New Parental Employment Contract in London






3SC are delighted to announce that in August 2020, we were awarded the new ‘Parental Employment Programme’ from the Greater London Authority (GLA). The programme started in November 2020 and will continue through to June 2023.


This contract has been commissioned by the GLA, using ESF funding to help unemployed people and low paid workers gain the skills they need to find jobs and progress in their careers. This programme will work with parents of children aged between 6 months and 11 years and support them to overcome their employment challenges. The service will support both unemployed/economically inactive parents to help them find and sustain work as well as work with employed parents to help them progress in work through promotion, taking on more hours or finding better paid employment. Employers wishing to become more family friendly will also be able to access the service to obtain support, tools and practical skills.


The 3SC grant is mainly for South London, covering the areas of Richmond upon Thames, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and Croydon. We will also be doing some delivery in parts of West London.


For our winning bid, we secured a strong supply chain of delivery partners that have expert knowledge and skills to deliver on this programme. They are:


Belina Grow

Belina specialises in supporting women with complex barriers to employment. Their unique approach motivates their clients to get ready for work through cost effective, community based, voluntary programmes. They have strong retention rates, and a great record of supporting women to stay in work, piloting new ways of measuring progression into work. Belina Grow has nine years of experience running group session employability programmes – across London and in the West Midlands. They have supported over 2000 people.


Successful Mums

Successful Mums has welcomed more than 3,800 women through its doors, helping them build new careers and thriving businesses. Their fun, challenging and thought-provoking courses get fantastic results and they are passionate about helping mums from all walks of life achieve personal success, regardless of experience or how long they’ve been away from the workplace.


The Write Time

The Write Time are a Social Enterprise who aim to deliver high-quality provision of education and support to help people thrive in their challenging environment. They offer a range of courses for adults who are unemployed or who want to get back to work. In addition, they also offer CV writing and interview techniques to boost confidence when applying for jobs and to succeed in interviews.


Our delivery partners will be offering:


  1. Recruitment support
  2. Needs assessment and bespoke training
  3. Advising on financial support and childcare
  4. Skills development
  5. Careers support and planning
  6. Job brokerage and employer engagement
  7. Ongoing support and coaching in the workplace


We are looking forward to supporting parents and employers in London and progressing this contract.

If you know of  a parent or an employer who might benefit from this service, please email


This contract is delivered in compliance with all of 3SC’s internal policies, including:

3SC Customer Complaints Policy and Procedure v 4.5.pdf
3SC Equality and Diversity Policy v3.6.pdf
3SC Health and Safety Policy v3.0.pdf
3SC Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy v3.6.pdf
3SC Sustainability Policy and Action Plan for GLA.ESF Funded Projects v1.0.pdf
3SC Whistleblowing Policy v2.2.pdf

Paul Johnson, Contract Performance Manager, 3SC