Finding work: help for parents and carers

Are you a parent or carer thinking about a job or returning to employment? Use our toolkit to see how ready for work you are.

How to use our toolkit

The toolkit is split into 3 parts:

  1. Getting ready to work
  2. Applying for a job
  3. Accepting a job offer

Each section contains how-to guides and advice. 

You can dip in and out of each section – or go from start to finish.

We recommend taking the skills test to find out how ready for work you are.

1. Getting ready to work

Which type of employment works best for you and your family? 

Use this section to: 

  • Test your skills
  • Find courses
  • Learn about the support you'll be entitled to
1. Getting ready to work

2. Applying for a job

How do I stand out from the crowd?

Use this section to:

  • Help with job hunting
  • Discover dos and don'ts when applying
  • Get interview tips
2. Applying for a job

3. Accepting a job offer

Will you pass the employment checks?

Use this section to:

  • Tick off all the documents you'll need
  • Spot key details in a job contract
  • Achieve a good work/life balance
3. Accepting a job offer

Can LEAP give you additional employment support?

Yes, if you're a family with children under 4.

And you live in the LEAP wards of Coldharbour, Stockwell, Tulse Hill, and Vassall.

Please email Catherine from our Parent Champions team: cwalsh@ncb.org.uk

Can LEAP give you additional employment support?

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