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Job vacancies at Disability Confident employers

What's Disability Confident? Employers who have joined the Disability Confident scheme help ensure that disabled people (and people with long term health conditions) receive fair treatment throughout the job recruitment and selection process, and when working in their job

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Volunteer Manager

CompanyBedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
Salary

£29,174 

Job description

Beds Fire and Rescue Service says: 

“In this role, you will operate a rolling inclusive volunteer recruitment process reflecting the diversity of the Bedfordshire communities. You will be required to undertake the volunteer scheme administration and coordination of volunteers to deliver services and community engagement activities. As well as providing routine and ongoing support training and personal development opportunities to volunteers in order to help them perform their duties.”

Job locationBeds Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters (Kempston)
RemoteFlexi
Job typeFull time
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ASDA Store Assistant

CompanyASDA
Salary£9.66 per hour
Job description

ASDA says:

“We’ll help you to become a star colleague from learning about food safety to making sure our customers are served with a smile. If you’re looking for flexible working or a chance to develop in retail, this could be the role for you!”

Job locationBiggleswade
RemoteNo
Job TypePart-Time
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Administrator

CompanyConnells Group
Salary£21,500
Job description

Connells Group says: 

“Connells Group has an exciting opportunity for a strong Administrator to join our Lettings Administration Centre in Leighton Buzzard, LU7. We offer a clear, defined career path, support to study for relevant job qualifications, and a fantastic reward and recognition scheme, all wrapped up in a fun and positive working environment.”

Job locationLeighton Buzzard
RemoteNo
Job typeFull-time
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 Call Centre Agent

CompanyAMC Limited
Salary£18,533
Job description

AMC says: 

“The ideal candidate for this role will ideally have at least 12 months Contact Centre experience. However, if you have a ‘get up and go’ approach your personality is just as important.”

Job locationLuton/Dunstable
RemoteNo
Job typeFull-time 
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Social Care – Housekeeper Assistant

CompanyCentral Bedfordshire Council
Salary£9.25-£9.44 per hour
Job description

Central Beds Council says:

“This is an important role – and you’ll receive our full support including a full training programme and induction.  You’ll help with cleaning across the home environment and ensuring laundry is washed and finished to put away to a high standard. The key is to consider each person’s own space and how they like their room and possessions to be kept/displayed. Every resident is different, and you must respect their individuality. It’s all about creating a friendly, supportive environment – one where people are independent and free to make their own choices.”

Job locationFlitwick
RemoteNo
Job typePart-time/ Full-time
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Customer Service Assistant

CompanyVirgin Media 
Salary£19,371
Job description

Virgin says:

“We strive to provide a personalised, premium service which continually improves our customer’s experience. Using advanced technical support tools, our platinum service ensures our experts – that’ll be you – are able to help our customers where and when they need it. “

Job locationLuton
RemoteYes
Job typePart-time
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Customer Assistant 

CompanyTesco
SalaryCompetitive 
Job description

Tesco says:

“Whether you are looking for stability or flexibility to suit your lifestyle, or the opportunity to progress your career, this can be the role for you.”

Job locationLuton
RemoteNo
Job typePart-time
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Job titleSwitchboard Operator
CompanyNHS
Salary£18870.00 to £19918.00
Job description

NHS says:

“A part time opportunity has arisen to become a member of the Switchboard Team. Communication skills are essential as the team are usually the first point of most callers to the Hospital.”

Job locationLuton
RemoteNo
Job TypePart-time
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Volunteering opportunities

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Community Researcher

CompanyNatCen Social Research
SalaryN/A
Job descriptionYou’ll be part of a team who’ll work together, to gather the views and experiences of local people from March onwards. This team of researchers will carry out research with local people to understand the impact of COVID-19 and what solutions are needed to support recovery amongst their communities.
Job locationFollow link for details
RemoteFlexible
Job typeVolunteer
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Gardener Volunteer

CompanyBarnados
SalaryN/A
Job descriptionBarnardos’ says “Barnardos’ runs a service on behalf of Central Bedfordshire Council, where children who have been removed from the family home can continue to meet family members in a supervised setting. We need gardeners to help us tend the grounds which are enjoyed by our visitors.”
Job locationCentral Bedfordshire 
RemoteN/A
Job typeVolunteer
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Volunteer

