Pathways Employment Programme & Work Readiness

Creating safe and empowering spaces for people to learn, grow and recover from life’s challenges

The Pathways team, like the rest of King’s Arms Project, believe that we are all interconnected and that everyone belongs in community. We believe that safe and empowering community is a vital starting point for people to begin to flourish and live fulfilling lives. So this is Pathways’ goal; to create a safe and empowering spaces for people recovering from life’s challenges to be able to learn, grow, and give back together. Communities are where we find our purpose and identity, and Pathways Community seeks to be one that empowers individuals to identify who they are and what unique qualities they bring.

Our Employment Programme facilitates short term paid employment opportunities within the KAP team. With the wrap around support and coaching from the Employment Advisor, those involved can experience paid work in a safe and manageable way and will have received training, opportunities for personal growth and a positive reference on completion. As placements become available, individuals in the Pathways Community are encouraged to consider applying. The Employment Programme is KAP’s commitment to creating a diverse
workplace, enriched and informed by the perspectives and experiences of those with lived experience. The benefits go both ways.


For those in volunteer or paid placements in local business, there is also wrap around support for the individual as well as support for the placement provider. We know that the journey into employment can bring challenges, and Pathways’ Employment Advisor is available to advise and advocate ensuring a successful experience for everyone. The 1 to 1 employment support can help our community members overcome hurdles, and find a direction that is the right fit for them. This, along with support for the employer help to ensure positive outcomes.

What the team say...

It's been a privilege to see many of our clients with no recourse to public funds go from literally having nothing to be in secure housing with an income, a hope and a future.

Outreach Team

The thing I love most about working for KAP is the team that I am in and how everyone looks out for each other, I love that we can pray together as a team when we feel like we have exhausted all visible options and we then see answers.

I have worked closely with one resident who has really struggled with both his physical and mental health since the first day I met him but has recently been prescribed the correct medication finally. He said he  'felt the most hope he had felt in over a year about his future' and was making jokes which he hadn't done before and looked like a new man!

Accommodation Team

Many of those I and my team work with have been through serious trauma both in their home countries and in the UK. Being able to bring hope to them by providing practical and emotional support is a huge privilege. 

Welcoming a new family from Syria has been wonderful. As their support worker I went to meet them at the airport. Journeying with them as they adjust to life in the UK has been an absolute joy.

Refugee and Migrant Services Team

It is such an amazing thing to be part of this team and make a real difference in people's lives.  It is really rewarding when we support vulnerable clients and see their difficult situation change to the better.

Refugee and Migrant Services Team

Work Opportunities

Thinking about a job change? Want to be part of a supportive and inspiring team? We have a number of vacancies available...

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