The Customer Employment Partnership (CEP) was set up in 2010 to create paid employment opportunities for people who have used homelessness services and to encourage and support people with ‘lived experience’ to consider the homelessness sector as a viable career option.
Believe that the recruitment of people who have used homelessness services will improve our service delivery and enhance our credibility with customers, service commissioners and other stakeholders.
Are committed to taking positive action that will help us employ more people who have used homelessness services.
If you want to get involved, please contact Tano Bellone:
Employers taking positive action
All partners advertise their entry level posts and relevant volunteering opportunities on this site, but they have taken other positive action too. For more information click below.
The jobs we feature here are generally entry-level jobs as we are trying to give people a first step on the ladder. Most of the jobs are support work jobs because that’s most of what we do.
We are always looking to improve the site and would welcome your views. Please contact Tano Bellone:
History of the partnership
December 2009: the partnership began as a pilot. The pilot was considered a success, with 35 current or ex-service users successfully getting jobs during the six month period.
Since its inception, around 100 ex or current service users have secured employment with partnership agencies.
April 2012: a web page was created to provide a central point for listing available jobs.
Summer 2012: funding was recieved from the London Housing Foundation (LHF) to employ a part time Coordinator.
July 2013: a new website was launched and partners repledged their commitment to customer employment.