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. The Disability Resource Centre operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for any person with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the Job Profile.

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.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Payroll Bureau Supervisor

Immediate start, 30 hours per week, salary;£25,000- £26,000 FTE (£20,270 – £21,081 pro rata)

See the role description for full details.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter by 18th September 2020 to maya.kemp@drcbeds.org.uk

Employer Engagement Officer

We have an exciting new role supporting workless adults on the Building Better Opportunities “Support into Employment” project, funded by the European Social Fund and the Community Fund. 

Your key focus will be to liaise with employers and identify employment opportunities for participants on our “Support into Employment” programme.

Salary: £24,657
Hours: 37

Closing Date: Extended to 22nd September 2020

Read the job advert for full details and to apply.

See the full job description: Job description – Employer Engagement Sept 20

To apply: Please download this application form and send with a covering letter to christopher.duncombe-cooper@drcbeds.org.uk 

Community Engagement Officer

Your key focus will be to recruit and induct participants onto our Support into Employment programme. To achieve this, you will liaise with external organisations, organise (and attend) events and develop key contacts to meet recruitment targets.

Salary: £24,657
Hours: 37

Closing Date: Extended to 22nd September 2020

Read the job advert for full details and to apply.

See the full job description: Job description – Community Engagement Officer Sept 20

To apply: Please download this application form and send with a covering letter to christopher.duncombe-cooper@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.

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

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.

Take a look at our free health and wellbeing programme for Bedfordshire residents…

 

The Best of Me – Our new confidence boosting and health improving online programme

The Best of Me programme is a series of free online lessons for Bedfordshire residents to help improve your health, confidence & wellbeing. We design our online programmes to include regular virtual meetups, with fellow course participants and your tutor. 1-2-1 contact with your tutor is encouraged via phone, email and online video chat.

What’s covered?

This online programme contains 3 courses that will each take about 30 hours to complete. 

Course 1: Taking care of me.
First steps to a better life.

Take steps to a better life by enjoying relaxation and wellbeing techniques.

Then learn about healthy eating, how to de-stress and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Course 2: The missing me.
Build your confidence.

We will help you to get motivated, build your confidence and think about aspects of your personality.

Then you will be ready to set goals to achieve the life that you want.

Course 3: The future me.
Next steps to success.

Aim for success by removing barriers that are holding you back. Prepare and plan for your next steps into work, further learning or volunteering.

Read more about our free confidence boosting and health improving online programme.

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Free online wellbeing courses

The Best of Me programme is a series of free online courses for Bedfordshire residents. We can help improve your health, confidence & wellbeing.

Read what’s covered in these free online courses.

Employment support programmes

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

See our new page for details

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Help for carers in Luton

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