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.


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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Administrator (fixed term)

The Disability Resource Centre is looking for an experienced individual to support the administrative functions or our Community Services team, whose activities include supporting local disabled residents into learning and work.

Key responsibilities will include maintaining records and data, supporting marketing and promotional activities, administering course bookings and ensuring that quality, contractual and funding guideline are adhered to. You will play an active role in marketing including social media and website content.

The role will include supporting participants on Building Better Opportunities “Support into Employment” and “Support to Understand Your Money”. Projects, funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Ideally you will be qualified with 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) including Maths and English and an administration qualification at level 2 or above. You need to have relevant experience in working in an administrative environment. Experience working in the learning and skills sector, and knowledge of funded projects would be advantageous.

Travel may be required throughout the SEMLEP area. This position is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Salary: £ 16969 pro rata
Hours: 15 hours per week
Duration: Fixed term contract until 31stMarch 2019

Closing Date: 4 June 2018

Full job Specification  is here

Apply using the downloadable Application Form.

When you apply you also need to complete our disclosure and equal opportunities form.

Completed forms to be returned to [email protected] and [email protected] or by mail to:
Anne Dashwood,
HR Recruitment,
The Disability Resource Centre,
Poynters House,
Poynters Road,
Dunstable,
LU5 4TP

Please feel free to contact us on 01582 470900 for further information.


Support OFFICER/WORK COACH

The Disability Resource Centre is looking for an experienced individual able to support people across the Bedfordshire and South East Midlands area, empowering people of all ages affected by disability or health conditions to gain employment.

You will work supporting workless adults on Building Better Opportunities “Support into Employment” Project, funded by the European Union European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

This programme connects learners and a variety of stakeholders including jobseekers, employers, statutory agencies and community groups in the SEMLEP. Employers will become more disability confident and widen the pool of employment opportunities. Participants will become more employment confident creating a circle of excellence.

Your role is to inspire learners and engage stakeholders to create a range of employment opportunities and support participants with their job search and applications. This will include a variety of one to one coaching and group work. Working with employers and participants you will advise on fair and reasonable recruitment processes, and provide in work support to both the employee and employer raising retention rates.

You will need to have the skills to deliver engaging interactive workshops, inspire and motivate through 1-2-1 coaching and deliver practical job search assistance. Ideally you will be qualified to Level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance with experience in supporting learners to achieve their learning goals and progress into employment.

Travel will be required throughout the SEMLEP area. This position is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Salary: £ 23,698 pro rota
Hours: 37 hours per week
Duration: Fixed term contract until 31stMarch 2019

Closing Date: 4 June 2018

Full job specification is here

Apply using the downloadable Application Form.

When you apply you also need to complete our disclosure and equal opportunities form.

Completed forms to be returned to [email protected] and

[email protected] or by mail to:
Anne Dashwood,
HR Recruitment,
The Disability Resource Centre,
Poynters House,
Poynters Road,
Dunstable,
LU5 4TP

Please feel free to contact us on 01582 470900 for further information.


Payroll Administrator

The Disability Resource Centre has a vacancy for a full time Payroll Administrator to join our team.

Job description includes duties relating to:

  • Setup of payroll records for employers from information provided including HMRC registration, contracts and payroll file
  • Accurate input of all detail from payroll user timesheets to payroll system
  • Calculation and recording of associated payroll detail for each employer (employee hours, payment, tax, NI, holidays, expenses etc.)
  • Timely creation of payslips for all service user employees
  • Generation of accurate HMRC documentation for employer including quarterly payments information and year-end completion and documentation
  • Year-end archiving
  • Managing incoming telephone calls, emails and direct enquiries from payroll users
  • Maintaining complete and accurate payroll files for each employer
  • Providing information to local authority finance teams for audit
  • Assisting in collating statistics for contract reporting
  • Salary: £17,714.00pa

See the full job description for details.

Apply using the downloadable Application Form.

When you apply you also need to complete our disclosure and equal opportunities form.

Completed forms to be returned to [email protected] or by mail to:
Anne Dashwood,
HR Recruitment,
The Disability Resource Centre,
Poynters House,
Poynters Road,
Dunstable,
LU5 4TP

Please feel free to contact us on 01582 470900 for further information.


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Learning Support Assistant

The Disability Resource Centre is looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our Health, Learning and Work Team.

You will support participants within the classroom who may have a range of needs. Your will provide
classroom support working alongside the tutor to support learners to achieve their learning outcomes.

It will involve one to one and small group work.

Ideally you will have previous experience and have Maths and English at level 2 or above or equivalent.
Working in a calm, caring and compassionate way, you will be  able to motivate learners, and
assist them to achieve their learning goals.

Travel may be required throughout the south east midlands.

This position is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Salary: £9.20 per hour
Hours: Variable
Duration: Fixed term until July 2019
Closing Date: 

See the full job profile for details.

Apply using the downloadable Application Form.

When you apply you also need to complete our disclosure and equal opportunities form.

Completed forms to be returned to [email protected] or by mail to:
Anne Dashwood,
HR Recruitment,
The Disability Resource Centre,
Poynters House,
Poynters Road,
Dunstable,
LU5 4TP

Please feel free to contact us on 01582 470900 for further information.


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Health and social care trainers

We are recruiting Health and Social Care trainers.
When making an application, please either fill out the form below and attach your CV, or email your CV to [email protected]
To apply for this role please send your CV to [email protected]

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 – tutors needed immediately
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