Housing and employment

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.

Find out more by visiting our Housing and Employment webpage. Or get in touch by emailing HousingandEmployment@rbkc.gov.uk or calling us on 020 7361 2070.

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

Jobs and Training Guide

Our jobs and training guide lists a range of services offering support around training and employment including:

 

Job opportunities 

Register on the GOV.UK website to find out about job opprtunities. If you are interested in apprenticeships, visit the apprenticeship guide on the GOV.UK website.

 

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. 

 

Volunteering

There are a range of volunteering opportunities in the borough including opportunities with the Council.

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:

Jobs and Training Guide

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:

A2 DominionCatalyst HousingClarion Housing
Family MosaicGenesis HousingGuinness Partnership

Housing for Women

London & Quadrant (L&Q)

Network Stadium Housing

Notting Hill Housing GroupOctavia HousingPeabody Housing
Shepherds Bush Housing GroupSouthern Housing GroupViridian Housing
Westway Housing AssociationWomen's Pioneer Housing 

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.