Employment & Skills Team (EaST)

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The Employment and Skills Team works with a wide range of other voluntary sector groups, using their skills and contacts with different communities to help local people find work.

We are currently delivering a project called Create Your Future, and are planning to work on more projects in the future.

About EaST

RedbridgeCVS Employment & Skills Team (EaST) works in partnership with employment and skills providers, from the voluntary sector. Originally known as “East Tenders”, the project was set up by RedbridgeCVS on behalf of the East London CVS Network in 2008 to lead on partnership tenders for skills and employment contracts. This enabled voluntary sector providers to be involved in the delivery of large scale employment and skills contracts through partnership working. This partnership successfully delivered the (DWP) Future Jobs Fund and the (ESF/London Councils) Stepping Stones project for parents.

Between 2010 and 2016 RedbridgeCVS’s Employment & Skills Team successfully delivered 10 projects funded through ESF, SFA, London Councils, local authority and DWP in partnership with organisations from a variety of sectors, working across seven London boroughs.

Why work with us?

EaST has become one of the leading employment and skills providers in Redbridge, with extensive experience of providing support to the most disadvantaged groups including the long term unemployed, economically inactive, parents and lone parents, BAME men and women, older people (50+) and those with housing issues and/or mental health needs.

Success stories

You can read here about nine people we supported into work.

More information

Read how EaST has delivered on previous projects.

The future

RedbridgeCVS Employment & Skills Team (EaST) will be looking to continue working in partnership to provide support to disadvantaged groups in this and surrounding boroughs

If you are a prime or lead partner looking for a delivery partner based in Redbridge or just want more information please contact the Partnerships & Development Manager, Martyne Callender on 020 3874 4129 or martyne@redbridgecvs.net.



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