We help children and young people build the relationships and skills they need to get on track socially, emotionally and academically to thrive in adulthood.

Join the team

Join us to make West London a better place for all children and young people!

West London Zone (WLZ) is an award-winning charity that has just begun a new and ambitious 5-year growth strategy. Now more than ever the work we do to support young people and families is so important.

We help young people to build the relationships and skills they need to get on track socially, emotionally and academically to thrive in adulthood. Our personalised 2-year support plan builds trusted relationships, provides specialist support and joins up each child’s support system, including families, schools and local organisations.

We’re an energetic, passionate and ambitious team that really care about helping children and young people to succeed. We have an open, collaborative working environment that encourages learning and progression. We’re also a social bunch - enjoying activities such as book club and share-a-skill sessions.

We have a range of roles for people with different skills, from analysing data in our Impact Team to working directly with young people as a Link Worker.

Our Values

West London Zone has five values that drive the way we work. They inform the shared principles which we ask all our delivery partners and the schools we work with to agree to before starting with us.

 

Our values are expressed in the acronym CLEAR:

Collaborative

The power of individuals and organisations working together towards a shared vision.

Local

Work is rooted in the community.

Evidence-led

Committed to collecting relevant data and analysing what works.

Accountable

Accountable to the communities we work with and hold others accountable on behalf of these communities.

Relational

Relationships are key to achieving change.

Safer Recruitment and pre-employment checks at West London Zone

We take our responsibilities to safeguarding children and adults seriously at West London Zone and our recruitment practices are no exception. To hear more about how we ensure safer recruitment at West London Zone, click the button below.

We recommend that you read this before applying to any of our roles.

Guide for candidates

Inclusion

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate, support and thrive on equality and diversity for the benefit of our employees, our partners, and the communities that we work with.

We have also completed an independent diversity and inclusion audit and now have a clear diversity and inclusion strategy that we are actioning which includes working very closely with our staff inclusion committee focused on three strategic pillars:

  • Develop an inclusive employee experience;
  • Align inclusive behaviour & practice with our values to achieve our mission in our community;
  • Demonstrate accountability to inclusion through leadership.

Our Benefits

As well as a great working environment and the chance to make a real difference to the outcomes of young people in West London, we offer these great benefits.

Learning and Development

A culture of learning and development underpinned by an annual cycle of appraisals and reflections, objective setting and Personal Development Plans for each employee.

Annual Leave

A generous annual leave allowance, starting at 25 days basic full-time allowance and increasing by one day per year, up to 30 days. This allowance is in addition to 8 UK Bank Holidays per annum and closure days between Christmas Day and New Year. Part-time staff have a pro-rata holiday allowance.

Other Leave

In addition to annual leave, we offer enhanced leave and pay for compassionate leave, emergency dependent leave, sickness absence leave and maternity/paternity leave.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing support including Wellbeing Action Plans for all employees, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, and regular Clinical Supervision for Link Workers.

Remuneration package

Salaries are reviewed annually to consider cost of living increases. We offer an employee pension scheme with employer (3%) and employee (5%) contributions.

Cycle to work

The Cycle to Work scheme allows you to buy a bike and accessories without any upfront payment. Instead, you pay tax efficiently through instalments from your salary.

WLZ Link Worker role

We regularly recruit for Link Workers at West London Zone. We created this video so that you can see why this might be the role for you!

Please click the image to view our “Why become a Link Worker” video