Work for us

DRC is a great place to work and we offer a number of benefits to our staff as we recognise they are our greatest asset. Please see below for all our recent vacancies. Click on each vacancy to find out more information and how to apply.

If you’re interested in working for us but we do not have a suitable vacancy, then please take a look at our current volunteering opportunities.

Current Vacancies

For all roles, candidates are asked to submit an application form. Application packs can be downloaded here: DRC Recruitment Application Form Please ensure you include a response to the additional information in support of the application section, outlining your relevant knowledge, skills and experience against the job description and person specification.

Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to Kay Lane at the Disability Resource Centre by email to klane@disability.co.uk or by post to Information Health and Wellbeing Centre, Unit 18, ACE Business Park, Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 0LD.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Post: Community Development Worker

Hours: Part Time( 20 Hours) Fixed Term Contract (6 months)

Salary: NJC SCP 9, £20,344 pro rata per annum

DRC has been successful in acquiring a grant from Birmingham City Council to support COVID-19 with their implementation of the Neighbourhood Network Scheme which will enable the engagement with and investment in community assets.

This is for the purposes of supporting older people to connect to individuals, groups, organisations, activities, services and places in their neighbourhoods.  This approach is integral to the new community social work model and the overall investment by Adult Social Care in “Prevention First”.

On behalf of the Birmingham City Council’s Adult Social Care Directorate, DRC has been commissioned to deliver the outcomes in the Yardley Constituency. We are therefore looking to recruit a worker who will carry out activities, functions and responsibilities that will ultimately enable the Directorate to achieve “Prevention First”.

The post holder will cover administrative tasks such as updating both the standard and emergency asset register, updating lamplight (our CMS) logs, filling in support logs, emailing regular updates and correspondence to our wider network of assets/steering group/citizens.

Be the main contact person for citizens in Yardley who require information, advice and guidance (IAG) in terms of COVID-19 response provisions (foodbanks, shopping, befriending). The Community Development worker will support and man the dedicated NNS telephone line.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and results-driven candidate with a proven track record in Community Development, third sector delivery of services to address adult welfare, health, social and personal needs. A commitment to equal opportunities, vulnerable adults and working with people with a disability and long term health conditions is essential. The successful candidate will be trained to ensure they have the required capabilities to deliver the programme’s objectives.

A qualification such as the Level 3: Award in Education & Training and /or  qualification in advice and guidance.is desirable.

The Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded from here Community Dev Worker Part Time NNS_JD PS_2020

Post: Project Officer – Make It Click

Hours: 16 per week

Salary:  NJC SCP 9 – currently £20,344 pro rata per annum

Contract Terms: Fixed Term until 31st December 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward-thinking organisation to promote the wide range of services DRC has to offer and to engage disabled people and those with long term health conditions to access our programmes of support.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, self-motivated and results-driven candidate to facilitate and deliver the ‘Make It Click’ programme which aims to help adults (18+) achieve positive life and work outcomes, particularly around employment, by supporting them to understand how digital skills can change their life, and give the practical skills and knowledge to build their confidence to do so.

Please download the person specification and job description Make It Click JD-PS_final (2)

Post: Participation Worker

Hours: 25 hours per week

Salary: SCP 8 – 10 £19,945 – £20,751 pro rata per annum

Closing date: Friday 20th March, 4pm

This is an exciting new post which has been established to support the growth and development of service user involvement and participation in all aspects of the business from decision making to service design and delivery.  Reporting to the relevant Service Manager, you will:

  • Develop and implement an Engagement and Participation strategy to involve disabled people, those with long term health conditions and their carers in various aspects of DRC’s business.
  • Implement DRC’s plans for a new Service User Group to ensure service users have an authentic voice on disability issues; act as a sounding board for ideas; support the development of the organisation and support the Board of Trustees in its good governance.
  • Work closely with Service Managers and delivery teams to recruit and induct volunteers to support the delivery of various DRC programmes and activities.
  • Co-develop peer led groups and activities for disabled people and carers and provide on-going support where necessary.

For further information, please refer to the job description and person specification by following this link JDPS Participation Worker – february 2020 final

Application Candidates are asked to submit an application form.

Post: Energy Efficiency Advisor

Hours: 36.5  hours per week

Salary:  NJC SCP 14-15 – currently £22,462 to £22,911

Contract Terms: Fixed Term until 31/01/2021

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is one of the leading disability organisations operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

Our mission is ‘to build a sustainable business to empower disabled people to take control of their own lives and to actively seek out opportunities to achieve their full potential as individuals in mainstream society’.  This is at the heart of everything we do.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our forward-thinking organisation to deliver our current energy efficiency programmes to support disabled people and their families to achieve a better state of economic wellbeing.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and results-driven candidate with a proven track record in providing information, advice and support to clients on fuel efficiency, income maximisation & general advice and guidance.

Candidates will be expected to complete a City and Guilds energy efficiency qualification during the course of this appointment if this is not held already.

For further information, please refer to the job description and person specification by following this link Energy Efficiency Advisor JDPS

Application Candidates are asked to submit an application form. packs can be downloaded from the DRC website www.disability.co.uk  Please ensure you include a response to the additional information in support of the application section, outlining your relevant knowledge, skills and experience against the job description and person specification.

Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to Kay Lane at the Disability Resource Centre by email to klane@disability.co.uk or by post to Information Health and Wellbeing Centre, Unit 18, ACE Business Park, Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 0LD.

Interview date: TBC

Closing date for submissions: Friday 26th July 2019

Post: Trainee Energy Efficiency Advisor

Hours: 36.5  hours per week

Salary:  NJC SCP 1–2 currently £17,364 to £17,711

Contract Terms: Fixed Term until 31/01/2021

The Disability Resource Centre (DRC) is one of the leading disability organisations operating in Birmingham, Solihull and the wider West Midlands.

Our mission is ‘to build a sustainable business to empower disabled people to take control of their own lives and to actively seek out opportunities to achieve their full potential as individuals in mainstream society’.  This is at the heart of everything we do.

This is an exciting opportunity for a trainee to join our forward-thinking organisation to deliver our current energy efficiency programmes to support disabled people and their families to achieve a better state of economic wellbeing.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and results-driven candidate with experience of providing information, advice and support to clients.

The role will require the chosen individual to develop their skillset to develop their knowledge and specialise in the energy efficiency and income maximisation specialism.

For further information, please refer to the job description and person specification by following this link: Assistant Energy Efficiency Officer JDPS

Application Candidates are asked to submit an application form. packs can be downloaded from the DRC website www.disability.co.uk  Please ensure you include a response to the additional information in support of the application section, outlining your relevant knowledge, skills and experience against the job description and person specification.

Please send your completed application form and equal opportunities form to Kay Lane at the Disability Resource Centre by email to klane@disability.co.uk or by post to Information Health and Wellbeing Centre, Unit 18, ACE Business Park, Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green, Birmingham, B33 0LD.

Interview date: TBC

Closing date for submissions: