Partner with us
The Salvation Army is always eager to work with partners in delivering funded employability programmes.
We have an excellent reputation for performance delivery and have delivered on each of the flagship national programmes across the UK in recent years.
We also work with local government to provide bespoke employability schemes within the communities that need it most.
Why Partner With Us?
As one of the top 10 UK charities, we would love for you to work with us. Here's some of our credentials:
We work across communities
- The Salvation Army has a foothold in communities all over the world, enabling wide-ranging partnerships to tackle homelessness and modern slavery, and to provide for vulnerable people.
- We have delivery centres in 650 locations throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland
We have years of experience
- We have 153 years of experience working with the vulnerable, socially excluded and economically inactive – the people least likely to engage with government programmes.
- We have a proven track record, with over 25 years of experience delivering specialist employment services in the UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Our expertise and networks
- We are ideally placed, with specific expertise in helping the long-term unemployed - particularly those facing complex personal issues - to find and sustain employment.
- We employ a variety of modern approaches to tackling long-term unemployment, including one-to-one mentoring, confidence-building programmes, skills assessment, life skills coaching, social reintegration, digital training, money management and personal awareness training.
- We have wide-ranging opportunities for work placements within our own organisation, and an extensive network of employment and training partners.
Our ways of working
- We hold the ISO9001 and Matrix accreditations, certifying the quality of our delivery model
- We are praised by our partners for our reliability, excellent communication, and adaptability.
European Social Fund
The ESF was set up to improve employment opportunities in the European Union and so help to raise standards of living. It aims to help people fulfil their potential by giving them better skills and better job prospects.
Serco Employment, Skills and Enterprise enables individuals to improve their life chances and social and financial circumstances by training, upskilling, supporting with apprenticeships, and helping them into lasting employment.
Wales Council for Voluntary Action
WCVA is the national membership organisation for the third sector in Wales. They support and represent Wales’ third sector. Their vision is for the third sector and volunteering to thrive and improve well-being for all. They aim to achieve this by influencing, connecting and enabling.
The Salvation Army was awarded a grant to deliver the Active Inclusion project. The project has been supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. It aims to reduce economic inactivity in Wales and improve the employability of disadvantaged people furthest from the labour market. EU funds are having a positive impact on people, businesses and communities across Wales by delivering sustainable economic growth and jobs, helping build a thriving and prosperous economy, raising skills and helping people into work, improving the lives of people and communities across the nation and tackling poverty and ensuring equal opportunities for all.
KS has been delivering welfare to work and employment training programmes since 1989, primarily for Jobcentre Plus and its predecessors. It was started with the aim of supporting people to achieve their potential and progress in their careers and lives. This mission remains central to the organisation and everyone who works for them. They are specialists in supporting those with the most complex barriers to find great jobs, where they can start to build successful careers. This includes their national DWP/ESF Prime Contract for Specialist Employability Support, where they serve those who require intensive and specialist advice and guidance that mainstream programmes do not deliver.
The Salvation Army was awarded a grant to deliver the Specialist Employability Support (SES) project. The project has been supported by the European Social Fund and funded by the DWP. SES is set up specifically to help disabled people find work. It provides pre-employment training, support and guidance for adults with a disability or health condition, including mental health, to find long-lasting work.
Concept Capital Group
An emerging property investment group that provides opportunities that makes a difference to individuals, families and communities by building affordable housing for low-income government assisted tenants. In recent years there has been a reduction in government spending on affordable housing; this has resulted in 1.4 million households being placed on social housing waiting lists. Concept Capital Group offer individuals the opportunity to invest in socially responsible and economically sustainable products, the first of which is a static home project which offers government assisted tenants an affordable form of housing and investors the opportunity to help alleviate a societal problem. Concept Capital Group has partnered with The Salvation Army to support an Employment Plus hub including an Employment Development Coordinator by donating a percentage of the proceeds from every investment.
The Institute of Employability Professionals
IEP is the only professional membership institute for the employability profession. It represents its members to key influencers and sets the standards for the profession. IEP members have a commitment to their profession and committed to supporting the professionalisation of the employability sector. They are leading experts in their field.
The Department for Work and Pensions and Job Centre Plus
The DWP is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves more than 20 million customers..
Job Centre Plus is part of the Department for Work and Pensions. It provides services that support people of working age from welfare into work, and helps employers to fill their vacancies.
A national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.
A Community Interest Company (CIC) and social enterprise with over 20 years' experience and a proven track record of helping providers become more RESILIENT and achieve successful outcomes through innovative and highly motivational training programmes.
Local government funds are used to improve employment opportunities in the local communities and to help to raise standards of living and address the needs of the community. It aims to help people fulfil their potential by giving them better employability skills and better prospects.
“Employment Plus UK are a fantastic example of the role the third sector can play at the forefront of welfare delivery under the Work Programme. Through a strong governance structure that ensures they have the required focus needed to run a successful operation, whilst also drawing on the wider, strong values of the Salvation Army, the team at Employment Plus have been a pleasure to work with.
In my view, they have successfully made the transition from being a specialist provider into an end-to-end provider and this is reflected in month-on-month performance improvements. Always focused on going the extra mile for the hardest-to-help, their proactive, practical and can-do approach is resulting in a successful model that has transitioned some of our hardest to help customers into sustainable employment. We have also been impressed by their wider engagement with our other supply chain partners through our best practice forums and monthly meetings.”
- Chris Peel, MD, JobFit
“The employment service based at Darbyshire House Lifehouse in Liverpool is a great initiative which is clearly making a difference to the local community. It’s been fantastic to visit today and meet some of the service users.
“I had no idea The Salvation Army operated this kind of service. As cabinet member for Skills and Employment I understand the value of working with the third sector in this way and would love to explore more opportunities for working more closely.
“We advocate a person-centred approach and it’s great to see this being put into action by The Salvation Army here."
- Councillor Lana Orr, Liverpool City Council Cabinet Member for Skills and Employment
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