CompanyThe Disability Resource Centre
SalaryN/A
Job descriptionIf you would like to volunteer remotely to help the charity team then please get in touch. Volunteers gain valuable experience and really enjoy helping out in many different departments including marketing, helpdesk, admin, social media and research.
Job locationDunstable/Flitwick
RemoteYes
Job typeVolunteer
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Safe and Well Volunteer

CompanyBedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
SalaryN/A
Job description“The time volunteered is flexible and to suit the individual but we do want to be able to record it and plan ahead week by week. We are legally required to ensure that volunteers do not work more than 48 hours per week in total, taking this role, other voluntary roles and/or paid employment into account.”
Job locationLuton Community Fire Station
RemoteNo
Job typeVolunteer
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Safe and Well Volunteer

CompanyBedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service
SalaryN/A
Job description“The time volunteered is flexible and to suit the individual but we do want to be able to record it and plan ahead week by week. We are legally required to ensure that volunteers do not work more than 48 hours per week in total, taking this role, other voluntary roles and/or paid employment into account.”
Job locationLuton Community Fire Station
RemoteNo
Job typeVolunteer
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Free training

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Support into Employment – Free training

CompanyThe Disability Resource Centre
Study12 weeks
Course description

Please email for full details

Location: Dunstable, Mayfield Centre, Downside.

Every support programme is different, designed individually for you by our Training Officers.

  • Employability skills
  • Personal development
  • IT skills
  • Support to apply for jobs
  • Wider support
  • Learning from home
Course locationOnline + 1 day a week in Dunstable/Luton
CertificateUpon completion
AccreditorN/A
Link to apply

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Please email full details

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Equality & Diversity – Free training

CompanyAcas
Study1 hour
Course description

In this course, you will cover:

    • What is equality and diversity
    • Why it’s important
    • Positive Action
    • Exemptions
    • Types of discrimination
LocationOnline
CertificateUpon completion
AccreditorACAS Online Learning
Link to enrolRead full details and enrol in this free programme

Training Course

Introduction to GDPR

Company

Virtual College

Study

30 mins

Course description

On 25 May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 was replaced by a new piece of legislation called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (better known as the GDPR). This free overview explains the changes that you need to be aware of as a business owner.

This course has been designed to provide an introduction to the topic of GDPR.

Location

Online

Certificate

Upon completion

Accreditor

Virtual College

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Disability Discrimination and Reasonable Adjustments – Free training

CompanyAcas
Study1 hour
Course description

In this course, you will cover:

  • Types of disability discrimination
  • Preventing discrimination
  • Discrimination arising from disability
  • Disability under the Equality Act 2010
  • Duty to make reasonable adjustments
  • What happens if it’s not reasonable?
  • Access to Work scheme
  • Policies and practices
  • Penalties
LocationOnline
CertificateUpon completion
AccreditorACAS Online Learning
Link to applyRead full details and enrol in this free programme
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Mental Health Awareness for Employers – Free training

CompanyAcas
Study1 hour
Course description

It is important to look after our mental and emotional wellbeing in order for us to cope with normal stresses of life and to work productively.

In this course, you will cover:

  • What is mental health?
  • Common mental health conditions
  • Supporting presence, managing absence
  • Equality Act and reasonable adjustments
LocationOnline
CertificateUpon completion
AccreditorAcas Online Learning
Link to applyRead full details and enrol in this free programme
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Acas Codes of Practice – Free training

CompanyAcas
Study 2 hours
Course description

Acas have created Codes of Practice that give authoritative advice in key areas of employment practice. They are approved by Parliament and often referred to by employment tribunals.

Course overview:

Code of Practice 1 – Discipline and Grievance

Code of Practice 2 – Disclosure of Information

Code of Practice 3 – Time off for union duties

Code of Practice 4 – Settlement Agreements

Code of Practice 5 – Handling in a reasonable manner requests to work flexibly

LocationOnline
CertificateUpon completion
AccreditorAcas Online Learning
Link to applyRead full details and enrol in this free programme

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