Kensington and Chelsea residents can contact the Housing and Employment Team to access specialised and friendly one-to-one support to help you into work or training. Our Employment Support Officers will also work with you to tackle other difficulties in your life from housing problems to welfare benefits or debt.
Interested in working for RBKC?
Find out about working for the Council including current vacancies, job search, job alerts, teaching vacancies and social work vacancies.
We also offer Council Apprenticeships If you are over 16 and not in full-time education.
Jobs and training guides
Our jobs and training guide lists a range of services offering support around training and employment including:
- The Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES)
- Training and Employment advice from children’s centres
- The Campden Charities
- The Clement James Centre
- Nova New Opportunities
- Open Age
Interested in starting your own business or social enterprise?
Find help and information you need to get your business started in the Business and Enterprise section of our website.
There are a range of volunteering opportunities in the borough including opportunities with the Council.
- Get Involved
- Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea
- Volunteering with City Living Local Life
- Volunteering at Leighton House Museum
- Volunteering at RBKC libraries
- Volunteering with the ecology centre
The Government recently introduced a limit on the amount of benefit that people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is known as the benefit cap.
Alongside this are major changes to the benefits system with the introduction of Universal Credit and changes to tenancy lengths and rent levels. The Royal Borough is working in partnership with social landlords to ensure residents are in the best possible position to deal with these changes, during these difficult economic times.
There is a range of support available through the Council, social landlords, Jobcentre Plus and other organisations that can provide help and guidance, for example on learning a new skill, benefits advice, finding childcare, job seeking, starting a business, and family or other issues. Visit our Training, skills and jobs page for more information.
The Council produces a Jobs and Training Guide, which lists organisations that can give you information, advice and guidance to help you with your search for employment:
Support from social housing landlords
If you rent your property in the Royal Borough from a social landlord you can access a range of activities, support and grants to help you to improve your skills, keep fit, start up a new business and more. Find out more by selecting your housing provider's website below:
For more information on changes to benefits, visit the Council's advice and benefits pages.
If you are finding it difficult to manage financially, there are a number of organisations that may be able to help you. Visit our help and advice pages for more information.