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If you're interested in any of the opportunities below, please complete one of these referral forms:

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If you have any questions about any one of the opportunities please email the team at towardsemployment@merton.gov.uk. See the section at the foot of this page on availability for details of priority and eligibility criteria.

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Our top picks

Find the latest opportunities here. If you need support with applying, interview preparation just let us know.

Work at the Wimbledon tennis championships 2023

Various roles within Guest Services, Retail and Court Services with various contract lengths available from May to July 2023.

Guaranteed Interviews and exclusive vacancies paying from £12ph.

Applications open in December 2022 and guaranteed interviews for candidates supported by our team!

  • No previous experience or interest in tennis needed
  • Must be hardworking and with a positive attitude
  • Must be 18 + by May 2022

They have also offered us the opportunity to have an exclusive tour of the club, a presentation on what it’s like to work at Wimbledon, ask as many questions as you like and lunch will be provided! Taking place in December 2022.

You will also receive support from our team with submitting applications.

If you’re interested in this opportunity and attending a tour, please email as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

Control Room Officers- paying £30,000+

Control Room Officers manage thousands of calls a year from Londoners in need. They work with various emergency services to safely resolve incidents across the Capital.

The employer is a 24/7 365 service, candidates will need to be committed to work during school holidays, at weekends and overnight, following a set shift pattern of three working days (Day 1 - 08:00-20:00, Day 2 - 08:00-16:00 or 14:00-22:00, Day 3 - 20:00-08:00) followed by three days off.

If you are interested please note:

  • ·Must be 18+
  • ·Great communicator
  • ·Will be DBS checked
  • ·No experience/qualifications needed as full training will be provided
  • ·Must have full right to work documentation

If interested email us in by Friday 25 November 2022 at 12pm as we will be hosting a mandatory information session the following week.

Moped delivery drivers

An established takeaway business are looking for part time staff to support with deliveries.

  • Part time/flexible hours available with guaranteed shifts from 5pm-9pm
  • Paying £9.50 p/h
  • Must be 16+

· We can help support you to do your compulsory basic training (CBT) and get a provisional license if this is a barrier (Priority will be given to Care experienced young people to Merton and those in receipt of benefits from Merton, Croydon and Sutton).

  • Limited spaces available
  • Guaranteed interviews once completed training

Level 3 Mechanic apprentice

Are you or anyone you know interested in doing an apprenticeship in Mechanics?

Then look no further! You can earn, Learn and work all at once.

We are currently looking for someone interested in completing a level 3 qualification with a local garage in Croydon.

Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Please email for more details.

Environmental Enforcement Officers

Work alongside the Local Authority as you cover the Morden area (SM4)

Hours: On average 40 - 50 hours per week, 4 days on followed by 4 days off, 07.00 - 17.00 / 09.00 - 19.00.

Salary: £12.00 per hour

About the role:

you will spend your days outside carrying out foot patrols in hot spot areas for a wide range of environmental and anti-social behaviour. You will be speaking with members of the public, and when appropriate issuing fixed penalty notices and reporting matters that could lead to prosecution.

This is a challenging but rewarding role and if you are passionate about the environment and supporting the local community, this role will enable you to make a real difference.

About you:

  • Able to communicate with members of the public which at times could be in demanding circumstances – resilience is key to this role
  • Ability to act with integrity and honesty whilst treating people with respect in what could be a difficult situation.
  • Be happy working outdoors, on foot in all seasons carrying out foot patrols for prolonged periods of time
  • Professional in approach, with a balanced sense of judgement and be able to act with conscience and integrity
  • Have the ability to use your own initiative when carrying out your role, as well as being able to work within a team environment

SEN Teaching and Learning Assistants needed across Merton schools

These roles are in mainstream and specialist schools and you will be supporting children in all aspects of Learning, Development and Care. It is desirable if candidates have previous experience working with young people with SEN needs but this is not necessary. However, candidates must be open to working with children with SEN needs.

  • Full time basis, term time only (8.30am - 4pm, Monday to Friday)
  • Schools are based in Mitcham/Morden/Wimbledon
  • Previous Personal/work experience required with supporting children,
  • Job roles to start September 2022 or before if candidates are available
  • All candidates to complete application form (Online - 20 minutes to complete), able to provide 2 years worth of references and will undergo an enhanced DBS.

Catering staff needed for Merton Primary schools

We have several positions for General Assistants (zero hours) and 3 Cook Manager positions within Merton primary schools. All candidates will be subject to DBS and would need to be available to start in the coming weeks.

Cook positions are 30 hours per week 8am – 2pm at a rate of £10.33 per hour.

Kitchen Assistants £9.50 per hour.

All candidates must be able to present:

  • Bank account
  • Proof of right to work
  • Proof of NI number
  • 2x proof address dated within last 3 months.

Please email towardsemployment@merton.gov.uk for job descriptions and application forms.

Production Operative

A launderette company based in Wimbledon are looking for production operatives to work fulltime positions in their warehouse -

£10 p/h for 35-40 hours a week

Shifts: 6AM - 2:30PM or 2:30PM to 11PM

Duties include:

  • Processing linen e.g. towels, tablecloths and bedding
  • Sorting deliveries
  • Operating machinery
  • Packing outbound deliveries

Useful links

Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

They test candidates' behavioural decision-making and thought processes when introduced to hypothetical work-related scenarios. This can help you prepare for applying for roles and going to interviews.

Benefits Calculators

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  • how to claim
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Contact Towards Employment

To contact us about any of these opportunities, please complete a referral form, send us an email or leave a WhatsApp, text or voicemail message. Don’t worry if we don’t pick up the phone straight away, we will get back to you.

Telephone: 07775012775 / 07799132579 / 07814799323

Email: towardsemployment@merton.gov.uk

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Other details

We are happy to help anyone, but priority is given to any young Merton resident who:

  • has been in care
  • is or was known to the youth offending service
  • left school without gaining a level 2 qualification in English and maths (less than a grade C at GCSE)
  • is a teenage parent
  • is homeless or lives in a hostel

You do not need to tell us if you fit into any of the above groups if you do not want to, but we will be unable to prioritise you for opportunities if we do not have this information. You should not include this information in you CV or any application but can include it in your email sent to towardsemployment@merton.gov.uk​.