with the right to work in the UK
- you have a National Insurance number
- you're unemployed or you work less than 16 hours a week or you're on a low income
- you want to work
Find out more about supported employment for residents who are managing a health condition or disability:
Make an enquiry
Please complete the following enquiry form and we will contact you to arrange an appointment to register if you are eligible for the service.
Documents you need to provide at your appointment
You will need to provide the following original documents at your appointment:
- proof of ID and eligibility to work in the UK eg a valid passport or British birth certificate
- one proof of address eg a bank statement, utility bill, council tax bill (dated in the last 6 months)
- proof of national insurance number eg payslip, P45 or P60, letter from Jobcentre Plus, national insurance card
We offer a number of services to help you into work, including:
- one to one personalised employment support
- access to IT facilities and help with job search
- CV development, job application support and interview techniques
- basic skills training including English and maths
- vocational training
- job opportunities
- access to volunteering, work placements and apprenticeships
- provide better off in work calculations and give information on in work benefits available
Hackney Works opportunity hub addresses
Homerton Opportunity Hub - this service is temporarily located at:
6a Rectory Road
Hoxton Opportunity Hub
137-139 Bowling Green Walk
Corner of Pitfield Street
Woodberry Down Opportunity Hub
Redmond Community Centre
Please note: these vacancies are only open to people who live in Hackney.
Temporary sales vendors
Job type: part-time, flexible hours up to 22 hrs a week
Location: Central London
Salary: £9.75 per hour
Closing date: 19 December
Are you currently struggling financially? Are you energetic, friendly and a good communicator? TAP is a non-profit that is looking to hire individuals who are struggling with homelessness and poverty to join their team. You'll be trained as a vendor, selling £3 TAP cards to the general public. You'll be working in a small, supportive and fun team.
Location: Hackney Wick
Hours: Full Time, Mon- Sun 7am - 3pm
Salary: £8 per hour
Closing date: 20 December
Immediate start. Do you have a passion for food and previous experience as an excellent commis chef? Do you see yourself as a problem solver and brilliant communicator?
A new café / restaurant in Hackney Wick is looking for a new commis chef to join their friendly team. If you work well under pressure, are used to a busy kitchen and are available for an immediate start please submit your CV today.
Chef de partie
Location: Hackney Wick
Hours: Full Time
Salary: £8.50 - £9.50 per hour depending on experience
Closing Date: 20 December
Immediate start. Do you have a passion for food and previous experience as a chef de partie? Do you have excellent time management, organisational and planning skills?
A new café / restaurant in Hackney Wick is looking for a new chef de partie to join their friendly team. If you work well under pressure in a busy kitchen and are available for an immediate start please submit your CV today.
Driver and warehouse assistant
Job type: full time - 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday
Salary: £8 per hr (starting salary)
Closing date: interviews on rolling basis so get your applications in early.
Are you enthusiastic, committed and hardworking? Do you hold a clean, valid driving license? This leading dancewear company is recruiting for a driver and warehouse assistant to join their team in Hackney.
Receptionist / secretary
Job type: full time - 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm on Fridays)
Location: Old Street
Salary: £16k-£16,500 per year
Career level required: none
Experience required: 2+ years
Closing date: interviews on rolling basis so get your applications in early
Are you friendly and welcoming with impeccable telephone manner? Do you enjoy dealing with people on a daily basis providing excellent customer service? Are you organised and know how to work a computer? If you're all this and more, you could be the next receptionist and secretary for an established estate agent by Old Street.