Enterprise, creativity and learning

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We believe in people’s ability to lead their own change, and shape the world for the better. 

Learning can happen everywhere and should be available to everyone. As well as our youth mentoring and tutoring sessions, we help people get ready for employment and support those who want to take their business to the next level. 

We provide small enterprises with the space and support they need to thrive. Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf are home to independent designer-makers, restaurants and shops, with around 1,000 people employed in these businesses on our site.

From our over 50s art group to arts and crafts in stay 'n' play sessions to the wonderful art that comes out of our youth clubs, we give people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to get creative. 

Employment opportunities

Here for Work
The Here for Work employment programme provides practical advice, connects you with job opportunities and provides mentors that will stick with you, be your side, helping you to thrive on the journey ahead. The programme is FREE and open to anyone aged 16+ who needs support.

Contact St John's Waterloo for more information

Senior Community Worker, 1st Place

Full time - 35 hours per week

1st Place are looking for a Senior Community Worker to join their busy Family and Children Centre. The role involves undertaking casework with families to assess needs, work collaboratively with multiple agencies and promote, engage and facilitate access to the children's centre programmes. For the job specification, please see here

For more information, please see here: Job vacancies — 1st Place UK

Assistant Early Educator, 1st Place

Full time - 36 hours per week

1st Place are recruiting an Assistant Early Educator to provide a stimulating, safe, caring and environment for children that meet their emotional and social needs, including those with SEND, participate in the key person system and work as a team to meet the needs of children as individuals through a safe, engaging and innovative approach. For the job specification, please see here

For more information, please see here: Job vacancies — 1st Place UK

Senior Early Educator, 1st Place

Term-time only - 36 hours per week

1st Place are looking for a Senior Early Educator to be part of a team responsible for providing a stimulating, caring and safe learning environment for children from 0-5 years of age. The candidate will work closely with the manager in provide a stimulating, safe, caring and inclusive environment for children which meets their emotional, intellectual, social and physical needs. For the job specification, please see here

For more information, please see here: Job vacancies — 1st Place UK

South Bank Employer's Group - Finance and Business Operations Officer

Part-Time Permanent Contract 

Closing date for applications: Monday 17th May 

Not-for-Profit company SPEG is looking for a highly organised and efficient individual with good communication skills and experience with finance tasks and managing different conflicting priorities in this varied role combining finance support tasks, admin, office management and occasional project-based work. For more information and to apply, please see here: 


Here for Work - The Bridge at Waterloo

Tuesday 18th May at St John's Waterloo

From 10pm - 12pm

The free workshop takes an in-depth look at CV writing and Job-searching, and is followed by one to one support through the applications process. Outcomes so far have been very successful with most participants finding work. For more information, see their flyer here: https://www.bridgeatwaterloo.org/copy-of-waterloo-well. If you are interested, please register on Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cv-writing-job-searching-workshop-tickets-151081541959

Fantasy Wings Programme - Aviation programme for 15 - 25 year olds

Fantasy Wings are running a programme for students from a Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority background into the world of aviation, where there is still a lack of diversity and inclusion. Students will gain technical knowledge, mentoring, interview preparation, networking and many more! Enrollment is open now for September for a 10 month programme, including one of three chances of winning full sponsorship for a Private Pilot License (PPL) – 45-hour course. For more information or to enroll, see here: https://fantasywings.co.uk/programme/

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Learning opportunities

Flickr Learning courses

We have spaces available on our Flickr learning courses on a range of subjects from Food and Hygiene to Safeguarding. The courses are great opportunities to learn and get a taster of fields you may be considering in exploring, or supplement to your own career.

Contact Laura for more information.

Morley College

Morley College have some great specialist short courses for adults starting this January. Whether you want to become a teaching assistant, an aspiring artist or want to improve your computer skills, Morley has a wide range of specialist short courses available for you to choose from.

Discover the range of courses on offer here.