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Jobs at The Disability Resource Centre

The Disability Resource Centre welcomes job applications from disabled people, carers or those with an interest in disability issues. 

Working at a charity​

You may like to take a look at this article in The Guardian before applying for a role with us, particularly if you haven’t worked in the charitable sector before.

The Disability Resource Centre is an independent organisation and a registered charity, that has disabled people at the centre of its decision making.
Our purpose: Empowering people of all ages who are affected by disability or health conditions to fulfil their potential and aspirations.

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We are proud to be a part of the Disability Confident scheme.

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for any person with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the job profile.

Please let us know if you would like to apply through an alternative method and tell us about any adjustments or considerations for interviews.

Read all about the Access to Work scheme designed to support you in a work role if you have a disability or health condition.

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Health and social care trainers

Hourly paid tutors

The Disability Resource Centre wishes to recruit experienced hourly paid tutors in a range of subjects that support our exciting new projects.

You will be required to deliver innovative and engaging workshops to support the learners in developing their skills, taking into the consideration the specific needs of participants.

Tutors are required for the above projects are:

Employability – Work preparation
Financial self–management 
Personal and social development
Health and social care
Digital inclusion
Food safety 
Disability awareness 
Health and wellbeing
Arts and craft
Pain management
Weight management
Holistic treatments
Healthy eating

You should have 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English, be occupationally competent and hold a teaching qualification. You need to be experienced in supporting learners to achieve their individual learning outcomes within a similar setting.

Closing date: Ongoing until further notice.

Apply: Please send a cover letter and your CV to tracy.plunkett@drcbeds.org.uk

Vacancies for new Trustees

The Disability Resource Centre is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet six times a year. The majority of the Trustees have personal experience of living with a disability or caring for someone with a disability. They use their knowledge to advise the management team.

The role of Trustee is voluntary, with out of pocket expenses being paid.

We are keen to welcome new Trustees to the Board. Please check our vacancy notice.

When you are looking for a job, we can help…

Being unemployed can be a stressful time. Knowing where to start with finding work and managing your personal wellbeing can be difficult. Our popular (and 100% free) employment support programmes combine development of personal, health and employability skills.

Support into employment

We have 5 free employment support programmes to choose from with each helping you to design a confidence building employment plan.

This training and support could include learning how to relax, de-stress and take control in different areas in your life.

We have over 30 brand new (and free) online training modules and provide support for everyone with their own 1-2-1 employment coach. 

Take a look at all the expert employment support we can provide for free.

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We are here for you…

During the new lockdown our team members are all working at home and available to help you, so please do get in contact.

Phone: 01582 470 900

Email: info@drcbeds.org.uk

WhatsApp: 07871 744157

Text us: 07871 744157

Talk to us via Facebook Messenger

Instant help 

Simply click the pink ‘Chat with us’ button below, open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Free online exercises classes

We are breaking down the barriers to exercising at home​.

For people living in Bedfordshire and Luton only.

We are breaking down the barriers and are launching an exciting package of support to help people living in Bedfordshire and Luton to exercise safely at home including:

  • Free beginner-level online classes by local fitness professionals
  • Join the free classes online by live video or watch pre-recorded sessions and exercise any time
  • Free exercise equipment hire of items like resistance bands and balls
  • Free tablet computer hire and technology training for people without a smartphone, PC/Mac or tablet, so they can join the online sessions

Read more

Employment support programmes

Choose from 5 brand new and free employment support programmes from our award-winning team…

See our new page for details

Free training workshops for PAs in care

See the new timetable for November to December 2020 including full descriptions, dates and times. 

We are running free workshops on these topics and more:

Emergency First Aid*, Health and safety*, Safeguarding adults, Epilepsy awareness, Emotional freedom technique and Covid-19, Learning disabilities awareness, Autism awareness, Deaf awareness, Infection, prevention and control*, Equality and Diversity* and more.

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Care Academy

New timetable of free workshops for PAs in care and unpaid carers. Now you can access our popular free workshops online by live video or anytime with our free online courses.

Read More »

Your open door to advice in Central Bedfordshire

AdviceCentral helps residents of Central Bedfordshire to find the best local and national advice on a wide range of topics including:

BenefitsDebt,

DisabilitiesEducation

HealthHousing,

Immigration, Employment

Legal & more

Help for carers in Luton

We offer lots of free 1-2-1 help and advice by phone, email and online meetups.

Please donate to our charity

Please consider donating to The Disability Resource Centre today so we can continue our vital services.

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